Built with the GP2040-CE firmware, the KeebBrawler controller line is the larger brother to the KeebFighters. The S-Tier keeps the same button layout and size, but made entirely out of aluminum for a premium feel.
Find the latest firmware release here: GP2040-CE firmware
- CNC'd anodized black aluminum body with brushed texture
- Measurements: 15.5" x 7.5" x 0.59" (excluding button height)
- Weight: 3.89 lbs / 1.766 kg
- Hot-swappable Kailh choc v1
- 15x Nylon button caps (black only)
- USB-C output
- Built-in configuration app
- Select from 5 input modes: XInput, Nintendo Switch, PS4(requires key), PS3 and Keyboard
- Multiple SOCD cleaning modes - Neutral, Up Priority, Second Input Priority
- Made to order and may take up to 14-30 business days excluding weekends.
- *Blue chocs will be installed for the circular buttons and Red chocs for the pill shaped, when selecting Blue chocs as your button choice
Great introduction to leverless. Easy to mod
This thing is solidly built, very nice looking. The extra buttons are sweet for my fighters. My only criticism is that the buttons when fully actuated sit slightly deeper than the case. This causes wear on my fingers when double tapping and rubbing them against the inside of the metal button holes. I am pretty heavy handed so maybe it’s a me problem.
Tried and failed to get into fighting games so many times over the years. Even tried a number of input options ranging from many gamepads, to arcade sticks, to even my keyboard before deciding to try this as my first leverless after messing around with a few "simulated" layouts by moving binds around my keyboard. Love love the spaciousness and comfort of it as well as the thoughtfully different button placement. Feels super sturdy.
I've got a long way to go in learning my fighting games of choice now but for the first time, I feel like I'm at least hitting the base motion inputs with consistency and my hands don't come away from sessions uncomfortable or strained.
Ordered the 04S because it was the version most readily available to me, specifically to try playing Zangief on it, and to see if I could wrap my head around having thumb and pinky buttons on both hands. I couldn't really consistently get Zangief's SPD inputs correctly on my 01, but now with the second up button on my right hand, it makes exactly as much sense as doing Kara Pot Buster already did, and pretty much overnight I went from jumping more often than not, to almost never missing an SPD input.
Also, this thing has a ton of much appreciated heft and hand space to it. Super, super comfortable to use. Big fan. Really the only way I could see it being better is if there was a tented version of it.
Easily the best low profile fighting game controller. The split thumb buttons are genuinely the smartest design for these types of controllers. I will keep recommending this to my friends until Mavercade somehow ups the ante and comes out with a better design!