There are a lot of third-party controllers for the Xbox One. A lot of gaming peripheral companies want to make a mark in the Xbox One niche the game console is considered to be one of the best on the market today.
But, even though the game console enjoys the company of third-party manufacturers, there is a controller that was made by the company who created the game console themselves and it aims to beat third-party controller manufacturers out there.
The controller I am talking about is none other than the Microsft Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller.
The Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller is a premium wireless controller that has a lot of bells and whistles. Because of its premium features, it also warrants a premium price of $150. But before you complain about the steep price, I will talk about the features and why this controller has been priced accordingly.
First, I want to talk about the build quality. The Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller is a heavier than other controllers out there mainly because of the combination of metallic and plastic parts.
The majority of the controller’s body is made of plastic while some parts of it are constructed using high-grade metallic parts.
Furthermore, the D-pad that comes right out of the box will strike you first. It is not a conventional D-pad but rather a unique, diamond-like interface. It still works like a usual D-pad but it will give you a whole lot more control.
If for some reason, you do not want the included faceted D-pad, you can swap to the conventional D-pad which is also included in the kit.
Another thing I would like to talk about is the hair trigger locks. Basically, hair trigger locks are “stoppers” in that it stops a button from bottoming out, giving you the ability to press that button in quick succession.
This fast hair trigger lock technology allows you to beat the competition because of the way you can press keys rapidly.
Now, if you’re the type of person who wants full customizability, especially when it comes to their controllers, then will be happy with this controller.
The Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller has 4 paddles in which you can program to different buttons and macros using its companion app that can be downloaded from the Xbox store.
You can map any button you wish to the paddles for ease and convenience. This is especially useful for people who play FPS games as they can map say, the jump button, onto a paddle for easy access.
The one that comes with the controller itself are the standard thumbsticks but you can also change them into different ones according to your preference. Aside from the standard thumbsticks, you also get a tall thumbstick (which is great for racing games), and a domed thumbstick, perfect for people with huge thumbs.
The Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller is a great controller and I think it is justifiable that this one costs $150. If you want to excel at playing Xbox One games, then I highly recommend getting the Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller.