Atlanta-based Scuf Gaming has made a name for itself with outstanding third party controllers Xbox One, Series X / S, and Playstation 4. Now the peripheral manufacturer has set its sights on the PlayStation 5 with the new Scuf Reflex line, a trio of powerful PS5 controllers with four rear paddles, interchangeable thumbsticks and faceplates and an integrated profile change. That’s a lot of extra functionality, but it comes at a high price.
The new Reflex line from Scuf comprises three different models. There’s the $ 200 base Reflex that comes with all of the bells and whistles Scuf customers have come to expect from their expensive controllers. It has four detachable, programmable rear buttons, a very nice feature that is rare on other controllers based on Scuf’s patents on it
The Reflex Pro, which starts at $ 230, includes all of that plus a “high performance grip” designed to increase player endurance and comfort, and which apparently costs around $ 30 to use. Both the Regular Reflex and the Pro contain the PS5’s adaptive triggers, as well as the vibration, which reproduce the tactile feel of Son’s official DualSense controller.
The final Reflex model is the $ 260 Reflex FPS, Scuf’s first dedicated first-person shooter gamepad. The Reflex FPS has no vibration motors, resulting in a much lighter controller that is free from annoying vibrations. And both the triggers and bumpers are built to activate instantly, elimiPull the trigger. Why removing features from a controller makes it more expensive is a mystery to me, which is why I’m probably not a controller seller.
All three models of the Reflex PS5 controller are available now exclusively in the Scuf online shopwho likely employs some type of controller salesperson who may be able to help you figure out Reflex FPS pricing.
Scuf makes great hardware. I’ve used its PS4 controllers almost entirely, and the Scuf Instinct Pro is my Xbox Series X controller of choice. They are strong, solid, reliable, and versatile. If the same adjectives apply to these new PS5 controllers, I’ll be there as soon as I scrape together a few hundred dollars.