$33.90 for an official controller that is also compatible with the PC is a pretty good deal! Shame I bought it for ~$42 with shipping included three weeks ago…
Does a single PC dongle work for multiple controllers?
Yes you can connect up to four controllers with a single dongle
Does this qualify for cash back?
I want to know too. I asked Microsoft this question and I will let you know their response.
Microsoft said this product is valid for the cashback offer. Too bad the sale has ended. I would've bought a couple.
If that is true, then you could buy it today at the $52 price (including postage) and get the $27 back, making it $25.
the product might be eligible, but what about the retailer?
confirmed with microsoft: mighty ape is fine! someone else had called this morning (probably mythbror).
so product is confirmed, and retailer is confirmed - cashback is go!!!
Hi I just bought it Can you please tell me how to get the cashback? Thanks in advance.
not eligible for cashback. Just FYI- I sent Msoft an email and they replied with -
Unfortunately because Mighty Ape is based in NZ, it is not an eligible store for this promotion.
They have an Australian domain though (.com.au). I've sent an e-mail to MightyApe asking about an Australian invoice.
I hadn't sent my cashback of yet because I was concerned with the invoice, clearly shows it's NZ.
did u get a reply? I tried the same but no response.
Yes I got a few replies from a rep. I'm now waiting for a response from the manager.
Do these controllers work with all Xbox 360s? Sorry for the silly question, only recently acquired a old US-region non hdmi unit with no prior knowledge.
Yep, any 360 from any region.
Anyone know if dongles are sold separately anywhere? I've got a few controllers from a red ringed 360 that i'd love to use on my pc.
I bought the cheapest available one from a Chinese eBay seller about 18 months ago and it hasn't skipped a beat.
I have the same one, it's great.
Question, Why don't you use the normal USb dongle like this one instead? http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Nano-Micro-Bluetooth-USB-Adapter-...
Is there any difference at all?
That is a bluetooth dongle, Xbox controllers are not bluetooth, they need their own special receiver.
Because Xbox controllers aren't bluetooth.
EDIT: Oops didn't see your comment, joelab.
Ahhh I see, thanks for the info! Because people mentioned dongle, so the first thing I thought is the classic bluetooth dongle.
Is this a good deal and a better choice than those Logitech ones? Never played PC games with a controller like it and am tempted to try.
I have this controller:
It isn't even remotely as good as the 360 controllers if that is the type of Logitech controller you are referring to.
Edit that last part out. NM. :)
This wireless version seems priced at the same as the wired version according to your second link! So it must be a good deal. Will get this wireless one!
Thanks for your comment.
It's just like playing console and I prefer them over most other types of controllers. I do it a little differently though, left hand controller for keyboard stuff and right hand mouse. having best of both worlds makes most games a little easier.
The 360 controller is amazing, the console is an outdated joke.
It's well supported by many AAA titles, as well as many indie games.
The 360 controller is super well supported by various games on the PC. From flight sims to indie platformers. This is pretty much as good as it gets in terms of controllers as far as I'm concerned - for console or PC. And for $35? Don't pass it up!
can you connect it to the pc wirelessly?
If you have the USB dongle
No where does it say it comes with the PC adapter..
it says pc compatible (wireless pc controllers are just xbox ones with a wireless usb dongle)
and it also has an image of the wireless dongle.
Every 360 controller is PC Compatible. It has a picture of it, but no were in writing.
I bought this exact controller (for a higher price) and I can say it does come with a dongle. The controller itself is the same one bundled with the slim models of the 360.
So it comes with the USB wireless dongle for a PC?
(comment removed, was incorrect info)
Thanks for the info on the product silverrat23
Just bought 2 as well, looking forward to selling my white refurbished one from china that i got off ebay.
Would have bought more but this is my first purchase from them so see how it goes.
Silverrat did you get charged an overseas charge from you CC card company?
Well I paid with Paypal so I don't know…
can u post some pics of the dongle..
is this RF or bluetooth?
btw is the dpad the updated adjustable version?
This is my one https://s3.amazonaws.com/storenvy/product_photos/218835/pc-w...
The dongle uses the same 2.4 GHz wireless technology present in the 360 itself, hence the existance of it, not RF (thank goodness) or bluetooth.
The dpad is the same-o' non-adjustable version
so that dongle is the official microsoft one? cos I notice the one you posted has "xbox 360" on it
but the one on the
has a microsoft logo on it.
is the adjustable dpad better? for certain games?
and can it be use on the pc with the dongle as well?
Or will this dpad perform quite good?
I never really liked the dpad on the xbox.
Either ps3 or nintendo are the best.
ps3 one is good for doing street fighter moves..
how well does it perform with this dpad and the street fighter 4 games?
Before this comes up, I'm gonna post it now…
There are three types of XBOX 360 controllers;
Wired (All are PC Compatible)
Wireless (Non PC Compatible as the dongle doesn't work with a few)
Wireless (PC Compatible)
I've been caught out by this before so I thought I might make others aware of it.
Also check if it's Windows and Mac, I have a feeling it might be Win XP/7/8 only.
I should have mentioned this about the wireless ones, it will be marked on the packaging if it's PC compatible.
What official Microsoft Xbox 360 wireless controllers aren't supported on PC? I've ended up owning 9 wireless controllers since the original launch of the console and they all work fine on both platforms using the receiver.
In fact I just tested my original wireless controller I bought way back in November 2005 and it works on PC. Are you sure you're talking about official controllers?
You obviously have all PC compatible controllers then.
Yes, very sure. That info cam from MS themselves from when I had trouble hooking up a controller to my PC. They aren't very common any more but are still being sold by some retailers with slow moving stock.
It's $2 more (with $5 off code) at Ozgameshop for those who prefer them or want the player points:
ordered mine almost 4 weeks ago from these guys. still hasnt arrived..
Anyone got the cashback from ozgameshop? I don't think you would because they are based in the UK and only Australian retailers qualify for the cashback offer. Plus the item would probably be delivery after the promo has ended.
I'd say a definite no :P Even though they have the name 'Ozgameshop' they're clearly not a registered australian business
Wireless Xbox 360 Controller for Windows - RRP $89.95, Cash back $26.99
EDIT: However, still NFI whether it qualifies for cashback regarding other ToS.
Would be an awesome deal if it was eligible…wouldn't hurt to submit a claim if you were buying anyway.
Mighty Ape are New Zealand based iirc
mightyape isn't related to Fishpond by any chance..is it?
yeah, that was sad. Got the email the next day saying 'gotcha'.
Does anyone know of the cheapest place for PS3 controllers?
ozgameshop, ebay. i'd stay away from the generic ones though
Hey Zidago, Official Sony DualShock 3 Controller Black (Bagged) PS3 for $44.99 @ ozgameshop.com is a very good price.
I bought 2 of these earlier today for the xbox 360 i bought from DSE also earlier today.
The 2 xbox 360 controllers + delivery = $62.90.
I have been told these are good for playing BF3 with [well jets/vehicles specifically] any other uses a PC gamer might find for one? Kinda can't see the benefit of a good keyboard / mouse set up (as I have never used a consol - honestly).
benefit is you can lie down on your bed to play games..like how you would for console gaming
250GB HDD… check
extra controller… check
Extra TV… where's the next deal????
Buy a 15.5 inch DSE branded TV for $79 from Dick Smith!
a 32" HD LED TV for ~$200 would be sweet. LOL any fire sales?
is Ozgameshop the best place for a 250 or 320GB hard drive?
Either that or grab a WD drive off eBay and a cheap enclosure. I got a 320GB for around $50.
great deal :) just got one!
Just wondering, why people buy two controllers? Does the console come with one?
Or just use one as spare?
Unless you have a game specific bundle (i.e gears of war, kinect star wars), the console only comes with one controller
Some people have more than 1 friend! ;)
Because you never know when you will smash one of these things when someone scores a BS goal in the 90th minute on Fifa 12
can you recharge it via usb connection?
If you have a play and charge kit, yes
really damn I assumed it would just charge via usb like every other wireless device I have… good thing I have some spare eneloops?
Xpadder works well for all the games that don't support control input just map the buttons to the key board and mouse.
thanks op….bought one to play with my new 199 DSE Xbox :)
1 left; just purchased one.
Damn, didnt realise getting the receivers to make xbox controllers work on PCs were so cheap. Always thought they were like 50$+.
anyone know a cheap alternative to the PS3 Dual Shock controllers For the PS3? My friend and I really dont like using the PS3 controllers, much prefer the Xbox controllers but the only PS3 controller i could find that resembled the XBOX controllers was priced around 80$. We find the PS3 controllers really uncomfortable on the fingers / hands after a short gaming session as opposed to the XBOX controllers.
I have read about adapters to let you use one on the other but have no knowledge of any specific brands or how well the devices do the translation… I would think it should be cheaper then buying a whole new controller.
You are on a quest many have embarked on before. I too was searching for a Xbox-like controller for the PS3. First, I bought some brand I'd never heard of from Kmart, broke it, replaced it, broke it, refund. Then I bought the Power A controller which may be the one you are referring too. Not a bad controller but within a couple of months, the analog stick and buttons were sticking which makes it pretty much useless. There's also alternatives from Nyko and Dreamgear which have mixed reviews. In my experience, the problem with these third-party controllers is the construction quality - the dualshock 3 might be a bit lacking in the design department (too small!) but they are generally solid and reliable. In the end, I just persisted with the dualshock 3 and after a couple months got used to it so it's not an issue for me anymore. Good luck!
It says "In stock" for me. Added to cart but I didn't go any further so can't confirm.
Just an update on the 2 that I ordered yesterday at $29 each.
They have both been shipped this morning via AustPost :)
That's great! My order took a week for it to be delivered.
Note: shipped, not delivered.
confirmed with microsoft: cash back is go!
(both the product AND retailer confirmed to be accepted by microsoft)
Mighty Ape Ltd
GST Number 72-289-200
PO Box 80, Greenhithe, Auckland
Have you confirmed that purchasing from a NZ retailer is acceptable?
Good new! Although this sale has ended another has begun because it's now $35 from mightape.com.au, which means it's $13 after cashback.
Link for new cashback deal? I can't find mention of a new one starting up
He's talking about the price change from $29 to $35. The Microsoft Cashback Offer remains unchanged.
Link for cashback https://www.microsoft.com.au/hardwarecash/
Thank you very much
can i use this controller for Fifa 12 PC version?
anyone got the cashback?
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