Product Type: Sony game controllers
Newest Review: ... the SIXAXIS does not. By removing a rumble effect in this controller, the device is cheaper and lighter than its counterpart. Some people... more
The basic PS3 controller
Member Name: NotMyToothbrush
Advantages: Great power conservation, lightweight, great responsiveness
Disadvantages: No rumble (some may like this function)
This is the PS3s basic official controller. There is this, the SIXAXIS, and there is the Dualshock 3. The only difference between the two devices is that the Dualshock has a rumble effect whereas the SIXAXIS does not.
By removing a rumble effect in this controller, the device is cheaper and lighter than its counterpart. Some people prefer the extra weight of the Dualshock but if, like me, you prefer it light, this is the one for you. By not having a rumble effect, if you are once again like me, you will not have a mild heart attack when you crash into a wall at high speeds in a racing game and the game pad violently squirms in your hands.
I have tried many controllers in the past and this seems to be amongst the most responsive by far. As soon as a button is click, it gets recognised - essential for high-paced, fast action games such as Call of Duty.
The controller charges reasonable fast and does not use up the power quickly, it seems incredibly efficient. Charging it up for an hour will give me more than enough charge for a weeks worth of gaming!
Summary: If you are really into your gaming, this is the controller for you for best performance.