When the Qanba 2 sticks were first featured on this forum, I was interested on the cosmetic design of the controllers. I recently met up with a representative of Qanba, which had set up an office in New York City. After being acquainted with the person, I’ve requested a few sticks to test it out on the 360 and PS3.
All these controllers that I’ve tested are incorporated with 8 Sanwa 30mm OBSF or Snap in buttons and uses a Sanwa JLF joystick for arcade parts. The material of this case incorporates wood for the casing, as well as metal on the top and bottom panels of the controller with brass threads for securing the screws. There is a clear acrylic panel on top of the controller and the art is easily modifiable. To change the art, there are screws placed on the acrylic top panel which can unscrewed to replace the picture. The controller’s weight is nice and heavy, which can be used on laps and on the floor surface.While I was playing on this controller, the placement on this stick is extremely comfortable to play with since that the case is curved to contour my wrists. The size of the controller is about the same dimension as the TE stick and there is plenty of space in the case for dual modding projects. There are insulated quick disconnects attached to the buttons just in case if you want to replace or interchange buttons.
At the moment, Qanba 2 has these sticks available for purchase:
Qanba 2 360 Stick $129.99
The Qanba 360 stick comes in a glossy black finish, and the 360 PCB is nicely soldered with a ribbon attachment. This stick uses 8 dark hai OBSF Sanwa buttons and has the Start, Back, and Guide buttons placed on top of the joystick. After observing the inside of the Xbox 360 PCB, it does not appear to be common ground for dual modding purposes.
Qanba 2 PS3 Wired Stick $129.99
The Qanba PS3 stick features a Tekken 6 art with a turbo Function used for macros inputs and the case comes in a matte black finish. It uses 8 black OBSF Sanwa buttons and also has the Start, Select, and Home button placed on the top. This controller features a really small PS3 PCB, which is common ground and offers dual modding capabilities for any stick builders. This stick is recommended for anyone that wants the dual mod functionality for 360/PS3.
Qanba 2 PS3 Wireless Stick $159.99
The Qanba Wireless PS3 controller comes with a USB cable, as well as a dongle for the system to sync up with the controller.
It incorporates the Vewlix button layout as well as the design that you would expect in the arcade cabinets. The stick comes with a JLF joystick with a black shaft cover, and has 8 white OBSF buttons on it. On the back of the controller, there is a switch that can allow you to turn the controller on/off as well a USB socket to charge the controller while syncing it up to the PS3 system. Start, Select, and Home buttons are placed on the right side of the controller, while there is a Mode, Turbo, and a Blank button on the left side of the controller. The extra button on the left is null and has the potential to be used for dual modding.
After playing with the controllers and taking a look inside of the Qanba sticks, I would highly recommend this to any avid stick collector, or player since this stick is sturdy and it is easily modifiable . These controllers are available for sale soon.