Xbox 360 Wireless Controller with Play and Charge Kit - Silver (Xbox 360)
- Product Type:Game pad
- Connectivity Technology:Wireless
- Max Operating Distance:Up to 9.1 m
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- Platform: Xbox 360
- PEGI Rating: Unknown
- Media: Console
- Item Quantity: 1
Customize your control with a D-pad that transforms from a plus to a disc with this new Xbox 360 wireless controller.
Customize your control. With a D-pad that transforms from a plus to a disc, the new Wireless Controller provides ultimate precision, accuracy, and control for both directional and sweeping movements. This distinctively-designed controller features a special edition matte silver color with a unique and premium button design, and comes complete with a Play and Charge kit to keep the game going strong.
- Matte silver controller contains a transforming D-pad that can be rotated to adapt to the user's gameplay, offering unrivaled precision. Use the D-pad in "plus" format for cardinal directional moves. Use the D-pad in "disc" format for sweeping moves.
- Includes Play and Charge cable for continuous gameplay and up to 35 hours of play per charge.
- 2.4GHz wireless technology with 30-foot range.
- Use up to four controllers simultaneously on one console.
Colour of product: Silver
Connectivity technology: Wireless
Device type: Gamepad
Frequency range: 2.4
Gaming platforms supported: Xbox
Reflex vibration: Yes
Wireless range: 9.144 m
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Top Customer Reviews
The 'real' changes:
The biggest change is obviously the new D-Pad and I think that this is an excellent additional feature to an already great controller. I have played on games that I use the D-Pad to play an I honestly think that I have improved slightly at the game due to being able more easily press the directions and not accidentally press the wrong direction as easily. Even when playing CoD I use the new feature because it is just all round better when selecting kill streaks etc. if you don't need to select a mid-point between the directions like on a game such as Marvel vs. Capcom 3. I find the D-Pad easy to change from one setting to another and could easily be done during a hectic game of CoD.
Another improvement in my opinion is the new thumbsticks. I think that the new design allow you to grip them better and have a better contact with the controller. I also believe that the new thumbsticks are easier to move around which gives them a better feel. Although I have heard complaints about the new thumbsticks so they might not be for you.
A final slight improvement that you will notice if you have an old controller in one hand and this in you other is the texture of the controller.Read more ›
The D-Pad works well and does give more confidence when in frantic situations when you need to rely on pushing the right direction. The thumb sticks slightly new top feels really comfortable but does take a bit of getting used to.
I really like the A,X,Y,B buttons' new colours, but that could cause issue for new starters getting used to which button is which.
The only niggles I have with it are that the battery pack which is included is black, and against the silver shell, it does look slightly odd (even with the black details on the actual controller). It would've also been nice if the start and back buttons were silver/black too, and not a plasticy light grey.
Overall I'd give this controller 9.5/10, purely because of the 2 cosmetic issues I mentioned.
-included battery pack is useless if you're into serious gaming. i've been using sanyo eneloops for years in almost every battery powered gadget i own, and it's fortunately an option. i wish i could buy the standalone controller without battery pack and cables. i won't be using them anyway
-i'm not sure how durable will the silver coating be. the red, limited edition controllers had the tendency to lose pait with use. only time will tell
-glossy elements. i HATE glossy on my gaming peripherals. i could live with shiny mirror-like guide button and d-pad, but the bottom/back part of the controller is made from completely different kind of plastic than the rest of. it feels different, it gives different friction, it doesn't feel very good. not to mention the "i've just finished a 3 hour long marathon of " look
-lack of colours on the ABXY buttons looks pretty nice, it gives the desaturated, almost noire like feel to the controller, but it might alienate newcomers. many games use color coding during in-game tutorials or/and quick time events. if you're not familiar with xbox360 button layout it might cause you some trouble
otherwise i love it. but in a couple of hours i'm gonna compare it to razer's tournament edition of onza. we will see how it holds up
ps. english is my second language, so please, be tolerant ;)
Though I've been gaming for many years I am new to XBOX so can't really compare this controller to older versions, but it seems very sturdy and responsive to me and the adjustable D-pad is a nice touch, I can't say I've put that feature to the test much so far as I've been busy on games that are all more analog stick based. It feels nice and comfortable in the hand, far better for bigger handed people like myself than the PS1/2/3 controllers I've grown accustomed to over the last decade and a half.
I have to add it's had a lot of use since I got my 360 because I've been stuck indoors with a broken foot for the last 4 weeks and the length of time it keeps going on a pair of rechargeable AA's is mighty impressive, I have bundles of rechargeable batteries at mine which deemed the play and charge kit surplus to requirements so I sold it on ebay and managed to snatch £12 back off the initial purchase price which made this even more of a personal bargain at around £20!
In over 20 years of owning many various consoles I have always found sticking to the manufacturer's genuine official controllers to be the best policy and that goes just the same here too, plus you won't get a better deal on this specific XBOX controller with play & charge kit anywhere else, the real deal at £30 and as ever Amazon with the Royal Mail got it to me in less than 24 hours from placing my order on standard 'Super Saver Delivery', spot on!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good controller, stylish. Although it looks like it has been used and doesn't come with play and charge kit.Published 5 months ago by J. Weatherall
Very good looks really nice gameplay of the xbox pad very good made up with still in very good order looks still like new anyone who got xbox 360 its a must buy. Read morePublished 13 months ago by brilliant game good graphics