In The Controller Guide we are from the #ControllerGang, we will always prefer a controller rather than a keyboard and mouse to play, without detracting from the latter, but if we have it inside, what can we do…
So, let’s see a selection of the best controllers for all types of users, both those who want to take advantage of their 144Hz screens, and those who are looking for a controller more akin to the bbb (good, nice and cheap).
Comparison of the best PC controllers
What is the best PC controller?
This is a question that inevitably has a depends. It depends on whether you are looking for a simply quality controller or if you are looking for something oriented to competitive multiplayer and for both cases, we are going to see the best options.
Astro C40 TR
One of the things that can draw the most attention to this controller is the interchangeable layout of the joystick and the buttons on the left side, which we can switch between Dualshock style and XBOX style just by swapping the parts.
Another interesting point for professional gamers or for those of us who aspire to reach a good level in online multiplayer, such as Fortnite, are the two rear levers, mappable to any button we want to replicate.
The Astro C40 also features two tabs that activate the trigger lock, to reduce travel and speed up some actions such as shooting.
The controller has a software to configure some more subtle aspects such as the sensitivity of the joysticks or to create different profiles, for example. The C40 is compatible with Windows and PS4.
The ergonomics of the gamepad are also quite neat and the grip of the controller is quite comfortable, as well as the rear levers.
- Customizable layout (left joystick up or down)
- Competitive controller: Rear sticks and trigger stops
- High quality
QUMOX Nintendo Gamepad
The QUMOX include a cable of approximately 2 meters and using them is as easy as plugging them in and start playing, which is known as Plug & Play.
These controllers do not have the same ergonomics as the current controllers in terms of the grip area but because they weigh so little they are very comfortable.
Being a wired gamepads have the disadvantage that you can not take off from the PC more than two meters that offer, and in this case the low input lag will not be an advantage because they are not intended for online games.
The material of these gamepads is basically plastic, somewhat less robust than the original Nintendo ones, which takes away some weight and a little feeling of being a fragile product, but it is something forgivable due to its low price.
The QUMOX are based on the color of the Super Nintendo controllers, which in my opinion is something quite successful as they were not ugly at all, with no other option available for their aesthetics.
The good thing about this product is that instead of including only one controller, it is a pack of 2 gamepads, designed to enjoy them in company.
- Feeling of nostalgia very achieved
- Quality of materials not as robust as the original controller
In short, the QUMOX Nintendo Gamepad are the best controllers to relive the magical time when you discovered the news of the video game in the magazines in the kiosks.
It can be used on both Windows and Mac computers. The only thing you will have to do to synchronize them is to connect them via USB cable or wireless adapter.
This new controller follows the same line of the brand, with the particularity that it comes with a touch screen and a light bar, although the finish is definitely a step above its previous generation.
The controller has a headphone jack with 3.5 mm connection. The joysticks and triggers have also been improved, with a smoother press.
- The ergonomics of the Dualshock 4 are the standard for today’s gamepads
- The materials convey high quality and reliability
- Some utilities of the controller are only used on the PS4
Microsoft XBOX SERIES
This controller has improved the formula of the previous generation: it is much more elegant and the ergonomics is a twist. It is a very light controller and following Microsoft’s line, the joysticks are asymmetrical, giving it a different look to the line that Playstation once had.
The sticks are very responsive and the D-stick has been revamped with the design of the XBOX Elite Controller… The button layout is exactly the same as on XBOX One, with menu and view buttons to make navigation a breeze. It has a 3.5 mm stereo jack input.
This controller is the favorite of a lot of gamers and, being developed by Microsoft itself, it is one of the gamepads with the lowest input lag on the market.
- Bluetooth and Cable connection
- Ergonomic and lightweight
- A high quality controller
- Battery powered, unless you buy a rechargeable battery.
Diswoe Xbox 360
This is a gamepad with wide compatibility for various platforms including Xbox 360, Pc with Windows 7, 8 and 10 and is also valid for Android gaming system on TV, smartphones and tablets.
As for the connection we are talking about a device that works via USB cable, with a length of about 1.70 meters.
The only color available is black, just like the original Microsoft controller, a pity because being a flat color it would fit perfectly more colors and textures.
Being a controller with a much lower price than the original, the sensitivity of the joysticks is not the same. It should be borne in mind that the value for money in these types of items.
The trigger squeeze is a little harder than on the original controller, but the function is still done, just a little less smoothly.
- High compatibility with Windows
- Design almost the same as Xbox 360
- Average quality finish
- Wired controller
The Diswoe Xbox 360 is one of the best cheap controllers for PC, it fulfills its function, has a good design and ergonomics. It can also be a good choice to have it as a secondary controller for when our gamer friends visit us at home and we want to play a game with them.
Nacon Revolution Unlimited Pro
It allows you to play in PS4, PS4 advanced and PC modes. The way to connect the controller to the console and PC is exactly the same: we will have to connect to a USB port the receiver that brings. No configuration is required
It has support for audio and chat and LED lights that indicate which mapping profile we are in.
The joysticks and triggers are adjustable, and their sensitivity can be customized. In addition, the sticks are interchangeable with replacements of various heights. The battery has a charge capacity of 1300 mAh; it is estimated that, with just one charge, we will get an autonomy of up to 7 hours.
The size of the controller is somewhat large and its buttons too, a somewhat different ergonomics but very nice at the same time.
- Mappable back buttons.
- The autonomy is about 7 hours with each charge.
- Interchangeable sticks
- There are some differences when it comes to the touch of the original PS4 controller, something that only the most demanding will notice
Xbox Elite Series 2
The path of the kittens have been designed in such a way that the tension is adjustable, it also features kitten lock for earlier firing in multiplayer shooters.
It is possible to charge the battery both inside and outside the carrying case. We will only have to use the USB-C cable (which is included in the price) and the charging base.
The controller is specially optimized for you to customize it as you wish thanks to the new interchangeable parts for the joystick or the directional pad for example.
It is created to help us achieve maximum performance in the most demanding games. It allows us to create up to 30 different profiles of the mapping of the buttons.
- Charging base included: The charging base and USB-C cable are included in the price.
- Rear sticks, interchangeable joysticks and customizable triggers
- Some users complain that the battery drains very fast, compared to other competitive controllers.
EasySM Wireless Wireless
According to the manufacturer, the distance supported by the controller communication can be up to 10 meters, although I can think of few situations where you’re going to need such a distance.
It is a controller compatible with all Windows operating systems (from XP to W10), PS3 and Android.
Its ergonomics are similar to the original Microsoft controller, but it is enhanced with two rubber grips in the grip areas for gamers with sweaty hands.
The manufacturer expressly mentions in the description that the technical service is professional and solve your questions and problems quickly, something very good to take into account in my point of view.
The controller is available in three colors: Black, Blue and Red. Along with the finish of the side rubbers that gives a sober and beautiful appearance to the gamepad
For power this controller uses two AA batteries, which are inserted in the rear compartment, also has a turbo fire function on PC and PS3 which increases the sensitivity of the triggers in shooter games to shoot before.
- Wireless controller
- Quality of finish
- Uses AA batteries instead of battery
- Button presses could be smoother
In short this is one of the best controllers for PC, with very good features for the price at which we sell it, you could say that it is a recommended purchase.
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