Hi Kay.
I ordered and tested out the Logitech f710 as a self Christmas present.
Well I'm waiting for my bank account to be recredited.
But I appreicate your letter.

Ron Kolesar
kolesar16...@roadrunner.com

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From: "Kai" <kaixi...@sbcglobal.net>
Sent: Monday, January 10, 2011 7:54 PM
To: "Gamers Discussion list" <gamers@audyssey.org>
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] joysticks versus game pads?

> Greetings List.
>
> I've tried the Philips controller before, and while it was alright, it 
> didn't seem to feel that good to me. I've had the Rumblepad II for a long 
> time now, and love it. The only quibble I have with the Rumblepad II is 
> that its analog sticks are mounted in a square socket, rather than a 
> circular one, which makes rotation very annoying (well nigh impossible to 
> play Zangief in Street Fighter, for example). In games like Street 
> Fighter, one needs to rotate the stick in a smooth and quick 360/720 
> degree motion to execute some abilities. The square socket design of the 
> Rumblepad II annoyingly impedes the fluency of this motion.
>
> Logitech has released a newer model of the Rumblepad II called the 
> Rumblepad F510 (F710 for the wireless model). These new controllers 
> support both direct input and X-Input, the Xbox 360 API which some games 
> (though probably not any audio games) use. No clue whether the F510/F710 
> have the same squared socket for its analog sticks. It's bottom two 
> shoulder buttons are, however, now trigger buttons, in that they're no 
> longer simply buttons. They work like the analog sticks, in that you can 
> control how far you push them in, and games can cull this information to 
> alter relevant functions.
>
> Planning to buy the F510 for myself very soon, so when I do I'll post a 
> hands-on review.
>
> Kai
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Thomas Ward" <thomasward1...@gmail.com>
> To: "Gamers Discussion list" <gamers@audyssey.org>
> Sent: Monday, January 10, 2011 1:34 PM
> Subject: Re: [Audyssey] joysticks versus game pads?
>
>
>> Hi Charles,
>> Hi Charles,
>>
>> The principle difference between a joystick and a game pad is this.
>> Joysticks are a single stick with x number of buttons on them. A game
>> pad is usually semi-flat with two small thumb sticks on top, a round
>> POV hat in the upper left-hand corner, and several buttons on top and
>> on the front of the unit. Some game pads might even have some sort of
>> slider control for changing speeds etc. Joysticks lack a POV hat,
>> slider controls, and so on.
>>
>> In terms of an inexpensive game pad I stand by the Philips 2909 game
>> pads. They have a moddle with a retractable USB chord version, and
>> they also have a wireless game pad moddle. I reviewed the 2909 back in
>> 2009, and it sounds like you purchased this game pad based on my
>> recommendation.
>>
>> Another good option is the wireless Logitech Rumble Pad. I have used
>> one of these for a long time. Although on the expensive side they
>> offer something like 14 or 15 buttons, has a nice comfortable grip, a
>> POV hat, speed control, two thumb sticks, force feedback support, and
>> it is wireless so no need for chords etc.
>>
>> Cheers!
>>
>>
>> On 1/10/11, Charles Rivard <woofer...@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>>> Having never used, or even gotten my fingers on a game pad, can someone
>>> describe a good one that might be used in games for the blind and how 
>>> they
>>> work, compared to a joystick?  Heck, I don't even remember the model of 
>>> the
>>> joystick I have, but Thomas Ward did a very good review of it.  I got it 
>>> for
>>> around $15 at Wal-Mart some time ago, and the cord is retractable.
>>>
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