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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Control the desire of your heart

    Posted
    Mastachillz
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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great fit in your hands!

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

    I have owned an Elite controller since its release. It is by far the best way to play on the Xbox One. Not all the extra features are used, but the feel and built of the controller is much better than the regular controllers. I do use the round thumbpad a lot. I find that it is the best way to play to fighting games for me. I can never get used to using an arcade stick, so the round thumbpad is my main reason for using this controller. The longer thumbsticks do help with shooters. I find it much faster to aim and it cuts down on the time to switch between targets. The half-pressed trigger buttons are a big help when sniping. I don't play as a sniper in online shooting games, but I use the feature often when playing the game 'Zombie Army Trilogy'. In that game you are forced to run-and-gun as a sniper, and the half-pressed trigger becomes extremely helpful. Other than those features, I find the built and weight to be perfect for me. I am a big, strong guy and the heavy built feels perfect in my hands. The controller buttons don't stick after rough use. I usually don't know my own strength and have had problems since the original Xbox controllers where buttons become stuck. Not a single button on the Elite controller has become stuck. They still just as great as when I first started to use the controller. I am on my second Elite controller. The first controllers headphone jack stopped working. Besides that issue, the first controller still plays great. I use it as a second controller. I had to buy a new controller because I can't play with another controller. I even got a custom controller from the Microsoft Design Lab, and that one is still in the box. I played with it for little bit, then switched right back to the Elite controller. The price may not be for everyone. And you probably won't use every feature on the controller. But, I highly recommend the controller as a premium,luxury product. I also highly recommend getting an extended warranty with the controller

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it

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

    immaculate ergonomics and limitless customization If you’re the type of gamer that has always been satisfied with stock controllers even when they don’t fit perfectly in your hands, and if you’ve never really felt the need to personalize the look and functionality of your controller, I can’t really recommend you spend the extra money on this controller. It’s significantly pricier than the standard Xbox controller, and it’s not worth the extra dough to someone who’s indifferent. But if you’re a serious gamer who places a premium on immaculate ergonomics and limitless potential for customization, this controller takes both to the next level. It comes with a case, a cable, a bunch of spare thumb sticks in various shapes, and two D-pads so you can choose between classic and faceted. I prefer faceted for almost all games, but that’s just me. Four paddles are also included, which attach to the back of the controller. You determine the optimal mapping pattern and preferred button sensitivity, either of which can be the difference between winning and losing when it comes down to the wire. It’s all controlled with a simple app on your Xbox One. The other feature that’s crazy advantageous in competitive moments is the ability to turn on hair trigger locks. I only barely got the feel for them while I was demoing this controller, but I could feel the trigger firing noticeable faster.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better Quality Than Day One Edition Controllers

    Posted
    ppurisima
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    When the Xbox One first released I was able to buy the “Day One Edition” which of course came with one controller with that specific label, as with any gamer I purchased an extra one as well. Recently I need a new one for the simple fact that the two I have from the initial purchase of the Xbox One are just not as good with connectivity, battery life and durability. The old controllers over time will lose battery life but in my opinion and comparing to the PS4 controllers that were purchased on day one of the release, they just didn’t hold up as well as I expected. I decided to buy this Red Xbox One controller over the holidays. There were a few options as far as color available, the standard black, a gloss white and this red one, to me the red color popped really well so that push me into that choice. The connectivity with the console was instant, no issues with syncing like I encountered with the day one controllers. I have had the controller for almost two months now and never had resyncing issues even when connecting to a friend’s console and then back to my own. The battery life is definitely better, I can only assume Xbox change the type of battery used because the charge life seems twice as long with this one. The construction of the controller seems of a higher quality too, the response of the buttons when pressed are far better too, just all around a better controller, I just wished the price wasn’t what it is but then again electronics now a days are expensive in its entirety.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hey there,

      Thank you for the great feedback on your new red Xbox wireless controller. We're glad that you're enjoying its improved battery life and quality construction, and hope you continue to have a lot of fun with it.

      Happy gaming,
      Chuck
      Xbox Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great New Controller

    Posted
    DJCypress35
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    • 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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good

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

    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: 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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works with the Amazon Fire TV Stick

    Posted
    Steven
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I originally purchased a new Sony PlayStation 4 Dual Shock Bluetooth remote to connect to my Amazon Fire TV Stick to play games. I had to use ADB to obtain the Bluetooth address of the Fire Stick and then use another program to assign that address to the Sony controller just to get the Fire Stick to recognize the Sony Controller. Headache. It connected and worked at a short distance, less than 5 feet away. Beyond that and the connection would drop. It worked fine on my Windows 10 laptop and Android tablet. I returned the Sony DS4 remote and bought the SteelSeries Stratus XL. The Stratus XL turned out the be worse than the Sony DS4. This was recognized by the Amazon Fire Stick but would not keep connected. I had further issues with my Windows PC and Android tablet with the A and B buttons going out during play. I would have to turn it off then back on to get the buttons to work again for only a minute or two. You also need their software installed on the Windows PC in order for it to be recognized. After all that hassle I decided to exchange the Stratus XL for this Xbox One Bluetooth controller. This was recognized and paired instantly with the Amazon Fire TV Stick. No extra dongle required like the Xbox 360 wireless remote that connects via 2.5Ghz frequency. So far none of the buttons work as a Home button for the Fire Stick which is a small set back as everything else is working fine. This one also connects to my Windows 10 laptop as it's a Microsoft product and designed for just that purpose. No issues with gaming on my laptop. Also no issues with pairing and gaming on my Android tablet. This was a great buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Control the desire of your heart

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

    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

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hey there,

      Wow, we can feel how full your new Xbox Phantom Black Wireless Controller has made your life, too! Thank you for the many kind words, and we're glad that this controller has had such a profound effect on your gaming. We hope you have continue to be in control with this Xbox controller.

      Happy gaming,
      Chuck
      Xbox Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Using this for PC gaming.

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

    So my pc's build concept was to have minimal cables and accessories connected to the case. As of right now I only have a power cable and display cables for my monitor attached because I've added a wifi/bluetooth dongle... which brings me to the XB1 controller. Previously I had a wireless receiver for the original XB1 controller, and before that a 360 one. The latest iteration of this controller has bluetooth built in, so I no longer need that receiver dongle attached to my comp... and the nice part is that, since I'm using Windows 10, the controller is automatically recognized by the computer when pairing it. Here are the list of this new gen of XB1 controller that I've noticed: -The build quality seems better, originally I had a first gen controller with a semi-faulty dpad, this issue wasn't there for the new controller that I bought. -There is now bluetooth functionality. You can also connect this to your pc via micro usb if you don't have a receiver. -The back of the controller is slightly textured. There are a bunch of little bumps giving it a little more resistance on your hands and providing better grip. Overall I'd rate this controller 5 stars because it looks good, has bluetooth, and updated build quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An overall improvement

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

    I bought a launch Xbox One and with it came the default controller. It's been a couple of years now and that controller (along with the play & charge cable I use it with) has performed pretty well for the most part. The Xbox One S controller feels like an overall improvement on an already great controller. The 3.5 headphone jack should've been included with the original controller, I think we can all agree on that. I've been enjoying plugging in my headphones to play my xbox games just like I do with my PS4 controllers. The bluetooth connectivity is an added bonus even if some gamers won't ever really utilize it to play PC games. It's a nice option. The downside is that the controller only comes in white, so it'll get dirty a lot more easily than the older black colored models. It also feels heavier but at the same time cheaper than the original models. I will say that the textured grip is a nice touch, but I do feel like the S controller is more fragile. Minor gripes aside however, my new xbox one s controller connected to my launch xbox one model easily and performs really well. No major problems so far, can't go wrong with this upgrade.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The same, but different

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

    I like this controller but I'm not one of the gamers in the family, so I'll relay what my teenage boys have to say.. It's essentially the same controller, only better. The buttons feel better.. kind of a crisper press, if that makes sense. The thumbsticks seem more responsive without being overly sensitive. (Then again, they're being compared to a controller with some serious mileage) The only real difference, button wise is the View and Menu buttons stand up a little taller and are easier to press. Not button wise, the difference is the textured back for better grip. It's noticeable and does seem to make it easier to keep a hold of during intense sessions. Inside, you now have bluetooth connectivity with much longer range than you'll probably ever need. This, theoretically, makes it easier to connect to your bluetooth enabled windows devices, though we haven't tried that. The batteries haven't died yet so we can't comment there but they seem to be at least on par with the original controllers. Overall, we all like the controllers and would recommend if you're needing a spare.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best Xbox controller to date

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

    I just upgraded to this controller from the previous version (Black w/ 3.5mm Aux. jack), and so far I am greatly impressed. This controller has a nice, subtle, textured grip on the backside of the controller, which feels much nicer when playing for longer periods of time. The buttons, bumpers, and triggers all feel as if they have been tweaked, as they now give a nice response as opposed to before (Especially the Xbox button). Overall this controller is the best Xbox controller to date. I am impressed that Microsoft are devoted to the Xbox like never before, not just updating software, but taking the time to make much needed adjustments to the hardware as well. If anyone is still using an older Xbox controller, I highly recommend you upgrade to this one, you will not be disappointed!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great controller for gaming

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

    Controller is absolutely great. I know the Xbox official controllers are more expensive than the 3rd party knock-offs, but after using several different 3rd party controllers and then going back to the official controller, you can really feel the difference. The primary benefit of the official controller is how long it lasts. It's significantly more sturdy; you can drop it multiple times and it still works and doesn't break. The 3rd party controllers, on the other hand, often break or lose their buttons if you drop them once or twice. 3rd party controllers can often suffer from stuck buttons or delayed response after months or years of use. The official controllers, on the other hand, do not have these issues from my experience. After using 3rd party controllers in the past, I think I'll only be using official controllers from now on.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hey there,

      Thank you for recommending Xbox wireless controllers made by Microsoft! We're glad that they've been long-lasting, sturdy controllers for you, and hope you continue to have success with them.

      Happy gaming,
      Chuck
      Xbox Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Controller

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

    I purchased this controller to use for a Windows-based gaming PC, not an XBox. While it was required to purchase an additional item to use it wirelessly (Dongle), it works perfectly. The look of the controller is great, and the feel is very well made and feels sturdy and heavy, but not too heavy. There isn't any lag in response time, and if you purchase the rechargeable battery pack, there is no cost in replacing batteries and a charge last me about a week playing around 2 - 3 hours per day. LOVE IT! The ONLY thing I do not like is that you have to have a security tool to replace the sticks. I bought a pair of stick replacements that had a better grip and wasn't able to replace them without purchasing a security tool to take the controller apart. I feel like the security screws weren't necessary. If someone is opening their controller, they are doing it because they want to and should understand they risk damaging the controller if they do not do something correctly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Kids love it

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

    This was for my 15 year old son.and I bought another for two other nephews. My son really wanted it and he loves the blue tooth connectivity. The funny thing is whether you look at the blue color or white color or black color controllers the boxes have different detail information: the only one that says blue tooth was the white controller boxes (and I think the blue) Not sure why the black controller boxes didnt say Bluetooth . The Best Buy staff thought they all should be the same even though the packaging wasn't matching on all three colors. Made me wonder if the other colors even had bluetooth so I didn't pick up any other color except white. So maybe somebody can respond to if that was a packaging mistake and all the new Xbox one controllers have Bluetooth and the boxes are simply not labeled correctly? Also by the way there is not a different controller for the Xbox one and the Xbox one S. So it's the same controller for both systems.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pretty dope

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

    The Xbox 360 controller was praised for how ergonomic and comfortable it was, although it wasn’t without its own fair share of flaws. The infamous D-pad and the lack of Bluetooth compatibility at launch are the most prominent bad memories that Xbox 360 controller owners had to put up with. However, with the launch of the Xbox One, the controller has seen a number of improvements, and most users agree that it was highly effective at building upon the foundation set by the XBOX 360. In this article, we will be doing a thorough review of the Xbox One wireless controller, including its design, functionality, variants, as well as some comparisons with its predecessor.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good

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

    I was in search for another Xbox Controller because my last one had a drift issue which was odd but must of happened because of normal wear and tear. I seen this controller on the Xbox marketplace and decided to give it a try. When I opened the box right away I noticed the bumber and trigger keys were more sturdier compared to past iterations. Now, you aren't getting controller grip padding on this one so that might take a star down for some. But for me i enjoyed using this controller for the month i had it so far. So if you need a pretty cool controller i'd pick this up. It also has a semi-transparent look if you're into that. If anything happens I'll be sure to update the review

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hey Gary,

      Thank you for weighing in on your experience with your new Xbox Phantom Black Wireless Controller. We're glad that you're enjoying its sturdy construction and cool design, and hope you get a lot of use out of it.

      Happy gaming,
      Chuck
      Xbox Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good investment for gamers

    Posted
    4North
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Beautiful controller!!!! I've actually been using it more on my PC, but have gotten lots of use out of it for both PC and XBox One. I would recommend spending the extra money to get one of these instead of the cheaper knock off's. The cheaper ones don't last nearly as long, the buttons get stuck, etc. In the long run you might end up spending more money replacing the cheap ones or just wasting your time with a barely functional controller. Took me about 15 seconds to sync it to XBox and PC. The texture of the controller feels great in your hands. As I said before, it looks great as well. Very happy with my purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hey there,

      Thank you for sharing how happy you are with your new Xbox wireless controller. It's great to hear that you're enjoying its comfortable feel and unique color combination. We hope you get a lot of use out of it.

      Happy gaming,
      Chuck
      Xbox Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Deal!

    Posted
    Katiebaby7482
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    My boyfriend broke his controller (we won’t discuss how that happened...smh) the used video game store in town had previously used controllers for $40 AS IS w/ no returns/exchanges/warranty/protection plan included. We shopped around and decided to pay the extra $10 at Best Buy for a brand new controller w/ warranty and the extra Best Buy repair/replacement accident protection plan. I think it was a great deal and it really made feel better about forking out money for a new controller knowing that if it gets accidentally damaged, broken or malfunctions in any way, we are covered. Now....if we can just work on my boyfriend’s poor video game anger management skills, I think he might just be a keeper!!

    I would recommend this to a friend