You can’t move for pro controllers, these days, as a bunch of third party peripheral makers try to grab a share in the market, but for Xbox owners, you can turn to Microsoft’s own hardware department. The Xbox Elite controller has long been a staple, but it’s also been long overdue an update.
Introducing the Xbox Elite Controller Series 2.
It comes stuffed with new and revised technology, from adjustable stick tension to textured grips on the triggers, which now have two different trigger stop lengths, and there’s three programmable profiles built in. Also built in is a rechargeable battery which can run up to 40 hours between charges, and you can charge it up using the bundled in charging dock or using USB–C. It’s compatible with both PC and Xbox One, thanks to having both direct Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support, as has been standard since the Xbox One S controller.
As with the original, it comes in a carrying case with space for all the swappable components. These include six thumbsticks (2 standard, 2 classic, 1 tall, 1 wide dome), four rear paddles (2 medium and 2 mini), two D-Pads )standard and faceted) and the thumbstick adjustment tool.
The Elite Series 2 will launch on 4th November for the princely sum of $179.99 USD/£159.99 GPB/€179.99 EUR and is available for preorder now.
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