ZD-V+ Vibration-Feedback USB Wired Gamepad Gaming Controller Review
ZD is back with a new and improved gaming controller for personal gaming computers, Android and the PS 3. The ZD V+ is a sturdy and efficient gaming controller for both hardcore and beginner gamers and functions well even under the harshest of stress.
Sold at a ridiculously low price, the ZD V+ gives the gamer the feel of a much more expensive mainstream controller, with smooth controls and parts. Its analogs are secure and comfortable to use, so a gamer can play their games for longer without feeling uncomfortable. It has plastic grip holders, which will never get worn out and sit coolly and comfortably in the gamer’s hand. Its buttons are made secure against getting stuck, and are responsive and work well for quick reaction games such as first person shooters. With plug and play for PlayStation 3 consoles, it is easy to set up and install, and so a gamer can start playing soon after they get the product from the market.
Aesthetically pleasing, the ZD V+ looks very similar to its big brand counterparts in Sony and Microsoft X-Box, with plastic that looks more expensive than it is, and a sturdy, attractive design. It is average sized, with dimensions of 5.4 x 7.6 x 2.8 inches (13.7 x 19.3 x 7.1 cm). It weighs 216 g (12 ounces), rather heavy and sturdy for a gaming controller. For personal computer (PC) games supporting the Xinput method, there is a vibration feedback function present in this controller which allows the controller to convey certain information through tactile vibration to the user if the game the user is playing supports that kind of vibration feedback. However, this vibration feedback function is not present and compatible with PS 3 consoles and Androids.
Another feature for PC gamers supporting the Xinput method is the controller’s JD SWITCH function, which exchanges the functions of the D-Pad and the Left Stick. It can support USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, and has a multi-mode option wherein it supports Xinput, DirectInput and Android depending on which kind of gaming setup the user has. It works with emulators, after setting up the buttons, and it is compatible with PC Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10, though the games much support either Xinput or DirectInput modes. Some games may also need the buttons set up before beginning the game.
This controller is compatible with Android, if it is a version 4.0 or above. The Android device must also support the OTG function, and again, for the game to be played using the device, it must support Android, and some buttons may need to be set up before starting the game. PlayStation 3 is compatible with this device using the plug and play function, thereby making it easy to setup and play for the PS 3 console. It is just as responsive as a regular PS 3 controller, though it is as large as an X Box controller, thus making it the ideal size for gamers.
The device comes with a 1.5 m (4.9 feet) USB cable which attaches it to the gaming computer. This length is perfect for personal gaming computers, though it may be a little short for console gaming and gaming from smart TVs.