When you said it could be used as a backup I had to vote cold, I'm Pished ATM so your comment had to make me vote cold :) maxmix
I bought one from Tesco for £20 a couple of weeks ago, no complaints so far. Although going wired is a step backwards, it does the job for occasional 3 player sessions with the kids.
Thats what I need. The number of cables my kids go through (shock)
It looks like it is.
Is the wire fixed to the controller?