Genius MaxFire Pandora-Pro USB Mini Gamepad E-mail
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Written by Nate Swetland   
Monday, 30 August 2010
Table of Contents: Page Index
Genius MaxFire Pandora-Pro USB Mini Gamepad
Features and Specifications
Closer Look: Pandora Pro
Pandora Pro Detailed Features
Testing and Results
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Genius MaxFire Pandora Pro Gamepad Review

Sometimes I find that playing games with a keyboard just does not cut it. Games that require quick action such as platform games or puzzle games don't always work as well using a computer keyboard. Game pads feel much more natural when you are trying to defeat your opponent in a fighting game, or get to the next grueling level on a fast paced puzzle game. There are a variety of game pads, and Benchmark Reviews has tested many of these game pads over the years. Genius has provided Benchmark Reviews the Mini USB Maxfire Pandora Pro. This is a type of game pad that is often overlooked in this segment, a small and portable game pad. With features such as the ability to fold into a small package and turbo buttons, the Pandora Pro promises features from the larger types of game pads, but in a might more portable package.

I am a fan of playing old console games on my computer. I enjoy games from when I grew up, and many of those games can only be found on emulators. Games such as Super Mario brothers, Tetris attack, and other games from the Super Nintendo era. I find that a gamepad like this is perfectly suited for a scenario like this. I find myself playing these games on a laptop more than anything, and combining that with the size and portability of the Pandora Pro, it makes a perfect fit for some on-the-go gaming. Whether you are sitting in an airport, visiting the family, or on a long road trip, this is a great way to play games on-the-go.


I tested this gamepad using my desktop machine. I played a variety of Emulated console games such as Super Mario Brothers, Tetris attack, etc. I also used the gamepad in some newer games such as Grand Theft Auto: IV, Dirt 2, and several other games. I evaluated gamepad in the following areas of interest: Performance, Functionality, Construction, Appearance, and Value. Some of these categories have the tendency to be more subjective than others. At Benchmark Reviews, we strive for professionalism and aim to provide the most fair and unbiased reviews as possible.

Manufacturer: Genius, a division of KYE Systems Corporation
Product Name: MaxFire Pandora Pro
Model Number: 31610060100
Price As Tested: $13.99

Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by Genius.


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