Headset maker Astro Gaming released its first game controller, called the C40 tr. It’s an expensive high end game pad that works with the PCN PS4.
It’s wildly ambitious. Two hundred dollar price will scare away all but the most dedicated gamers. But it’s excellent in both quality and extensive customization options. Make it one of the best game pads we’ve tested.
The C40 is a solid, almost imposing game pad that won’t easily be mistaken for any other controller.
It’s covered almost entirely in a rubberized matte black material with a textured black plastic panel on the face to hold. The analog sticks direction pad and face buttons. It weighs a hefty eleven point two ounces, significantly heavier than this stock. Dual shock for and over an ounce more than the chunky x box wireless controller.
You don’t get any cosmetic customization options when you’re ordered the C 40 matte black gamepad as your sole choice.
If you want a game pad that you can make look like your own instead of feel like your own.
You should consider the X box design lab, gamepad or custom controller from companies like Scuff and Evil Controllers.
All of the features of a dual shock four can be found on the C40. There are the dual analog sticks direction pad for face buttons and for triggers that are standard and all modern game controllers, along with options, share PlayStation buttons, three point five millimeter headset Jack and a U. Shaped touchpad.
For the few games that incorporated turning to see for you over shows several of the hallmarks of crisi enthusiast and custom controllers to additional triggers you well and your sit against the grip where your middle fingers rest naturally.
A small remapping button between them lets you manually assign them inputs.
If you don’t want to use the Astro software to customize everything to small rest switches off of the triggers, activate or disable mechanical stops that for in the L2 an hour to trigger pull distances on the top edge of the game pad.
Two more red switches toggled between Wired and the wireless nodes, as well as one of two control profiles.
You can set deeply recessed micro USP for it between the upper switches lets you plug in the C40 with included six foot cable recharging, using the gamepad as a wired controller, customizing it with astros’ software. The plastic plate on the front of the C40 is held in place with four hex screws by loosening them with the included hex driver.
You can remove the plate to expose the analog stick and direction pad modules.
The screws themselves are locked and even when loops, if you don’t need to worry about losing them, the sticks and pattern built into small black cylinders with metal contacts on the bottom that rest in recesses under the plate because they’re modular.
You can swap the layout of the C40 between PlayStation style, parallel analog sticks and x box style offset analog sticks. You can also replace the modules with an expensive parts of the sticks or direction pads start to wear down or stop working.
Astro estimates that replacement modules will be available for about twenty dollars each.
The tops of the analog sticks and the plastic direction pad also pull off the modules, letting you swap out different caps and pads.
The C40 comes with two concave and two complex stick caps and short stems, as well as one concave and one convex cap, each with slightly longer stems. The C40 lacks one aspect of the dual shock four, but replaces it with an arguably better option.
Instead of connecting to the PS4 or P.c over Bluetooth, it uses a two point four gigahertz. You must be adaptive that plugs into your console or computer to work wirelessly.
Once the adapters plugged in, the C40 acts just like a door shot for connected over Bluetooth, including to a headset audio through the three point five millimeter port on the bottom of the controller.
The adapter uses one of the two USP ports on the front of the PS4, but it should provide a more stable wireless connection with less latency than Bluetooth.
It also lets the C40 work wirelessly with PCs without using an X input.
Raboteau, like you need with a dual shock for Astro includes zip up card nylon case. It comfortably holds the controller.
You must be Cable Wireless adapter, hex driver and four extra analogs to caps together in one place, with each piece having its own dedicated recess or mesh pocket astros’ software for configuring the C40, it offers a downright dizzying array of options. You can remap almost any input to any button, including the direction pad and analog stick clicks.
That alone is incredibly useful, but you can also manually Rehmat any inputs to the well and your buttons holding down and one of them and the reset button on the underside of the controller.
The software also lets you tweak the sensitivity of the analog sticks as well as L2 then are two triggers.
Each input has a graph that functions like a custom equalizer, letting you slide for sensitivity points up and down to adjust the curve of how sensitive the sticks and triggers are.
Finally, the headset Jack itself gets its own tweaks in the software in addition to microphone and headphone volume. You can control side tone levels, which is how much of your voice is played back in your ear as your top.
All of your changes get written directly to the controller so you can use them with your P.S. for any other piece you want to play on. That doesn’t have the software. The C40 can store two profiles at once and switch between them on the fly. Using the mode switch on the top edge of the gamepad can also store unlimited profiles in the. Software itself.
So if you want to tweak your controls for every game you play, you can have them ready to sink and use whenever you want.
A controller that’s expensive isn’t for everyone. If you’re a dedicated PS4 or P.C. gamer and want a game pad, you can really tweak and customize to see who needs the C40 is definitely worthy of your attention.