Hori Real Arcade Pro V Kai Review

Hori Real Arcade Pro V Kai
PriceAmazon
ReleaseJuly 31, 2015
CompatibilityXSX / XB1 / X360 / PC
Dimensions17.0” x 9.4” x 4.5”
Cable3 m
Weight4.80 lbs

Quick Facts

  • The joystick was designed with a V-cut cam structure to reduce response time and also input load by 15% max.
  • The buttons have a special matte finish, slim profile, rounded edges, and are supposed to increase durability by 40%.
  • Setting up on Windows may require an additional installation of drivers.
  • Besides basic troubleshooting and driver installation, PC customer support is unavailable.

Performance

The Kai is so light that it might slide across one’s lap as the two grip strips on the bottom do not suffice. Placing the arcade stick on a flat surface solves the problem. Also, there is little wrist space for the player. Despite the aforementioned shortcomings, pulling off moves as intended is doable.

Hardware

The back compartment is quite useful due to easy storage. The cable comes off quickly when unintentionally tugged, which saves the unit from falling on the floor in the case of someone tripping over the cable and so on. Popping the cable back in is quite easy. To open up the arcade stick, one needs a screwdriver to remove the bottom panel. Luckily, the inner components are quite easy to visually distinguish, but modding them would void the warranty.

Appearance

There is not much going on with this black arcade stick that will easily blend in with other bland looking arcade sticks, which of course is a bad thing. The symbol to the left of the joystick is the only flair addition present. Removing the art from the plexiglass is quite difficult as it is glued on. As a remedy, one could purchase a new sheet for an affordable price.

Conclusion

Pros

  • Good durability
  • Cable storage
  • Cable technology

Cons

  • Slippery unit
  • Uncomfortable play
  • Tough modding

Rating

⭐⭐⭐⭐

Link

Amazon