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Microsoft Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller

from  $198+

    Microsoft Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller

    from  $198+
    from  $198+
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    86 Engadget Score
    An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
    86

    An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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    The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

    Engadget Review

    The Elite controller is the best Xbox gamepad Microsoft has ever made, but it doesn't come cheap. At $150, your best bet is waiting for a price drop or a bundle deal unless you're dead-set on getting a leg up against folks online.

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    Pros
    • Feels great in-hand; very grippy finish throughout
    • Loads of customization options
    • Mature, understated design
    • Improves on the standard Xbox One gamepad in every way
    • Bumper buttons are finally, actually usable
    Cons
    • Expensive
    • Levers and faceted d-pad don't feel secure
    • Feels heavy at first
    • Clamshell case doesn't keep everything in place
    • Customization options could be overwhelming for some

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    Specs

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    Controller / gamepad
    Connection
    Wireless
    Console compatibility
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    86 Engadget Score
    An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
    86

    An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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    The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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