During the incident involving the missing submersible vessel on its dive towards the Titanic, it was revealed that the vessel was being operated using an outdated video game controller.
While the use of video game controllers for navigation is not uncommon in certain crafts or military drone operations, in this particular case, a Logitech G F710 controller, valued at $30, was employed. The controller resembles a PlayStation controller but is compatible with Windows-based devices.
It is crucial to emphasize that there is no confirmation as to whether the controller directly caused the issues encountered by the submarine. Logitech should not be held accountable since the controller was not designed for submarine control. Nevertheless, like any controller, its reliability may diminish over time, as indicated by some reviews of this specific model.