Snack Box Micro Review

PriceJunkfood Custom Arcades
ReleaseDecember 2020
PlatformsPS4 / PS3 / NS / PC
Size10.0” x 5.0” x 0.5”
Cable1 m
Weight2 lbs

Quick Facts

  • There is LED support.
  • There is an SOCD cleaner.
  • Refunds are not allowed.

Performance

The buttons are smaller but feel good, although double tapping and triple tapping may be difficult. Regardless, those playing on bigger all-buttons controllers should be able to comfortably transition within the first session. The clickiness of the buttons, however, may be hit or miss depending on your preference.

Hardware

The controller feels sturdy and not cheap. It feels like metal. You cannot bend it. Besides the dozen buttons on top, there are six more buttons to navigate the PlayStation 4 menus, and one more button can be used to adjust LED settings, such as the color, brightness, and animation. The action buttons themselves are linear mechanical buttons based on Kailh Choc linear switches that can be hot swapped. The buttons were made in coordination with Layer Shift, the makers of the Odin arcade stick accessory. Furthermore, there is a braided micro USB cable as well as a slip resistant pad with the Junk Food Arcades logo. The current cable is too short, but there is a longer cable available. The controller stays put on a table or a lap regardless of how lightweight it is.

Aesthetics

The LED support, which includes a dark mode, adds beauty to the controller. The LEDs stay on, but the colors elegantly change when you press a button. The controller looks very sleek in black, but the white USB cable is off-putting.

Price

The price is quite high compared to the little that the controller relatively offers. It delivers what it promises, but this type of product should not cost as much, especially because it is small and not composed of much hardware. Perhaps the LEDs have inflated the price. At least it is a decent controller, which could make up for the price. Also, it may be the only compact all-buttons controller on the fightstick market. Otherwise, if size and weight are not an issue for you, it is hard to find a reason to choose this controller over the full sized Hit Box, for example.

Verdict

ProsSpace efficient
Quite sturdy
Also stable
Customizable LEDs
ConsClickiness hit-or-miss
Tough double/triple tapping
USB cable too short
USB cable color mismatched
PerformanceAverage
HardwareAverage
AestheticsGood
PriceFair
Score⭐⭐⭐
 

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