Blaze PS3 Digital Arcade Stick


#1

http://www.bestsku.com/productsDetail.asp?PID=2818

Just wondering if anyone has ever used this? It looks pretty interesting. And it’s cheap.


#2

Man that actually looks pretty nice especially if it’s easily moddable.


#3

It’s also sold by other brands, but I can’t think of the name right now.


#4

This is a rebranded stick from china. Costs around $10 here in the Philippines.
Quality is poor. I broke a button in a week. $29 is a ripoff.


#5

What about case and PCB quality? I think these can be modded easily.


#6

I just bought one from the site, I guess I should’ve read here first before pulling the trigger
But anyway, when I got it, I’ll let you know if it’s mod-able or not

EDIT: After searching for some reviews about it, I found a site where someone mentioned that the stick is more or less similar to this:

with ok reviews…


#7

Well, as I mentioned, I would do a little review on this stick

Presentation wise, the stick is appealing; small but a little shiny in a black box

As for usability wise though, I think the stick is lacking in these areas:

  • Distance between the joystick and the buttons are a little too close for me. However, this can be fixed by putting the 2 closest button to non function since it has 8 buttons anyway.

  • Buttons are a little sticky, not responsive enough

  • The joystick itself is quite loose and also not very sensitive either, but I have no problem using it in performing the special moves

When I opened the stick to see the wiring and PCB, to my horror, they actually soldered the buttons onto the PCB, making modding quite hard to do.

The joystick on the other hand, is very similar to the Mayflash/Elecom one (white square box type).
I checked the receptors (or what do you call that again?), they’re Chinese made and not very appealing.

So to conclude this review, I’d say don’t get this stick, it’s not worth your money
Get Mayflash/Elecom one if you want a cheap stick for modding or get hori for about $60-70 for usability


#8

They cannot be modded easily.

The buttons swap right out after you desolder the PCB, but there is no way to mount a Seimitsu LS32 without making a huge hole on the bottom plate. There is also no way to mount a JLF at the proper height.

Do not buy this stick. It’s horrible for both modding and playing.


#9

Just want to comment on the Blaze stick once again after I mod it
I took the sanwa buttons’ inside components and replaced the original blaze’s components with em
Soldering took 15 mins to do, so it’s not bad
Also, in modding the joystick, I use the original casing and the original stick but replaced the directional pickups with LS-32’s without any trouble…so now the stick works great!
Let’s see how long till it breaks :stuck_out_tongue:


#10

great news to hear that it can be easily modified. Im going to order one now.


#11

i think you’d might want to re-read the thread again


#12

oh i was referring to harow’s post at 05:54 PM

i guess i should have clarified that im handy with soldering.


#13

ordered one, think ill get it in about 4-5 days. total price $30.99


#14

these are on ebay now for $19.99

I think i’ll get one for use on 2df only

what more do you want for $20?

of course my concern is that the stick is loose or the buttons stick, I guess $20 isn’t a big price to pay to find out


#15

Looks like these could be ordered from ebay for like 25.99 shipped. Does anyone have any pics of the inside of this thing?


#16

look like the price on bestsku dropped since i bought it in june. Price is 19.99


#17

Does this think work on PC?


#18

i emailed sku he said it doesn’t work on PC only on ps3

but since it uses USB I don’t see why not

he probably doesn’t know anything


#19

Well it might need someone to write drivers for it. Like the FIghtstick 3.


#20

Sorry about the pretty deep dig, but I want to make the most out of this stick…

After some rough playing with this, I broke the green button, the gate doesn’t look very square anymore, and the stick doesn’t rest on the center anymore, rather it’s VERY loose that I can push it to the deadzone area where it’s just resting on the microswitches. How do I suppose to fix the stick? Would it be worth buying four joystick microswitches, a JLF square gate and spring, and some low-clearance PS-15’s?