Slim gamepad with circlepads instead of analog?

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  1. Xuphor
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    I know some people do not like the 3DS's circlepads, but I'm looking for a gamepad that's at least PC compatible (PS3 compatible would be a nice bonus) that has circlepads instead of analog sticks. The problem is that "circlepad" is apparently a Nintendo trademark, and I don't know the proper term for that.

    Does anyone know of a PC-compatible (USB or bluetooth, wired or wireless, don't care) gamepad like this? Even if it's meant for Android/iPhones or the like, if it works with PC, it'll work for me.

    EDIT: Forgot to define "slim" in the title. Basically, I mean flat-style, like the original NES controller, but with 2 circlepads, and button arrangement similar to 360/ps3/wii-u pro controller arrangements.

    EDIT 2: The circlepads HAVE to be analog-sensed, they can't act like a 2nd and 3rd d-pad.
     
  2. TyBlood13

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    hmm, nothing really comes to mind for other products like that.
    Of course if your competent with solder you could probably mod a PS3 controller and replace its analog sticks with replacement 3DS Circle Pads (which are about $10 USD on eBay). Would be a cool project to undertake if I thought it was worth doing for my needs (I'm fine with both styles of analog sticks)
     
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    I've thought of that, but I can't find any info if I were to do that if it would actually work. Different coding and the like. If it would be compatible, I'd love doing something like that, tbh.
     
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    Probably replacing the plastic parts would do, not the entire analog.
     
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  6. Xuphor
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    Kind of, but I have my limits as far as price vs appearance...No freaking way would I pay that much for something that hideous looking.
    ....also, it's missing the L2/R2 (PS3) LT/RT (360) buttons, so it wouldn't even work for my PC games.
     
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    Then wait for the icontrolpad 2... it should have 4 triggers. Also, I really don't see why a gamepad has to be shinyshiny. It's a gamepad, you aren't going to be staring at it the entire time (one should hope).
     
  8. Xuphor
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    It doesn't need to be shinyshiny. I use the RockCandy controller for a 360 gamepad, and it's pretty freaking ugly. About as ugly as that thing. The difference? It was $15, or about £9. I'm not paying £30 (~$46) for it, money is VERY tight for me. I'm going to have to trade in my Wii system just to get ANY controller.

    EDIT: Just found a whole stockyard worth of $20 (~£12) Android controllers like this on Dealextreme.....
     
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    I like the 3ds circle pad. My thumb fits right on it.
    I feel like the psp after a while strains my hand and the vita is to small for me and it leaves a lot of space between my palm and the vita its self.
     
  10. Xuphor
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    Way to be entirely off-topic, but it's the same case for me, my thumb fits it perfectly, hence why I'd like a full PC/PS3 gamepad like that.

    More off-topic: When the Wii-U announced it's tablet gamepad thing was dropping the circlepads and using regular analog thumbsticks instead, I was saddened by that news.
     
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    Agh. I just saw something near exact what you are looking for, the other day. I think it was meant for android devices, but I don't really remember much of it, other than it had those flat circle pads.
     
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  13. Xuphor
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    Not the exact one I was thinking, but yea, similar, and it's price/appearance ratio is just fine.

    Overall though, it looks like I'll need to find Android stuff for this.
     
  14. Nah3DS

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    you want something like the gamestick controller?

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    That would do, but it needs to have 2 rows of trigger buttons (L1/L2/R1/R2)