HORI Xbox 360 Gem Pad EX - Experiences?


#1

Anyone have any experience with the HORI Xbox 360 Gem Pad EX?
It’s on sale right now at Newegg for $10 so I thought I would order it and give it a try.
I’ve tried the regular XBox controllers and the switching dpad one but they’re pretty bad in my opinion. My cousin also had 2 of the switching dpads just snap off while playing so I rather not do that to mine. This one for $10 wouldn’t be too bad if it breaks. Also, it’s pretty hard to find a wired original controller these days.
If it doesn’t work for fighting games I’m hoping the dpad will at least be good for Spelunky and other platformers because I keep getting down-left/down-right instead of just crouch a lot with the Microsoft controllers.


#2

Other than the transparency, that pad is a re-hash of a older Hori pad.


#3

Ah, okay. I’ll go look up some threads about those.


#4

I actually have the PS3 version of that one. They feel delicate but seem pretty accurate. The d-pad works better when you press with the inside of the thumb (instead of the tip). Of course it may feel different being on a different part of the controller. Also, Some of these are known to have singular LED bulbs going out on them. No way does it effect performance.


#5

You might have to replace the hard plastic analog sticks, but everything else is great.