RAC-J800 Review

RAC-J800B
PriceAmazon
CompatibilityPS4 / PS3 / PC*
Dimensions13.8″ x 7.9″ x 1.8″
Cable3 m
Weight3.31 lbs
*PlayStation and PC models sold separately

Editions

RAC-J800B

RAC-J800BB

RAC-J800K

RAC-J800KK

RAC-J800KK-8D

Quick Facts

  • There is turbo support.
  • There is SOCD support.
  • This is a clone of the FightBox.

Performance

The RAC-J800B has three Sanwa OBSF-24 buttons and one Sanwa OBSF-30 button on the left to substitute for a joystick. However, the side buttons seem like a cheaper clone, although there is usually not much expected from secondary buttons anyway. There are six non-slip pads at the bottom to make the controller more stable. Fortunately, there is SOCD support, so you cannot be disqualified from a tournament for pressing and activating opposite directions simultaneously. No latency or input lag was noticed during the usage of this controller.

Hardware

The PC edition has a Zero Delay Arcade USB Encoder and two buttons on the side as start and select buttons. As for the PlayStation 4 edition, it has a Brook Fighting Board as well as four buttons on the back for R3, L3, share, and the touchpad. It also has two buttons on the side as home and options buttons. The cable is USB type B to type A, the case material is metal that feels good, and the panel material is acrylic. However, you may have difficulties cracking the case open for modding. The case is quite thin, so you may need to stuff any added components inside instead of gently inserting them and giving them breathing room for the entirety of their stay within. Furthermore, the USB port may need tightening.

Appearance

The combination of black, white, and red works quite nicely with the RAC-J800B. The finish is of decent quality, and minimalists should be particularly fond of the design. Otherwise, it may be too minimalistic in a sense that it blends in with the many lesser profile hitboxes that have emerged. An additional note is that it seems the art was printed directly onto the acrylic, leaving it more prone to dents.

Conclusion

While not as good as the original Hit Box, this is perhaps RetroArcadeCrafts’ best offering yet.

Pros

  • Good face buttons
  • Rather solid build
  • Satisfyingly slim design
  • Nice minimalistic look

Cons

  • Mediocre side buttons
  • Hard modding
  • Looser USB port
  • Potential artwork dents

Rating

⭐⭐⭐

Links

RetroArcadeCrafts

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