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Playstation 3 Hardwear Controller Armor

by Messiah Entertainment
PlayStation 3
Mature
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)


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  • Trigger grips prevent your fingers from slipping while giving you an unparalleled control and accuracy
  • Real aluminum metal
  • Backed with a dense foam cushion to ensure a perfect fit while preventing scratching
  • Product looks like part of the original PS3 controller
  • Easy to attach and remove


Product Details

  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0013YNL6M
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 5.8 x 1.8 inches ; 2 pounds
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: May 16, 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #48,639 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Hardwear Controller Armor is a real metal protector for your PlayStation 3 SIXAXIS Controller. Not only does the Controller Armor protect your investment, but it provides a stunning new look. The product is easy to install and remove and will not damage the controller. Also included are the simple but effective trigger grips. These little guys are a necessity for any PS3 gamer, snapping onto the the L2/R2 buttons of the SIXAXIS Controller to prevent your fingers from slipping which gives you unparalleled control and accuracy while playing. Watch for many more Hardwear products for PS3 coming in the future.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Grips are amazing... "armor", not so much. June 2, 2008
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Don't be fooled, the "armor" that comes with the grips are just a side piece, the real product here are the trigger grips. If you've ever had your trigger slip off the Dualshock 3's crappy R2/L2 buttons or wanted a better feel in FPS games, this product is a MUST! It could be cheaper.. but the crappy armor they bundle with this product probably jacks up the price slightly. I'd highly recommend it for people who dislike the Dualshock's current trigger setup.

It would get a 5 but the "armor" that comes with it is just useless and flimsy. It doesn't even fit the controller right. Throw it away immediately.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Only worthwhile for the L2 and R2 trigger grips. September 5, 2008
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Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
As this has been said before, I'll keep this short. The armor is pointless, and actually inhibits the use of the start and select buttons. As my controllers are protected by silicone skins, I bought two of these strictly for the L2 and R2 trigger grips. They deliver as advertised. Don't bother here if you can find similar trigger grips elsewhere.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Product - Useful Information March 12, 2009
By A. Hack
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This Is A Great Product, Trigger Grips Help A Lot! & The Armor Just Looks Cool. The Start & Select Buttons Are A Little Harder To Push With The Armor On. However It Is Not An Inconvenience (I Only Noticed & Thought Nothing More Of It).

However One Thing Everyone Should Be Aware Of - The Controller Will Not Fit Most Chargers (Charging Hubs ECT.) With The Armor On (I Had The Pelican Recharging Station For Two Controllers Which Is The Exact Same Design As The Energizer One - Will Not Fit With Armor On It). If You Want To Charge The Controllers With The Armor On (Which I Did) The One Charging Station That I Have Found So Far That Works With The Armor On Is The T-X3 Charge Hub for PS3 by Hercules.

All In All I Like The Product & Plan On Buying Two More.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Close, but no cigar... November 2, 2008
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
The Controller Armor could be seen as a poor repackaging of a very useful product--two Real Triggers--with a shameful add-on--the aluminum faceplate. I would have bought four pairs of real triggers at $5 a pop, but for $10 it's too much for the part of this product I wanted. Take in mind, the real triggers click on as extensions of the L2 & R2 buttons, and are just molded plastic, so they could easily be sold for $1-2 a pair. They function well and keep your fingers from sliding off as can happen when playing games like Motorstorm. The do what they do and aren't a reimagining of the Dualshock 3, so you still have to deal with the changes in the controller that make it feel small in the hands and like the L/R-buttons are all placed a bit too high for the natural position of your index fingers. The PS2 dualshock feels much more natural.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A+! July 20, 2008
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I purchased because i was having problems keeping grip on the L2 and R2 buttons due to my large hands.

This is how the controller should have come! It is 10x easier to use.

I would definitely recommend this product to ANYONE who has a ps3 controller, regardless of hand size. It just makes it so much more comfortable to use!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars controller armor ps3 November 22, 2008
By seb R.
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Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Triggers work as advertised. They fit pefectly on controller makes playing games far easier. Armor does not work as well. It's bulky and hard to press the buttens. the triggers are worth the money the armer is not.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Triggers work GREAT!!! November 17, 2008
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Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
The plate is worthless (I trew mine out right away). The triggers are SWEET. Perfect for when you play shooting games
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Forget the armor November 2, 2008
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
The armor is NOT why you should buy this (as a PS3 owner). The trigger covers are absolutely brilliant and completely necessary for any driving games that use the R2/L2 triggers for acceleration or boosting (Burnout, Motorstorm 1 & 2, WipEout, etc.). A+
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Little Add-On
I didn't really use the faceplate, but the trigger add-ons are a must-have. It looks like they are correcting this oversight with the PS4 controller, but the triggers feel much... Read more
Published 11 months ago by XDanteX
5.0 out of 5 stars Glad I bought these.
The triggers work perfectly with first-person shooters. Very well-made. The silver cover for the controller is useless, though.
Published on February 14, 2010 by That Detroit Guy
4.0 out of 5 stars THIS IS NOT A CONTROLLER!!!
If you have a need for this, then it's probably for you, it includes Trigger grips, Real aluminum metal, Backed with a dense foam cushion, and the Product looks like part of the... Read more
Published on January 18, 2010 by "J" and that's about it
1.0 out of 5 stars mislead
Playstation 3 Hardwear Controller Armor

As I viewed the picture attached to this product I saw a ps3 controller with a silver plate. Read more
Published on November 24, 2009 by samba mama
3.0 out of 5 stars Useless Armor
These trigger add-ons are perfect. I bought this get-up like 9 months ago and I can't see myself playing without the triggers (CoD4, MGS4!). Read more
Published on April 8, 2009 by Manifest
3.0 out of 5 stars The only use is the RealTriggers
Well i was forced to buy this Armor pack b/c prior to me buying them the company didn't sell the RealTriggers as a standalone. Read more
Published on March 16, 2009 by Ali Nouraei
3.0 out of 5 stars Buy just the triggers, not the armor kit
Like most reviewers stated, the triggers itself is good. Not the armor (steel color cover), that's not worth the extra $5. Read more
Published on October 2, 2008 by Meiyi
5.0 out of 5 stars These help a lot!
These trigger extensions really help give you that edge in gaming. I bought these especially for Warhawk, WOW! What a difference. Read more
Published on September 29, 2008 by Slick
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