Hands on with the Afterglow controllers

We have reported on the PDP Afterglow glowing controllers before. In fact, we have done it twice.

You probably are wondering why I feel a need to cover them again. Well, I was on a trip for a few weeks and found this waiting for me when I got home. It is the weirdest review model that I have ever received.

This is a suitcase full of controllers for the big three video game consoles, and they were hooked up to a battery so they all were illuminated. There was even a kill-switch that was rigged to turn the controllers on when the suitcase lid was opened.

The red glowing one is the Afterglow AP.1 for the PS3, with a “refined analog stick location for competitive advantage, and L2 and R2 triggers modeled on PDP’s Real Triggers add-ons”.

The green glowing one is the Afterglow AX.1 for the Xbox 360, with three modes of Afterglow lighting and works with Windows and PC gaming.

You will notice that only the Nunchuk (AW.2) is glowing in this picture. This was simply because they didn’t put the batteries in the Wiimote (AW.1). I got to try out the AW.1 and AW.2, and I liked the button configuration for the AW.1, and the retractable cord for the AW.2.

As far as I know, these will be available in Q4. The AP.1 will be $24.99, the AW.2 will be $14.99, and the AX.1 and AW.1 will each be $29.99.

I don’t know why the company sent me the suitcase with controllers. I hope they don’t sent me to sell them. If so, then this is my best pitch for potential buyers: they’re cool.