How to choose the best gaming controller

How to choose the best gaming controller

Be on top of your game literally by investing in the best gaming controller for your PC.

Gaming feels amazing when you are in complete control of your actions. To experience every gaming session to the utmost you would need a good control system. While a lot of gamers like playing with their keyboards and mouse, or are satisfied with tapping on the touchscreen of their smartphone, playing with some sort of a dedicated controller can change your outlook completely.

If you are particularly into PC gaming, which is understandable given the vast range of titles and genres suitable for a lot of age ranges, hardware and audience types available, you might want to invest in a good controller.

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Today, due to technological advancements there is so much more to gaming controllers. These days even the steering wheel, joystick and such others fall under the category of controllers. However, in this blog we looking at the handheld gaming controllers with lots of buttons to explore.

Talking about those button controllers, there is so much added to those as well over the years that the definition of what a controller should be has changed significantly. Today we have a plethora of options with a lot of variety in different dial pads, analog sticks, buttons, touchpads etc.

Keeping all that in mind, here’s a comprehensive guide on how to choose the best gaming controller.

 

  • Build

Now, imagine you just bought a new shiny controller and are excited to get started on that one game you have been dying to play with your new gaming equipment. Just as you are setting up, the controller accidentally slips out of your hands and breaks. That is the sound of your heartbreaking as well.

Not to forget the weekend battles between you and your friends where your friend not so accidentally decided to drop the controller smashing the same into pieces. Not very desirable, is it?

Choose a controller with a sturdy built that can withstand the throws and accidental drops. This will not only assure you a seamless gaming experience but will also be quite economical in the long run.

 

  • Comfort

The next point to consider while choosing the best gaming controller for yourself is the comfort factor.

The controller is something that is continuously in your hands throughout your hours’ long gaming sessions which definitely raises the question of comfort. The first thing is the grip of the controller. If your chosen one has a nice grip, the possibility of it slipping or moving around your sweaty hands is very slim.

The second thing is the design and texture of the controller. By that, we mean the positioning of the buttons, the quality of the material used in making the controller and the size of the controller with respect to your hand.

It is very important to check the size of the controller beforehand and then compare the same with the size of your hand to make sure that it doesn’t hinder your gaming experience in any way.

 

  • Compatibility

One of the most important factors to consider while buying the best gaming controller is compatibility. Some controllers can connect to consoles, laptops, TVs, PCs and even mobile phones. Make sure that the controller you choose is compatible with your gaming system. Sometimes third-party controllers require you to install some sort of software to connect the controller to your system. Be sure to research about the same before finalizing on the same.

There are two types of controllers available in the market- the first one is the wired ones that have been around for a long time and the other one is the Bluetooth – enabled ones. We suggest you look for a wireless one since it’s easier, faster and hassle-free to connect it with a lot of different hardware and systems. There is also the problem of the type of input slots that gets fixed in a Bluetooth-enabled controller.

 

  • Other factors

Apart from the ones mentioned above, there are a lot of other factors to be considered while buying the best gaming controller for your system. The availability of the product, your budget, nature of the controller and such should definitely be on your factor consideration list.

 

Here are a few options for you to get started with your controller shopping:

  1. Xbox Controllers:

The wireless Xbox controllers that come with the Xbox Series and the Xbox One, are automatically compatible with any Windows 10 PC through the USB port and USB wire.

If it is an Xbox controller that has been manufactured in the last five years it can very easily connect with your computer through Bluetooth.

However, if you still find difficulty with the connectivity of the controller to your gaming device, buy an adaptor for the same.

 

  1. Nintendo Controllers:

Although the Nintendo Joy-sticks from the Switch are quite innovative and fun when played with the Nintendo Switch, they aren’t that sturdy or comfortable when connected with your PC. However, we recommend the Switch Pro Controller that is both sturdy as well as reliable like the PlayStation and Xbox controllers. Because of the Switch Pro Configuration control and other mediums, you can easily connect your Switch Pro to your gaming system.

 

  1. PlayStation controllers:

The PS5 DualSense and the PS4 DualShock works like a charm when connected to your PC when connected through Bluetooth or USB. Steam also offers a PlayStation Configuration Support option that lets you play with the PS controller.

Apart from this, there is a lot of third-party software and adapters that trick your PC into thinking that you are using an Xbox controller.

 

Now that you know where to start, go ahead and explore all your options before inviting your ‘the one’ controller that will seamlessly add to your gaming experience. Also, remember ‘All that glitters is not gold’ and go for something less flashy and subtle. Not only the flashy ones are overpriced they may or may not be that reliable in the long run.

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