PowerA - Spectra Controller for Xbox One - Black

  • Model: CPFA115536-01
  • SKU: 8685189
  • Release Date: 10/12/2014
In the heat of battle, you need to have confidence in every tool in your arsenal. The right controller not only allows you to slip past enemy lines and fire off dozens of rounds before your foes are any wiser, but also lets you feel the excitement behind every explosion and hail of bullets. Play through the toughest combat with ease using this controller.

Enjoy your favorite games and browse streaming media on your Xbox One with help from this Spectra Controller. Feel all the excitement with dual rumble motors and impulse triggers. Experience the fun of a light show with 225 color combinations, and easily customize the controller's illumination with four brightness settings and color cycle, illumi-shift and static modes. There's no need to worry about battery power during a long gaming session, as the 9.8' cord eliminates the need for batteries.

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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
88% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (749 out of 853)

Features


Navigate your favorite games and streaming media with this wired controller

Feel the intense action of your favorite games with dual rumble motors and impulse triggers

Enjoy a vibrant appearance with 225 light-up color combinations

Adjust illumination to your liking with color cycle, illumi-shift and static modes and four brightness settings

Play as long as you like with no need to worry about batteries thanks to a 9.8' cord

Compatible with Xbox One

Officially licensed by Microsoft


Overall customer rating

4.3
88%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great, but has some issues

    Posted
    XboxOneColoredController
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Ok, so I bought this controller almost a year ago and thus far it has been a great controller, but there are some cons with it that outweigh the pros. Build Quality: 4 out of 5 So this thing feels great, and I'm not talking about the ergonomics. I'm talking about the materials quality. The plastic doesn't feel cheap and the buttons/sticks are all very responsive. The only thing that I have a gripe about are the RB and LB buttons - they have sweet spots that need to be pressed on to get them to trigger. If you're like me and your fingers go all the way across these buttons, hitting the sweet spot can be difficult to get them to actually function. This is the only gripe I have about the buttons on this controller, the rest of them feel amazing and have great response, the D-Pad in particular is great. Ergonomics Quality: 3 out of 5 This controller is comfortable enough to hold, but it has some issues 'molding' to your hands. It doesn't fit quite right in mine and after a while the controller starts to feel uncomfortable to me in the hands. Everyone has differences though, like I can't stand the way the PS2/3/4 controllers feel in my hands. Get cramps after using them for so long, but everyone else seems to love them... but I digress. Lighting Quality: 3 out of 5 While the controller's primary purpose is to be held while you look away from it to play your games, it does have RGB lighting built in which is great. The only downside is it isn't as vibrant as the box led me on to believe. It does look good, don't get me wrong, but the colors and intensity of the light are... lacking. It does do what it says though, so there's that. Longevity Quality: 1 out of 5 So this is the main reason I'm writing this review. I bought this controller to replace a Xbox 360 Afterglow controller for my PC. When this controller worked it was decent enough to use. After not even one year of light use however, the right trigger has stopped working correctly. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't... it's kinda on a 'when it feels like it' basis. And sometimes it even only works halfway even though you have it fully depressed. I could have dealt with it if it were like the back button or the start button, but the right trigger is a little bit important for most games, especially GTA V which was the primary reason this controller was purchased. I've ended up back on my Afterglow controller ultimately, and couldn't be happier. Overall Quality: 2.5 out of 5 Summary: While this controller is very flashy and looks amazing, ultimately you'd be better off buying a Xbox 360 Afterglow controller if you're looking for a great PC controller. If you're buying this for the Xbox One, then you'd ultimately be better off buying an actual Xbox brand controller than you would be getting this thing. I would recommend staying away from this controller, ultimately.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Just okay.

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

    I needed a replacement Xbox controller, and after seeing the price tag on this one I couldn't pass it up. All in all I'd say I'd say it was a good purchase, because it does everything I need it to. For others considering buying this, here are some pros and cons to consider: Pros: -It's mechanically sound. I've had no technical issues with it whatsoever. -The chord is insanely long. I was using a USB extender for my last controller but I don't need it anymore. -It's sturdy. I've dropped it quite a bit and it still works fine. -The lights are gorgeous. I wasn't expecting much from them, but the customizable lights are really vibrant and lots of fun to mess around with and show off. -I use Windows 10, and this controller was plug-n-play. I didn't need to download any drivers. Just plugged it in and it was ready to go. Cons: -Despite being sturdy (like I mentioned above, I've dropped it a lot and it still works fine) it doesn't feel like it. The material feels like cheap plastic, and although performance-wise it's indistinguishable from a first-party controller it feels like you're holding a happy meals toy. -The lights are useless. They look beautiful, but you'll be sick of them after five minutes of using them in the dark. -There's no way to turn off the bright 'on' light in the middle of the controller, so if you like playing in the dark and this bothers you then you'll just have to put some tape over it. -The 'xbox' button in the middle of the controller is poorly made. Its sticky graphic cover was rotated 90 degrees. Thankfully I was able to just peel it off and reapply it. This controller is perfect for me and I'm going to be using it until it breaks. The cons didn't bother me all that much, but if I wasn't so frugal I probably would have thrown in another 30 to get another first-party xbox controller.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good controller w cord

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

    What can you really say about this controller.? It has all the buttons laid out in the proper place. The control sticks are sensitive and seem to be a little smoother than the official Xbox wireless controller. The color change feature is really this controller's only party piece. It changes colors on the grip portions and on the center "mirror" portion of the controller. I have had 2 of these controllers now, 1 bought a few years ago that lasted fine until crushed. Replaced with a new one recently. Noticed the new style has a nice semi grippy texture on the back cover. Nice touch. The cord is super long and comes with a break-away connector so it cannot be ripped out of the Xbox if tripped over. Also the control sticks are the same diameter as the Xbox standard controller so the "control freak" stick extenders I like using work well on it. Decent replacement for a decent price

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Power A Spectra Xbox Controller

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

    As we all know video game controllers are a primary tool in any gamers arsenal. This controller however is one tool no gamer should even consider purchasing. Although the price is fair and the multiple coloe display options set this controller apart from your standed xbox controller. The quality of the product is below average. It has no durability to speak of and it cheaply made. I returned it after having it only a few weeks because the right trigger button broke from within the controller itself. Thanks to Best Buys amazing return policy I was able to get a full refund and used that to upgrade to an official standard controller. Also I went ahead and got a 2 year warranty plan just to cover me in case of any other mishaps.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    You get a bit more than what you pay for.

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

    You get a bit more than what you pay for. Solid build of quality for the price point. Do yourself a favor and purchase GSP on the product because it does cover accidentally damage. Once a button is no longer working then it's honored. Controller has tons of LED color changing options. It's wired but gets the job done. I purchased two for two of my many children. Just because I don't like to share my own controllers and, for the price point it's well worth it. Bottom does not have an opening that supports the Headphone adapter so you'll have to own a XboxONE headset that uses a 3.5MM jack. Highly recommended. Four stars because it's not near the quality of the original controller but, you get more than what you paid with this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Inexpensive alternative, but no headphone support

    Posted
    LH47NYC
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I bought these as an inexpensive extra controller option for when friends come over. I think they are decent, but there are a few downsides. I got these as Deal of the Day for $20 and for that price it's not shabby. Great for kids if you don't want them chatting online. PROS: - Inexpensive - No batteries required - LED lights are cool gimmick - Long cord CONS: - NO HEADPHONE JACK. It's fine when you're playing a game alone, but sometimes a friend comes online and wants to chat, I have to stop and swap controllers. - Analog sticks may begin to drift after a few months use/wear. It's not significantly off, but when I put the controller down my character will slowly walk forward in every game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Huge Letdown

    Posted
    HorsemanWar

    Pros- The lighting options are cool and the controller feels more like the Xbox 360 predecessor than the current Xbox One controller. Cons- The red color doesn't look red enough and appears pink. There is no mic jack on this controller. This controller actually would be amazing in my opinion if it weren't for the lack of a mic jack. With no way to talk to your friends I see no relevance for this controller on a console built around community play. It's really a shame because without that huge oversight this would be a quality controller. The only possible way to recommend this controller to someone would be if they never wanted to talk to anyone they are playing with or chose to suffer through the Kinect chat option.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Button broke within 3 weeks

    Posted
    pel1ican
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I purchased this XBox controller for my 11 year old grandson. Less then 3 weeks, the front controller button was "stuck" and would not work. I returned to Best Buy with my receipt to exchange it, and was told that it was past the 2 week exchange period!!! What?? For $39.99 I expected this Xbox controller to last longer then 3 weeks and expected Best Buy to stand by it's products. After having to talk to someone higher-up then the service clerk, I was able to exchange this for a new one. You bet I also purchased the $9.00 - 2 year warranty too!! XBox should make a better product and Best Buy should stand behind their products for longer then 2 weeks!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend




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