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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 481 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great and useful gamepad for PC!

    Posted
    eternalsmiley
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    Reason for buying: I bought this controller because after returning to the 'The Crew' carpg by Ubisoft i immediately got fustrated and tired from attempting to use the keyboard to drive around with. Buying a controller was the next best step. Since i already was familiar with the Xbox series controllers and in driving cars with them and i do say it is perfect for just that and more. The driver you install for the gamepad works wonders (thank you microsoft!) and to this day i haven't had any issue with the gamepad. Pros 1. Performs perfectly for pc games that allow gamepad options. 2. Was a great price and even though it was more expensive than the 360 gamepad with wireless reciever. This wired X-One gamepad was the superior choice due to the small difference between prices. 3. Is comfortable to use and due to its lightweight can be used for long gaming sessions without your hand getting tired. 4.Comes with a USB cable so there is no lag between game pad and computer and the cable is super long and so allows the buyer to snake it around the entire desktop setup to keep it hidden. 5. It's Aesthetic designs can compliment a multitude of comptuer setups whether your tower as a smooth rounded design or a spikey design or 90 degree corners the controller won't feel out of place. Plus since its black my setup worked perfectly because all my electronics (except for my led's on my mouse/keyboard/headset) are black. cons 1. Comes with USB, so if you want wireless capability, you have to purchase the wireless USB receiver separately. 2. It's a better price than most stores however its not as inexpensive as the 360 controller. 3. Does not come with batteries.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The Product Title Says Wired But It Isn't

    Posted
    Crucial82
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    I was in the market for a replacement controller for my controller that came with the system. The right thumbstick was no longer working in the way it needed to be, so I started looking around for viable options and saw this product on sale for about $49.99. Went to the store and asked an associate and it's a wireless controller that is compatible with the Xbox One console and can be used on a PC since it comes with a USB cable. The cable as described is a 9' cable and it can be used on the console as well so that you can do updates with it, which was a pleasant surprise. Got home and sync the controller with no issues at all and as stated before went ahead and did the updates again with no issues at all. Tested it out to make sure the controller would stay sync by turning it off and on, powering up the console with it and then powering it down. Didn't have any problems at all. The controller is like any Xbox One controller, which is great. The only downside for this particular purchase, if you're in the market for a new controller that has the 3.5mm headset jack, this controller unfortunately doesn't have one. It has the standard port for the basic headset, so you would have to buy the adapter if you don't already own one. Also, for some, it doesn't come with rechargeable batteries, which isn't for me since I own some Duracell rechargeable batteries that work well with the controller.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Xbox One Controller Wired/PC Wireless/Xbox One

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    Ecnahc
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    As a controller for the PC it is decent, but not any different from my older Xbox 360 Wireless Controller. I bought it to use with my Vive while playing Oculus games, because the Oculus software recognizes it but not my Steam Controller. The benefit of using an Xbox controller on the PC is that most games will recognize it automatically so you don't have to map out the controls, and no drivers or software is required when using it on Windows 10. Earlier versions have a software bundle but still are plug and play. This package did not come with the wireless receiver as I did not want to pay the extra $20 and it is available by itself if I want to upgrade it in the future. My issue with the controller is that the wire has already started to malfunction at the controller's micro-USB port. When the wire moves in certain directions the controller disconnects and reconnects. It also does not have the break away connector that has been used on every Xbox controller since the beginning. My issues aside, as a product I found no difference between this and the 360 controller. They are almost identical except for the cable and the price. If you do not need an Xbox One controller specifically, I would not recommend this over the cheaper 360. For the same price you could instead get a wireless Xbox 360 controller for the PC which has the same functionality.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Those shoulder buttons though...

    Posted
    Kevin
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    I'm not entirely sure why I bought this controller. I don't have an Xbox One console and I have plenty of 360 controllers to use with my PC, so it's not like I needed a new controller. But I got a good deal on this one and I'd heard it was an improvement over the 360 version, especially the D-pad. Well, I like it quite a bit. The thumbsticks feel better somehow, and the D-pad is a much preferable cross design, which is much better than what the 360 controller had. That said, it's very clicky, so if you like a little softness in your D-pads, you might not like this one. The shoulder triggers feel great too, but there is something off about the shoulder buttons (the buttons toward the front). They don't simply press down like the ones on the 360 controller. They seem to have a hinge requiring you to press down on the outer edge of the buttons. So I often ended up having a button press not register unless I very deliberately pressed on that outer edge. It's not a good design, but I suppose I'll get used to it eventually. Still, it's rather off-putting. They should have fixed the D-pad and left everything else alone, but they just had to mess with stuff that wasn't broken. It's a shame.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Plug and Play

    Posted
    Mikero
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    I had always wanted a 360 controller but for my PC but never bought one. This holiday season I had some points banked up so I figured I would get one. I looked around and found only third party controllers for the 360 and numerous XboxOne controllers. I used my phone to research the XboxOne controller as I had no assurances that they even worked on the PC. Luckily I read that there was supposed to be a "Windows" version of the XboxOne Controller that came with all the hardware to just plug and play. I looked around some more and found this version and purchased it. When I brought it home it was as simple as plugging in the cord to my pc and controller. Drivers were installed automatically and the controller worked seamlessly. Just in case anyone was wondering, yes the rumble feature works too. Just find a game that uses it and you get all the same features of console gaming. Much better than using a keyboard and mouse.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good controller but not great

    Posted
    Shmudly
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    Somewhat good design. It is light and a very responsive controller. It's easy to download the software for a computer controller. However, it is too small for my hands. Right and left bumper have to be pushed inward at an angle with the middle of my pointer fingers instead of pushing the button with my finger tips, which can cause slight crampimg after an hour of playing. For an example of the latter, a PS3 controller lets me push the bumpers with the tips my fore fingers and this configuration avoids hand fatigue regardless of how long I play.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great product. Didn't work w/Steam without update.

    Posted
    garrittg
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    Bought for use with PC and games on Steam. Very comfortable in the hands and of quality construction. For Windows 10 everything tested well but it did not work with Steam out of the box. Updated drivers via Windows/Xbox update and still did not work with any Steam games. Based on recommendations on Steam forums had to manually download and force installation of Windows 8.1 driver before controller would work with Steam games. Overall great product just wish it would have worked out of the box for Steam. Folks not as familiar with manually installing drivers may have difficulty getting it to work with Steam so gave it a 4 star.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A good controller, but you need to take care of it

    Posted
    jnv11
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    This controller is a good controller for a PC with Windows 10 or an Xbox One. If you use it with a PC, it works best with Windows 10 because only the Xbox Accessories app that can be downloaded and installed with Windows 10 through the Windows Store, and is needed to update the firmware on this controller. Windows 7 and 8.1 cannot use the audio jack for this controller, so they might be better served with the Xbox 360 controller. The D-pad can be worn out if you press too hard on it. This controller is comfortable if your hands are large enough. I think that those with small hands could have problems with its large size.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great PC Controller

    Posted
    forJAT
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    What can I say it works well and is comfortable. I have tried other controllers and this seems to be the best. While I own a PS4 the X-Box one controller is just more comfortable to me on the PC. I have no lag when I hit a button or move the joy stick. Not being able to use it wireless unless you buy an additional Bluetooth receiver was a bummer. Especially for the cost for this controller compared to other PC controllers were priced at. But I would buy it again. Ultimately it is a great controller (it by no means replaces a Mouse/Keyboard combo) but it does what it is intended to do.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better D-pad, worse shoulder buttons

    Posted
    Vartuos
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    If you have used the Xbox 360 controller before, there's not really anything different here, though I've heard this controller contains some motion sensors now, though most games don't use them. The two noticeable changes are the D-pad, which is now the traditional cross shape and very clicky instead of mushy like on the 360 pad, and the shoulder buttons, which for some reason have to be pressed on their outer edges now, making them harder to use. So if the D-pad doesn't matter much to you, stick with a 360 controller when gaming on PC. Otherwise, you may prefer this controller.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very responsive controller

    Posted
    kenco
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    I was looking for a controller for use on my pc's that was reliable for use and accurate as well. I also looked at Logitech and Steele Series, but the X-box controller was on a good sale at Best Buy, so I thought I would try it first. All of my pc's recognized it immediately with both Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. All I had to do was set up the controller according to the particular game I was playing and everything responded precisely as I wished for it to. This is a very good and durable controller.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    PC gaming for aerial vechiles

    Posted
    Jason
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    I bought this basically for using with air plane flying in such games as Battlefield series. I had always stayed away from air vechiles until trying it finally on a friends pc that an Xbox controller. After some practice I feel kind of noob for not trying this sooner. So much easier than using the keyboard and mouse, at least for me anyways. I don't know about how well it will hold up against rage throws across the room but the controller seems plenty durable for accidental drops. Glad I finally got it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice Upgrade from the 360 Controller

    Posted
    Tommy
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    I bought this mostly to use for PC and perhaps for an Xbox One if I decide to purchase one in the future. It functions essentially the same way a 360 controller does, but the biggest noticeable upgrade is the force feedback in the triggers. This is particularly useful in racing games like Forza and Project Cars (most of what I play). It gives you a very good feeling for what kind of grip your car has on the virtual road. If you're into racing games then this is worth the upgrade if you're currently using a 360 controller.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Comfortable to hold, and responsive buttons

    Posted
    JackG058
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    I bought this controller for use on my PC desktop for gaming purposes. Although used to using a keyboard and mouse combo, I've found it easy to adapt to using this very comfortable to hold controller. Everything is very responsive, and I can do multiple things much quicker than I can with the standard keyboard/mouse combo. This is especially helpful for movement, as things just tend to be more fluid in using this controller. Seems to be well made. A definite must-have for the serious gamer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Plug and play with PC

    Posted
    n2oinferno
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    I had an Xbox 360 controller forever, and it was one of my favorite PC controllers. I went with a PS4 over the Xbox One this generation so far, and when Microsoft announced they'll be releasing their games on PC and Xbox One simultaneously I decided it was time to upgrade the 360 controller. I use this with Forza Apex and it works exactly as it should, as if it were plugged into an Xbox One. I chose the wired one because it's not an inconvenience to me since I'm sitting at my computer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, But Could Be Better

    Posted
    blackviper8891
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    As a controller that's meant for PC and Xbox One, it works. If you have an Xbox One and need another controller, this is sort of your only option without spending ungodly amounts on an Elite controller. Really, there are just two problems with it. First, the fact that you still have to buy an accessory kit to go rechargeable when Sony and others have done it for a while. Secondly, its just not as well built as its predecessor. Holding this controller, it feels a little chintzy compared to the 360's.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not much better than the 360 version.

    Posted
    fadedgiant
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    I bought this as an additional controller for my PC. Strangely I find the original 360 controller much better. The XBO controller uses a USB cable to connect to the PC, as apposed to the 360s fixed cable. It also has a battery compartment which was absent on the 360 version. At this point I'm unsure if this can be used wirelessly (the wireless 360 version required a separate dongle for connectivity). In all reality I would recommend the 360 version over this as I don't feel this really adds much more.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Needs Deburring

    Posted
    Vockroth
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    Great controller. Works well. The edges of the top half and bottom half are misaligned or could have been flashing from the molding process. Whatever, this created sharp edges which felt cheap and dug into my belly or messed up my shirt. I deburred the edges by scraping them with a sharp knife till smooth. The evidence of scraping got smoothed by my calloused hands after a several hours of game play. I never had to do this with any other controller I owned. Other than that it works great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    First party controller at a fraction of the price

    Posted
    mrobit
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    I was searching for another controller and found this controller for much, much less than the standard wireless Xbox One controller. It came with a USB cable, as well! I wound up paying $28 for this, and it came with a charging cord and the controller. The downside is that you don't get a 3.5 mm port for headphones, but if you don't use that, then you might as well save your money and get this. All I have to do is just get a battery pack and I'm covered.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Responsive controller but quality in question

    Posted
    SoCalHoosier
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    It is very responsive and a great controller at first. Although it has not happened to this controller yet, I have had issues with stick drag within the first 3 months of use on two other controllers and had to have them both replaced. I might be pushing the sticks (especially the left) too hard playing FIFA and Madden but they should be constructed in a way to prevent this when charging $55+ per controller. And no, I'm not throwing them around like some petulant child.

    I would recommend this to a friend