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PowerA - Enhanced Wired Controller for Xbox One - Brushed Aluminum-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 240 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Wired Xbox controller alternative

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    MaoH
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    I've been using this wired controller off and on for a few weeks now on my primary PC. It's been working great so far. Once it is connected to the PC the little light will always stay on. I haven't been noticing any lag or any button difference from the wireless XB1 controller. The grip is smoother and it is a little lighter than the XB1 controller. I don't like the bumper buttons and the D-Pad on the controller but that is more of the fault of it copying from the XB1 controller. I much prefer the PS4 button layout and the mushy buttons rather than the clicky XB1 buttons but the XB1 controller feels better in the hands. The micro USB cable is a good length and is a proprietary cable to the controller. It is detachable with a rectangular head but it has a little groove that can only fit into the controller. Why would you make the wire required and detachable but not allow it to take any other micro USB cable? I had to use an exacto knife to carve the plastic head of a better micro USB cable that I wanted to use. It is a great value if you want an extra XB1 controller, The gold color was on sale for $20. I got it for $15 with a $5 certificate. I would not pay the $30 full retail price for it. At that point it would be better to just get the official XB1 controller for a litter more when it goes on sale.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Long Cord...And I Don't Have to Constantly Charge

    Posted
    Ranks
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    I didn't think I would use this much. I figured I would use it only when my wireless remote died. Well, I bought both this wired remote and a wireless remote at the same time. It's been two months and I haven't even unboxed the wireless remote yet. The cord on this remote is nice and long. I can use it when I ride my stationary bike. I haven't had any problems with sticking. The only issue I've had (which I think was an issue with FIFA 19) is that sometimes, the "B" button won't register. When I get out of FIFA, the button works fine. It has two additional buttons not on the wireless remote-other than the cord and the two extra buttons, I don't see a difference.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for PC gaming

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    ChillyWIllie
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    Being an off-brand controller I was skeptical. I had never used an PowerA device before, but this controller sold me on the brand! I haven't used it on an X1, this was a replacement for my PC controller. The only real disadvantage is the wire, but the cord was a good length. The buttons and thumb-sticks feel great and are very responsive. This controller was on sale for $19.99 and I coulnd't be happier for the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy, simple

    Posted
    Dave
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    Easy and simple to use no batteries because it's a cord at first I thought or cord is hard to use but actually my kid is the one that uses it and remove the remote last because it has a cord attached to the Xbox it's kind of neat go retro try the cord one also the Xbox has trouble linking wirelessly the wire cord can help with that too

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bought this for a Raspberry Pi 3b+ build

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    RandallFlagg
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    I built a Raspberry Pi emulator with a ton of games and the Nintendo controller and USB PC controller didn't work well. I had difficulty with 4 way movement on old games that use a 4 way joystick. I figured try the Xbox controller with the analog stick. It works great. An old favorite, Jr. Pacman works very well with the Xbox controller. Very happy with the purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great for every ay gamers

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    Unrealtester
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    It is a way to help you play better than a regular one but does lack a .12 second response to buttons . Which only is bad if you enter tournaments . But the added feature of the under buttons may help some more than a speed loss hurts . So buy for your way to play .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great controller

    Posted
    Kevlutz717
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    Really a good controller. You will notice a difference in the responsiveness immediately as compared to the wireless controller. Soft grip is nice too. Its a game changer for me, particularly online it seems to give you a leg up. Try it!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice

    Posted
    Brumitacular
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    So far this is a nice little controller for Xbox one. i like that there is a replaceable wire for connecting to either the Xbox One or to my PC computer for usage on either. Wire is sturdy enough for regular use. Not a bad deal for the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for PC gaming.

    Posted
    MoreLikeWorstBuy
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    Wanted a basic and cheap controller to do PC gaming, and this fit the bill. Pretty much works great for platforming games like Cuphead or Hollow Knight. Just plugs into the USB port and it's ready to go.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    New Xbox One controller

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    DLBestBuy
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    I bought a new Xbox One Controller to connect to new standard headset. My old controller though working, had a special connector for which an adapter would have been necessary to connect modern headsets. It was cheaper to get a new controller.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    When you don't want to use mouse and keyboard

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    Reynalds
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    Though I'm more a PlayStation guy it is easier to use an Xbox controller that is a PlayStation controller works great no problems at all, and it's cheaper since it has a wire that's a good length no problems whatsoever

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great controller for my xbox one.

    Posted
    Rayanne
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    I was skeptical to get it at first because it is a wire controller, but sure enough it is doing just fine! Great feel, awesome buttons, overall good buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    Posted
    Val89
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    I love that my kid is not asking for new batteries all the time and that I can unplug the control while I'm watching Netflix so that my toddler doesn't mess with anything while she's playing with the remote.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic

    Posted
    DadGamer
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    This controller has far exceeded my expectations. I got it for guests but find myself using it as my main controller. The controller had a good weight and the programmable buttons are very useful.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best wired controller

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    RobbieRob
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    This is one of the best 3rd party wired controllers I have ever used. I don’t use the extra buttons but they are well placed and easy to map. The cord is really long too

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great controller

    Posted
    SKGD
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    Controller has 2 buttons on the bottom that can be programed. I did not know if I would like them but now using them helps out greatly. Now I don't want to use my old controllers

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    No frills just a controller

    Posted
    RossGirl
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    Inexpensive corded controller. My four year old uses this so i don’t worry about it breaking. For some reason the paddles on the back don’t work... i think it might be the games since they move with ease.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better then what you pay for.

    Posted
    Kite
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    Controller feels like it should be more on the higher end of wired controllers but for $10 it was probably on point with a cheese steak and I love cheese stakes!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great price for a wired XB1 controller

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    Muffnmann13
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    For a $10 XB1 controller, it definitely was worth it. Buttons were a bit stiff but responsive. No connection problems. I should've bought a few for backups.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great price, great value

    Posted
    Rocky
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    If you're looking for a basic wired controller look no further. Only complain I have is the length of the cord. Would want it to have alternative lengths.

    I would recommend this to a friend