Top critical review
Just buy an Xbox One controller
on July 11, 2016
To preface, I've had this for 3 years now. It worked only slightly better then than now.
It works okay, usually. It was cheaper than an Xbox 360 controller, but I wish I had gone with the more expensive option. The Dpad is quite loose. Compared to a Nintendo Dpad, the gold standard, it's awful. The triggers are too stiff. Vibration is spotty. The analog sticks are a bit sloppy. The trigger buttons are too clicky. The middle button seems to have stopped working: the drivers on Windows 10 seem to no longer support it (it seemingly still works on Windows 8).
It's nice that it's wireless, except half the time there's either noticeable input lag, or it cuts out. And this is with me at my desk, with it plugged in the front. I can't plug it in the back at all or it completely drops signal.
The software is awful. One of the main reasons I bought this was that you could switch between xinput and directinput, but it seems that directinput NEVER works, and xinput is sometimes finicky. Logitech's software looks like a team of monkeys made it. An Xbox controller + JoyToKey would be much better.
One positive is that it's VERY comfortable to hold in the hand, and the ABXY buttons work fine, but that's honestly the best thing I can say about it. Also the replaceable batteries are nice, they last a long time. I also liked that it had the control sticks PlayStation style, instead of misaligned like the Xbox. But it's rare that I play a twin-stick shooter, so it hardly ever matters, and the trade-off isn't worth it.
Though it has lasted me for 3 years, I hope it dies soon so can buy a new Xbox one or PS4 controller.