Trenro Dual PlayStation/PlayStation 2 to PC USB Controller Adapter
- The Trenro adapter allows you to connect original Playstation controllers to your PC/Mac
- USB 2.0 Plug and Play technology
- Have the authentic feel for games originally available on the Playstation
- Playstation is a registered trademark of Sony, Inc. This adapter is aftermarket equipment.
- Lifetime Warranty - For first 30 days contact Amazon directly for return/exchange, after 30 days contact Gator Crunch directly for warranty service
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Top Customer Reviews
Everyone, please remember that if the device isn't working, the issue can ONLY be a driver in this case (unless the product is defective, which is unlikely due to its simplicity.)
I was ready to give up on this thing myself because it wasn't working with my laptop, but with some diligence I found the above driver. There are probably others out there as well. Just give it a try before bashing a product that works perfectly.
My main gripe is the cheap/tacky look of the product overall. But hey, I only paid $4 for the thing. Whether or not the adapter will last remains to be seen.
Now once my PS2 died after I had bought a new computer I decided to make the jump from playing on the PS2 to playing on the PC.. however I still wanted to play with a controller. Well after several usb pretend PS2 controllers I finally made this purchase and i have not had one regret.
I'm running vista and it works without a flaw, and I finally have a D-pad and analog sticks that won't let me down. If you're a fellow Final Fantasy XI player and looking to use a controller on your PC this tool + PS2 controller is the way to go!
Many people don't know that the DualShock PS2 buttons are pressure sensitive, which means they sense how hard they are being pressed. This adapter converts that range into a binary "yes/no" press to work better with computers. Unfortunately, it sets the threshold for this very high, probably at the maximum pressure the button reads. This means that if you don't fully depress the button, it doesn't trigger at all, and in order to trigger the button you have to do more than just press it, you have to SMASH it. This takes time, and the effect is to introduce enough latency in the button presses to make games noticeably more difficult to control. Trying to play a Mario game is like playing to play it drunk.
Clearly this isn't bothering a lot of people, but if this sounds like it might bother you, I'd save your cash.
(Looking at the USB events, it appears to be the hardware itself emitting button events only for hard presses; a software fix on the computer does not appear to be possible. Switching the digital/analog mode does not help.)
It shows up under Linux as Input: Twin USB Joystick after I installed a few packages. With some Google searching you Linux geeks should be able to get it figured out if you want to use this thing on there. I couldn't find a joystick configuring program with a GUI.
Good product I hope it keeps working and at this price you can't go wrong.
Sometimes it disconnects so I have to move it around, the cable has slowly worn out on the inside. Currently it's sitting on top of my case near the top ports, not moving much, but I did used to use it with a laptop so it got a lot more wear during that time period.
Fixing it is simple for those of you who can solder, you just need a spare USB cable and who doesn't have like ten cables they don't really need lying around? I have to find the time for this along with several other pending projects.. I didn't expect it to last a life time for the price but I haven't yet had a problem with the controller ports or functionality when it IS connected, it's just the attached cable that's of low quality. I would still recommend it, as it's the cheapest option if you already have a PlayStation controller or a cheap source for one, and those things are built to take a beating. Of course I care for my things a little more than some people I know, not rage quitting and all, so they've lasted me all these years even being a hand-me-down.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Years later and it still works! Who needs to buy new game controllers for the pc when you can use this! Old ps2 controllers are amazing quality and so is this. Read morePublished 1 day ago by shelby
The Trenro Dual PS1/PS2 USB adapter is a must buy for those who prefer the feel of a Playstation controller when playing PS1/PS2 games on PC through emulation. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Digital Palette
Takes a little bit of re mappng and don't expect it to work with games that favor the 360 controller. I had a few games just not see it as a controller.Published 26 days ago by Logan Awesome
Works great,I had bought it because I was tired of my PS3 controllers breaking and having to pay $60 for a new one. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Dhruv