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Logitech F710 Wireless PC Gamepad

Updated on September 24, 2011
The Logitech F710 Wireless Gamepad
The Logitech F710 Wireless Gamepad

Logitech is one of the most well respected brands in the world when it comes to PC peripherals. My mouse is Logitech. My keyboard is Logitech. My webcam is Logitech (with Carl Zeiss optics, no less.) And now my wireless PC gamepad is Logitech too. Why? Because Logitech create solid products that stand the test of time. The Logitech F710 Wireless PC Gamepad is no exception, with astounding build quality and the unmatched convenience of wireless control. This is the newest addition to my peripheral collection, bought in anticipation of Skyrim, which will almost certainly be better played with a console style controller than a mouse / keyboard combo. That's just speculation, but it's my speculation and I'm sticking with it.

Modern XBOX 360 / PS3 Styling

Many older gamepads used a PS one layout that simply isn't compatible with many of today's games. The Logitech Wireless F710 has a layout somewhere between the XBOX 360 and the PS3 layout with two analog sticks four 'C' buttons and a 'D' pad, not to mention numerous triggers.

Fully Programmable

Every single button, pad and trigger on the Logitech F710 is programmable, so you can play modern PC games with all the convenience of a console controller.

X-Input and DirectInput Modes

The Logitech F710 comes with a switch that allows you to switch between X-Input and DirectInput, which means you can play older 'Games for Windows' style games (which only accept the XBOX 360 controller for reasons best known to themselves) and more recent games as well. There is a slight difference in the way the controller is detected by the PC in each of these modes and you may need to switch between them for the purposes of set up and configuration.

Wireless Capabilities

The Logitech Wireless F710 model comes with 2.7 Ghz wireless technology and a nano receiver, which can be plugged into any computer or laptop and left their indefinitely with its low profile of just a few millimeters. This is by far and away the most convenient style of wireless receiver. Some people have reported interference issues when plugging the receiver directly into a pc, but the extension cord included with the gamepad fixes these issues rather quickly.

Ergonomic Design

A chunky wee beast, the Logitech F710 is designed to be comfortable during prolonged gaming sessions.

Multiple System Support

Compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7, you'll be able to use this controller on almost any PC, and it will be a peripheral you can take with you as you upgrade through iterations of Windows

Dual Rumble Function

Ever since the N64 came out with its rumble packs, a controller that doesn't try to rip itself out of your hands when you drive over a median strip just isn't a controller worth having. With dual rumble function, you'll feel every bump and jolt as you play games.

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