Some time ago, I decided would need a gamepad eventually, but couldn’t really decide what to buy. I was used to the symmetric PS3 setup, but it seemed that XBox-Controllers were much better supported by Windows (surprise). In the end, I found one that combined both advantages:
The Saitek Cyborg V5 might look like a standard XBox controller, but the left silver part is detachable and can be rotated to work in both types of configurations. It works quite well, and I’m happy with it. Funny enough, it’s almost too big for my liking, and I have rather large hands (I can easily play a Ninth on the piano; not that it is a very useful interval). Maybe that’s because I grew up with Nintendo controllers in the 80ies and early 90ies, and they were much smaller, so you learned to hold them differently. Other than that, I can’t complain. It does what it’s supposed to do, and even after some extensive testing (more on that in another post), I did not walk away with any strains or cramps. Thumbs up!