PB Tails Crush review: beautiful, responsive controller for Switch and PC

The PB Tails Crush is a dreamy-looking premium controller for Switch and PC users.

A Ruby red PB Tails Crush gaming controller sitting on a wooden desk
(Image: © Future / Erlingur Einarsson)

Our Verdict

The PB Tails Crush makes an immediate impression with its striking looks, and thankfully continues doing so after switching it on. With high-quality Hall Effect joysticks and firm but responsive buttons, you can get it in either a PC or Switch layout, and the flashy RGB effects add even more flair. I would have liked more texture on the triggers and joysticks, and there are no back buttons, but everything that is there performs admirably. If you want a bit of style in your gaming controllers, PB Tails should be on your list.

For

  • Good responsiveness with impressive haptic feedback
  • Accurate Hall Effect joysticks
  • Looks gorgeous

Against

  • No back buttons
  • No texture on triggers and joystick edges

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The PB Tails Crush controller aims to fill two core human needs: one, a single controller for both your PC and Switch gaming, and two, doing good gaming and making it look fashion at the same time.

There are a lot of different options among the best Switch controllers on the market, as well as the range of PC controllers around, so standing out is vital. I'm primarily a PC gamer, and my favourite controller ever is the GameSir G7, which I reviewed last year. 

The Verdict
4

out of 10

PB Tails Crush

The PB Tails Crush makes an immediate impression with its striking looks, and thankfully continues doing so after switching it on. With high-quality Hall Effect joysticks and firm but responsive buttons, you can get it in either a PC or Switch layout, and the flashy RGB effects add even more flair. I would have liked more texture on the triggers and joysticks, and there are no back buttons, but everything that is there performs admirably. If you want a bit of style in your gaming controllers, PB Tails should be on your list.

Erlingur Einarsson
Tech Reviews Editor

Erlingur is the Tech Reviews Editor on Creative Bloq. Having worked on magazines devoted to Photoshop, films, history, and science for over 15 years, as well as working on Digital Camera World and Top Ten Reviews in more recent times, Erlingur has developed a passion for finding tech that helps people do their job, whatever it may be. He loves putting things to the test and seeing if they're all hyped up to be, to make sure people are getting what they're promised. Still can't get his wifi-only printer to connect to his computer.