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Playstation 3 Hardwear Controller Armor

Platform : PlayStation 3
Rated: Mature
4.0 out of 5 stars 37 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 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.

Product Information

ASIN B0013YNL6M
Release date May 16, 2008
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4.0 out of 5 stars 37 customer reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #80,109 in videogames
#119 in Video Games > PlayStation 3 > Accessories > Accessory Kits
#35,778 in Video Games > Accessories
Pricing The strikethrough price is the List Price. Savings represents a discount off the List Price.
Product Dimensions 9 x 5.8 x 1.8 inches
Media: Video Game
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By J. Barnett on June 2, 2008
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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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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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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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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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 better with these add-ons.
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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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These trigger extensions really help give you that edge in gaming. I bought these especially for Warhawk, WOW! What a difference. I found these to be very helpful in all my games.
The metal pieces are just to bring up the price point, I don't even use them. I bought 2 sets from Video Game Daddy for $13.76 before shipping and handling.

If your tired of your fingers slipping off your controller buy these, they work. Happy gaming!
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Like most reviewers stated, the triggers itself is good. Not the armor (steel color cover), that's not worth the extra $5. You can now just get the triggers, made by Gioteck (the company that made the original triggers that were bundled free with PSM magazines) at GameCrazy stores for half the price, around $5. Probably (and hopefully), more stores in the future will offer just the triggers package.
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