By Andrew Liszewski
If the ‘barely changed in the past 100 years’ styling of the Sony dualshock controller for the PS3 isn’t doing it for you, and you’ve been enviously eyeing your friend’s Xbox 360 controllers, Nyko’s Raven will give you the best of both worlds. While Nyko might claim the Raven has a “totally unique ergonomic design built from the ground up…” I’m thinking it looks strongly influenced by the 360’s controllers, including the offset analog control sticks which sees the left one sitting higher than the right, a configuration many gamers prefer for FPS titles.
The Raven is also covered in a soft rubbery finish that’s comfortable to hold and prevents the controller from easily slipping out of your hands. It connects to the PS3 via a USB dongle with a range of about 25 feet, and the built-in lithium-ion battery is good for about 25 hours of play and uses a miniUSB port for recharging. And best of all the Raven’s got an MSRP of just $34.99.