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Psyclone - Thumbies Button Gaming Controls for Apple® iPhone® 3GS and 4

Model: PX8600
SKU: 1240224
UPC: 842892014686
These gaming buttons use Heat Touch technology to turn your iPhone into a controller for use with shooting, fighting, sports and arcade game layouts. The suction cup design allows for easy attachment or removal.
Average Customer Rating:
4.333 out of 5
4.3
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67% of reviewers would recommend this product to a friend 
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Customer Reviews for Psyclone - Thumbies Button Gaming Controls for Apple® iPhone® 3GS and 4
Review 1 for Psyclone - Thumbies Button Gaming Controls for Apple® iPhone® 3GS and 4

Great for android!

Customer Rating
5.0 out of 5
5.0
Posted by: Anonymous
from Reston, VA
on 04/10/2011
Value for Price
5.0 out of 5
5.0
Quality
5.0 out of 5
5.0
Performance
4.0 out of 5
4.0
What's great about it: price, small size, perfect buttons, amazing d-pad, great for emulators, suction cups are invisible when attached to scre
What's not so great: Large suction cups, joystick doesn't slide far enough, black color may obscure important parts of screen
I was becoming frustrated at using virtual d-pads with the emulators and games on android. Once I saw the fling control stick attachment I smiled at what a great idea these attachments were though the 20$+ price tag turned me off. After doing some looking I found these on sale on the best buy website and decided to pick them up at a local store.
The set up was straight forward using simple suction cups that don't leave marks or go bad. They barely blur the screen but can overlap which a 10 second scissor job can fix right up.
Functionally the buttons work brilliant and the d-pad/joystick (marketed as a "j-pad") works perfectly over any d-pad used in emulators or games. As for joysticks, it works fine on some ,but for others like the n64 emulator n64oid, it does not rach far enough for the full throttle of the control stick. ie. making mario always walk and not able to run. This was expected as it is mostly a d-pad and not a control stick.
There are very few things wrong with this product and I would recommend it for any ios and android device with a capacitive touch screen.
I would recommend this to a friend!
 
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Review 2 for Psyclone - Thumbies Button Gaming Controls for Apple® iPhone® 3GS and 4

Perfect for certain games

Customer Rating
5.0 out of 5
5.0
Posted by: AphexTwin
from St Louis, MO
on 02/11/2011
Value for Price
5.0 out of 5
5.0
Quality
4.0 out of 5
4.0
Performance
4.0 out of 5
4.0
What's great about it: Cheaper than other products, has buttons
What's not so great: Doesn't work on all games.
These really work well, but not for all games. They are the only product out there that is small enough to work on iPod Touch and iPhone too.
I've found many of the dual analog stick games work great (Alive 4-Ever, Minigore, Guerrilla Bob) , and the buttons usually work. But some games the D-Pad is not the correct size. Not really a problem, luckily a lot of the top games work.
If you're looking for a few games to test, try The Simpsons game, Sonic, or Street Fighter. Street fighter works great because you can move the onscreen buttons to fit better. Pacman also worked.
Tony Hawk pro skater 2 is my favorite. The Buttons make it so much easier, especially since I used to always seem to hit the wrong button. I don't use the D-Pad with this game but the buttons really help. Finally beat the game on my iTouch.
I would recommend this to a friend!
 
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Review 3 for Psyclone - Thumbies Button Gaming Controls for Apple® iPhone® 3GS and 4

Works great! Well, mostly.

Customer Rating
3.0 out of 5
3.0
Posted by: CubexDE
on 12/03/2010
Value for Price
3.0 out of 5
3.0
Quality
3.0 out of 5
3.0
Performance
3.0 out of 5
3.0
What's great about it: Buttons work fine
What's not so great: Limited button layouts, D-pads barely work (if ever), Suction cups consume screen real estate
The Thumbies by Psyclone work great, as long as the game you are playing requires the specialized button layouts that are included in the package. I tried using them with Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus and Gangstar: Miami Vindication, but the button layouts never matched exactly, and the large suction cups usually covered up parts of the screen that needed to be used for other buttons in different game modes.
The worst problem was the the D-pads don't seem to work at all. While great in concept, they were extremely unreliable, and after repositioning them and trying different methods I finally gave up altogether. They simply are too inaccurate and unreliable.
So, if you are playing a game that the buttons are made for, and as long as you don't plan on using the D-pads, these things are great! Otherwise, stick to using touch.
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
+6points
6out of 6found this review helpful.