Lot's of people commenting around the web that this controller feels cheap. The mistake these people are making is thinking heavy = good quality. The controller is light, which prevents fatigue and promotes ease of use. It's durable, quality, well moulded plastic. Glossy on the front which looks great, albeit attracting finger marks. The back is a more matt rough surface to prevent scratches whilst being placed down. It's obviously modelled on PS3 and Xbox 360 controllers but improves upon those quite considerably by moving an analogue stick, this is in my opinion the best console control in existence. It comes with a USB charging wire but will operate wireless which is to be expected. Word has it headphones must be plugged into the game pad and not the controller, not an issue for me. Obviously this controller is aimed at the regular gaming market and as such is aimed at only certain games, don't expect to play Mario with this thing it just isn't intended for that. That could be its main drawback but will depend on your opinions, for me I like the exclusivity of having controllers for different purposes.