The snakebyte Wired Controller for PlayStation 3 comes with concave L2 and R2 triggers, an integrated turbo button as well as superior design that differs from the orginal PlayStation 3 controller.
The snakebyte Wired Controller is 100% compatible with the PS3™ and includes all of the features of the Sony original. Rumble and Motion-Sensing are built-in, and the Wired Controller even features a Turbo function. Connecting the Controller is simple: Plug the controller into your USB port and you are ready to play.
The controller possesses vibration, motion sensing and a programmable Turbo function. In addition, the triggers of the Wired Controller have a concave design, which helps prevent fingers from sliding off.
Together with the Wired Controller you will receive a ten-feet-long USB charging cable and bonus concave L2/R2 triggers, which can be attached to the triggers of the original controller to improve handling.
The 3m USB cord of the Wired Controller allows for alot of room between player and PS3 and lets you use the controller even in bigger rooms with no problem.
Any action buttons can be programmed with the Turbo function, which will simulate a fast, repeated pressing of the button at a frequency of 15 Hz. This is a very useful feature, especially in arcade shooters without an auto-fire function. The Clear button resets back to the default programming.
In addition, due to its modified design, the snakebyte Premium Bluetooth Controller features better handling than the original controller. In particular, players with large hands will appreciate the ergonomic optimization of the grips.
Despite the different ergonomics, PlayStation veterans will feel right at home with the Premium Bluetooth Controller. With its elongated grips and easily-accessible buttons and triggers, the Premium Bluetooth Controller features notably superior and more natural positioning for hands and thumbs.
The controller's analog sticks are specially designed and, along with a "Dead Zone" and maximum deflection similar to the original, feature a level of precision that some other third-party controllers simply cannot compete with.
Even the D-Pad and action buttons are well-made and built with high-quality materials. A long lifetime of high performance is our standard. Thus, the D-Pad combines the best aspects of both the round and the conventional cross-form and allows precise diagonal, vertical, and horizontal movements.
Let yourself be convinced by the outstanding handling and functions of the snakebyte Premium Bluetooth Controller, just as the gaming media has been! Because with the snakebyte Premium Bluetooth Controller for the PlayStation®3 console, you receive a high-quality and more cost-effective alternative to the original controller. Great features like the turbo function, an outstanding battery life, and high-quality workmanship all speak for the Wired Controller!
Gaming XP reckons:
“What strikes at the first use of the controller, is that the extensions of the controller, which lay in the hands while playing, are somewhat longer and a little bit narrower. These modifications convey a very comfortable gaming feeling, because the controller lies better in the hands than the standard controller. “
“The snakebyte Wired PlayStation 3 Controller is much more than just a cheap replica of the original! The well thought-out modifications convinced in our test down to the ground in comparison to the standard Wireless Controller.
“All in all, I can warmly recommend the Wireless PlayStation 3 Controller from the house of snakebyte.”
Gaming XP "Gold Award"
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“An unwritten law of the world of console peripherals reads that third party manufacturer controllers are never as good as the Original! The new pads by snakebyte are pretty damn close.”
“The snakebyte controllers have earned plus points in the field test. The analogue sticks are, apart from the minimally bigger neutral zone (deadzone), nearly as precise as the DualShock 3, all buttons have a noticeable pressure point and the directional pad has also delighted us.”
“Particularly the L2 and R2 buttons are very felicitous; these are curved (concave) and prevent slipping off with the forefinger.”
“Snakebyte pads are very suitable for players with large hands, thanks to the long grip cornets and are therefore recommended as a slave controller.”
Overall ranking: "A"
Play3, 02/2010, Pg. 72
“The snakebyte controller doesn’t have to be shy towards the original. It is also equipped with a motion sensing over six axes and vibration.”
“The buttons are identical, and the trigger buttons, which the manufacturer optionally sells for 5 Euros, are included.”
“The trigger buttons ensures a high grip of your original controller, and the charging cable is also practical. Even though it would be practical, you will not receive a charging cable if you decide to buy the original controller.”
“Snakebyte’s three controllers are a beneficial alternative to the DualShock 3 controllers.”
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“The controller lies well in the hand, is cleanly processed and is easily operated.”
“The joysticks are absolutely outstanding and even the directional pad can convince. Honestly, there are very little negatives noticeable.”
“The best non-original controller for the PlayStation 3 up until now.”
Evaluation: A / 90%
PlayBlu, 02/2010, Pg. 87
“The structure resembles Sony’s original (on every side two shoulder buttons, four actions buttons, directional pad and two joysticks). Only the handle area was changed by snakebyte – which makes the controller interesting for people with big hands.”
“The cable bound variety of the snakebyte PS3 controller is a good way to get to a beneficial secondary-pad.”
Evaluation: B/C/B (wired/wireless/Bluetooth)
GamePro, 02/2010, Pg. 83
"In fact, there are a few features that make the Snakebytes a lot better than the DS3."
"What's important to note is that all three types of controller feature vibration and SIXAXIS motion sensors. These two features, especially the SIXAXIS, are normally not evident in other third party controllers. It's great to see that Snakebyte have included this in not only the premium controller, but the cheaper ones too."
"Many design aspects make the Snakebytes vastly superior to the DS3 and standard SIXAXIS controller. Firstly, R2 and L2 are concave triggers. Those who own an Xbox 360 will realise the importance of this. Concave triggers makes it easier to press the triggers, it's more comfortable and in some cases, actions are more sensitive."
"Every controller also comes with a neat bonus; extra triggers for your original DS3 and SIXAXIS controllers. These triggers can simply be attached to your original PS3 controllers and they feel much better."
"All three types of controller also have a 'Home' button. Most third party controllers do not have this."
"Finally, if you are looking to purchase a controller that is 100% compatible with the PS3, then you can turn your attention to the premium Bluetooth pad. This behaves exactly like any normal official controller would. No adapters are needed, you can charge the controller via a cable that is provided and you can even switch the PS3 on or off."
"In conclusion, Snakebyte have delivered a very promising set of PS3 controllers that are worth looking into if you are wanting a pad anytime soon. They offer exactly what the original PS3 controllers have, but more. The inclusion of the turbo function, as well as the concave triggers, makes this superior to the original PS3 controller."
Overall Rating: 8.8
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“The alternatives to Sony’s SIXAXIS or rather the DualShock 3 offers full features of the famous PlayStation 3 controller – including vibration – and is furthermore equipped with a few extra peculiarities.”
“The snakebyte Wireless Controller also has a battery integrated just like the SIXAXIS or rather the DualShock 3. A USB charging cable is included in the delivery, which also has a proud length of three meters. This cable can also be used to charge other PS3 controllers.”
“Snakebyte has included optional triggers for the original PS3 pads as small bonuses, which are slid over the original L2+R2 buttons, for a much more comfort while pulling the trigger. A successful give-away, especially for people who like to weight-down Sony’s trigger form.
“The controller is a bit wider, taller and has longer handles, which are shaped similar to the original PS3 controller’s handles. This makes it especially an advantage for people with large hands.”
“Rather than having rounded off, wide buttons as the original, the pad triggers are similar to the ones on the Xbox 360 pad. This is not a function advantage, but the triggers are more favoured than the original PS3 originals by some players.”
“The processing of the snakebyte controllers appear robust and are equal to the original pads.”
“The snakebyte products do nothing wrong regarding the processing and because of the fair prices between 19.99 and 39.99 Euro, they are a real alternative to the original controller.”
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“The L2 and R2 buttons should be given special mentioning. The concave triggers were implemented here, instead of the common form as used on the original pad – similar to the ones used on the Xbox 360 control pad.
“Racing or first person shooter players should be very happy, because this form of the triggers are favourably used to aim or to accelerate.”
“The history of the 3rd party peripheral manufacturers has shows us that there are most wild creation let loose on the players on the controller sector. It is nice to see that there are also some reasonable pads that are put on the retailer shelves.”
“No deficits occurred or were acknowledged in the field test. The vibrations function is reasonable and even the motion sensing technology cut a fine figure in the balance act in Mirror’s Edge. I could convince myself of the proper reaction of the analogue stick and the buttons while in a round of Modern Warfare 2 in the multiplayer mode. Result: No difference to the original. Bravo!”
“The features and the delivery earn the description “all around carefree package”. All three pads have the already mentioned control pad triggers included in the delivery as a bonus. The cable length of the Wired Controller is three meters; the Wireless Controller and the Premium Bluetooth Controller have roughly the same length and have a USB cable included.”
“A receiver is needless for the Bluetooth Controller, because – we divine it – thanks to Bluetooth, the controller communicates with the console like the original Sony pad. With this, snakebyte delivers the first Bluetooth controller for the PlayStation 3 in the 3rd party sector.”