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Defender Bluetooth Edition

Next-Gen PS3, PS4, PC Wireless Bluetooth Controller

$49.99

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Warranty: 12 Months

  • NOT compatible with PS1/PS2/PS Classic/Nintendo Switch (Get the original Defender).
  • PC connectivity via USB wired connection ONLY.
  • When connecting to PS3 for first time you have to sync by connecting the USB-C cable to your PS3.

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Introducing the

Defender [Bluetooth Edition]

by Retro Fighters

Next-Gen Wireless Bluetooth Controller for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 & PC

Look Ma! No dongles!

...but wait, there's more!

With built-in native wireless Bluetooth connectivity to your PS3 and PS4, get ready to experience your favorite games like never before.

Make sure you grab the most comfortable seat in the house because with a wireless range of 30+ feet and a battery life of 10+ hours per charge, you'll be pulling all-nighters!

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Premium design and technology baked in

The Defender Bluetooth Edition is packed with all the features you’d expect from a next-gen video game controller: ergonomic shape, comfortable and responsive analog sticks, vibration feedback and turbo functionality…yup, it’s all there!

Native wireless connectivity

for your PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4

We’ve added sixaxis capability to the Defender Bluetooth Edition and, you guessed it, the latest in Bluetooth technology.

As a bonus, you can play your favorite games on PC. Simply plug in the included USB-C to your computer and game on!

PRODUCT SHOTS

features

  • Wireless Bluetooth technology
  • Sixaxis capability
  • Compatible with PS3/PS4/PC**
  • Pressure sensitive buttons
  • Turbo functionality
  • Comfortable and responsive analog sticks
  • Vibration feedback
  • Wireless range of over 30 feet
  • LED indicator
  • Includes USB-C charging cable

**PC connectivity via USB wired connection ONLY.
***NOTE: When connecting to PS3 for first time you have to sync by connecting the USB-C cable to your PS3.

PRODUCT MANUAL

FIRMWARE UPDATE

Firmware Notes:

  • Six Axis improvements
  • Diagonal improvements
  • Analog stick software adjustments

SPECIFICATIONS

MANUFACTURER: Retro Fighters
COMPATIBILITY: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PC
RELEASE DATE: March 2023
COLOR: Black, White
ITEM DIMENSIONS: 7x5.5x3.25 IN (L X W X H)
ITEM WEIGHT: 6.63 OZ
UPC: 850046080128 (White), 850046080111 (Black)
PACKAGING: Retail
WHAT'S IN THE BOX:

Defender Wireless Bluetooth Controller, USB-C Charging Cable, User Manual

REVIEWS

14 reviews for Defender Bluetooth Edition

4.4
Based on 14 reviews

Customer Images

Image #1 from Jack Stanley
Image #2 from Michael
Image #3 from Michael
Image #4 from Robert
Image #5 from Robert
Image #1 from Jack Stanley

Jack Stanley

I purchased one of these when my PS3 dual shock controller became damaged. The build quality and finish of the controller is very good and works. I also love how it's been designed around the silhouette of the xbox series/switch pro controller; which is a far better shape that the old dual sock3. My only real criticism is a small one, it's abit light and makes it feel not as premium as the new Hunter controller which I have recently received. The best thing to report is the the first unit (the left one) I received was faulty and would not connect to my ps3. I contacted Reto fighters directly and they helped me try to debug the first controller until it was decided it was a defective unit. I WAS SENT A BRAND NEW UNIT directly (The right one) which connected first time no issues. RETROFIGHTERS easily have the best customer services I have ever come across which shows they really are on the side of gamers. RETROFIGHTERS theslmselves deserve 5 stars themselves.

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Image #2 from Michael

Michael

I love this gamepad, but I wanted to have an vibration sensitivity, not the simplest vibration. Can it be updated? Gamepad is really good and clear, but vibration is so simple. Actually that is sad fact because it's price is bigger than used og DS3. My verdict is 8/10, if they update vibration sensitivity, this gamepad will be a 12/10.

(2) (0)
Image #3 from Michael

Michael

Defender BT edition, good controller for ps3, but there is some problems with the vibration, because it has no vibration sensivity/force, like on OF ds3, even the chinese not good copies have vibration settings, but this one doesn't have it(. Retro Fighters, please release an update, its been 1 year after controller came out, c'mon

(3) (0)
Image #4 from Robert

Robert

A solid 8/10 controller. For someone who has 3 OEM controllers I would say this does some things better but definitely struggles in other areas. In terms of third party controllers it’s probably the best around. What it does better than Sony’s Official DualShock 3 is that it’s got a much better weight balance. Not heavy at all but not super light and fragile either. The Goldilocks zone for sure. The second thing is it feels much more comfortable to hold in your hands, something that only becomes even more noticeable the longer you play. A massive plus for someone like me who games for 5 plus hours a day. The negatives are obvious if you still have a working OEM controller to compare with, the Retro Fighters Defender has more input lag, not a massive amount but for sure noticeable when trying to rapidly press buttons in half a second or less. For example on GTA IV when trying to use your phone to hit the options menu it would often have a very slight delay meaning you would end up hitting “six axis tutorial” which teleports Niko across the map and there is no reversing it. Not ideal. The lag seems only around 100-150ms (maybe less I haven’t tested it) but if you come straight from the OEM then for sure you have to slow down ever so slightly. The second drawback is the L1 R1 buttons. They are not sensitive enough and so have to be pressed with more pressure than usual. Again something you get used to after about an hour or 2. The D-Pad isn’t great but it does the job, not something I will be using a lot with the games I play but if you’re a massive fighting game or retro games fan this might be a dealbreaker. The final thing is the L2 R2 have a rather sharp edge compared to the OEM and this once again gets some getting used to. I would love to see a redesign of these buttons making it more rounded. In terms of sensitivity these buttons are LESS sensitive than the OEM which is great. I heard a lot of people saying on YouTube they were too sensitive but I completely disagree. They have pressure triggers so it has to be this way and the official Sony controllers were just too sensitive for my liking. In terms of battery I believe you get more than stated, as I have been using mine for 6 hours straight and it hasn’t even dropped one bar yet. I would estimate the battery life to be 12-15 hours or maybe even more. This can vary between each unit of course but mine seems perfect. Overall a really solid controller with some obvious drawbacks however if you want a more comfortable and much better weighted controller, great battery life and all the features of the OEM controller then I would highly recommend this. If you don’t have an Official controller at all then this is simply a must have.

(6) (0)
Image #5 from Robert

Robert

A solid 8/10 controller. For someone who has 3 OEM controllers I would say this does some things better but definitely struggles in other areas. In terms of third party controllers it’s probably the best around. What it does better than Sony’s Official DualShock 3 is that it’s got a much better weight balance. Not heavy at all but not super light and fragile either. The Goldilocks zone for sure. The second thing is it feels much more comfortable to hold in your hands, something that only becomes even more noticeable the longer you play. A massive plus for someone like me who games for 5 plus hours a day. The negatives are obvious if you still have a working OEM controller to compare with, the Retro Fighters Defender has more input lag, not a massive amount but for sure noticeable when trying to rapidly press buttons in half a second or less. For example on GTA IV when trying to use your phone to hit the options menu it would often have a very slight delay meaning you would end up hitting “six axis tutorial” which teleports Niko across the map and there is no reversing it. Not ideal. The lag seems only around 100-150ms (maybe less I haven’t tested it) but if you come straight from the OEM then for sure you have to slow down ever so slightly. The second drawback is the L1 R1 buttons. They are not sensitive enough and so have to be pressed with more pressure than usual. Again something you get used to after about an hour or 2. The D-Pad isn’t great but it does the job, not something I will be using a lot with the games I play but if you’re a massive fighting game or retro games fan this might be a dealbreaker. The final thing is the L2 R2 have a rather sharp edge compared to the OEM and this once again gets some getting used to. I would love to see a redesign of these buttons making it more rounded. In terms of sensitivity these buttons are LESS sensitive than the OEM which is great. I heard a lot of people saying on YouTube they were too sensitive but I completely disagree. They have pressure triggers so it has to be this way and the official Sony controllers were just too sensitive for my liking. In terms of battery I believe you get more than stated, as I have been using mine for 6 hours straight and it hasn’t even dropped one bar yet. I would estimate the battery life to be 12-15 hours or maybe even more. This can vary between each unit of course but mine seems perfect. Overall a really solid controller with some obvious drawbacks however if you want a more comfortable and much better weighted controller, great battery life and all the features of the OEM controller then I would highly recommend this. If you don’t have an Official controller at all then this is simply a must have.

(6) (0)
Image #6 from carlhotwheels97@gmail.com

carlhotwheels97@gmail.com

I bought mine through eBay through (Direct Distribution) in the controller is awesome have not had any major issues with it except for a few software bugs here and there on PS4 which will probably be fixed in the future but the controller is responsive comfortable to use and has a long battery life and is easy to connect to PS3/PS4

(5) (3)
Image #7 from carlhotwheels97@gmail.com

carlhotwheels97@gmail.com

I bought mine through eBay through (Direct Distribution) in the controller is awesome have not had any major issues with it except for a few software bugs here and there on PS4 which will probably be fixed in the future but the controller is responsive comfortable to use and has a long battery life and is easy to connect to PS3/PS4

(5) (3)
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1-5 of 14 reviews
  1. I purchased one of these when my PS3 dual shock controller became damaged.

    The build quality and finish of the controller is very good and works. I also love how it’s been designed around the silhouette of the xbox series/switch pro controller; which is a far better shape that the old dual sock3. My only real criticism is a small one, it’s abit light and makes it feel not as premium as the new Hunter controller which I have recently received.

    The best thing to report is the the first unit (the left one) I received was faulty and would not connect to my ps3. I contacted Reto fighters directly and they helped me try to debug the first controller until it was decided it was a defective unit. I WAS SENT A BRAND NEW UNIT directly (The right one) which connected first time no issues. RETROFIGHTERS easily have the best customer services I have ever come across which shows they really are on the side of gamers. RETROFIGHTERS theslmselves deserve 5 stars themselves.

    Image #1 from Jack Stanley
    (0) (0)
  2. I love this gamepad, but I wanted to have an vibration sensitivity, not the simplest vibration. Can it be updated?
    Gamepad is really good and clear, but vibration is so simple. Actually that is sad fact because it’s price is bigger than used og DS3.
    My verdict is 8/10, if they update vibration sensitivity, this gamepad will be a 12/10.

    Image #1 from Michael
    (2) (0)
  3. Defender BT edition, good controller for ps3, but there is some problems with the vibration, because it has no vibration sensivity/force, like on OF ds3, even the chinese not good copies have vibration settings, but this one doesn’t have it(. Retro Fighters, please release an update, its been 1 year after controller came out, c’mon

    Image #1 from Michael
    (3) (0)
  4. A solid 8/10 controller. For someone who has 3 OEM controllers I would say this does some things better but definitely struggles in other areas. In terms of third party controllers it’s probably the best around.
    What it does better than Sony’s Official DualShock 3 is that it’s got a much better weight balance. Not heavy at all but not super light and fragile either. The Goldilocks zone for sure.
    The second thing is it feels much more comfortable to hold in your hands, something that only becomes even more noticeable the longer you play. A massive plus for someone like me who games for 5 plus hours a day.
    The negatives are obvious if you still have a working OEM controller to compare with, the Retro Fighters Defender has more input lag, not a massive amount but for sure noticeable when trying to rapidly press buttons in half a second or less. For example on GTA IV when trying to use your phone to hit the options menu it would often have a very slight delay meaning you would end up hitting “six axis tutorial” which teleports Niko across the map and there is no reversing it. Not ideal. The lag seems only around 100-150ms (maybe less I haven’t tested it) but if you come straight from the OEM then for sure you have to slow down ever so slightly. The second drawback is the L1 R1 buttons. They are not sensitive enough and so have to be pressed with more pressure than usual. Again something you get used to after about an hour or 2. The D-Pad isn’t great but it does the job, not something I will be using a lot with the games I play but if you’re a massive fighting game or retro games fan this might be a dealbreaker. The final thing is the L2 R2 have a rather sharp edge compared to the OEM and this once again gets some getting used to. I would love to see a redesign of these buttons making it more rounded. In terms of sensitivity these buttons are LESS sensitive than the OEM which is great. I heard a lot of people saying on YouTube they were too sensitive but I completely disagree. They have pressure triggers so it has to be this way and the official Sony controllers were just too sensitive for my liking. In terms of battery I believe you get more than stated, as I have been using mine for 6 hours straight and it hasn’t even dropped one bar yet. I would estimate the battery life to be 12-15 hours or maybe even more. This can vary between each unit of course but mine seems perfect. Overall a really solid controller with some obvious drawbacks however if you want a more comfortable and much better weighted controller, great battery life and all the features of the OEM controller then I would highly recommend this. If you don’t have an Official controller at all then this is simply a must have.

    Image #1 from Robert
    Image #2 from Robert
    (6) (0)
  5. Andrei I

    I bought this controller and love it. I love feelings, quality and features.
    The only thing I wanna improve – decrease sensivity of L2/R2 buttons by
    firmware update. They click by simple touching. If I’m not wrong – this could be fixed jusy by firmware update

    (1) (0)
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