Much like the Game Heaven controller I looked at a few months ago, the Dreamconnector comes in a sort of blister pack with a removable cardboard backing and this is completely covered in Engrish of the highest standard. The little notice stating that it is not 'provided by the sega company' [sic] is probably not required, as you can tell this thing has come straight from the back door of a sweat shop. That said, after using the device for a while now (well, a couple of hours) the back of the packaging is probably the only negative I can find with the Dreamconnector.
Executing specials in fighting games is made so easy with the Saturn's D-pad and even in the two racing games, the digital control actually made it easier to control the vehicles. The button layout of the Saturn pad is pretty much the same as the four face buttons on the Dreamcast pad (A, B and X,Y arranged in a diamond) so that's taken care of, while the triggers are handled by Z and X. Obviously, these aren't analogue but it doesn't really matter. Quite literally, playing Dreamcast games with a Saturn controller enhances the experience no end. I also tried the NiGHTS 3D controller but the Dreamconnector didn't recognise it.
Moving on to the PS1 and PS2 Dual Shock controllers I used, they both worked perfectly well too. The only odd thing is that the right trigger is mapped to both L2 and R2, while the left trigger is mapped to L1 and R1 meaning in racers you have to have your trigger fingers at different heights on the back of the controller. The best bit about using the Dual Shock though, is that the analogue stick (the left one, anyway) is fully supported and when using the Dual Shock 2 the analogue triggers are also utilised. As with the Saturn controller, everything I played with the Dual Shock worked perfectly and again the buttons are in a diamond and so are mapped logically to the Dreamcast's face buttons.
Thanks to James from the DCJY Facebook Group for the heads up on the eBay listing for the Dreamconnector.