Xbox 360 Wireless Gamepad White
- 2.4 GHz wireless technology with 30-foot range
- Built for lag-free play
- Integrated headset port for Xbox Live play
- Adjustable vibration feedback for longer battery life
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Disadvantages: doesn't come with a rechargeable battery...
I've liked games for a long time, since I was a little kid. I've used a lot of controllers before; pretty much all the Nintendo consoles, SEGA Consoles, all the Playstations and the original Xbox.
I use to be a Playstation man, but after my PS2 broke two times with laser errors, I had enough with Playstations and decided to get an Xbox. I remember waiting in the day it was meant to arrive, and I eagerly opened up the box and set it up. As soon as my hands clutched the Xbox controller (please note I purchased the Xbox a while after its release and my Xbox was shipped with the newer Mini S Controller), I fell in love with it. After my good experience with the original Xbox, I had to get a 360!
The Xbox 360's standard controller (both wired which is shipped out with the Arcade version of the console and the wireless version which is shipped out with the Premium and Elite version) fits in everyone's hands perfectly. When I say everyone's, I mean everyone's - from mine, to my girlfriends, my dads, and even my two younger sisters who are 8 and 13. They're suitable for the whole family!
The controls can usually be picked up from any shop that sells games, the odd supermarket and of course the world wide web! You can get them from Play.com for £29.99 with free delivery, and normally pick them up used at about £20. Although, I do recommend buying the 'Wireless Entertainment Pack' from Amazon.co.uk, you can buy it new from a marketplace seller for about £30 which includes Forza 2 and Viva Piñata.Read more ›
Well, if thats what you think, you wrong on (almost) every point.
Lets start with the bad. If you use AA batteries, you will eat through them so quikly if you like playing your XBOX. I've gone trough 4 AAs in one day with one controller, so its definatly an idea to get the Microsoft Battery Packs, they last a few days and will definatly save you money on buying AAs.
But appart from that one down point, the wireless controller is as good as (well, better) than the wired controller. Its incredibly responsive, there is no lag what-so-ever, as soon as you press the button, it happens in the game.
And the fact its wireless is brilliant, you can turn on and off your console from you chair, it warns you when you have low battery power AND there is no cluttering from wires!!!
If you like gaming and you have/want more than one controller, then you must get wireless controllers, they are simply so much better (but remeber to get a battery pack for each controller).
The batteries last a surprisingly long time so you have the option to keep buying AAs or go for the play and charge kit,
Overall i'm very impressed with the controller
The lack of a wire between console and controller has now made my PS2 use feel restricted. With the PS2 I cannot lay on my bed and still have full control when watching a DVD. I cannot turn the console on by pressing a button on the controller.
All of this CAN be done with the Xbox 360 Wireless Controller. If you want to use the Headset while playing online it simply plugs into the bottom of the pad.
One thing it has over the wired Xbox 360 controller are that is has rubberised thumb sticks. It is also a lot heavier than it's wired counterpart, due to the battery compartment. You can either use standard AA batteries or the official rechargeable batteries. I would opt for the rechargeable ones from Microsoft and a Quick Charge Kit, perhaps with an additional battery so you can continue when one battery runs out.
It doesn't have motion sensors like the Wii and PS3 controllers but I think this is too much of a gimmick anyway.
A good controller.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Well, what can I say?
It's an xbox 360 wireless controller.
It works well.
It is, in my opinion, the best in-hand controller ever designed. Read more
Standard wireless controller for the xbox 360 is good, both for use on its console and PC games. Very comfortable to use for extended periods of time. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Animate