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Default Re: Game Pads/Controllers - 12-15-2008, 02:32 AM

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go to gamestop. buy a cheap $10 gamestop branded ps3 controller.

hook module to mini. and now you have a wireless ps3 controller!!!!

works awesome. if you have os x installed, use usb overdrive.

cant find it on the website, sorry. but i know they carry them at the store.
Yep, certainly one way to go about it.
How has that been working for you?
works just like my old playstation2-like pc wired controller, but without the wires.
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Default Re: Game Pads/Controllers - 12-15-2008, 04:37 PM

Now imagine that kind of wireless action on your Mini 9, but without all the bulk.
THAT'S ultimately what I'd like to do -install a USB wireless controller for a gamepad into my Mini 9.

The trick is finding one small enough.


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Default Re: Game Pads/Controllers - 12-15-2008, 06:17 PM

yea, unfortunately, the one im using is massive.
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Default Re: Game Pads/Controllers - 12-15-2008, 06:33 PM

Here's a Bluetooth gamepad that according to one of the reviews works with XP. http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.13760

And a very inexpensive USB wired option: http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.618


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Default Re: Game Pads/Controllers - 12-16-2008, 04:16 AM

Radio shack makes one that has a strippably-sized USB dongle, but as lag-free as the connection seems to be, the controller itself is kinda sucky!
http://www.radioshack.com/product/index ... howReviews

It's how this stuff seems to go I'm afraid.


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Default Re: Game Pads/Controllers - 01-17-2009, 06:22 AM

You could get an xbox 360 wired controller. When the 360 first came out, I found 2 of these on an ebay auction for 40 dollars. (20 a piece)

Nobody seems to want the wired controllers, so they are cheap, and you can use them if you have a large amount of friends that want to play video games.
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Default Re: Game Pads/Controllers - 01-17-2009, 11:39 PM

I've just got a new Logitech Precision USB Pad for £.98 delivered.

Should be OK for emulators.


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Default Re: Game Pads/Controllers - 01-26-2009, 10:39 PM

I was checking out the Maxfire Pandora that is shown on this thread on the first page and came across the Maxfire Pandora Pro. It is small, folds in half, and supposedly, according to reviewers, is more comfortable than the original Pandora.

It supposed to be the size of a zippo lighter when folded in half.

Check this link for size comparison:
http://gear.ign.com/articles/838/838662p1.html
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Default Re: Game Pads/Controllers - 01-28-2009, 08:35 AM

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I was checking out the Maxfire Pandora that is shown on this thread on the first page and came across the Maxfire Pandora Pro. It is small, folds in half, and supposedly, according to reviewers, is more comfortable than the original Pandora.
I have this--it's an okay pad, but the nub it has in place of the d-pad is kind of annoying. Amazon cleared them out for 4 bucks a few months ago and I grabbed one. Planning to use it on the Dell Mini I'm expecting!
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Default Re: Game Pads/Controllers - 01-28-2009, 03:54 PM

Hmmmm...good to know. I was thinking about buying one and I was slightly worried about the nub. I really wanted a D Pad too. There are a few controllers that are being sold on Ebay as, "SNES USB controllers." There around 20 bucks, but I think it might be worth it to drop the extra cash to have something as comfortable as that.
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