Also some driving games just don’t feel right when you use a keyboard and mouse to control the car.
One solution for this problem is to head back to console gaming. However, in doing so, you sacrifice all of the benefits of PC gaming.
A better solution is to buy a console-like controller that will tailor to your console background, but also won’t break your budget.
To suit your console needs and to give you the feel of console gaming, the Rumble Gamepad F510 by Logitech is a product that gives you console-like controls while still allowing you to experience the more superior platform, the PC.
Logitech Rumble Gamepad F510 Background
Logitech, Founded in 1981 in Apples, Switzerland, is focused on quality and innovation and strive to create new products for PC and laptop users in the ever-changing computer world.
They started by making mice, but now they make many gaming accessories such as, keyboards, mice, headsets, speakers, pc gaming controllers and much more.
The F510 Rumble Pad features a unique floating D-Pad which allows for much better control than regular D-Pads. The controller also allows you to play older games with the ability to switch between X-Input and DirectInput with the flick of a switch.
The product is very different from other console-like pc controllers because it gives you the button layout of the PS3 and gives you the build quality of the Xbox controller.
This controller comes in three different versions:
- F310 (Not wireless)
- F510 (Not wireless)
- F710 (Wireless)
What the Rumble Gamepad F510 Promises
The Logitech Rumble Pad F510 is intended for PC gamers who have a background in console gaming.
The controller allows you to take control of your driving skills with the option to go whatever speed necessary, unlike a keyboard which makes you go full speed all the times (unless you tap the button on the keyboard).
I bought this product because, before building my first gaming PC, I came from playing console games. S0, some driving games didn’t feel right with the keyboard and mouse.
I thought the product would be a good fit because I heard from others that Logitech made great products for PC users. Ultimately, the product gives me the option to play on my keyboard and mouse or with my controller.
- Button layout of a PS3 control
- Nice rubber grips on the back and the side of the controller
- Controller can support mostly any game on the PC
- The D-Pad feels better than any controller that I’ve ever seen
- Control is built very well and has no sign of breaking any time soon
- Allows me to play my older games which only support X-Input
- Controller is not wireless, the cable gets in the way while playing
- Cable is kind of short, would have liked to see an extension included
- The triggers are difficult to press, leads to fingers hurting after a while
What Customers Are Saying About the Logitech Rumble Gamepad F510
From B. Colonna on Amazon:
I cannot think of a single downside to this controller. It is simple to connect, comfortable, easy to use, and its programmable, if you simply have to have this or that key set up some particular way you like. (Read full review here…)
From J. Nichols on Amazon:
Overall, great job! Quality controller, and people in other reviews are right. The analog thumbsticks loosen up with intense playing. Depending on the game, you can even turn sensitivity up and down! (Read full review here…)
From Nathan Mays on Amazon:
Looking at the chart above, the only additional feature you get with the next step to F710 is wireless and I am now switching everything back to wired USB that I can these days, don’t like the slight delay you can get at times with wireless devices for the PC. Plus, tired of battery concerns. (Read full review here…)
The Logitech Rumble Pad F510 is a great product for PC gamers with a background in console game, or for anyone who likes to have a controller in their hand rather than a keyboard and mouse.
Other companies who make console controllers for the PC won’t be able to make a control better than the F510, in my personal opinion.
I think gamers will definitely get their money’s worth for a controller that promises this amount of features.
(These reviews are not necessarily my personal recommendations; rather, they are reviews written by others who actually own the product. If you’d like to post a review of the experience that you’ve had with a specific component, please contact me.)