DRMFTG Hitbox Review

ReleaseSeptember 2023
CompatibilityNS / PS4 / PC
Dimensions13.8″ x 9.1″ x 1.2″
Weight3.3 lbs
Cable2 m


The DRMFTG is a thinner all-button controller that comes in different layouts, such as a layout to play Street Fighter 6 that was inspired by professional players Tokido and Gachikun. WASD is also a possible layout. You might be able to request a custom layout as well. Otherwise, this specific line of controllers is called the R1, and the main layouts are:

  • R1-A
  • R1-B
  • R1-C
  • R1-D

The DRMFTG’s origins are suspected to be from Guangdong, China. The DRM part of the name stands for the musical notes, do re mi, which also happen to be the moniker of the innovator behind the controller.


The buttons are supposed to resemble Punk Workshop and GamerFinger ones. While they are not from those brands per se, they still feel good, primarily due to the short travel distance. The button labels are quite useful too.

The switches are TTC Speed Silvers, but in any case, Kailh Chocs may also be compatible if they are your cup of tea. Note that your order may come with extra switches, well, depending on your vendor of choice.

There are four secondary buttons on the upper right of the top panel:

  1. Home
  2. Touchpad
  3. Select
  4. Start

The size of those buttons is large enough to press easily but small enough not to press by accident. One point of concern, however, is the slope of the DRMFTG…

You see, the edge is sloped for one’s wrist comfort, but the entire top panel is sloped. While innovation is appreciated, this design relegates the DRMFTG to table use only. That is because it may feel awkward on your lap with that slope. In other words, your wrist angle may feel off.


The DRMFTG is a 3D ABS injection mold with hidden screws. The material includes steel. The USB-A port comes out of the back left.

The DRMFTG features the Raspberry Pi Pico. A Brook PCB is also compatible for PlayStation 5 compatibility. Otherwise, consider the Brook Wingman FGC adapter.


It seems that the aesthetic of the DRMFTG was inspired by the Qanba Pearl. Regardless, the white color of the case gives it a refreshing look. It seems the buttons can be colored too. The icing on the cake is the hidden screws.

If your DRMFTG gets smudged easily, this may be mitigated by applying custom art. That is right: you may also be pleased to know that the art of the DRMFTG is customizable to a certain extent, and we at The Arcade Stick can provide you our custom art service.


The DRMFTG packs a lot of innovation that you can utilize if you are willing to primarily use it on a desk.

  • Many layouts
  • Solid buttons
  • Thinner than average
  • Hidden screws
  • Customizable art
  • Awkward slope





See Also

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