Microsoft - Xbox Wireless Controller - White

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Experience the enhanced comfort and feel of the new Xbox Wireless Controller, featuring a sleek, streamlined design and textured grip. Enjoy custom button mapping and up to twice the wireless range. Plug in any compatible headset with the 3.5mm stereo headset jack. And with Bluetooth® technology, play your favorite games on Windows 10 PCs and tablets.

*Button mapping available via Xbox Accessories app for Xbox One and Windows 10. Range compared to previous controllers, using the Xbox One S console. Bluetooth capabilities require Windows 10 devices running the Windows Anniversary Update. Go to xbox.com/xboxone/controller-OS for more information.

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What's Included


  • Microsoft Xbox Wireless Controller

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (15004 out of 15289)

Features


Comfort

Experience the enhanced comfort and feel of the new Xbox Wireless Controller.

Range

Get up to twice the wireless range than previous controllers.*

Grip

Stay on target with textured grip.

Bluetooth

Includes Bluetooth® technology for gaming on Windows 10 PCs and tablets*. Seamless profile and controller pairing.

Feel the action with impulse triggers

Impulse Triggers deliver fingertip vibration feedback so you can feel every jolt and crash in high definition.

Ultimate precision and accuracy

Responsive thumbsticks and an enhanced D-pad provide greater precision.Triggers and bumpers are designed for quick access.Menu and View buttons quick for easy navigation.

Features a 3.5mm stereo headset jack that lets you plug your favorite gaming headset right into the controller.

Compatible

Compatible with Xbox One Play and Charge Kit, Xbox One Chat Headset, Xbox One Stereo Headset, Xbox One Chatpad, Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter and Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows.

* For best performance, updates may be required. Bluetooth capabilities require Windows 10 devices running the Windows Anniversary Update. Go to xbox.com/xboxone/controller-OS for more information.

* Range compared to previous controllers, using the Xbox One S console.


Customer rating

4.8
99%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Control the desire of your heart

    Posted
    Mastachillz
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    In my life, many things are out of my control. My kids are out of control, my wife is out of control, my job is out of control, and most of the time my car is our of control... although that could be because my wife is driving. The one time in my life I'm in control is when I have this controller in my hands. With this controller, I can scale mountains, I can command armies, I can jump to new heights, and I can pwn some noobs like they deserve. When I say jump it doesn't say how high, it jumps as high as I want. When I say fire, it doesn't just fire, it sprays and prays, it launched rockets, blows buildings up, and so much more. When I say go left it goes left... most of the time, when I say up or goes up... most of the time. I am in control. Oh and don't get me stated on the realistic rumble and vibrating. After a session with this bad boy, my life feels like I have fulfilled my purpose to dominate the world. To go forth to all the worlds and proclaim that I am unstoppable and I am in control. Once I get up out of the chair and put my new controller down its back to a life where I'm not in control. But I guess that's how life is isn't it? We are never in control truly are we? Only when we are looking at the 1's and 0's, and that's why I'm so glad I got this controller. If you need to have that time in your life where you are in control, even if for only an hour, this is for you. I love my controller it helps my life feel full. I hope your life can be full too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I don't even own an Xbox One

    Posted
    vynsane
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    As the summary/title states, I don't own an Xbox One, though I am starting to consider purchasing one. The last three consoles I have owned are a Wii U, Wii, and Gamecube to give you a hint as to my preferences. To that point, I bought this controller because I wanted to use it to play No Man's Sky on a Windows 10 laptop, and also some games that support a paired controller on my Surface 3. I was actually seriously considering getting the Wii U Pro controller, as I had read that you MIGHT be able to pair it with your PC, and I could then also use it with my Wii U, but after reading more on that process, I felt it was too uncertain that I would be successful. Conversely, I wondered if it was really as easy to pair this controller as they say it is, and I have to give them credit - it really is. You have to connect it via USB the first time, using a cable that has microUSB on the controller end (luckily my Surface 3 came with one for charging), but after that it will be able to pair wirelessly with relatively no problem. I've had some instances where the controller loses connectivity mid-play in the past, but I believe a driver update rectified those issues. As for the controller itself, it is a quality product. It feels sturdy, the buttons and sticks have an adequate amount of resistance, and the materials feel premium. The back has a texture that, while ergonomically pleasant, will also assist in making sure it doesn't slip out of your hands during particularly intense play. It also looks really classy in white, though there is reason for concern - over time dirt and grime could affect that gleaming body, or the color could yellow down the line. Time will tell, it hasn't really been available long enough for something like that to become evident. Again, the quality of the plastic makes me feel like this won't happen, but it's worth a mention as a possibility. Cleaning the front portion should be pretty simple, though the textured back could cause more dirt to build up without routine, and thorough, cleaning, depending on how often you use it. Battery life seems to be incredibly good. I will admit that I don't use this controller as often as others might, but it seems ready to rock any time I pick it up. I've had mine since mid-August and I don't think I've changed the batteries yet. In conclusion, if you're looking for a second controller for your brand new Xbox One S, this is a no-brainer, but if you're looking for a high-quality controller to use with a Windows 10 PC or tablet, you should seriously consider purchasing this item, I seriously doubt you will be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Thumbsticks WILL Discolor Over Time

    Posted
    TacoAssassin
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    First off, let me start by saying that a clean controller is my absolute #1 pet peeve. I don't eat while I play and I always wash my hands before touching my controller. Every single time without exception. With that said I was disappointed to find that the thumb sticks on this controller are already turning a nasty grimy yellow after little more than 1 month of using it. I am the only one that uses the controller as it is always with me in my laptop bag. I have tried scrubbing and chemicals but the yellow tint on the blue joysticks will not go away. I assume it isn't actually an added yellow substance, but instead the blue coloring on the joystick rubbing away to reveal a nasty yellow underneath. Aside from the discoloration the only other gripe I have is actually a Windows Bluetooth issue. Whenever my laptop is Shut Down or Restarted (i.e. not put to Sleep) I have to return to the Bluetooth configuration menu and then remove and re-sync the controller. This is a 100% certainty if I Shut Down and I have to be careful to always put my computer to Sleep and not let the battery die or else I have to deal with the frustration of reconnecting the controller. All in all the Xbox One controller is the best device you can buy for PC based gaming and the inclusion of Bluetooth is worth the trouble of it disconnecting all of the time and not having to have a separate dongle. Maybe just stay away from the colored joysticks.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great...except for Bluetooth features lacking

    Posted
    Keyan
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member
    • Top 10 ContributorTop 10 Contributor

    The latest revision of the Xbox controller has several subtle improvements to the already great Xbox one controller. The textured grip offers a nice feel, and the clean black and white theme isn't terrible either. The buttons and sticks all work well, none of them feel cheap or have weird mechanics. Don't kid yourself though - the Elite controller still sits atop the Xbox One controller offerings as the best controller you can get for one. One feature that caught my eye was the addition of Bluetooth support for use on Windows 10 PCs. This is a nice feature so you don't have to use a wire or the Xbox wireless adapter to use the controller...unfortunately I was kind of let down by it in practice though. After initially pairing to my PC, it was fine, but after powering it down and then back up it was connecting and disconnecting constantly, with the searching slow blink going until finally it gave up and shut down. It seems that the available firmware update fixed that issue - but you have to know enough about Xbox controllers to know to use a micro USB cable to your PC, and then open the Xbox accessories app to install it. Or you can pair it to an Xbox One and update over the air, but you need to have one available to do that. What was really disappointing to me and what is costing it a star is the lack of features over Bluetooth. The headset jack does not work. Neither will the chatpad. It works as a controller, but that's it. No audio, no chatpad, so you are either using a wired headset to your PC, a gaming wireless headset, or using speakers. Bluetooth headsets usually have to much latency for gaming, so you are really limited on your options when using Bluetooth. When using a USB cable or the Xbox wireless adapter all of the features and peripherals work as you would expect them to, but part of the marketed appeal of the controller was being able to use it wirelessly without a dongle. While that does work, not being able to use any peripherals on the controller is a significant limitation. Overall, this is the best of the non-Elite controller lineup and a nice revision to the Xbox controller line...sadly the Bluetooth is very limited on a PC, to the point where you may still want to use a wire or the dongle to get full features.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great New Controller

    Posted
    DJCypress35
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I really like this controller. I had the day 1 version and I really liked it as well, but it annoyed me that I had to buy a stereo adapter for most headsets to work. I thought we had moved past proprietary connections with cell phones, and now we have. That jack is still there, but now you have the option to connect directly via the 3.5 mm jack that has been added. Additionally the entire feel of the controller has been redesigned. The D-pad has been improved, and the bumpers have a much smoother feel when depressed. A texture has been added to the casing so that it won't slip out of your hand as easily. Overall it seems like while tweaking the design to make it sleeker, they also improved some known issues. The connectivity to the Xbox and other devices has been greatly improved with this model, but not without room for further improvement. The wireless range with the Xbox has been doubled for more comfortable play across a large room, and you no longer need to plug into the Xbox via usb to update the controller. Additionally and probably most importantly Bluetooth connectivity has been added to this device, meaning that you now can connect wirelessly to a variety of Bluetooth enabled devices. My laptop does not have Bluetooth I was surprised to learn (thanks HP), but I was able to connect to my Android phone, and amazingly my Amazon Fire stick! My only concern with this function that could be corrected with an update is that it was not a seamless operation switching between paired devices, I needed to completely unpair from the Fire Stick, run downstairs and after several attempts to repair with the Xbox finally reset both and got it. Overall, this is a very good controller that I believe is worth the investment, even if you have a fully functional controller. The ability to use the same controller on all of your (Bluetooth) devices is a big deal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    D-Pad is lacking, but otherwise great

    Posted
    Electronaut72
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Console controllers have made great strides over the years in functionality, and I'm pleased to say the Xbox One S controller is the apex of that so far for Microsoft. Most notably, it has a headphone jack built into the bottom of the controller (so you won't need the chat adapter for that function anymore). Other than that, this is pretty much the same superb Xbox One controller you know. The analog sticks feel sturdy and have yet to fail on me during demanding first person shooter play (something that was a plague for me during the PS2 and original Xbox era). The buttons don't feel cheap and haven't stuck on me yet, which is also a good thing. However, I've found the D-pad has always left something to be desired on Xbox controllers–it's just not precise enough for arcade fighting games. So, I'd recommend an arcade stick over this controller if you plan on seriously playing any fighters. I've found the charging function and battery life with the play-n-charge kit inconsistent (although this could be due to me using a headset with the controller that drains it quicker). It sure would be nice if Microsoft would finally take a page from Sony and put internal batteries in these things...having to buy a separate battery and cord seems excessive given that it's the same price as Sony's standard Dual Shock 4. Still, the S controller is a respectable 1st-party peripheral and meets most of my needs nicely for the system.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Bought 4, Brand New, None Work With Headsets

    Posted
    Joey2

    I purchased two Xbox One S Consoles as well as 4 controllers for Christmas for my Grandchildren. The controllers worked fine until I purchased Turtle Beach 50X Headsets so they could join X-box Live and play with their friends. We could not get these controllers to work on either console. We even sent them to neighbors homes with working accounts and they would not work. We spent so many hours trying everything under the sun to get them to work but it just wasn't going to happen. Yes we did updates. Since we are a week or so past the return deadline, I decided to go back to Best Buy and purchased the X-box Patrol Tech Special Edition Controller. I brought it home and now have no problem with our Turtle Beach headphones, yes, yes, yes happy kids once again for now. We wasted so much time and headache dealing with these junky controllers. It gets even better. I decided to send them in for repair and create a repair order online and I couldn't get past step 2. It keeps timing and nothing happens. I tried with different computers and I get the same result, cannot get past step 2. Surprised? No way, I am no longer surprised with any Microsoft shortcomings as they have been countless over the years. I have 4 boys and 3 grandchildren and it seems over the years I am always pulling my hair out over Microsoft products. Please don't waste your time with these controllers, just get the better ones. I wish my kids would have stayed with Sony and I would have less gray hair.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good comfort and grip. Light Weight. Looks good

    Posted
    Gaiden
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I owned an Elite Controller for 1 year and 10 months and returned it on my replacement plan because the control sticks became very sloppy as well as connection and stick input issues. I tried the back paddles on the Elite, but never got comfortable with them and ended up not using them. After returning my Elite, I purchased the Patrol Tech Special Edition because I wanted to get back to a basic controller that would do what I need at 1/3rd the cost and hopefully with more reliability. I chose the Patrol Tech over other offerings primarily because of the rubber grip areas on the back side of the controller. The standard controller is a little slippery on all surfaces, while the Patrol Tech provides a much more comfortable and secure grip. Secondly, I like the controllers color and graphics. Having used it now, I like going back to a much lighter controller compared to the Elite, and I find it to be responsive and comfortable when gaming for hours at a time. There are plenty of choices out there, but for me it really came down to the extra comfort and grip provided with this controller.

    I would recommend this to a friend






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