Mavercade MFS-LW Review

Mavercade Lightweight Arcade Fight Stick Joystick Case Only DIY MFS-LW
PriceEtsy
Release2022
CompatibilityPS5 / PS4 / PS3 / PSC / XSX / XB1 / X360 / NS / WU / PC
Dimensions15.75″ x 7.75″ x 2.5″
Weight2.8 lbs

Introduction

The Mavercade Featherweight MFS-LW is a PLA and acrylic DIY case with:

  • Cast acrylic top/bottom/side panels
  • Machine screws
  • Standoffs with 3D supports
  • Brook PCB mounting holes & hardware
  • Rubber feet

Performance

The MFS-LW is compatible with high quality parts like Sanwa, which are known for their responsivity, accuracy, and durability. If you go for the fightstick version, Sanwa JLF joysticks and some Korean joysticks are supported. Let Mavercade know which joystick you have for accurate measurements.

There are multiple button layouts to pick from:

  • Stickless
  • Noir
  • Vewlix
  • Vewlix shifted
  • Sega P2 ext
  • Custom

24 and 30 mm snap-in or screw-in buttons are supported, and the three button holes on both sides are 24 mm. They can be snap-in or screw-in as well. Those buttons are slightly recessed to prevent accidental pressing. There are countersunk holes for all facing screws. Also, the MFS-LW’s size makes it as comfortable on a lap as it is on a table.

Hardware

The MFS-LW is made of quality hardware that is not malleable when pressing on it. Building this DIY case is easier than average, and this is what you would need to complete the build:

  • Printed circuit board (PCB)
  • Joystick/buttons
  • Connector cable for joystick/buttons & PCB
  • Connector cable for side buttons
  • Neutrik USB port
  • Printer cable for Neutrik-to-PCB
  • Printer cable for Neutrik-to-console/PC

You may need a joystick extension connector if you purchase a 20-pin kit.

Appearance

The screws are black for the black case and silver for the white/clear case unless you tell Mavercade otherwise. The panels are protected with masks on both sides.

You can mix and match panel colors such as:

  • Matte black
  • Matte frost
  • Matte white
  • Gloss black
  • Gloss clear
  • Gloss white

The 3D-printed corner supports with embedded standoffs for stronger support can be black, gray, red, or white. In addition, custom art can be printed and laser cut for you, and art can fit on all sides of the MFS-LW. We at The Arcade Stick have a custom artwork service.

Conclusion

The Mavercade MFS-LW is a fantastic option for those who would like a similar DIY case to conquer fighting games!

  • Easy to DIY
  • Highly customizable
  • Quality hardware
  • Convenient size
  • Compatible with Sanwa & Brook

Rating

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Link

Etsy