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  • Pros mentioned:
    Durable

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Finally a controller and a company that works

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    I'm reviewing this against multiple controllers. I had the wolverine ultimate gaming controller the fusion a controller, the elite version one and two controller, and now this. They all have their perks gimmicks etc but this one seems to be the best out of all of them and I'll tell you why. The wolverine works great but they're always seems to be a problem with the triggers going in further than they need to and I went through multiple ones of them it also seemed that that one was cramped for my hands. I have big hands so it felt really tight. The fusion a felt perfect and a great weight compared to the elite but the paddles felt cheap. The version one and version two of the Microsoft elite controller were great except for they always had a problem with drifting on the left analog stick or one of the buttons stick. This controller worked with all the bad ideas from the others and perfected it. If you have a drifting problem drifting problem you can always buy a brand new analog stick and put it in for $20 or you can buy a whole new kit which includes two analog sticks one directional stick two new triggers and two new sides for well under $50. So if I were to ever have a problem I just need to purchase a new one and not a whole entire new joystick. it sits in my hand very well and is a little larger than the rest of the controllers I like the fact that I can put the two analog sticks real close together if I feel like it. I don't have to worry about triggers because I'm the back it's push buttons. The buttons are very responsive like the razor wolverine ultimate and nothing on this joystick feels cheap at all. In my opinion the other three if they had a baby and put all their good ideas in it and then a whole bunch of added ones on to this it would be this joystick. It is designed with all the buttons for the new Xbox series x also and it is very well to designed and comfortable. And once again I never ever have to worry about my analog stick drifting and having to buy a new one. The mapping on it is incredible and geared towards gamers and those who want to be elite and calibrated however they need to it gets very involved with the mapping on every spectrum of this controller and where the jack is for your headphones there are six buttons there for choosing different profiles and volumes etc. It may be a bit pricey but in the long run I truly feel this one will Outlast any of the other ones.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Modular

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I needed because I'm a PS gamer so I needed something modular to "remake" the buttons. This control is even better than Xbox control. Love it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Mom of a gamer review

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Bought it as a Christmas present for my son. So far so good. He seems to be winning more as I don’t hear him banging on his desk all the time. He’s a middle schooler and plays for hours on the weekend, so I would say it’s sturdy.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Customization, Durable
    Cons mentioned:
    Wired
    Tech Insider Network Member

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    No Wireless, but Good Alternative to Elite Series

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    There’s a lot to like to like about this controller and I’ve really enjoyed using it, but it’s a tough sell when it doesn't have wireless and the Elite Series 2 exists for only $20 more. That being said, I think this controller has more of a focus on durability and reliability, which is something I can say from personal experience the Elite Series controllers have had problems with. It has a good design and the buttons and thumbsticks feel like they’re made to hold up for a long time. The ability to swap the stick/D-pad positions is also great for anybody who prefers the PlayStation controller layout over the Xbox and the swappable pieces means you can really make this your own once those parts become available. Getting into the box, you get the controller, a 10ft cable, some additional thumbsticks, and a tool for swapping the modules and parts. There’s also a small bag for everything that, with some effort, I could fit the controller and cable into, but not in a way I’d be comfortable storing; I have been using it to store the cable and the parts and have left the controller separate. The controller is a tad larger than my Elite Series 2 and that’s evident putting them side-by-side, as well in the feel of holding it. My hands are on the larger side and it’s quite comfortable for me to hold; I also had my wife play with it a bit and it felt good to her as well. The materials throughout are hard plastic and not quite as nice to the touch as the soft rubberized materials on the Elite or even the softer plastic on the standard Xbox controllers, but it’s not bad by any stretch and I don’t have any concerns about the controller wearing down over time. The buttons are all very clicky and short-travel; they have good feedback and rapid presses are much easier on the Thrustmaster than on standard controllers. The triggers to me have a slightly shorter travel than the standard controller and that can be reduced further via switches on the bottom. The area that I don’t like quite as much is the D-pad, which feels just a bit mushy to me. In practice this didn’t translate to a bad experience, but I don’t make a lot of use of the D-pad anyway outside of selecting equipment in games, so your mileage may vary. Around the bottom of the controller are 4 customizable buttons that are by default mapped to ABXY in Profile 1 and LT/RT/LB/RB in Profile 2. The buttons are pretty easy to reach, though not quite as easy as the paddles on the Elite Series, but the upside of this is I don’t worry about accidentally pressing them like I do on the Elite Series. By the 3.5mm input there are buttons for volume control, mic mute, and profile select, as well as a button for remapping the controller buttons. Customization is probably this controller’s biggest selling point. The thumbsticks and D-pad are very easy to remove and rearrange (though the D-pad does require the included tool to get it out). The other upside of this is if there is an issue with one of the sticks down the road you can just replace that and not the whole controller. The faceplate, grips, and triggers are all removable as well and this opens it up to really making it your own. The buttons can all be remapped on the controller or through the software. The software is easy to use and gives you a ton of options for dialing everything though. I was hoping on PC that the buttons on the bottom of the controller could be changed to support additional functions, though at this point they seem to only be able to mirror another Xbox button. I’m guessing compatibility issues swapping between Xbox and PC are probably the main reason for that limitation, but it’s a minor disappointment nonetheless. Gaming with this controller has been great. It’s very comfortable to use. I only found one scenario while playing Celeste that my right middle finger became uncomfortable pressing against the controller, but that is mostly due to me gripping it too hard. I’ve owned both Elite controllers that Microsoft put out and I’ve loved using them, but I’ve encountered issues with parts falling off and stick drift. Time will tell if stick drift is an issue on this controller, but the emphasis Thrustmaster put on the stick design in their marketing materials makes me think it won’t be. It’s disappointing that a controller that costs this much doesn’t at least have an option for wireless, but I know this isn’t Thrustmaster’s fault; Microsoft doesn’t allow 3rd party controllers to support wireless. The 10ft cable is certainly adequate for most people, but if you have a particularly large living room you might need an extension. Overall I’m pretty happy with this controller. I’ll likely continue to use it more often than my Elite just out of fear of wearing that one out. No wireless does suck, but if you need a good controller that’s going to hold up I think this is the one to consider.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    wireless control

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    Posted . Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    this is an amazing product for all of these that love to play like a professional this take your game to another level

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Customization, Modular, Responsive
    Cons mentioned:
    Wired
    Tech Insider Network Member

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Next Level Gaming

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Having precision accuracy can mean a win or loss. With the Thrustmaster ESWAP X Pro Controller you don’t have to worry about stick drift or not going to be accurate. This controller was built with competitors in mind. First the controller comes in a beautiful package the presents itself as a high quality controller with many options. If you are a serious gamer you want the beat, Thrustmaster has delivered on that front by giving you a controller that can be customize to your liking. How customizable is it? You can swap out the joy sticks and Dpad while also setting trigger limits for that quick firing option. On top of that you can swap out the handle grips and the thumb sticks to have depressed or raised. How does it perform? Testing the controller I played Call of Duty and Apex Legends. In Call of Duty I played over 50 matches and saw an increase in my overall scores thanks to quicker response. Those milliseconds are crucial and this controller didn’t let me down. In Apex I tested put a custom profile setup that you can access by mapping by pressing the #2 person icon. It was seamless. The advantages I felt were impactful enough to help in a pinch when it came down multiple time to the final 3 teams. Mapping does require you to download the App on your PC to upload everything into the mapping. I then compared this to the OG Xbox controller and noticed the Thrustmaster actually was being more responsive albeit in milliseconds. But it’s those milliseconds that can swing the game in your favor. Overall Review + Ultra Responsive + Very Modular on the Fly + Triggers so responsive + High quality materials + modern features for Xbox Series X + Can be used on PC, Xbox Series X/S And Xbox One - not wireless but cord is very long and secure Final thoughts- It’s not often that a controller comes along and gives you a thrill. I really enjoyed gaming with this controller and when I needed its functions it was there to help my skills excel when the game was on the line. This controller should be on your radar as a top choice for serious gamers.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Modular
    Cons mentioned:
    Back buttons
    Tech Insider Network Member

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Best modular controller!

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    The Thrustmaster ESWAP X Pro Controller... Possibly the best modular controller ever made!!! It comes with: - modular grips (default grips are a matte finish with no grip) - modular sticks (sticks can be oriented in a PS4 or XBOX layout for added comfort, i myself prefer the Playstation layout where the sticks are both in the bottom) - modular triggers (triggers can be swapped out for longer ones which is an additional purchase and there is a switch toggle in the back to limit the range of motion required for the trigger pull) - directional pad - modular stick caps (concave and domed caps that screw into stick provided with controller) - screwdriver (for taking out directional pad module to adjust layout of controller) - micro usb cable - small bag to store controller This controller is quite a beast! I primarily use it on PC and since having it be directly connected in, i haven't experienced any lag, drift, or inconsistencies with the sticks. The micro USB cable that came with it is also very stiff and secure at the connection port as it fits in snuggly and is quite hard to remove. This is especially a bonus because you will not unintentionally disconnect your wire from your controller during gameplay. So far, i've used this to play Fortnite and it has been rock solid. The consistency in trigger pulls and stick sensitivity is spot on! Building and editing with the back buttons are not too bad either as the layout of the buttons mirrors that closely of another controller brand i own that rhymes with Stuf, so i'm transitioning fairly smoothly. The buttons on the back can be remapped through software and users can have up to 2 different presets. The software to remap the buttons is pretty straight forward but i would've liked to see an option on the controller itself to remap the buttons on the fly (a feature provided on it's cousin controller that rhymes with stuf). The biggest gripe i have with this controller so far is the positioning of the backside buttons. The positioning of the inner buttons (e.g., 1 & 2) i feel like are too far in, making them require a real effort to find and press. The positioning of the outer buttons (e.g., 3 & 4) on the other hand is a little bit better as it is where my middle finger naturally rests, however if my index fingers move from the trigger buttons (e.g., LT & RT) to the shoulder buttons (e.g., LB & RB) it makes the outer buttons harder to reach with my middle fingers. I would've liked to see a more ergonomic layout for the back buttons or at least a modular approach to the positioning of the buttons on the backside (where users can move the buttons accordingly to their grip position). Hopefully this is something the developers and designers take into account on the next iteration of this already great controller! For anyone that is looking for a modular and remappable controller, i cannot recommend this one enough! The modularity of this controller ensures longevity and the remappable back buttons ensure next level gaming for competitive players!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Customization, Responsive
    Cons mentioned:
    Wired
    Tech Insider Network Member

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing gamepad with full one year warranty!

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    This controller came out of nowhere for me but I'm happy it did. I had a Microsoft Elite 2 in my hands to buy but the lack of a share button and a 90 day warranty put the kibosh on that. Instead I turned toward Thrustmaster, well known for quality products in racing wheels, since the eSwap X offers a full one year warranty (this information is sort of hard to find but I did get it directly from Thrustmaster). Hoping to find not only an impressive, mappable controller but also one with longevity has been my goal. While I've loved my experience with my MS Elite 1 it has failed on me not once but twice. The first time MS replaced it but the second time they told me to buy a new one. I fixed it myself (the shoulder button was broke) for about $10 and some time watching Youtube videos. Out of the box this controller is highly impressive. You get the real feeling it's top quality and you are getting what you paid for when you open the box. The entire idea of the controller goes beyond the Elite idea that you can swap out thumbsticks and here you can actually change out the modules and make your Xbox controller much like a PS4 controller. Its fast and easy, although moving the actual digital pad requires a small tool (no screwing or anything, just lifts it up is all, very simple) and it all stays together very well once situated. The mini-sticks are the type that screw in with a few twists instead of using magnets like the Elite controller. Note that you can also change out the grips and the triggers using a Thrustmaster kit, which I believe is $49. These come in a variety of colors and looks so you can customize the controller as you see fit which is neat. My only complaint, or question maybe, is where are the other height of mini-joysticks at? I prefer my right stick to be a higher stick and I don't see the ability to purchase individual pieces from Thrustmaster but only the kits. It's somewhat odd that this customization is not included in the kit as I'm not sure it would have cost Thrustmaster much to match Microsoft in this sense. Your next question is of course how well does it control? Well it controls fantastic. The entire experience is much different than the Elite or any other Xbox Controller that I have used. The buttons are shorter and click in very quickly, I am sure to ensure as fast a button press as possible (no doubt since this is a Pro controller meant to be used for competitive gaming). Some might say it's a bit more mushy than they'd like but not me, I like the feel, but it did take me an evening to get used to. The sticks are very responsive and the triggers feel a million times better and more sturdy than the ones that come on even the MS Elite controller. These may not be plastic, they feel metal, or at least metal coated. Now the mapping, or how you choose to reassign your buttons, is very similar to the Xbox Elite controller. You download an app for the PC or the Xbox, whichever you prefer, and map out your controls and assign those to a profile. You can also import already created profiles but I didn't see any when I looked (I'm sure they will be available to download sometime in the near future). I created my own profile for The Division 2 and was up and playing very quickly. One issue of note, it does seem you need to go to the Thrustmapper software to change profiles. I tried pressing the profile buttons by themselves to switch but nothing would happen. This may be a bug though. One note regarding the software. The PC version of Thrustmapper is easy to find on the Microsoft Store in Windows 10 (be sure to update the controller firmware first) but the Xbox software is nowhere to be found as of 11/17 on the Xbox store. The only way I could get the Thrustmapper software on the Xbox was to go back to my PC and load up the Microsoft Store, find the software, switch the system to Xbox then send it to my Xbox from there. I'm thinking this is only because the controller was just launched and it will be available in the Xbox store probably within a week so you can just find it there but this is important to know for early Xbox One or Xbox Series S/X adopters if you want to be able to remap your software. I played not only the Division 2 but Call of Duty Cold War, FIFA and Madden using this controller and all played extremely well. Using Call of Duty and The Division 2 worked quite well using my created profile for shorter trigger pull and more sensitive mini-sticks. I never felt as if I had any lag at all from any of the games I played. I did play racing using a racing profile I created where the triggers had 0-100 variability for gas and brake and those worked incredibly well too. Some other things to consider, the Xbox button is in a slightly difference place but this controller *DOES* have a share button for you Xbox Series S/X people, which is very great news indeed for those of us who like to share screenshots and videos. Lastly note that this is a wired controller only, but the cord is flexible, braided and very long so you will not have any issues if you don't mind there being a cord there. I really love this controller and plan to be using it for a long time, both on my new Xbox and my old Xboxes. I also plan to game on the PC using it as well, which means I'm going to look for a slightly shorter cord there if Thrustmaster offers it. If you've been looking for a top notch, high quality, elite type controller, but one that has the share button *AND* has a full one year warranty unlike all the other players in the big league gamepad game, then this is the controller for you. Despite this being a wired controller, the mini-sticks not being available in a different height and the issues I spoke of surrounding the software I have to award this controller the coveted 5 out of 5 stars because it just does not get any better than this for high end controllers; take heed Microsoft! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Customization
    Cons mentioned:
    Wired
    Tech Insider Network Member

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid Custom Controller

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    THE BREAKDOWN: I have been wanting to upgrade my Xbox controller for some time but never wanted to drop the extra money to make it happen. So, I was excited when this one came out. There is a lot of good stuff about this controller, but the bottom line for me is that is isn’t wireless. I personally love the wireless controller and for the extra response time you have to weigh that in. This controller comes in a beautiful box and the unit itself doesn’t disappoint. The controller feels well-built and hefty but not to hefty. In the box comes the controller itself, a 10ft braided cable, extra thumb sticks, tool for swapping out the modules and a bag to store your controller. Out of the box I was impressed with how it felt and worked. The buttons have a great tactile feel to them along with that premium feel good. I love the trigger pull and the fact that it can be adjusted (For some games) the RB, LB buttons feel awesome. Overall, the controller worked excellent and as expected. The big things to most serious gamers are the swappable modules and customization. The modules were super easy to remove and replace. Like I already mentioned you can dampen the travel of the left and right triggers. There are 4 customizable buttons underneath the controller. You can also setup profiles which is pretty cool. To setup the custom stuff you will have to download the Thrustmapper software. Overall, gaming has been a joy with this controller. It was comfortable to hold and use along with being very responsive and the joysticks remained sticky. I had no instances of stick drift which has plagued me in the past. I guess time will tell….. PRO’s: -Easy to use -Solid built feeling -Very responsive -Modular Components -Long cord -Use on Xbox and PC -Customizable buttons and profiles CON’s: -wish it was wireless SUMMARY: Overall, this product worked well and as intended, and I would recommend this to a friend if they are in the market for device like this.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Customization
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty swank little controller

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    I’m a PlayStation to PC convert so I’ve been using my PS4 controller with my gaming PC. While it works, I’ve had some issues with the PS4 controller on my gaming PC; primarily with Bluetooth connection. This controller addresses this with it being a wired controller as well as a pretty sweet configurable controller setup. For some reason, all the controllers I’ve used always had an issue with the left analog stick. I always get controller drift in the left stick and it’s pretty irritating. The revolutionary thing about this controller is the fact that individual components on the controller can be replaced which is really cool. The controller is an XBOX style so, for me, it took a bit getting used to having come from PlayStation. What made this transition a bit easier is the fact that I can have analog sticks just like on my PS4 controller and move the D pad to the upper section. Surprisingly this is a big thing for me as it just feels more natural for me. The controls can be configured in almost any fashion with the exception of the button (X,Y,A,B). These buttons are always in the upper right slot so these can’t be moved. The other slots can be configured anyway you want. You could have both thumbsticks on the left hand side and D pad on the right. Odd setup but it’s possible with this controller. The D pad can be removed with the included mini screwdriver. The analog sticks can simply be pulled out. The three components are modular and are secured via magnets so they will stay in there pretty securely but not too much where they’re hard to pull out. You can also replace the trigger buttons as well using the included mini screwdriver as well. The buttons are good and have a pleasant click to them; almost similar to that of a mouse click. The thumbsticks are smooth and the sticks themselves can be modified with the included divot/dome thumbsticks which can be screwed on/off. Just below the thumbsticks are buttons for raising/lowering chat volumes as well as buttons to manually change profiles with the click of a button. On the back/bottom of the controller are programmable buttons. Initially I thought this would work out great for me and add some additional functional buttons. However, these buttons are really small and not very tactile. If these buttons were raised a bit more or had were capped in rubber or something, they would feel much better IMO. As is, I usually miss the buttons or wind up pressing the wrong one. Perhaps after some time I’ll get used to them but, initially, they just don’t feel good. The button mapping software took a bit of time for me since I've never used a controller like this before however, it's pretty intuitive and works well. Using this on Destiny 2 is pretty smooth. Aside from getting used to the XBOX style controller, the controller functions great AND I don’t lose connection with my controller like I used to with my PS4 controllers. I'm looking forward to using this controller/software with my other games like GTA V and Red Dead Redemption. I think the controller has great potential. It’s good as it is now however with a few updates and, possibly, better ergonomics, this would be a great controller.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Customization, Modular

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Gamer's Delight

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    The Thrustmaster eSwapX Pro Controller is a total game-changer for gamers like you. It's officially licensed for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC, so you're all set for epic gaming sessions. But what really sets it apart is how you can make it your own – you can customize the buttons, sticks, and D-pad to fit your style perfectly. And that sleek black look? It's like the cherry on top. Comfortable and precise, this controller takes your gaming up a notch. Whether you're exploring fantastical worlds or competing in intense battles, the eSwapX Pro Controller is your ultimate sidekick.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Compatibility, Customization

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Game Pad for Layers of Fear

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    Posted . Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I am a part time gamer, but a huge Horror fan. So, I love playing Layers of Fear. First with a mouse then with one of those $20 game pads. Then my good friends kid told me about Pro Game Pads. I saw this Game Pad and thought I would give it a try. WOW! I think I just made a mistake. I cannot quit playing Layers of Fear. This game pad made playing this game so much more real. Layers of Fear is not a shoot'em up game but a game where you need to go slow sometimes, to look behind doors and open desk drawers. After making some adjustments to the mini stick via the Thrustmaster software. I was able to adjust them to go slow for looking around and then fast to get out of trouble. Some might say, they are not wireless, so there not worth it. But I like using wired trackballs and controllers because they have instant reaction time. Oh, and the customization of the controller is awesome. So many options with the swappable mini sticks & D pad. You can also get different color packages for this Game pad so when your friend gets one you will know which one is yours. I am using it in the typical Xbox configuration on a PC with Steam and the controller was easily recognized. I would definitely recommend this game pad, now that I am not a part time gamer.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Customization
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    xbox x series almost here!!!!!

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    I know I know... This review is about the Thrustmaster ESWAP X Pro Controller but... The main reason I got it and I am sure some of you are looking at it is for the XBOX series X which I was lucky enough to pre order and getting tomorrow and cant wait to use this controller on. This ESWAP controllers are great. The customization is unbelievable, you can purchase kits and make them what you want. Personally I love it. Some key points of what I like. FEEL: This thing is heavy and feels like a expensive well made controller. The tactile feel of the RB and LB buttons are great and the heavier feel of the back RT and LT buttons are also just right. CUSTOMIZATION: Way too much for me at least. I use this on my PC and will eventually on Xbox for games such as No mans Sky. I love customizing the back buttons, even if its a bit tough to reach for me they work amazing to set up basic clicks that I use alot in the game especially when I don't want to be tied down with using them on keyboard/mouse. If you are into customization you will be very happy, the app for it is easy to use and you can do a crazy amount of customizing buttons or speed etc etc. Other: I love the cord, I have had many expensive keyboards and mice ruin or be unusable due to crappy cords, this one is well made and love the semi locking mechanism so it doesn't get pulled out on the end of the cord (that plugs in to the controller). Ease of swapping is very well thought out too and they give you a small bag to keep all your switches, small tool to pull out the directional swap module. Overall not much bad to say for a great product that will be even greater when the xbox series x is here!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Cons mentioned:
    Size
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Dope for me as I like to take things apart lol...

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    Dope for me as I like to take things apart lol...and cool for gaming. Straight up, I'm not a competitive gamer or whatever, I'm way more into this because I can switch up the d-pad and sticks (PlayStation or XBOX style), the grips and triggers. As far as gaming with this though, it's cool, I like that the triggers can be locked to a short travel/quick reflex style, the buttons have almost 0 travel but are super clicky. It'll take some time to get used to the controller as it is a big boi! Reminiscent of the Sega Genesis in a way. Also has ThrustMapperX support to setup your ancillary quick buttons on the back of controller. Has profile mapping for the different setups or game styles for different games. Comes with extra round type top sticks (ala PS2/PS3), a carrying baggie, tool to disassemble/swap components, and an extra long micro USB :( cable. My main gripe would be the size as it is bigger than the XBOX and massively dwarves the PS controllers.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Cons mentioned:
    Back buttons, Size

    Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Give it a try

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
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    Quality feels really good. Buttons and thumb sticks feel like they will last forever. My issue was the size of the controller. I am a big guy at 6'5" but I still struggled to reach the back buttons. Maybe I am use to paddles on the Elite Series 2 controller but the back buttons on this controller were not convenient to use for me. When I plugged my headset into the controller my friend said the sound quality of my voice took a huge drop and it made my microphone extra sensitive. Every breath I took was picked up by the microphone this is not an issue on any other controller I have. If I had a wireless headset I would've been happier with the controller. It's very comfortable and I like the look but at this price point I went with a Razer Wolverine Tournament Edition which I am much happier with and saved a lot of money. Such a cool controller just not something that gets the job done for me. Requires a day one update I plugged it up to my PC and it was a seamless process so easy. Xbox also has an app you can use too for customizing buttons.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Modular
    Tech Insider Network Member

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Gamer Friends Look Here!

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Honestly I thought this remote might have been a flop because I didn’t know much about Thrustmaster since I’ve never had one of their remotes. It’s been a great adjustment since on the Xbox but more so on my PC. I took some pictures and I’m pretty proud of my setup, so I hope this helps you. I haven’t even needed to play with the eswap features but the controls behind the game pad have been amazing. It felt super natural to adjust to the different triggers and tailor them to my gaming. Quick tip, definitely use the trigger locking! Game changer and I’m super please with how responsive every button is. I’m glad the design was neutral with just some gold accents so it wasn’t jarring on my desk/ gear set up. The power cord is braided with white and black threading so it helps jazz up the wire and not make it look like all other computer wires. The X Pro Controller is definitely a game changer!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Cons mentioned:
    Wired

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    The Best 3rd Party Controller So Far

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    I've tried a bunch of 3rd party controllers, and this is by far the best of them. [V3 Nacon Controller: 2.2/5.0 stars] (Pros): -Wired/Wireless -Good materials -Adjustable weight -Extra stick grips -USB C (Cons): -Hard to grip shape and use triggers sometimes, even for big hands -Price for a basic-ish controller is pretty steep -No real tactility -Hard to grip sticks, a bit too smooth to grip (Other) -Personally not a fan of the rubber grips as they get dirty quicker and are harder to clean -So so extra buttons [Razer Wolverine TE - 3.7/5.0] (Pros): -Great tactile buttons -Great shape thats easy to grip -Decent extra buttons -Good Materials -Somewhat cheaper price than others (Cons): -Keyed cable port is made so you MUST use a razer cable unlike the other two's keyed ports -Controller developed a noise on the left trigger after 1-1/2 years of use -VERY hard to grip sticks, they have no grip to them almost and are super smooth -Wired only (Other) -Personally not a fan of the rubber grips as they get dirty quicker and are harder to clean -Not a big fan of ther abxy button material [Eswap X Pro - 4.8/5.0] (Pros): -Great shape thats easy to hold -Best tactile buttons on a controller i've used -Swappable parts for extended life + designs -Very low input lag -Great Materials -Good stick grips (Cons): -Wired Only -Glossy top middle part will just get smudged -So so extra buttons (Other): -No rubber gripping makes it much easier to clean

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Cons mentioned:
    Size

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Elite Killer

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Standard Microsoft controller joystick reliability hasn't been incredible since the release of the Xbox One. I'm sure we all have that default controller that has the joystick drift, which can make or break playing games. I was sick of investing in these units, which is why I decided to try this Thrustmaster out. The quality is incredibly better than any previous Microsoft controller I've owned. On top of that, having the option of modularity in the joysticks, should one start drifting after time, means that this controller should outlast a Microsoft controller (to include the Elite) by years. I will say this, though. If you're younger, or if you have smaller hands, you may have a difficult time adapting to the additional buttons on the back side of the controller. I have relatively large hands and the buttons are seemingly just at the end of my fingertips while maintaining a normal grip. This controller is also significantly heavier in the hands as opposed to your typical Mircosoft controller.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Tech Insider Network Member

    Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Performance Needs Work

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Obviously the idea of a modular game pad screams out to any serious gamer and there are a couple out there that give you many good reasons to be excited. However, the Eswap X Pro controller doesn't really give me that joy of a couple unnamed controllers out there, that are designed with the Xbox Series X and Xbox One X in mind, It's a solid controller with a few different ways to swap, design and map out your gaming experience. Out the box, you'll get the controller, extra thumb sticks, a very nice and long braided cable ( albeit a micro USB connection), a modular removal tool and a bag to carry your $150 controller in. The idea of mapping my controller isn't a new concept , by any stretch. And I love the freedom to mod out my gear and make it my own, but at the moment, I'm just not moved to switch up from my standard or even other Pro type controller even though There are buttons for volume and mapping, along with a couple other profile buttons. The software is still a bit janky, as you do have to download this firmware and it still hasn't done much for me. The latency seems off. I really hate to rag on what could possibly become something great after an update or two, but for right now, I can't recommend this. This should be better. And honestly, for and extra $30, you could get a much better controller. Again, this should be better.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Durable, Modular
    Cons mentioned:
    Defective

    Rated 1 out of 5 stars

    Cheap modular controller

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I bough thus controller in Jan 2021 and it is now July 2021. This thing just decided to stop working one day on both my PC and series X. The joysticks slowly stop registering and eventually you lose complete joystick control of the game. The buttons and gamepad work fine. At first i thought it was a new game on my PC but the same exact issue is happening on my series X. This thing has seen VERY light use since i mainly use a keyboard and mouse. I had high hopes for a bigger sized controller with modular options. Ive had a razer controller last 2 yrs and an elite controller last nearly 2 yrs with daily heavy use. This thrustmaster barely had a few days a month of gaming time.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend