If your looking for a low cost Pc gaming controller but don’t want the controller to lack quality and functionality then take a look at the Logitech F310 Game Pad. As gamers we all know it can become rather pricey buying video game accessories and we are always looking for an affordable alternative to some of the expensive choices on the market. The Logitech has a sturdy construction, is compatible with most PCs and it might lack the vibration capability but it still has plenty of other features that make it a great choice if your looking for something a little more affordable.
DESIGN & BUILD QUALITY
When you first take a look at the Logitech F310 Pc controller you might see the controller resembles the Sony Playstation in button layout and overall design. The D-pad and actions buttons are pretty similar to the Xbox controller. The action buttons on the Logitech has a cylinder shape with slightly sharp edges, where as the action buttons on the xbox 360 controller are rounder and have less throw.
The controller has a sturdy build so it can take a licking and keep on ticking. The controller is made of hard plastic and has rubber grips on either sides. The only issue I seen or experience was the the way the housing is built around the trigger buttons, your fingers fit right in the groove but after long game sessions it can become uncomfortable.
FUNCTION & SOFTWARE
The Logitech F310 gamepad allows you to experience console style gaming at an affordable price and during gameplay seem to be very responsive. The controller has all the necessary buttons needed to play console style games such as Halo or assassins creed. The game controller has two analog sticks, d-pad, four action buttons (x,y,a &B), left bumper, right bumper, left trigger, right trigger,back button,start,and a mode button.
TAKE A CLOSER LOOK THE CONTROLLERS FUNCTIONS & SOFTWARE
Logitech provides software called the Logitech Profiler to program the buttons which I always find useful and almost necessary at times. You can save different profiles for each game you play and program a function for almost all buttons on the controller. There is also a provide switch in the back of the gaming controller that allows you to switch between DirectInput and XInput.
DirectInput is a Microsoft API which collects input from a user from a mouse, keyboard or controller and provides allows the user to assign specific actions to buttons within a game.
WHAT’S IN THE BOX
Well curious what’s in the box, this is definitely going to be a brief explanation and by no means a mouth full. Logitech includes the video game controller and the normal user documentation that briefly explains how to use the controller as well as where to download the software.
The Logitech F310 Game Pad may follow all the design ques of console gaming but don’t forget it was built for PC and is compatible with all versions of the Windows OS. Now I think what most people would love to see it the game pad be capable of cross-platform, maybe be able to enjoy gameplay with the controller on Playstation or Xbox and maybe even Android.
Well what do I think about the controller over all? The Logitech F310 Game Pad is a excellent cheap video game controller for PC gaming that doesn’t suck and it has made a great addition to my video game accessories that I would recommend to anyone. Now it lacks vibration feedback which might become an issues if you rely on the vibration as a warning on a approaching enemy or one who might be using silent rounds and like me the index finger placement under the trigger button might become uncomfortable after longer gaming sessions but these minor set backs might be forgiven because of the price as well as it’s other redeeming qualities. This version of the controller does lack the wireless capability which is a plus if you hate having to look for batteries but Logitech did introduce a wireless version called the Logitech GamePad F710. On a high note the controller has a sturdy construction so it is an ideal controller for your long one, it has the Logitech profiler software which makes it compatible with almost all PC games and it has a console button layout which gives you the console gaming experience on your PC.