Microsoft Xbox One Wireless Controller
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The Xbox One's controller is mostly a refined version of the last-gen gamepad, with the new shoulder buttons being the only real step backward.
- Great battery life
- The best analog sticks on any gamepad
- Rumble triggers!
- Shoulder buttons are cumbersome
- Requires AA batteries
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Microsoft Xbox One Wireless Controller
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- 89AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE18 ReviewsArs Technica80Xbox One review: More than a game console, less thMicrosoft had its work cut out for it in improving on what is generally considered (by this writer, at least) to be one of the best handheld console controllers ever made. The Xbox One's improves on that design in some ways while leaving some easy potential improvements sitting on the table.Gizmodo90Xbox One Review: Absolutely Amazing (When It WorksWhile it's roughly the same size as an the already fantastic Xbox 360 controller, the Xbox One controller feels more compact, a little heavier, and more solid, all in a way that's utterly fantastic.Joystiq90Review: Xbox OneThe A, B, X, and Y buttons are similarly M&M smooth and provide solid feedback when depressed. They don't feel luxurious, but effective. More gentle are the new analogue sticks, which maintain the Xbox's asymmetrical arrangement of left stick up high and right stick in line with the lower d-pad.TechCrunch100Review: Microsoft Xbox OneThe Xbox One controller is absolutely superb. It is, perhaps, the best console controller I’ve ever held.Engadget80Microsoft Xbox One review: a fast and powerful worDue to both its revered status and ubiquity, then, Microsoft wasn't in a position to drastically change the gamepad here. And that's exactly what this is: not a change, but a refinement.EngadgetNot RatedHands-on with Xbox One's new gamepad, 'impulse triIf there's one thing we never realized, it's how much time our thumbs spend glued not to the top of the thumbsticks, but to the sides of it. The new texture and thickened edges on the analog sticks add a real grippiness to the sticks.Ars TechnicaNot RatedHands-on (and on camera) with Xbox Oneâ€™s new conThe controller did feel more comfortable in my hands, thanks to the lack of a jutting battery pack in the back that can bump against the fingers on the Xbox 360 controller.GizmodoNot RatedXbox One Controller Hands On: Rumbling Triggers ArAfter holding one for a few minutes, I can say officially that the Xbox One controller is very nice. It's just more comfortable.--- But that rumbling. It really does seem like it can add a better immersive experience.Time90Xbox One Review: Microsoftâ€™s Ambitious One-StopIf it ain’t broke, don’t fix it: that’s the Xbox One’s controller in a nutshell.Mashable90Xbox One: Gaming, Streaming and Live TV in One PowHow do you improve on something that's nearly perfect? That was the challenge when updating the Xbox 360 controller model, which is widely revered as the best in gaming. The Xbox One controller's small changes go the extra mile to deliver a more comfortable experience.TechHive90Xbox One review: For gamers, yes, but you'll likeThe new controller—which takes the well-loved design of the Xbox 360 controller and refines it further—is terrific.Kotaku80The Xbox One: The Kotaku ReviewSome of the changes to the controller (the D-pad, the trigger rumble) are clear improvements. Some (the new battery location, the new headphone jack) are minor steps back. And on some (the longer thumbsticks and softer triggers), the jury's still out.Polygon90Xbox One ReviewIt's a comfortable controller with a good amount of weight, and a great texture not only makes it feel more premium but ameliorates the gross, slippery feel following a long session with the Xbox 360 controller.Pocket-Lint90Xbox One reviewIn the hand, the new controller feels great. It's a refinement of everything that was good before, but it's still very much the Xbox controller you know and love.Pocket-LintNot RatedXbox One hands-on video: Meet the new controllerUltimately, we think the firm has done exactly what it needed to. Created a piece of hardware that improves upon the previous generation, but without forgetting what made it great. At least when it comes to the controller, Microsoft has no worries. Perhaps that's a good sign for the console itself?EurogamerNot RatedHands-on with Xbox OneOverall the controller feels light but robust and boasts plenty of logical updates.The GuardianNot RatedXbox One: hands-on with the new controller and KinThe new thumbsticks feel really nice. They're smaller in diameter than the Xbox 360 versions and the outside rim is textured (Microsoft refers to this effect as "knurling") so you have a better grip.MashableNot RatedXbox Oneâ€™s New Controller: Hands OnThat battery move, by the way, makes the whole controller feel much sleeker and actually more comfortable to hold ... Overall, the new Xbox One controller appears to be an impressive piece of engineering and design.The Verge90Xbox One reviewYet while the Xbox 360 controller was undeniably the gold standard for gamepads and the Xbox One gamepad is even better, the PlayStation 4's DualShock 4 gives it a run for its money this console generation. Battery life is much better on the Xbox One’s controller.T390Xbox One reviewMuch has been made of the control pad’s re-design, but believe the hype; this controller is a marked improvement on its predecessor.Huffington Post90Xbox One Review: Microsoft's Mission To Take OverThe One's controller features mostly small but welcome changes.IGNNot RatedXbox One Controller: Hands-on With Call of Duty: GMicrosoft has made the overall surface area of the thumbpads slightly smaller, but implemented texturized edges and a concave surface. The thumbsticks also have a wider range of motion, which affords increased precision.IGNNot RatedE3 2013: Xbox One Controller Hands-onMicrosoft has made a lot of useful tweaks with the Xbox One controller, but haven't made enough significant changes to alienate or upset fans of the Xbox 360 version.TechRadarNot RatedHands on: Xbox One Gamepad reviewThe impulse triggers seem to hold the most promise and potential for putting players that much deeper in the experiences of rearranging zombies' ribcages with melee weapons, roasting trolls with fire balls, and racing across finish lines.Popular MechanicsNot RatedHands On With Xbox One HardwareIn the hand, it is a more refined object—the seams are moved away from the resting points of users’ fingers and the battery compartment no longer juts out from the underbelly, but is now integrated into the controller body.IGNNot RatedXbox One Controller Hands-onWhile the changes from the Xbox 360 controller are significant, it clearly respects the legacy and leaves its strongest qualities intact.Destructoid100Review: Xbox OneWhile the Xbox One controller looks a bit like the Xbox 360 controller, Microsoft made so many improvements that they seem worlds apart in use. They did an incredible job of tweaking and refining just about every aspect of the Xbox 360 controller.The Next Web80Xbox One review: A multimedia extravaganza that alOverall, I found the PS4’s DualShock 4 controller to feel more natural in the hand than the Xbox One.TrustedReviews90Xbox One reviewWith the best console controller ever made as a foundation, it was unlikely that the Xbox One would run amiss here, but the new Xbox One controller improves on the Xbox 360’s in a number of ways.HotHardware100Microsoft Xbox One, The Full ReviewThe new controllers for the Xbox One look very much like the controllers for the Xbox 360, but there are many refinements under the hood.TrustedReviewsNot RatedXbox One ControllerMicrosoft has made what was already the best console controller one step better.DestructoidNot RatedHands-on and up close with the Xbox One controllerAgain, we have yet to actually play a game with this new controller, but it certainly feels like an improvement over what we already consider the gaming standard.The Next WebNot RatedHands on: The Xbox One controllerâ€™s refined d-paI can tell you that the new design has improved the grip significantly. There is more room in the center of the controller for your hands when holding it in the natural grip, and the tips of my fingers are no longer mashed up against the battery casing.DestructoidNot RatedFirst look at the Xbox One controllerI'm glad to see that the form is similar to the Xbox 360's gamepad. From the looks of it, the d-pad has been given a refresh, which absolutely needed to happen. Thank goodness for that.Game InformerNot RatedHands On With Xbox One's New ControllerThe controller feels great overall, and it looks like Microsoft has achieved the critical balance of addressing problems and providing some cosmetic tweaks without introducing new issues.
- 88AVERAGE USER SCORE10 ReviewsEngadget Reader100April 30, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader60February 19, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Personally the controller is nice but i think a lot of people say its the best cause well they a fanboy. Still takes batteries this is not an upgrade. And still have to spend more money for battery pack and addapter for headphones come on really and its $29 if i remember correctly for real ? Thats a rip off .If they clicking wasnt as loud and built in battery pack and built in head phone jack then yeah prob would be the best controller out there but it aint.Engadget Reader60October 6, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100May 22, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!the best controller everEngadget Reader100May 9, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader100April 3, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader70March 31, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I have smashed my 360 controller countless times and have only found scratches on it, but when i smash the xbox one controller i found only the insides of the controller all over the floor. If they can make the controller more durable to the point where a little fall doesn't break them to pieces i will buy another controller from them. However for the Ergonomics/Comfort and Accuracy/Responsiveness i found them better than the 360 by far.If you are a gamer who at times gets angry to the point where you will smash the controller over there table,wall,bed or floor then i don't recommend this controller unless you have the money to keep buying more cause of how durable it isEngadget Reader100March 18, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader90November 30, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100November 30, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Microsoft have taken the already perfect Xbox 360 controller and improved it in 3 ways.It feels a bit better in your hand.The annoying battery "tumor" sticking out the back of the 360 controller is no longer there.Impulse triggers are awesome in games like Forza 5.Not much more to say really, it's easily the best controller on the market.
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