Peripheral manufacturer Saitek has come up with a couple of new control
pads, the P2600 and wireless P2900. Although they are remarkably
similar to earlier Saitek Rumble Pads, the policy seems to be “if it
ain’t broke, don’t fix”; my experiences with them has been pretty
positive as they offer a reasonably close impression of the
PlayStation’s Dual Shock 2 only with a different button layout.
These latest models finally offer four shoulder buttons, but you
still have the six normal buttons, which is more like a Controller S.
The Wireless P2900 uses a low battery power consumption technology to
enable up to 50 hours of gameplay from a single AA battery. The P2600
and P2900 are available now for £24.99 and £29.99 respectively.
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