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The new Scuf Reflex series is among the first third-party wireless PS5 controllers to launch

The Scuf Reflex comes in three models and is targeted at hardcore PS5 gamers. (Image: Scuf)
The Scuf Reflex comes in three models and is targeted at hardcore PS5 gamers. (Image: Scuf)
Scuf has launched one of the first third-party wireless PS5 compatible controllers to hit the market. The new controllers will find their way into the hands of gamers in 2022 with the first drop already sold out.

The Sony PS5 has been a massive hit for Sony since launching last year with a combination of demand and the global chip shortage making it very hard for gamers to get their hands on the console. It ships with one of the most innovative gaming controllers that have been released by a first-party manufacturer, the DualSense. In addition to the touchpad, it features new adaptive triggers that deliver a more immersive and interesting gaming experience.

However, due to licensing constraints, Sony has not allowed third-party controllers to hit the market until now, and one of the first of these is the new Reflex range from Scuff. For most gamers, the Scuf Reflex controllers are a bridge too far priced as they are at a minimum US$120 above Sony’s standard offering. However, for hardcore PS5 gamers, the Scuf Reflex series could give them exactly the edge they have been looking for.

There are three Scuf Reflex models available with prices starting at US$200 for the Reflex, US$230 for the Reflex Pro and US$260 for the Reflex FPS. Each is fitted with Sony’s first-party DualSense chipset which means they can be updated through a PS5 just like a DualSense controller. The key difference lies in that each model is fitted with four rear paddles that are fully customizable which means gamers can reduce or eliminate the need to take the thumbs of the joysticks for quicker response times for other button-related functions.

The Scuf Reflex Pro adds a performance grip to the controller while the Scuf Reflex FPS is designed specifically for gamers who almost exclusively play first-person shooters. The key difference with this model is that the full-pull adaptive triggers have been dropped for Scuf’s dedicated 'Instant Triggers', which provide a short mouse-click action. Unfortunately, these do not appear to be adjustable as with Scuf’s equivalent Xbox offerings. The first drop of all models have sold out, but you can sign up to be notified of the next drop.

Buy the Sony PS5 DualSense controller from Amazon for US$69.

 

 

The Scuf Reflex series feature four rear customizable paddles. (Image: Scuf)
The Scuf Reflex series feature four rear customizable paddles. (Image: Scuf)

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Sanjiv Sathiah
Sanjiv Sathiah - Senior Tech Writer - 1360 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I have been writing about consumer technology over the past ten years, previously with the former MacNN and Electronista, and now Notebookcheck since 2017. My first computer was an Apple ][c and this sparked a passion for Apple, but also technology in general. In the past decade, I’ve become increasingly platform agnostic and love to get my hands on and explore as much technology as I can get my hand on. Whether it is Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, Nintendo, Xbox, or PlayStation, each has plenty to offer and has given me great joy exploring them all. I was drawn to writing about tech because I love learning about the latest devices and also sharing whatever insights my experience can bring to the site and its readership.
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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2021-12- 8 (Update: 2021-12- 8)