Scuf has launched the Reflex lineup of customizable wi-fi controllers made for the PS5 and PC, consisting of three expensive controllers. Pricing begins at $199.99 for the Reflex, $229.99 for the Reflex Professional, going all the best way as much as $259.99 for the Reflex FPS, and every mannequin has its personal distinctive options.

Throughout the vary, the Reflex is constructed upon Sony’s first-party DualSense controller board. Meaning it’ll obtain updates by way of your console and that its characteristic set is nearly similar to what you’d get from Sony’s controller (Scuf’s Intuition Professional for Xbox was constructed this fashion, too, mirroring Microsoft’s first-party controller). The Scuf Reflex is rechargeable and helps USB-C charging, and it has a mute button and incorporates a touchpad — all options it shares in widespread with the DualSense. The Scuf Reflex and Reflex Professional (however not the Reflex FPS) characteristic haptics and Sony’s signature adaptive rear triggers, which might alter the quantity of stress you’re feeling contextually.

So, what does the $120 (or increased) premium for Scuf’s Reflex over the DualSense get you? It depends upon which of the controllers you purchase. All of them come bearing a number of variations that alter the DualSense’s aesthetic and performance, for starters. The faceplate may be eliminated and swapped with a special one (extra colours will are available in “the weeks and months” following launch, however black is the one coloration accessible for now). You’ll additionally have the ability to buy completely different colours of anti-friction rings that may be put in across the analog sticks that cushion their motion.

The different colors of the Scuf Reflex

Sometime, all of those face plates can be accessible for buy, although black is the one one coming at launch.
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All three fashions of the Scuf Reflex characteristic 4 rear paddles that may be personalized. The controllers can retailer as much as three profiles, letting you cycle between as much as 12 distinctive paddle bindings, which is helpful if you happen to swap between sport genres. Within the field with every controller, you’ll get a couple of thumbsticks that may be changed with the inventory sticks: lengthy, quick, domed, and concave.

Each the Reflex Professional and Reflex FPS have a “high-performance” grip round their again to make them simpler to carry. The Reflex FPS is the one one of many bunch that options immediate triggers, that are Scuf’s characteristic that, upon toggling some switches on the rear of the controller, considerably shortens the pull motion. This characteristic (additionally current on the Xbox-specific Intuition Professional) makes triggers really feel extra like bouncy mouse clicks, and that shorter pull might result in sooner actuation to allow you to get the leap in your opponents. As talked about earlier than, the Reflex FPS lacks haptics and adaptive triggers.

I’ve but to truly get my arms on any of the Reflex controllers, however I’m excited that there’s lastly a third-party wi-fi different to Sony’s DualSense coming to market. Although, it’s powerful to name it another when it prices a lot extra. However if you happen to’re within the crowd of people that want Sony would convey its inexpensive Again Button Attachment from the PS4 days to the PS5, effectively, this could be your solely resolution for now.

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