Xbox Wireless Controller - White
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Experience the enhanced comfort and feel of the new Xbox Wireless Controller, featuring a sleek, streamlined design and textured grip. Enjoy custom button mapping* and up to twice the wireless range. Plug in any compatible headset with the 3.5mm stereo headset jack. And with Bluetooth technology**, play your favorite games on Windows 10 PCs, tablets, and phones. *Button mapping available via Xbox Accessories app. Range compared to previous controllers with the Xbox One S. **Bluetooth capabilities require Windows 10 devices running the Windows Anniversary Update. Go to xbox.com/xboxone/controller-OS for more information.
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137 of 154 people found the following review helpful.
Great New Controller
By Chris Colby
I really like this controller. I had the day 1 version and I really liked it as well, but it annoyed me that I had to buy a stereo adapter for most headsets to work. I thought we had moved past proprietary connections with cell phones, and now we have. That jack is still there, but now you have the option to connect directly via the 3.5 mm jack that has been added.
Additionally the entire feel of the controller has been redesigned. The D-pad has been improved, and the bumpers have a much smoother feel when depressed. A texture has been added to the casing so that it won't slip out of your hand as easily. Overall it seems like while tweaking the design to make it sleeker, they also improved some known issues.
The connectivity to the Xbox and other devices has been greatly improved with this model, but not without room for further improvement. The wireless range with the Xbox has been doubled for more comfortable play across a large room, and you no longer need to plug into the Xbox via usb to update the controller. Additionally and probably most importantly Bluetooth connectivity has been added to this device, meaning that you now can connect wirelessly to a variety of Bluetooth enabled devices. My laptop does not have Bluetooth I was surprised to learn (thanks HP), but I was able to connect to my Android phone, and amazingly my Amazon Fire stick! My only concern with this function that could be corrected with an update is that it was not a seamless operation switching between paired devices, I needed to completely unpair from the Fire Stick, run downstairs and after several attempts to repair with the Xbox finally reset both and got it.
Overall, this is a very good controller that I believe is worth the investment, even if you have a fully functional controller. The ability to use the same controller on all of your (Bluetooth) devices is a big deal.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful.
... to the original xbox one controller they are both pretty much identical
Comparing the build and quality of this controller to the original xbox one controller they are both pretty much identical. The biggest difference to me is the textured difference on the handle grips which you will either love or hate. Personally I enjoy it as it makes it easier for me to hold this controller for extended periods of time. The added Bluetooth to this controller is however the big selling point. I occasionally stream to my pc from my xbox when the wife or kids want to watch tv and being a Bluetooth controller you can also just use it for pc games or mobile games (if they support controller use) in general so that is a really fantastic selling point.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
Comfortable and sleek design
By Danny G
The best Xbox controller you up to date. I personally love the button layout for the Xbox controllers with the analog stick layout and the trigger feel. It is very comfortable to use for those super long gaming sessions. The added 3.5mm outlet added removes the need for an adapter although I still use mine because I like being able to control the volume settings for chat and in-game. Also what makes this controller great is the compatibality with my laptop. I am able to play all my computer games that I would rather use a controller with than mouse and keyboard. The white gives the controller a more clean look as well.