Tracking PS3 Defect Issues #4 – Bluetooth Controllers
so, since this is technically a series, i suppose it’s my duty to report these playstation 3 freakshow things when they popup. bluetooth connectivity for controllers. btw, sony’s gonna want to offer some wired controllers here pretty quick.
the funny thing about this tho? i have a draft post from august titled “bluetooth bummer” that is really just a few notes on why bluetooth is bad for mission critical connectivity in a wifi saturated area. i got busy and never found the time to flesh it out.
basically, it comes down to: spectrum hopping is good. sharing is bad. there’s a reason microsoft didn’t go with an off-the-shelf technology for their controllers — this is it. they don’t need to obey all the bluetooth sig rules. (disclaimer: i work/worked for a company who was a co-creator of bluetooth)
i mean, really, raise your hand if you hate your bluetooth mouse. *raises hand* i got rid of that thing the week after i got it.
anyway, probably my favorite snippet of text from that whole article? the little sony-drone in the comments.
I had it happen a few times during my SP Resistence jaunt, i would be running along and then id try to turn it something and id just keep running straight for like 5 seconds until the controller resynced.
It even got me killed one time, but overall not that bad.
… not that bad. for microsoft and nintendo, that is.