Mad Catz Cyborg V.5 Rumble Pad Review

Others/Miscelleneous by stefan @ 2010-11-14

The Cyborg V.5 Rumble Pad from Mad Catz is a product to consider if you’re looking for a controller which we can be used on both PC and our Xbox 360 console; it also brings an unique feature: the Cyborg module which allows you to swap the d-pad and thumbstick between Xbox 360 and PS3 mode.

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A Closer Look Continued

The central part of the controller holds the X button (which has the same function as on the Xbox pad), along with the Back and Start buttons:




At the back of the pad, we can see the 4 extra buttons (2 shoulder buttons along with 2 shoulder triggers):




At the bottom, we can see the product serial number, along with the Cyborg button that must be pressed to release the reversible unit:




The controller is also equipped with a headset jack, like the original Xbox 360 pad:




At the top left side of the product, we can find the full name of the product written:




The inline release on the controller cord is a safety feature designed to reduce the chance of the Xbox 360 console or a computer falling when the cord is pulled. If the console or a computer falls and hits someone, especially a small child, it could cause serious injury. To reduce the risk of injuries or damage to the console or a computer, it is important to use the controller and the inline release properly:





The cable ends up with a USB 2.0 connector that can be plugged in any spare port:




Right after connecting the pad for the first time in our computer, the LEDs will light up:



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Comment from jmke @ 2010/11/14
I would not use a gaming pad for racing games if I have a choice, either keyboard for arcade racers, or steering wheel for sims;

Mafia 2 for driving sequences may be ok, same goes for GTA4 most likely; as the PC controls for that game are a bit screwed up (same as with GTA San Andreas);

real strength imho of a console-like controller for PC is for sports game like Fifa, Basket Ball, Hockey etc, there you definitely will come out on top by using a controller vs keyboard.