Mixbox Universal Edition Review

PriceMixbox Universal Edition
Platforms PS4 / PS3 / XB1 / NS / WU / PC
Size14.9” x 9.0” x 2.4”
Cable3 m
Weight5.50 lbs

Quick Facts

  • The buttons are Sanwa.
  • The Vewlix layout is featured.
  • There is turbo mode.
  • A dual settings SOCD switch is inside.

Performance

The Mixbox can help perform the most complex inputs, such as 360 motions, lightning fast. The slanted front panel helps support the wrists. The Sanwa buttons feel good as expected, and so do the Cherry MX WASD buttons. The functions buttons are on the side. Inside the unit is a switch that changes the movement controls. The first option is back and forward equaling neutral while up and down equal up. The second option is that holding forward and then back equals back while releasing either direction means going the opposite direction. The same is true for up and down. Though, this might result in illegal tactics when using charge characters in Street Fighter, for instance, which might cause tournament bans.

Hardware

Quality parts were clearly used for the Mixbox. The metal and plexiglass work well as a mixture, and the unit is weighty. The buttons are crisp, and the finish is smooth. The long USB cable goes into a deep compartment with a detachable door. There is more safety, but it is also more of a hassle to put the cable away. Alternatively, one can simply wrap the cable around the controller.

Aesthetics

The Universal Edition features pleasing abstract artwork with plenty of shades of blue. The plexiglass can be screwed right off for those who want to use their own artwork template although the stock artwork is quite nice and sticks out from the rest.

Price

The price can be debatable depending on how the buyer looks at it. Some might think that such a new idea should not result in an overpriced product. However, others would think that the innovation deserves a higher price cap, especially given the multiplatform addition. If you simply want to play on the PlayStation 4 and would like to save some money, check out the PS4 version.

Verdict

ProsHigh quality and performance
An array of options
ConsPotentially banned in tournaments
Storing cable a hassle
PerformanceExcellent
HardwareExcellent
AestheticsAverage
PriceAverage
Score⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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