Thrustmaster send us their latest gaming peripheral, a duo of wireless thumbstick controllers which work on PS3 and PC. The last product on our review bench from Thurstmaster left us seriously impressed; can they repeat the performance with this entry level gaming solution?
The T-Wireless gaming pads have been around for quite some time, Thrustmaster is boasting 600.000+ units sold, means they must be doing something right. To celebrate the popularity of the controller they are releasing this Duo Pack at a ridiculously low price of €30-35. (* important to note: these controllers do NOT feature any force feedback/rumble pack *)
A pleasing for the eye black vs white packaging idea is implemented to protect the devices inside. In the middle section there’s an open space which holds a small user manual and two USB 2.4ghz wireless adapters to be used on PS3/PC.
In the pictures below you can see the familiar PS3 button layout on both controllers, with the addition of a center “remap” and “off/on” switch on the inside at the front.
If you flip the controller around you get access to the battery compartment which holds 3xAAA batteries; enough to last 50 hours according to Thrustmaster, after 2 weeks of gaming no sign of the batteries dying, so their claim is pretty realistic I’d say.
At the top of the controllers are the 4 trigger buttons also found on the Sony DualShock PS3 device; the biggest difference here is that R2 and L2 are not analog triggers, just buttons.