I’ve used a number of controllers with my PC over the years, but honestly none of them have been wireless. It was mainly that I didn’t want to mess around with third-party Bluetooth adaptors and risk them getting lost. Well, the BIGBIG WON Rainbow 2 Pro Controller solved that potential issue right out of the gate.
In the box you get the controller, two sets of analog sticks (medium and tall), a circular d-pad, a USB cable, a USB wireless adaptor, and a charging dock. The dock has a USB port in it, so you can connect the dock to your PC via USB, then plug the adaptor into it! So, no risk of losing any dongles, and gives exceptional freedom of movement, ensuring that your gameplay is never restricted by annoying wires.
The built quality of the controller feels solid and durable in the hand, with a finely tuned weight balance that makes prolonged play comfortable. The buttons have a reassuringly tactile response, and the analog sticks glide smoothly, providing accurate and precise control. The analog sticks are easy to pop off to replace with the extras that come in the box, if they’re not tall enough for you, and each has a metal stalk presumably to prevent drifting from fine plastic dust.
Along with the usual buttons you’d expect on an Xbox Series X|S-style controller, there are four programmable buttons, two on the underside of the controller and two between the shoulder buttons. There are five additional buttons, four along the bottom and one next to the right analog stick that I didn’t notice at first glance. The single button is Function, while the other four are; Turbo, Mapping, Macro, and Configuration. To say it’s a fully featured controller may be an understatement!
While the dock admittedly is a little difficult to sit the controller upon if you’re not paying full attention, it sits perfectly stable. It has RGB lights that illuminate when the controller is docked and charging, but go dark the rest of the time. It also has a rubber base, to prevent it from slipping all over the place.
Speaking of RGB, the Rainbow 2 Pro has some vibrant RGB lighting. The colourful display adds a touch of personalisation and flair to your gaming setup, but you can only customise it via the mobile app. The programmable buttons and macros are also handled by the app. There’s no PC app for the controller, unfortunately, so it’s a bit of added hassle.
The most standout feature of the Rainbow 2 Pro is that you can connect it with the adapter to your PC or Nintendo Switch, and it can connect via Bluetooth to your iOS and Android devices. It also apparently has motion controls, but I didn’t get the occasion to try those out.
In conclusion, the BIGBIG WON Rainbow 2 Pro Controller is an excellent addition to any gamer's arsenal. Its wireless design, docking simplicity, and RGB lighting make it stand out in the crowded market of gaming controllers.
BIGBIG WON Rainbow 2 Pro Controller Review
Paired with a dock, this is a very versatile wireless controller that’s well worth a look.