RAC-J500B Review

RAC-J500B-P4
PriceAliExpress / Amazon
Compatibility*NS / PS4 / PC
Dimensions11.8” x 7.9” x 2.6”
Cable1.8 m
Weight2.43 lbs
*Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 models sold separately

Editions

Quick Facts

  • Included is a type of SOCD cleaner because pressing left and right simultaneously results in neutrality.
  • A wrench is needed to open up the case.

Performance

The RAC-J500B-P4 features face buttons for both directions and attacks. Secondary buttons can be found on the right side. The buttons seem to be of subpar quality, buttons feel different than the other, and cleaning the buttons with a slightly wet cloth could end up getting them stuck. The buttons are harder to press in general and make a clicking sound a relatively long time after registering an input.

Hardware

Regarding buttons getting stuck, opening up the case is difficult without something like a small adjustable wrench. There are four tough screws to remove to unveil the unusually laid out interior. Besides that, the casing is not that bad. It is made of a hard plastic that might be durable but smudges easily. The unit itself is moderately sized, and the bottom suction cups work well for stability albeit working too well at times. Well, it is a light unit.

Appearance

The plastic casing does not do much to make the unit look elegant, especially with the smudging. The color scheme is uninspired, and the silhouette may not be your cup of tea.

Conclusion

This is budget controller is a decent option if you would like to try hitboxes or mixboxes.

  • SOCD cleaner
  • Simple interior
  • Durable casing
  • Moderate size
  • Button quality
  • Tough modding
  • Casing smudges

Rating

⭐⭐⭐

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