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40 people found this helpful
on January 3, 2013
I was very lucky to obtain a set of SquidGrip for the Xbox 360 from HonestXboxReviews. When I game, I don't suffer from excessive sweating on the hands, but wanted to try this product to see if it helped with my hands hurting after playing for a few hours. I tend to hold the controller tightly to stop it slipping from my hands, so wanted to see if SquidGrip would improve my grip.
When the product arrived, it came in a very sleak, stylish, and minimal sleeve type packet. Minimal, but with all of the information you need regarding SquidGrip. On the back of the packet was an easy 'tear here' strip to open without damaging the sleeve too much. The bit that I liked was that after tearing off the strip, it tells you to "READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE APPLYING!" - very handy for those of us that usually jump in with both feet.
Each pack contains:
2 SquidGrips (one for each side of the controller)
A set of badges,
A SquidGrip sticker
An instruction manual
The instruction manual shows you, with both text and pictures, how to successfully apply the SquidGrips to your controller, as well as how to differentiate between the left and right Grip. Applying the Grips was easy and straightforward - if I can do it, anybody can! The badges add a nice finished look to the Grips - these are customisable when you make your purchase for a small fee if you don't want the bog standard ones.
When I used the controller after applying the SquidGrips, I found them to be very comfortable, and they didn't look out of place. I did find that my fingers would edge towards the edge of the Grip on the back of the controller, but once I was used to it, everything was fine. I did notice that I didn't have to hold the controller as tightly, which was the main reason I wanted to give these a try because over-gripping causes me hand pain. This made my day and in my eyes, SquidGrip would be worth every penny of the $14.99 (plus postage).
To anyone that is looking to improve comfort or to minimise sweaty palms while playing, I would highly recommend SquidGrip.
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