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Too Cheap to Buy a PS3 Dualshock Controller?

by Paul Strauss

This strange appendage snaps on to the bottom of your standard PlayStation 3 SIXAXIS joystick, turning it into a poor-man’s DualShock controller.

PS3 Vibration Feedback Attachment

PEGA’s oddly-named “Vibrating Bag” adds rumble capability to your stock PS3 controller. Now they don’t specify if the vibration actually works when the game generates its feedback signal, or if the thing just continuously rumbles. But couldn’t your tired hands use a relaxing massage anyway?

In addition to adding some unwelcome bulk to the controller, the remote receiver that plugs into the console has a huge antenna sticking out of it, messing with your PS3’s sleek good looks.

If the contraption wasn’t off-kilter enough, it also has a built-in FM radio – ’cause there’s not thing I like to do more while playing a round of Uncharted than cranking up the Boomer and the Nudge morning show.

So if you really, really can’t bear to spend the bucks on a proper PS3 DualShock Controller, head on over to DealExtreme and take your chances.

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Comments (6):

  1. pooface says:

    Its obviously working by sound, the base unit with he antenna has a multi-av plug which it would piggy back between the console and tv. Plus the controller attachment even has a headphone out that it receives from the base unit.

  2. technabob says:

    Good point. I was thinking there was a USB connector on the back of that antenna, but you’re right – that’s a Multi A/V connector. What junk.

  3. Nick says:

    I’m pretty sure when it says FM radio it means it uses an FM signal to transmit to the Vibration box not that you can listen to radio stations

  4. technabob says:

    I just figured when it said FM radio and came with a pair of headphones, they really did mean FM radio. But now that I think about it, there’s no tuning dial on there, so it’s probably just so you can listen to the audio from your PS3 over the headphones. How silly.

  5. Jo Blow says:

    The saddest part about this thing is, while it looks like it was made in the USA. It also looks like it wasn’t.

  6. B.D. says:

    Yeah, I’ve got your vibrating bag…

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