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PS5’s expensive DualSense Edge pad has short battery life



The new PS5 DualSense Edge controller looks a lot more premium, according to the hands-on impressions the professional gadget Sony posted today. Verge. The outlet praises the pad for its programmability and button compatibility, but there is one drawback: the Dullesense Edge controller’s battery life is short.

Sony shared the following statement on the subject of battery life: “The operating time of the DualSense Edge Wireless Controller is slightly shorter than the original DualSense Wireless Controller because we included many other features within the same form factor and ergonomic design as the original DualSense Controller. We wanted to strike a good balance between wireless operating time and providing robust, high-performance features.”

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DualSense Edge™ wireless controller

Elsewhere, The Verge was given two hours to play with the PS5 Pro controller, which showed how the triggers and touchpad are now more grippy thanks to all those little PlayStation symbols on the surface, while the grips inside are now Made of rubber instead of plastic. .

Then the buttons themselves look and react the same to touch, though The Verge notes “Button presses were a bit off. Maybe they’re more accurate, but I couldn’t tell in my demo.” ” The thumbsticks are said to be easy to swap in and out, and you can switch between controller profiles by holding down two new function buttons below the sticks.

“You can have up to three custom profiles saved to the controller at a time, as well as the default PlayStation controls, each mapped to one of the controller’s cross-square-triangle-circle face buttons for easy access,” the Verge says. “There’s also a simple LED pattern below the touchpad to help you know which profile you’re on, though its simple 1-4 dot readout probably isn’t a good memory aid for me.”

The PS5 DualSense edge controller is priced at £209.99/$199.99, and will launch on 26 January 2023. Taking pre-orders now. Official PlayStation Direct website. Would you buy one? Let us know in the comments below.


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