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Logitech's new PC Gamepads offer a 'familiar' design

Tim Stevens

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and mighty oaks from little acorns grow. What do these two phrases have in common? Not much, really, but we'd say Logitech's new line of gamepads have rather a lot in common with not only Sony's line of dual-analog controllers but also gamepads from Microsoft. Logitech itself says these have a "familiar, comfortable" design, and that's obviously in reference to the DualShock-aping style. Meanwhile, those buttons are a dead ringer to the Xbox 360's candy-like inputs, and the shape of the grips looks to have been lifted from there, too. But, hey, nothing wrong with a little inspired design, and the Gamepad F310 is the lowest end, selling for around $25. The Rumble Gamepad F510 offers dual vibration for about $35, and the Wireless Gamepad F710 moves up to 2.4GHz wireless and an MSRP of $50. You can pre-order yours at Logitech's site -- or just connect one of your existing Xbox 360 controllers to your PC and get the real deal.

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