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FPS Freek ELITE
Score: 96%
Developer: KontrolFreek
Device Type: Accessory
Compatible With:



Function:

With the recently released FPS games that are the new hotness, a lot of gamers will be looking to claim their place on the leaderboards and find other ways to get an edge on their friends. KontrolFreek's analog stick enhancements offer just such an edge for console gamers.

Performance:

Like all of the KontrolFreeks I've tried so far, they fit snugly on the analog sticks of the OEM PS3 and Xbox 360 controllers (as well as many others), and increase the stick's height (which increases the accuracy as well as the overall stick throw distance), as well as allowing customization of the texture and shape of the top of the stick.

The ELITE FPS Freeks feature a concave thumb surface, that is cupped in the center and surrounded by six raised grip areas, providing a superior grip on the stick, to help keep it from slipping out from under your finger.


Features:
  • Concave Thumb Surface
  • "Rook" Style Raised Sectional Ridge For Increased Grip
  • Black Ops Emblem Grip on Thumb Surface
  • Black Top / Black Bottom
  • Increases your Accuracy in FPS Games
  • Gives More Leverage Without Disturbing Natural Gaming Feel
  • Easy Install
  • Minimal Learning Curve

Drawbacks & Problems::

At around $15 USD, these seem pricey, at first... especially since you can find controllers starting at around that price (well, not the sturdiest of controllers, but they're out there). These aren't controllers on their own, but can enhance multiple controllers you already have - across different systems. In fact, if you only want to enhance one side, you can use a single pair of KontrolFreeks on two different controllers. You could use your ELITEs on the left analog stick of your favorite PS3 controller and your favorite Xbox 360 controller, for example.

The only two possible problems I can think of with any of the FPS Freeks are issues with them fitting some controllers (although they fit a good many) and storing them safely, if you tend to take them off of the controller when not in use. Mind you, there's not necessarily a need to remove them from the controller when not playing, but if there are small children or animals who may attempt to eat them, for example, you'd want to put them up for safe keeping. Sadly, no storage case is provided and these things are about the size of a bottlecap, so fairly easy to loose.

If you're looking for some increased accuracy and a little added height to your analog sticks, the FPS Freek ELITE provides that along with a sweet solid black color scheme, which gives it a slicker appearance, in my opinion.


-Geck0, GameVortex Communications
AKA Robert Perkins

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