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Nyko Zero Wireless Controller for Playstation 3

Postby Apoptosis » Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:46 am

Nyko Zero Wireless Controller for Playstation 3

With full six-direction tilt functionality and vibration support, the Zero is fully compatible with all PS3 software and control schemes. The Zero is powered by an included NiMH rechargeable battery that provides up to 25 hours of wireless gameplay. The Zero is the first controller to feature LED back-lit action buttons, heat dissipating aluminum panels and a hybrid metal-resin design. This is a PS3 controller that stands out from the crowd!

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Unlike the Sony controllers, third party controllers like the Nyko don’t have built-in wireless functionality and thus need wireless adapter. Nyko has packaged a low latency USB adapter for use with the Zero controller that is a very simple to plug in and go. We didn’t notice any lag or delay with this solution at all with using the Zero which was a concern of ours as we realized that there would be a USB adapter in the mix. The Nyko Zero is powered by a NiMH rechargeable battery that in our tests gave more than 20 hours of continuous gaming. Like the original Sony controllers, you can recharge these using the USB mini like you normally would. If you need more playtime, Nyko includes a “AA” battery pack so that you can have uninterrupted p0wnage.


Article Title: Nyko Zero Wireless Controller for Playstation 3
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Re: Nyko Zero Wireless Controller for Playstation 3

Postby martini161 » Mon Apr 07, 2008 2:04 pm

two ps3 related reviews in a row? weird. but anyway, i never saw the point of backlighting buttons. its not like you have to look down and see whats what, you just know
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Re: Nyko Zero Wireless Controller for Playstation 3

Postby Apoptosis » Mon Apr 07, 2008 2:26 pm

I needed a weekend off ;)

I didn't check email once or touch a computer for more than 30 minutes all weekend!
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Re: Nyko Zero Wireless Controller for Playstation 3

Postby martini161 » Mon Apr 07, 2008 2:27 pm

Apoptosis wrote:I needed a weekend off ;)

I didn't check email once or touch a computer for more than 30 minutes all weekend!

wow, thats quite a feat for people like us :lol:
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Re: Nyko Zero Wireless Controller for Playstation 3

Postby Digital Puppy » Mon Apr 07, 2008 3:03 pm

Yeah, Nate had his minions slaving away all weekend playing Devil May Cry 4 over and over again. I can't believe he made us watch all those Blu-ray DVDs too!

Seriously, the brother needed a break.
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Re: Nyko Zero Wireless Controller for Playstation 3

Postby dgood » Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:44 am

so if it's usb, is there a driver out for pc? I love using old ps2 controllers to play some games on my computer. such as the tony hawk series and older sports games.
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Re: Nyko Zero Wireless Controller for Playstation 3

Postby Digital Puppy » Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:44 am

dgood wrote:so if it's usb, is there a driver out for pc? I love using old ps2 controllers to play some games on my computer. such as the tony hawk series and older sports games.

Good question. One of the first things we did was plug the dongle into a few machines to see what would happen.....nothing. An error was actually reported in the Device Manager of WinXP.

We also went to the Nyko site, but didn't find any kind of PC driver downloads or updates. I'll see what the Nyko folks have to say though cause I can see how many people might want to use the controller for some of their PC games.
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Re: Nyko Zero Wireless Controller for Playstation 3

Postby Digital Puppy » Fri Sep 11, 2009 2:13 pm

mark14 wrote:What is the best 3rd party ps3 controller for the ps3 ?
NYKO PlayStation 3 Zero Wireless Controller
HORI PS3 WIRELESS HORIPAD 3 TURBO CONTROLLER
Logitech PlayStation 3 PS3 Wireless Cordless Controller
or any other you have tried? Please explain why is better that the original or if the original is the best.
Thanks in advance!

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Well, to be quite honest, we really don't have that much experience with a bunch of different PS3 controllers. Most of the things we review on LR are for the PC. Occasionally, we review hardware that is "cross-platform", but you might want to make a post in our Console Gaming Corner and ask the peeps there.
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Re: Nyko Zero Wireless Controller for Playstation 3

Postby darren8448 » Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:50 am

Wireless controller that combines rumble and motion control for PlayStation 3 games; includes removable rechargeable battery and USB charging cable; backlit buttons; less expensive than DualShock 3. But The Nyko Zero Wireless controller makes for a decent secondary or back-up controller, but doesn't fully match the comfort and performance of the DualShock 3.
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Re: Nyko Zero Wireless Controller for Playstation 3

Postby hark » Thu Dec 16, 2010 1:05 pm

MotioninJoy has unofficial drivers for Playstation 3 controllers: http://www.motioninjoy.com/
Not sure if they'll work with third-party controllers, but I think it will.
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