Xbox Elite Controller Promises Higher Accuracy, Faster Speed, And Better Gaming Ergonomics

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There are gamers and there are serious gamers. When you’re a serious gamer, you want the best tools at your disposal. And if the Xbox One is your current-gen gaming platform of choice, there’s no gamepad likely to serve you better than the Xbox Elite Controller.

Designed in collaboration with professional gamers, it comes equipped to perform at the highest level of performance, boasting “game-changing accuracy, faster speed, and a tailored feel unlike anything before.” Yes, you’ll still suck if you have crappy skills to begin with, but those at the top of their game should find the extra edge they’ve been looking for with gear like this in tow.

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Fully customizable, the Xbox Elite Controller comes with swappable analog sticks (two standard, two tall, and two domed, each with different sensitivities) and D-pads (one faceted and one standard), all of them cut in stainless steel, allowing you to tailor the kind of control on your gamepad to the exact title you’re playing and the strategies you’re planning to implement. The triggers also get a special “hair trigger lock,” which lets you stop the trigger movement after a shot and set up for your next one, allowing you to swarm opponents with firepower at a faster rate.

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It still has all the other buttons, of course, but adds an extra four stainless steel paddles in the rear (detachable), each of which can be set to perform any actions in a game. Other features include fully customizable inputs, customizable trigger sensitivity, a rubberized diamond grip for improved stability, and a soft-touch finish for non-slip control.

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Slated for availability in October, the Xbox Elite Controller is priced at $149.99.

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2 Responses

  1. Max

    love the hair trigger locks! also, the steel paddles in the rear was a really good, durable touch. i also appreciate that it’s non-slip. you can tell the designers had the gamers best interest in mind when they built these. they’re going to be an especially valuable asset when it comes to playing games like Call of Duty and even car-racing games taking into account sensitivity and accuracy. these look super sweet, sure to impress! the price seems kind of high, but then again so is the console, considering its so new. i think a big part of the price here is the quality of materials used to build the device, and the reliability of enjoying more game-play and worrying less about mishaps from the wrong buttons, sensitivity levels, or commands being activated during game-play.

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  2. Michael Coleman

    Does this work with the xbox 360 or is it designed to work with the xbox 1? Or both? I don’t see getting rid of the 360’s in the house any time soon. They work great – you can almost buy a 360 for what that controller costs. That’s not to say normal xbox controllers are cheap – only in comparison – the last controllers we bought for the xbox 360 cost us just under sixty bux. But we all know that the controller is the best part of the set up. Very nice – I see one of these in our future 😉

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