I am sure many people are continuing their work-at-home period, which will not end very soon, so gaming has been a primary part of life since the lockdown. Gaming without a controller is like bread without jam, but keeping in mind the economic crisis across the globe, buying a costly controller makes no sense.
So, I was also looking for a USB GamePad Controller to be a part of my regular FIFA sessions and NFS, Hitman, and other games. Predominantly FIFA is a game that suits a gamepad more than a traditional mouse and keyboard. I had an eye on a controller since its announcement on Amazon Prime Day.
The CLAW Shoot Wired USB Gamepad Controller is a great choice because of its sweet Rs. 990 price tag. Consumer Lifestyle Accessories Worldwide (CLAW), founded in Mumbai, India is an enterprise of Origin Marketing Pvt. Ltd. Because of this I was eager to try out the stuff.
But does it provide you a playable experience? Let’s find out:
In the box
The box contains 1 CLAW Shoot Wired USB Gamepad Controller and 1 user manual.
- (Plug-N-Play) The CLAW Shoot gamepad requires no drivers, simply plug in the 1.8 m USB cable to your PC and you’re ready to game.
- (Well-built Layout & Buttons) Ergonomic and streamlined layout featuring rubberized textured grip along with 2 Analog sticks, 8 Way Directional D-Pad, 4 Action Buttons, 2 Triggers, 2 Shoulder Buttons.
- (Dual Vibration Motors) Experience realistic gameplay with our Dual Vibration Motors which give you a thrilling experience. Feel the gameplay
- (Broad game support) Thanks to the dual input support (X-Input & D-Input), you can play a variety of games by simply changing modes. Supports top games such as FIFA, GTA, COD, NFS and many more.
- (Multi-OS Compatibility) Works with Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 / XP (Direct Input & X Input)
Design and build quality
At first look, you might feel this to be yet another Chinese rebranded controller; in fact, it is, but it’s sturdy and has a good hand feel. I do like the rubberized textured grip on the controller, but the Dual Vibration Motors are not great, kind of expected at this price.
Not the most premium gamepad, but okay-ish at its price, and the overall hand-feel is good for daily use as I never experience any pain or issues while gaming. I have seen people complain about the wireless one, so I will appreciate people going with the wired one as it’s cheap but reliable.
It has the standard Xbox controller layout, and the buttons are kind of good; I feel the action buttons are well enough; however, the quality of the D-Pad is not that great.
The 2 Analog sticks are good, but the 2 Triggers & 2 Shoulder Buttons are not premium, ok-ish. The USB wire is unexpectedly long enough, so no issues even if you have a lot of distance between you and your desktop or laptop.
One downside of being cheap is that the buttons lack back-lighting, so at night you can face issues, but generally, you do not as you get used to the placement of the button and the triggers.
I did really enjoy playing a variety of games like FIFA, NFS, Hitman, and others, but being a football fanatic, I loved playing FIFA with the controller. Be it a Divison Rival or a Squad Battle or even Career mode and Pro Clubs with friends, the experience was smooth.
Talking about latency, I feel even though it’s a cheap gamepad controller, this thing really hurts if it’s not good enough. But, it’s far better than my expectation, I have even tried a worse gamepad before, but at its price, I faced no to very low lag and as it’s a wired one, the gaming experience won’t be an issue for you.
I have even tried the controller on multiple devices including a desktop and a laptop but I could hardly notice any difference while gaming. So the overall gaming experience with the CLAW Shoot Wired USB Gamepad Controller offers is unparalleled in this price range.
Pros and cons
|Good hand-feel, great for long gaming hours||Buttons lack backlighting|
|Sturdy and standard buttons||No headphone jack|
|Long cable||Quality of gaming buttons could have been better|
|Lag-free gaming experience|
|Value for money|
Overall, as a Rs. 990 gamepad, the CLAW Shoot Wired USB Gamepad Controller is a great choice for a lot of gamers out there who are not looking to spend much yet want a usable gaming controller. It’s not a fancy thing but gets the job done without hurting your pocket much.
Being a wired gaming controller, there’s no such lag in games, which is really good, and though the quality of the buttons is not that great, the hand-feel is still impressive for long gaming sessions. It is easily recommendable and can easily be your next playmate.
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