Fewer moving parts makes for more precision and better reliability.
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I’ve had these for a little while (but the version A ones, where I had to solder the cap myself). I never had drift issues with the old sticks, but these new ones have virtually no deadzone and are more sensitive. At first it took a little while to get used to but it’s definitely more natural now.

One funny thing is I was playing Grounded with someone and I had absolutely no issues walking on some of the thin branches in the game. The other person (with a normal Steam Deck) kept falling off because he couldn’t properly control the fine input on the regular sticks with their deadzone.

They’re not perfect (they actually max out before the stick is fully pushed to the outside, weirdly), but I definitely don’t regret installing them

@ticktok@lemmy.ml
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nice. I hadn’t heard anything from anyone who had them. I’ve been thinking about installing them, but hearing that they also have a sensitivity benefit is great.

Andrew
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They definitely more precise. With the type B sticks available w/ no soldering, it’s a pretty easy install (as long as you do not forget to remove your MicroSD!)

@ticktok@lemmy.ml
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lol yup. Had a friend snap his sdcard. I’ve already upgraded my ssd and this kind of work is part of my job, so good.

Some people reported that the GuliKit sticks have an “outer deadzone” of sorts, where the stick already registers that it’s pushed 100% to the outside at around 70%. I’m wondering if this new version is still like that.

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I yearn for the day hall effect joysticks become the norm. I’ve had 3 PS4 joysticks drift heavily over the years.

Marius Heier on YouTube is working on a hall effect joystick replacement for the PS4 controller! He also makes USB-C boards for them, I’m waiting for one to arrive from Norway at the moment.

@pancakefriday
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I guess it’s good to keep in mind, but are people having issues with drift on their sticks? I’ve been using my deck quite intensively and so far had no issues.

@andypiper@lemmy.world
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also no issues - so far.

subtex
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Same here.

I read these articles as a nice piece of mind for future me to have a solution should I ever need it.

But my steamdeck joysticks haven’t been an issue at all so far.

@alcyoneous@beehaw.org
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I doubt people are having issues yet, but it’s a given that they will down the line. Apparently the Hall effect joysticks have smaller dead zones too, but I don’t know how much of a difference that makes in the real world.

Drew
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I’ve heard they have 0 deadzone from some yt video. Hoping the switch successor includes hall-effect sticks.

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