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KontrolFreek - GamerPack Vortex Analog Stick Extenders for Xbox One - Black/Orange-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 114 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Just Be Prepared not to go back to regular analog

    Posted
    KANE720

    I would say for people that need better control in FPS this is the ticket. The standard analog sticks are short and if you have large hands you may have run into the problem of over aiming. These extenders correct that problem with ease. You should see your KDR improve quite a bit, the extenders are easy to put on and stay on throughout the most intense sessions. The only draw backs are if you do more than FPS they may not give great results. Fighter Games like STREET FIGHTER or KILLER INSTINCT may not benefit as well as sometimes you can accidentally move your analogs by mistake when hitting buttons. But overall get them they are great!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A must have

    Posted
    IrishDragon
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    I bought these to see what all the fuss was about all the pro's seemed to be using them. I had tried them before but couldn't make the switch once I was already playing a game. So the trick for me was I snapped them on before I played the first minute of COD Advance Warefare and I was hooked I can't play without them now my sensitivity went from a 2-3 to a 7-8 shots I couldn't make cause I was to slow before are made with ease. The orange ones go perfect with the titan fall special edition controller. I will be looking for a color style to go with the COD Advance Warefare Controller as I am a big collector and stickler for matching things by color scheme.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth the Money

    Posted
    EddieG
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Where to start? First off, I Have big hands and because of that the little thumbsticks on the Xbox One controller tend to cramp up my fingers. these thumbstick extensions not only make it much more comfortable for me to use (4+ hours at a time) but they help improve my grip on my controller because my thumbs sit at a much more pleasing height. They help improve my accuracy by removing the tension aspect off of the stock thumbsticks. and finally they help maintain my thumbs grip on the Thumbstick. Overall VERY satisfied with this purchase and will definitely be picking up more of the different kinds to mix it up and add my own style to my controller.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Well designed sticks!

    Posted
    jech2014
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    The taller orange stick is for the right thumb. Since it is convex, it rolls over the thumb better than just contacting the edge of the built-in concave Xbox stick. This is great for aiming. The shorter orange stick is for the left thumb or general moving and turning. It has good grip and provides more precise movement than the built-in stick, but doesn't need to be long as the other orange stick since moving is quicker with a shorter stick and more of a brute left right up down kind of input. The perfect mix of sticks that are well thought-out and designed!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pleasant Surprise

    Posted
    XboxGamer1984

    I was pleasantly surprised by these. I bought them and really didn't know what to expect. I just purchased the Xbox One and was struggling playing Battlefield 4. I was playing with my clan and my aim was definitely off and I couldn't get into a groove. I decided during a match intermission to open the package and install these on my controllers. I saw an immediate improvement in my aim and precision. I was immediately having games with a 2.00 KD ratio. I would highly recommend them. I do think they are a bit pricey however for a simple attachment to your thumb sticks.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great

    Posted
    alpinestars
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I definitely enjoy the combination of the shorter KontrolFreek for movement and the taller one for aiming. It makes sense because movement generally doesn't need to be as precise as aiming. I also like how the shorter KontrolFreek is concave, so my thumb can rest nicely there, but the longer one is convex, while allows me to roll my thumb around to aim (instead of pushing like you would on a concave KontrolFreek). The only downside is because of the unique textured design they used, it sometimes collects dirt in between the grooves.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A bit overpriced

    Posted
    Josep
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    It will take a while to get use to these but they do do what they are marketed to do. Unfortunately, they are a bit overpriced in my opinion (at least at Best Buy). I would recommend price matching for a cheaper price. I ended up just getting a couple grip covers for my Xbox One sticks. They were cheaper and I didn't have to make any real adjustments to my gaming. People that love these will always love them. I just like them. Definitely try them out for yourself though. You can always return them within the 15 days (45 days for Elite Plus members)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Two different sizes for a few bucks more

    Posted
    cellio
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    Nice having two different stick lengths. I use the orange freek on my rt stick; aim is drastically improved. Sometimes, I might switch based on hand fatigue. I have large hands / long fingers so the extra length works well for me. Pair these with my SCUF. Only warning is if you have a SCUF with SCUF sticks, specifically domed, they are HARD to get to fit. I managed using a small screw driver without damaging the rubber on the SCUF stick. If you want to buy these and are thinking of getting a SCUF, stay with the normal Xbox sticks.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    You HAVE to try these out!

    Posted
    GamerChk3891

    OMG I love these things! You've gotta try them out. I was not sure about how they would help me, but I am glad that I gave them a shot. They make it more comfortable to play for a long time, and the grip on them is awesome. They help me aim and my KDR has improved alot in the last week after buying them. Definitely worth the money! You'll thank me for recommending them later.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not my cup of tea

    Posted
    bucky
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    For me the taller thumb sticks are hard to get use to. I tried for a few days and then returned them. If you don't like the taller sticks from the basic controller you probably won't like these ones. The sticks are very grippy and tacky, for better control. If there was a way to replace the whole thumb stick without changing the height would make it much better.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Has a learning curve...but well worth it.

    Posted
    MissionRocker
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    I was skeptical about if these would make a difference, but I had a gift card and had little in that price range I wanted to spend it on, so I took the risk. At first they made little to no improvement, However, over time I'm glad I did. There is absolutely a learning curve, but if you have the patience to work through it, you will see some real progress over time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    helps a little - overpriced

    Posted
    Katastrophee
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    They do help a little but how much is very debatable. I use them, my son doesn't like them. Extremely over priced for what you get. However, It doesn't help when the xbox one controllers are gar age to start with. I have replaced two add on controllers and the original was broke when we got it. Xbox 360 controllers are built way better.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not great, not bad

    Posted
    Hyrdgun
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    These clip on attachments will give your sticks a different feel. It was awkward at first but I think I simply got used to them. I wish both sets were concave like the black ones. 20 dollars is very expensive for 4 small pieces of plastic. I do think they give you a small increase in stick control but the price is steep for what they are.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for gaming

    Posted
    LuckyGirlx86
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    Even though I can use the regular thumbsticks on my controller, these help improve the gaming experience. My fingers aren't sliding all over the place. I also feel that these help provide protection to your controller sticks because they are covered so if you would ever need to resell your controller, it would be in perfect condition.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect!

    Posted
    TheSmartOne
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    At first i was skeptical about buying Kontrol Freeks. But it was the best decision of my life. My accuracy wasn't up to par with my friends so I decided to step my game up and great idea. The reason i decided to buy the vortex ones was because these are the ones Ali-a uses so I believed they were one of the better ones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice!

    Posted
    SCarolinaX
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    I have only had the Xbox One for maybe two months, so the switch to using these extenders wasn't too big of a leap. While it does not make anyone a better player, the feel for the control makes it much better. Joy-stick clicks become much easier and subtle...which is a big plus while playing FPS.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great product

    Posted
    sonicspin2
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    I got these in an effort to preserve the sticks on my Xbox controllers. You get 4 in a pack. They are easy to put on the controllers and give an added height that at first feels weird but once you get use to it you won't be able to play on an Xbox one controller without it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great addition to the XBOX One controller

    Posted
    TronChief
    • My Best Buy® Member

    At first I was very skeptical about these. They were on sale so I went ahead and purchased them. They snapped on with zero problems and fit perfectly. I have found that my movements with the thumb sticks is more accurate and my precision has increased. I am really enjoying them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I'm a first time user

    Posted
    Davidb8520
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    I tried kontrolfreeks because I saw them on OpTic MiDNiTE youtube channel and i'm 1st person shooter fan. i have to say i really do like them. There are different sizes so u can find what is best for you and i do feel that they do help my game. i would say to give them a try.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Increases accuracy in 1st person shooters

    Posted
    Toyfanatics
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    The longer sticks make your movemens more precise. The pads are softer that Xbox one controller pads which is a huge benefit for long play sessions. The only drawback is that my wife has small hands and she is unable to use the controller when the stick extenders are on.

    I would recommend this to a friend