Redgear Pro Wireless Gamepad Review

Will the Redgear Pro Wireless Gamepad be a worthy replacement for your Xbox 360 controller?    Lets find out in this indepth review.  

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Will the Redgear Pro Wireless Gamepad be a worthy replacement for your Xbox 360 controller?    Lets find out in this indepth review.  

This controller goes after the xbox360 design,  so casual gamers who are on a tight budget can enjoy an alternative gamepad with a price tag of 1599 Rs (Amazon.in)  ie: at the time of this writing. Click below to buy it . ( EDIT : Lighting Deal going on and you can steal it for 690 Rs )

RedGear Pro Series Wireless GamePad

BOX Contents :

  1. Gamepad
  2. Micro Usb cable
  3. Driver Cd
  4. A Quick Manual
  5. Usb receiver


Features 

One of the many things i love about this controller is that it not only looks like an xbox360,  it is an Xinput controller, where your Pc detects it as a typical xbox controller   Hurray!!  you dont need to configure  using 3rd party applications to fool ur gaming rig that it is an xbox controller.

Wireless Range 

Yes it is wireless using RF signals at 2.4 ghz no bluetooth so it isnt exactly a solo device. You need to hook it up with a USB receiver.  The Range is exceptional for users who want to buy this for a couch play in your mancave or living room.  But tends to lag in gameplay when you have  multiple wireless device using the same frequency causing signal interference.

Battery life 

The company says  10  hours. Now i havent been able to test that but for casual gamers such as me,  i charge it after 3 days with 2 hours of gameplay under the belt.

The charging is done by a Micro Usb cable with a duration of 6 hours for a full charge.  The LED indicator flashes in charging mode and shows no light when its full.

Can we play it in WIRED MODE?

Sadly you cant.  The gamepad only accepts the cable for charging not for wired gaming.

Design and Build Quality

The gamepad is is of hard plastic with rubberized grips on both ends of the gamepad,  suitable for persons with sweaty palms.

The X,Y,A,B keys,  Dpad,  analogue stick all resemble the xbox360 controller

The vibration is moderate but not at all disappointing. Although its essential that you have to install the Driver that came along with the Disk,  In case you lost the disc i have uploaded it here for you.

Click Here to download driver

The button press feedback is crisp and on the lighter side.  However the rubber on the analogue stick has an off chance to wear off with consistent gaming so i suggest to buy thumb grips for longer life.

The Dpad could have been improved with a round layout to actually feel that you are pressing two buttons for a bidirection control.

The LED indicator shows you whether it is Xinput mode or Dinput mode

The turbo mode here is a toggle button which enables you to simulate rapid button presses that you can customize on which button you need to do.

Yes they are Backlit

Moving on to the pros and cons

PROS 

  1. Cheaper than the xbox360
  2. It is wireless. Clutter free
  3. Excelent Range
  4. Average Battery life
  5. Xinput controller

Cons

  1. Multiple wireless device on the same frequency disturbs the signal resulting in laggy gameplay
  2. No bluetooth,  so android phones will need an OTG
  3. Service Centres are in limited regions
  4. No application to change the sensitivity of the LT and RT buttons
  5. Micro Usb provided is only for charging purposes. You cannot use it in WIRED MODE.


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48 thoughts on “Redgear Pro Wireless Gamepad Review”

  1. i installed the driver provided with the controller still wasnt able to see any haptic feedback. Games i tried,
    gta vice city
    super mario bros and other nes games via an nes emulator

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    1. Hi , 2 things are needed to confirm if the vibration is working or not :
      1) Confirm if Device Manager lists an “Xbox 360 peripherals” ( manual states that driver needed if vibration needs to work)
      2) Whether game supports vibration or not (I am not sure whether the games you tested does support it, works in God of War PS1 emulator )

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      1. yes, Device manager lists “xbox 360 peripherals”, device works just fine but i believe the games i played doesn’t support haptic feedback, can you mention any small game that has haptic feedback support so i can test it? thanks in advance 🙂
        I’ll be searching myself for the same and will be posting updates here

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  2. You may install an app from Windows Store called “Game Controller Tester” its free . I know you wanted a small game but this app will allow you to test the gamepad vibration . Here are the steps after installation.
    1) Launch the app and click on Vibration
    2) Check the Vibration option.
    3) Press and hold “back” and “start” button to activate the testing.
    4)Hit LT and RT to see if the vibration works .

    Observation :
    I tried impulse trigger and sliding the vibration power , didnt see any difference . Although RT button vibration was weak compared to LT button.

    Note :
    Always remember that the game has to support vibration first , NES consoles didnt have vibrating gamepads , PS1 and PS2 has it . Not sure about 3Ds and Nintendo .

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    1. No Lag , But with two wireless controllers you will have limited range as they both use 2.4 ghz frequency which will collide with each others frequency.

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      1. It doesn’t affect play just limited range . To explain collision means I would have to get technical , unfortunately you can’t avoid it . Maybe connect one in a USB hub with little distance from the other USB ?

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      2. What if i lost the usb dongle? What should i do then? I have already orderd two redgear wireless controllers from flip kart…so please help me giving comments..

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      3. Colliding with each others frequency means? Does it effect the play? How can i prevent this collision?..? Please help me giving replies

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  3. What if i lost the usb dongle? What should i do then? I have already orderd two redgear wireless controllers from flip kart…so please help me giving comments..

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    1. If you plan to move the controller from PC to another PC high chance that you would lose it . I just plug it to a USB hub and have forgotten about it . If you lose one you can’t buy one independently you would have to buy the whole set again

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    1. Yes . Maybe the newer version would only require one USB receiver for two controllers . Let me know if that is the case . Even if it is two receivers connected on laptop I don’t think you will experience limited range . So you are safe . Limited range occurs when you use it on HTPC and doing a couch play .

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    1. Yes , It will help , Range is the connectivity distance that you get from USB receiver to controller. So far i got 5m range(distance) in my living room with no obstacles . So incase you are using two of them at once you might get 2.5m distance(limited range). But since you plan to plug it in a laptop i dont think you will have issues with range. Hope this helps sorry for the delay.

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      1. What is the need for connecting two receivers if one usb receiver is enough for two controller ? Then the problem won’t arise right?

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      2. Okey…u said one receiver is enough for two controllers! If that is the case, the problem of collision won’t arise right?
        And are u sure that only one reciever is enough for two controllers?

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      3. Please read my replies once more . It might work is what I replied . Doesn’t mean it will work . Don’t worry about collision you are playing in laptop

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  4. Hi
    My redgear Pro series(wired) gamepad is not getting detected in any PC(tried on other PCs as well) since purchase. What can be the reason? Also I can’t find any service center to get it repaired in Bangalore, India..
    Can you help me out in this..?
    Regards
    Vikash

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  5. I have the same controller with me and its USB driver is not working. Whenever I plug in the USB into my laptop it says that USB not recognized. What do I do?

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  6. Hi, I am about to buy this gamepad but I am having doubts about the in-built battery. What is the life? Can it be replaced in future? Are they replaceable or fixed? Can’t seem to find the answers to these questions. Please help if u can. Thanks.

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