Fake Pro controller

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  1. Virdoo
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  2. SjorsMaster

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    It looks interesting, I might actually give it a try.
     
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    Yeah, sound really good. If it's wireless and can't really bet that build quality is going to be that bad...
     
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    i like how it's obviously fake and not being tried to pass off as real, if the fake wii u pro controllers are anything to go on it's a very very close clone but wont last as long and could have issues with sleep mode.
     
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    So I bought one after seeing this thread and finally got it.
    It's very obviously fake in person, the colors are wrong, the logos are missing, and the plastic is much lower quality with sharper edges and more creaking. The Analog sticks especially aren't even close, they're loose, the plastic grinds together, and they look as if they've been used for years. The Dpad is way stiffer than the original, the shoulder buttons are weirdly creaky and cheap feeling, but the face buttons are actually pretty alright.

    But all that aside, it actually does work just fine. All the buttons work, the gyro works, it's detected as a pro controller, so cheapness aside it is a fully functional controller.
    So I guess if you wanna pay half price for cheap plastic then sure, it's decent.
     

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  6. SjorsMaster

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    I've seen it going around on aliexpress for 12 euros.
     
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    Be careful with fake controllers. Even though i really like cheap fake controllers i've had quite some trouble with fake wii u controllers.
    I tried to get them to work with some games (i think gamecube with nintendon't) and they reset my console. Original controllers worked without any problem. Might be because of nintendont though.
     
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    Nintendon't simply doesn't support all of the 3rd party ones, which is stated on the page. Only a few.

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    Try opening it up and compare the insides for a youtube vid. then review it xd
     
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    Doesn't sound awful, but the sticks tend to break very quickly on cheap controllers. If the sticks will last for more than a few weeks/months of heavy use then it might be worth it.
    I wonder if NFC works.
    Did you try rumble? Does it have HD rumble or just regular rumble motors? Should be easy to tell the difference from the sound/feel.
     
  10. Trylk248

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    Looks like they copied the original model, made it worse, deleted watermarks or any visible Logos and bam... There.
     
  11. RadDude McCoolguy

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    I forgot NFC was even a thing. And It does rumble, I haven't opened it so I can't say for sure, but it sounds more like regular motors.
     
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    The reason sticks tend to break easily on chinese knockoffs are mostly because the sticks are not smeared.(if thats the correct word for it)
    They grind against plastic and so it loses its sturdiness.
    You can solve it by opening the controller and pushing some wax in there, it'll solve the issue and lets you play with it for years to come.
     
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    In a case if you own PowerA controller, If you compare them what do you think?
     
  14. RadDude McCoolguy

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    Don't have a PowerA. Looking at them I'd assume their plastic is higher quality, but this one is also wireless for a similar price.
     
  15. RadDude McCoolguy

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    Alright so I decided to do a basic teardown of it

    Grip covers have screws holding them on, just like the real controller
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    Back pops off after 4 more screws, again, just like a real one
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    Battery looks kinda legit? Probably not.
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    Very boring underneath
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    Gotta love those original Nintendo brand woodscrews
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    Looking pretty accurate inside so far
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    Wait what
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    No HD rumble here
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    ...just Xbone impulse motors shoved into the HD rumble mold
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    The most bizarre analog sticks I've ever seen. About the size of Xbone/PS4, but with a super thin pole
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    360 for comparison
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    The whole middle board
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    Aaaand I couldn't be bothered to take any more out, it's looking pretty clear that this is mostly accurate to the original, but obviously they cut a few corners.

    Edit: Don't think NFC works
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    does it support firmware upgrade? If it doesnt I would stay the hell away from them as nintendo later might block the controller and if we can't upgrade the firmware we might not be able to use it anymore...

    Anyway I'm waiting for more racing games to come out and it might come out a version with real triggers for the racing games like V-rally 4, Gear Club and others in the future, I want god damn triggers.
     
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    I dunno. It'd be a fucking dick move by Nintendo to ban peoples controllers for no reason though
     
  18. guily6669

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    I think they keep doing like those dongles and other devices require a FW update after some console update, same in the Sony department where they try to kill unbranded controllers, but the ones with firmware updates they keep adding compatibility.
     
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    Honestly, What's inside doesn't look too bad for the price (especially since i've seen the controller for 12 bucks).
    And you said it had gyro so thats pretty neat.
     
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