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This particular model belongs to the latest version of XBOX One Wireless controllers which can be connected to PCs over bluetooth and also support the XBOX One S Consoles. Note that previous versions of the XBOX One controller require a special wireless adapter in order to be connected in wireless mode to a PC.
However the one I received did not work over bluetooth, which I guess is an isolated incident. I updated the device firmware, double checked the included batteries, and tried every troubleshooting step, but nothing helped. The gamepad just wouldn't turn on while in wireless mode. When I tried the controller over a USB cable, everything worked like a charm. Feels like an improvement in almost every aspect over the XBOX 360 controller.
I have already returned mine, and placed an order for the Crimson Omen edition from PayTM. Hoping for better luck.
The controller is fine, but unsure if it is brand new as the 2 batteries that comes standard with these controllers were missing. I just hope it's a fresh piece that I received. Had contacted the reseller who assured me it was. Other than that no issues
Another fantastic controller from Microsoft. Having been a fan of the controller iterations from the original XBOX, this latest version is simply the best standard priced controller in the world (in my opinion). Only Microsoft's own Elite controllers would have a chance of taking this crown.
The ergonomics of the controller are fantastic, still feeling very comfortable even after prolonged periods of gameplay. There is a slight texturing on the back of the controller which, although not as prominent or as tactile as the lunar white special edition version, still helps with grip.
The controller interchanges perfectly between console and PC, and if you have a (suitably long) spare USB cable handy you don't even need to purchase the wireless dongle for the PC; the controller will run just fine plugged into the cable.
Why with such a positive review have I given the controller only 4 stars then? I'm unfortunately on my second controller already; the first developed a problem with the right bumper where it would get stuck down and so I've just taken receipt of my replacement. I'll re-rate it should this one last as well as the other controllers I've had, but for now I'll remain optimistically cautious.
This controller is Beautiful, it has a great design and handles well. It does not have "rubberized" grips, it had a textured grip made from the regular controller casing. The controller textures you see are actually "etched" into the controller meaning it's not just painted, it's actually engraved. This make the controller have a more custom gears of war feel. If your a Gears finatic, this is a must have!