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Exspect PS3 Silicone Analogue Caps

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Manufacturer: Exspect / Compatible Game Console: Sony PlayStation 3

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      30.06.2012 00:40
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      A great little help for my FIFA hobby!

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      I am a massive fan of the playstation and a game that I have spent half of my life on is FIFA! I love the game but have always been annoyed when my finger slipped on the controller just as I was through on goal or about to shoot. This frustrated me so much! It wasn't untill I went round a Mates house that I heard about these little caps. He has a different brand of these. I played on FIFA with these at his house and decided it was time to get some myself. I got mine through eBay and paid £3. I think it's a good price as it will enhance your game play.

      How do you use them?:

      You simply place them on the analogue sticks, they slide over them and fit on nicely and stay there. They can be hard to get on and took me a good ten minutes to get on! I'm not good with fiddly stuff but when they were on I was happy. They allow your thumbs to stay on the remote and give you more control over the players. It's really hard to slip your thumbs off even if you try. I really wish I had these before. If you wish to take them off it is very easy so they are not permenant and your controller will be the same when you take them off. I recently located some cheaper than these for 99p on eBay and are a different brand. I would say these are better than the cheaper ones because the others tend to fall off the analogue sticks easy. I say pay extra and buy these ones because they stay in place and feel nice to touch. At first it feels very strange using the analogue sticks becaus they feel so different to what you are used to using. After a while you hate not having them on. I think Sony should make a controller that has much better grip on the analogue sticks as I feel at the moment the analogue stick design is very poor!

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      These have made me much better at fifa! I haven't tried them on any other games as of yet but I will do soon. They increase grip and make gameplay much easier. I would recommend you give these a try if you haven't seen them before! There not too expensive and really helped me out. I am going to give these a 5 star rating! Thanks for reading my review and I hope it helped you out in some way! :) thanks, josh.

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        25.07.2010 14:19
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        Highly recommended.

        (No more exams, so I can write reviews again!)

        The analog sticks on the PS3 controller are unfortunately convex at the surface. As well as this, they have close to no grip whatsoever and as a result, your thumbs tend to slip off. It also feels quite uncomfortable compared to the Xbox 360's analog sticks which are concave and have four grips around the edges.

        These silicone caps simply cover the surface of the analog stick. Once you have placed them on, they are secure and fit well. You receive two different types, which are actually very different in design. The first has a grip pattern and follows the shape of the PS3 analog stick, providing a non-slip surface for your thumbs. The second, and in my opinion the superior one, is more or less a replica of the Xbox 360 analog stick caps. They do not follow the shape of the PS3 analog sticks as they are concave and also have the four grips around the edge. The reason I prefer these is because it's nearly impossible for your thumbs to slip and they are far more comfortable. Even if the four grips were not present, the design alone is superior.

        These are only £1.99 with free delivery from Amazon. That is an extremely cheap and quick solution to the PS3's poorly designed analog stick caps. Plus, in the rare case that you actually dislike these caps over the PS3 ones (very unlikely), then you've only spent £1.99.

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