Dobe Small Rocking Table Review

Last modified: June 29, 2020

Price$59.52
ReleaseNovember 16, 2019
PlatformsPS4 / PS3 / XBO / X360 / NS / PC / Android

Quick Facts

  • Included are a short charging cable and mini wrench.
  • For the Nintendo Switch, A and B button placements are reversed or swapped
  • There is also another edition that is specifically marketed towards Nintendo Switch users.

Performance

At first, the circular gated joystick of the 7 in 1 Wired Small Rocking Table TP4-1886 feels too soft because it is not screwed all the way down. Screw it all the way down, and it will likely be hard to remove. In addition, it will remain soft, but not as soft. Although the joystick properly goes back to place if you move it and then let go, diagonal motions do not register well, which are crucial in fighting games as you sometimes need to block while crouching or simply jump forward. The buttons feel and sound like cheap plastic, an issue that is not present with every other mini stick. At least the rubber pads provide stability even when tested by playing a little bit more aggressively than usual. Otherwise, like most other mini sticks, it gets uncomfortable after a while of play.

Hardware

With the joystick not registering crucial inputs and the buttons feeling like plastic, the hardware department is lackluster. That is despite the fact that the rubber pads do a good job. That is because the rubber pads only stabilize a barely functioning stick on your lap or table.

Aesthetics

Just like its bigger counterpart, this stick features a primarily black case with some geometric shapes in a contrasting color, which this time happens to be blue. Furthermore, Dobe does not do anything special with this simple aesthetic premise, so the aesthetics department is not up there either.

Price

The Amazon price would have been appropriate if this fightstick was actually high quality. Unfortunately, that is not the case. For something truly multiplatform and unique, check out the answer of GameSir.

Verdict

ProsJoystick returns to neutral
Rubber pad stability provision
ConsFaulty inputs
Bland look
PerformancePoor
HardwareFair
AestheticsFair
PriceFair
Score

Links

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