We've had the regular wired controllers for our PS2 ever since it came out. However, a few weeks ago, my son was saving his progress to a game when he pulled the PS2 off the entertainment center shelf with a crash!
Somehow, the $40 game inside got a scratch right on the beginning of the disc. The guys at the gaming store were nice enough to replace it (they didn't have to!)
After that incident, we decided to invest in a wireless controller!
Ours works great, but feels a bit different than the regular controller. The top part feels heavier (the batteries) and the reaction time based on button depression seems slower. For fast sequences (such as O, X, Square, Triangle mini-games found in Sly Cooper I, Curious George, and Ice Age 2), I had to repeatedly depress some of the buttons to get the PS2 to respond. It would seem that a heavier hand is needed to work the wireless remote.
The guy at the gaming store told us that the Logitech was the "cadillac" of wireless remotes, and so far, we haven't had any troubles. My son and I enjoy being able to play using a wireless controller and I think it's a great tool if you find wires limiting or if you're fearful that the little ones are going to pull the PS2 off the shelf!
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Experience the freedom to play anywhere you want and eliminate cable clutter in your living room. The second generation Logitech Cordless Action Controller delivers the performance, convenience, and comfort you've been looking for. It's engineered to be small and light, yet it still uses Logitech's highly reliable 2.4 GHz radio frequency technology to deliver precise control with no lag.
Logitech 2.4 GHz radio frequency technology: Highly reliable, lag-free performance. Enjoy precise control with no cords to get in the way
Range of 30 feet: Play anywhere you want in your living room, bedroom, dorm room, or wherever you game
Small and light gamepad design: Experience the same basic comfort and button access you're used to with a standard corded controller
Only requires 2 AA batteries (included): We engineered it to be smaller and lighter, yet it still provides over 50 hours of game play, even with vibration on
Mini receiver: Plug it directly into console, neat and tidy
Full set of gamepad controls that are Sony Dualshock2 compatible D-pad, mini-joysticks, action buttons, triggers, and Start, Select, and Mode buttons...everything you need, 100-percent compatible
Sleep mode: The gamepad goes into a sleep mode after 5 minutes of inactivity to preserve battery life
Two vibration feedback motors: Feel like you're part of the action: all the hits, crashes, explosions, and more
Vibration on/off button: Turn off vibration feedback when you don't need it or when you want to ...