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Awesome (but no USB Cable and slippery Trigger Buttons),
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This review is from: PlayStation 3 Dualshock 3 Wireless Controller (Black) (Accessory)
The rumble feature that this controller has makes your games a lot more immersive than you might realize. I was using the old, non-rumbling controller that came with my early production PS3 for the longest time. Most games make use of the DualShock 3's rumble features now. I was surprised at how much more the rumble adds to even downloadable PSN games like PixelJunk Shooter. Maybe it's because I play most of my games on an iPod Touch or Nintendo DS that I now notice the extra kick that rumble adds to the game playing experience.
My only complaints are the following:
NO USB CABLE
It doesn't really make sense that Sony didn't include one. Sure, you can use the one that Sony included with your PS3 system. But now that you have another controller, doesn't it make sense that you might want to recharge more than 1 controller at the same time? My early PS3 system has 4 USB ports, so you can recharge 4 controllers at once directly. The current PS3 "Slim" system has 2 USB ports, so why did Sony skimp on including an extra USB cable?
Fortunately, the USB A-to-Mini B cable that you want is common. You already may have a few laying around your house. But this is still inconvenient. Amazon sells the USB cable that you want here: AmazonBasics USB 2.0 A-Male to Mini-B Cable (6 Feet / 1.8 Meters) [Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging]
SLIPPERY TRIGGER BUTTONS
When Sony released the original, non-rumbling PS3 controller, there were complaints that the R2 and L2 trigger buttons weren't good because they curve inward (towards you), making it easy for your fingers to slip off of these buttons. Sure, there are some really good gamers who can compensate for that but if you're use to the Xbox's controller, you'll notice the difference. With the DualShock 3 controller, Sony had the opportunity to fix the trigger buttons... but they didn't. That's disappointing.
If you love the trigger buttons on the Xbox, there's an easy fix. A third party makes a set of low price ($4.99) caps which snap over the trigger buttons to make them curve outward (away from you) like trigger buttons should. Judging by the tremendous positive feedback for the caps, there are many people who don't like the existing trigger buttons on the DualShock 3. You can buy the extra trigger caps from Amazon here: PS3 Dual Triggers
In case you are unaware, the motion sensitive SixAxis system is still found in the DualShock 3 controller even though many games don't make use of it.
Also, if you use Amazon's pulldown menu, you can chose alternative colors like blue, red, and silver. It seems like the basic black is the most popular since the alternative colors are a few dollars cheaper.