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Pros: Fit and finish are great. No fiddling around trying to get things plugged in. This is my second time around ordering INSTEN accessories for an Xbox360. The first set has worked great, and this time I ordered a second set for my Grandson for his Xbox360.
Reviewed By:N/A,7/27/2015 12:30:03 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product 1 week to 1 month.
Pros: - After playing for a long time on both Xbox 360 and Xbox One (although slightly improved) gamepads, I started to hate the analog sticks on them. My fingers would callous and hurt after a while of play, and my grip would slip continuously off the sticks, likely costing me a dearly in whatever game I so happen to be playing. I thought to myself, "There HAS to be a better way." And much like those cheesy infommercials, the Grip-iT Stick Covers appeared to stop the madness. I've been using these for the better part of two years on two of my controllers of my--one 360 and one One. They drastically change the feel and comfortability of the default analog sticks.
- They are relatively easy to install over the analog sticks--you just wrap them over and they snap back, creating a tight seal. Although this is a little different as far as Oxbox One controllers go (see Cons).
- The best way to succinctly put it: These Grip-iT covers are so much better than the stock gamepad analog rubber. Your fingers don't slide off, sweat doesn't deter your handle on them, accuracy improves, and your fingers don't fatigue any longer. Your thumbs will even shed their callouses because these covers are so comfortable and svelte. I really dislike playing on gamepads that do not have these covers installed. They have turned me into a snob when it comes to controller comfortability.
- A good price for a good product.
Cons: - Because the Xbox One controller's analog stick heads are a few millimeters smaller, the Grip-it Covers don't hug the top snugly. What results is a somewhat loose bond, and it takes a while to properly secure the cover over the stick so as it not to continually bother you or slip off. I think Grip-iT should make a different set of these for the One controller, a slighly smaller version so that the rubber hugs it tightly and firmly as it does on the 360 controllers.
- The Grip-It pads after a while do wear out, just like the stock pads on the gamepads' analog sticks. I've gone through about four of these covers over a two year period. Sometimes it's a hit or miss situation, where one will break down quickly while another will last awhile. I've had one tear down the middle after only a week of use; while others have stood up for months. I'm now replacing the one on my HTPC/Steam Stream Gamepad--the center is starting to concave and deteriorate--this has been after ~160 hours of use.
Other Thoughts: - Although I have to reorder and replace these every several months--and you'll likely have to as well--it's worth it. The price isn't so bad as to where it irritates you when they wear down, because it's not going to put a dent in your wallet when you replace them. If anything, you'll sigh in relief when you get the fresh pair and put them back on.
Reviewed By:N/A,7/13/2015 3:03:34 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product more than 1 year.