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2 years ago#1
I recently went to look for a wireless controller for my computers and I was disappointed at the options.

My criteria: must use either bluetooth or a nano-receiver.

The amount of controllers that met my criteria: one--the Logitech F710.

Everything else was either designed for a phone or had a massive dongle. I'm curious as to why I would want a wireless receiver that is way larger than it needs to be and has a three to six foot cable? What's the purpose of that?

Did I overlook some lesser known controller? Anybody know of any that meet my criteria?
2 years ago#2
PS3/4 controller or wireless 360 controller
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2 years ago#3
youngfossil posted...
PS3/4 controller or wireless 360 controller


Do they actually sync with your PC's bluetooth? When I looked at the Xbox controller, it had a giant dongle in the box. Further, I haven't heard of the PS3 controller being able to be used without using a USB cable and libusb.
2 years ago#4
360 controller is RF, and not only is the dongle huge, it also has a 3 ft cable.
2 years ago#5
Dualshock controller works with bluetooth. 360 controller requires a dongle.

I just go wired though. I hate having to charge controllers, and my couch is only like 15 feet from my TV anyway.

But wireless is definitely an option for those controllers and a variety of others.
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2 years ago#6
360 controller is hands down the best. Just grab the official (very important) wireless usb dongle for $15 online. It works flawlessly.
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2 years ago#7
Those controllers with the cable and transceiver are all garbage. They usually have to be in line of sight of the transceiver and within a few feet.
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2 years ago#8
You didn't do too much research TC. 360 wireless with receiver works fine. As does PS3/PS4 controllers via usb charge cable or bluetooth.
2 years ago#9
> Outlines criteria that excludes dongles.
> Gets told that he didn't do any research because the Xbox controller can be used with a dongle.
2 years ago#10
He means because you didn't look into PS3/4 remotes, probably.

I know the DS3 is AWFUL but if you really want a wireless controller the DS4 is a huge improvement and a viable option.
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