Nyko 80610 AirFlo PC Game Controller
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- Play PC games at a much higher level.
- Set of two Twelve button Game-pads.
- Designed for your comfort, easy to hold.
- Works with Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8 and Mac-Intel OS X.
- Extra long cable for comfortable gaming.
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It does have a couple of drawbacks. Other reviews I've read online indicate that a problem I ran into was not limited to me, but seems to be general, which is that after a few weeks of use, the controller "forgets" its calibration and will cause *ahem* unintended results *ahem* in-game. Sadly, there is A) no way to prevent this, and B) no way to tell it has happened until you're in-game and your character (for example) runs in place in a corner and cannot be moved.
This sounds more serious than it is; all you need to do is go to Control Panel -> Game Controllers and recalibrate it, but this IS a hassle some users might want to avoid. If this is no big deal to you, this is an excellent controller, and much more comfortable than its competitors.
Especially if you're playing Final Fantasy XI on PC.
The controller works perfectly with the game and I was able to program all the buttons and analog sticks and everything. Made playing so much easier and better. I don't use the air flow thing so much because I don't have the sweaty hands problem, but I like that it has a bigger grippy area so it fills my hand more. I've been playing with it for several months now and it hasn't broken or gone wonky on me. Very sturdy, works as it should, and helped me win the World Cup :)
I've been impressed with the Nyko Airflo ever since I took it out of the package. On any of my Windows XP Pro machines, I just plug in the controller and it works out of the box. No drivers, no configuration, no calibration mess. For Windows 98 users, you can download driver files to support it, but I haven't tried them.
I've been playing Silent Hill 2 and 3, Metal Gear Solid, and a handful of emulated games, and the controller has just naturally worked every time. The Airflo has fans in the handles that blow cool air directly onto your palms. A switch controls two different speeds for the fans, or you can turn them off. I didn't buy this for the fans, but having used them I'm really grateful for it - I'm surprised how well they cool your hands. I'd been concerned that my hands might block the intake, but it's tucked up under the middle, so no worries there. The rubber grips are pretty solid to hold, and although I don't intentionally bang the analog sticks, I have accidentally knocked them around and been surprised they didn't snap right off, but instead kept working.
I've got relatively large hands, so this controller is about the right size for me, and I recommend it to anyone looking to get the "Playstation feel" to their gaming.
One thing to note: some of the older (or just lamer) games I've seen don't support the Nyko. For instance, Sonic Adventure DX for the PC says it'll only work with an analog stick. It's a poorly-built game, and no matter how I fiddle with it, it won't even see the analog sticks on the Nyko. Ditto for games like South Park Rally and Sonic R.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Have the controller still great condition and fans still work but they are getting louder. But I have had this controller for almost a year and use it only for racing games. Read morePublished on March 31, 2014 by Zach Z
I've used this controller alot while gaming on my Pc & have had NO issues. Didn't need drivers as Windows automatically detected & installed it. Read morePublished on August 23, 2013 by Beebo
It's a bulky controller that comes with a CD for drivers, and installs Gamepad software that uses up about 5,000 K of RAM. Read morePublished on November 3, 2012 by Stern
It is a really good controller with a good airflo feature! The only problem is that the black part on the back is a little bit uncomfortable. Read morePublished on January 30, 2011 by Yer Mawm
The "AirFlo" technology works by having a fan circulate air through the controller out into tiny holes. Read morePublished on December 16, 2010 by Toytoyota
this controller works good for when i play madden on my laptop using windows vista. my hands do sweat after a while and thats when the handy fan feature comes in. Read morePublished on November 28, 2009 by Mike A.
First, let me just say this controller is an excellent choice for anyone who wants gamepad. The airflow system is kind of neat, it does help keep my hands cool, but that's not why... Read morePublished on November 20, 2009 by Kevin J. Long
This controller is not fully compatible with vista 64 bit. Also the buttons are numbered different from the logitech controller that I have so I have to change them in the game if... Read morePublished on September 28, 2009 by Eric Hyde