Is This *Really* a Boomerang Controller Mod?

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Reader Wakka sent this one in - a purported boomerang PS3 controller mod that's getting love on a few boards and hack forums. But ... looking closely, did this guy really find a controller that already approximated the boom's shape and finish the rest of the job with Bondo? Back in January, we told you about a Chinese knockoff of the boomerang that was making the rounds at CES. Both pics are on the jump. You make the call!The purported boomerang mod:

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The boomerang from CES in January:

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PS3 Batarang on Hackaday [forums.benheck.com, thanks Wakka]

DISCUSSION

I *own* this controller, though the one pictured in the link is wireless, and the one I have is wired. $7.50 at Wal-Mart FTW.

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It's a PS2 controller, with tilt sensing technology. It was cool-for about 15 minutes. Everything you do feels really impotent, like you could have done more, like pushing the analog stick all the way to the edge. This is especially frustrating coming out of a dive in Ace Combat 5.