While the extra programmable buttons and triggers are certainly a welcome addition, it`s the build quality that impresses me most. The Sabertooth is extremely light, at just over half a pound, yet feels solid and well constructed. The analog sticks are as good or better than any I`ve used in the past, they snap back nicely to the center, and I did not notice any dead zones. The green rubber covers are also a nice touch, and though I haven`t used it enough to get it all sweaty, it`s nice to know I can always remove them and wash them with soap and water if it ever gets to that point. The separate D-Pad buttons are outstanding and should really be standard on all controllers. Lastly, the face buttons (ABXY) are mechanical, so they should last quite awhile, but I`m not necessarily a fan of the mouse-click sound they make; if for no other reason than people around me probably think I`m doing something silly like Cookie Clicker. The back-lighting of ABXY is also completely unnecessary, but whatever."
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