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Cosimo
01-06-2013,
While talking about "Best Designed Phones" it came to me that we should do a similar post for controllers.

Which controller do you believe is the best designed controller?

Anything could be a criteria, from ergonomics, build quality/materials, functionality, added features and looks.

You could add guns, steering wheels, etc. Hell, you could even add keyboards and mice if you feel like it. It doesn't have to be a game pad.

The Wii Classic Controller is my personal favorite.

What's yours?

ContemporaryGuy
01-11-2013,
SixFingeredAmish http://www.theverge.com/users/SixFingeredAmish

Kinect

Tailsnake http://www.theverge.com/users/Tailsnake

Wii U Pro Controller, it’s basically a slightly better balanced and more contoured XBox 360 controller. I’ve never held another controller that’s felt that good in my hands, everything just falls into place and feels right.



Chaz_UK http://www.theverge.com/users/Chaz_UK



Digital only. The smaller Sega Saturn gamepad.

Beat the crap out of the PSX pad in the day and was ace for 2d fighters.

Analogue? XBOX Controller S

A more comfortable take on "the Duke"

Nintendo Wavebird a close second.

xeu http://www.theverge.com/users/xeu

the sega saturn gamepad :^O___ _



theemonkeymo http://www.theverge.com/users/theemonkeymo

Its obviously the 360 the controller, now the xb1 controller would be the best but I still dislike the route they took with the super stiff bumper buttons. The top of the bumper can not register input, if that was loosened up than id easily give it to the xb1 controller.



andrewjackson042 http://www.theverge.com/users/andrewjackson042

I always felt the 360 controller was a bit small for my hands, they’d always end up cramping over the bumpers.



dissss http://www.theverge.com/users/dissss

I never got the hang of console controllers so I’m going to say the long running Logitech MX510/518/G5/G500. Sure the tech has changed but the shape has stayed very similar.



sploder http://www.theverge.com/users/NickAVV
I really like the Nintendo GameCube controllers. Fits well in the hand, controls are easy to find without looking. Good response, digital and analog. Beefy, durable controls.

ContemporaryGuy
01-16-2013,
SixFingeredAmish http://www.theverge.com/users/SixFingeredAmish

Kinect

Tailsnake http://www.theverge.com/users/Tailsnake

Wii U Pro Controller, itís basically a slightly better balanced and more contoured XBox 360 controller. Iíve never held another controller thatís felt that good in my hands, everything just falls into place and feels right.



Chaz_UK http://www.theverge.com/users/Chaz_UK



Digital only. The smaller Sega Saturn gamepad.

Beat the crap out of the PSX pad in the day and was ace for 2d fighters.

Analogue? XBOX Controller S

A more comfortable take on "the Duke"

Nintendo Wavebird a close second.

xeu http://www.theverge.com/users/xeu

the sega saturn gamepad :^O___ _



theemonkeymo http://www.theverge.com/users/theemonkeymo

Its obviously the 360 the controller, now the xb1 controller would be the best but I still dislike the route they took with the super stiff bumper buttons. The top of the bumper can not register input, if that was loosened up than id easily give it to the xb1 controller.



andrewjackson042 http://www.theverge.com/users/andrewjackson042

I always felt the 360 controller was a bit small for my hands, theyíd always end up cramping over the bumpers.



dissss http://www.theverge.com/users/dissss

I never got the hang of console controllers so Iím going to say the long running Logitech MX510/518/G5/G500. Sure the tech has changed but the shape has stayed very similar.



sploder http://www.theverge.com/users/NickAVV
I really like the Nintendo GameCube controllers. Fits well in the hand, controls are easy to find without looking. Good response, digital and analog. Beefy, durable controls.