Xbox 360 Wireless Controller – Glossy Black
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Xbox 360 Wireless Controller – Glossy Black

xbox 360 wireless controller Review The 360 controller is a solid evolutionary
step in the Microsoft controller species. While it breaks no major new ground, it builds
upon the design cues of the terrible original and the much more refined Controller S in
a fluid manner, producing a visual impression of futuristic progress and refinement. While it seems that Sony may be planning a
fairly radical departure from the tried and true DualShock design for the upcoming PS3,
Microsoft has managed to add spice to an old design, a clever move in developing Xbox brand
continuity. Moving beyond simple design aesthetics, the
360 controller is easily one of, if not the, most ergonomically comfortable console controllers
around. The hand prongs are subtly contoured and naturally
comfortable. The plastic is textured in an unobtrusive
but attractive pattern, and weight distribution is superb. Despite the fact that the wireless models
carry two AA batteries, the controller sits neutrally in one’s hands, with no proclivity
towards a forward lean that some other wireless controllers suffer for. Button placement is improved over the Controller
S, with the awkward black and white buttons repositioned on the shoulders. Analog triggers remain, though the 360 again
improves over the previous designs, as their throw is shorter and more precise. The most significant change is the center
Xbox logo, Ring of Light. While the logo on previous Xbox controllers
seemed to exist for no other reason than to remind you that you weren’t playing a Playstation,
the 360 controller’s is actually super cool. A solid press will power on the 360 and the
controller if the console is off. In action, each quarter of the ring of light
will shine to designate players 1 through 4, and the center button can also be used
to transition from game to communication features in Xbox Live. Microsoft is touting the wireless capabilities
of the 360 controller pretty seriously, and with good reason. After plenty of use on our part, we’ve never
had the wireless connection drop out, and once you get used to the freedom of wireless,
it’s hard to go back. Battery life is strong, and there are a number
of options for keeping the controller going. Microsoft has released a rechargeable battery
pack for the controller as well as the Play and Charge kit. Which draws power from the 360’s USB ports
to recharge the battery pack or keep the controller going after normal batteries have run out. The 360’s controller shows just how far Microsoft
has come in controller design. I’ll give them credit for hanging on to so
many of the design keys from the their first aborted attempt at a controller. The actual functionality of the center Xbox
logo button is a nice addition and humorous rebuttal to all the peeps like me that made
fun of the dumb logo on the first. Kindly see the description for this Amazon
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