Espada Review

Espada
PriceJxKDesigns
ReleaseSeptember 11, 2020
Dimensions18” x 9.5” x 2.5”
Weight6.5 lbs

Quick Facts

  • This is a DIY case.
  • Its wide shape was inspired by traditional Filipino weapons.
  • It is made of a wood supporting frame along with wrap-around acrylic covers.
  • Available is an all-buttons edition.

Performance

You can choose your own build, but here is a sample. The joystick can be the Sanwa JLF supported by the OTTO DIY V5, Bit Bang Gaming Shuriken JLF printed circuit board (PCB), and Phreakmods: The Link EX Groove Edition. The primary buttons in the Noir layout can be the Crown/Samducksa SBD-202, and the secondary buttons can be the Sanwa OBSF. The plexiglass edges are sharp, but you can smooth them out yourself.

Hardware

The frame is heavy duty black melamine MDF (medium-density fiberboard), and the 0.12” acrylic artwork covers the top, sides, and bottom. Mounting hardware and rubber feet are included. Acceptable are Japanese joysticks with flat mounting plates and Korean joysticks with short collars as well as 30 mm Japanese buttons and 30 mm snap-in buttons, with the latter being for the sides. Also acceptable is a 24 mm Neutrik A-to-B USB port.

Appearance

You can download Espada artwork templates, create your own artwork, or order your prints from Focus Attack. Click here for a 10% discount. Otherwise, JxKDesigns is offering its own stock Espada artwork as a free download, which is marvelous to look at.

Rating

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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