YOURDORK.COM here with your XBOX ONE Elite Controller Product Review.  The elite controller has been out for a long time now but you rarely if ever hear people talking about their peripherals when it comes to gaming.  So we figured we figured we would take a crack at the controller and how it feels to play with.  But before we do lets get down to some of the technical specs of the controller.

Technical Specs:

System Requirements: For use with Xbox One systems and PCs running Windows 7 or later. PC use requires included USB cable or Wireless Adapter. Drivers available at

Audio: Includes 3.5mm stereo headset jack. Also compatible with the Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter and all other controller accessories made by Xbox.

Haptic Feedback: Features Impulse Triggers (for games that support it) and rumble motors. Motor control can be adjusted in the Xbox Elite Controller App.

Customization:  Option to swap thumbstick inputs so that the left thumbstick controls the right thumbstick input and vice versa. Thumbstick direction inputs can also be reassigned. A, B, X, and Y, D-pad up, down, left, and right; Left and right bumpers; Left and right trigger activation; Left and right thumbstick click

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The Review

The Elite controller is the best Xbox game-pad Microsoft has ever made.  But is it really worth $149.99? It is not worth the price tag for most gamers, but many argue this is the controller the xbox one should have shipped with stock.  Out of the box, the Elite looks like a standard but somewhat upgraded Xbox one controller. The new slider control underneath the Menu and Options buttons will stand out but it could easily be confused with the standard controller at first glance. When you start messing around with the different thumbstick options or snapping metal levers on is when the gamepad starts to take shape.

The Elite comes with a clam shell case that has a molded space for the controller, a cargo pouch for spare earbuds, batteries and the pack-in, braided micro-USB cable.  There's also a molded rubber holder that keeps the four control levers, two sets of thumbsticks and spare directional pad in place.

One of the major differences you will notice at first is the weight of the controller vs the standard xbox controller.  This is due to the higher quality all metal parts used on the Xbox Elite Controller.  The snappiness and twich-centric feel of the controller truly makes it feel like a high end upgrade as well.  THis will surely help in intense sequences where even the smallest milliseconds count.  

The paddles and interchangeable thumbsticks is really what sets this controller apart from the rest.  Need more precise aim?  Go with a taller thumbstick.  Need quick twich reflex reactions?  Go with the shorter one.  Need to hit the A button without moving your thumb off the right stick?  Attach a paddle to replicate button pushes for your back fingers.

In Summary

Honestly for a Majority of gamers the standard controller will feel just fine but where Microsoft is really going to sell this product is on customization.  The ability to use buttons in conjunction with other button combinations is truly what sets the controller apart.  The quality is also the selling point for this controller.  If you are looking for an edge over the competition on console and don't opt for a XIM4 mouse and keyboard converter.  This is as close as you will get to the precision of a mouse and keyboard controller.  The Xbox Elite Controller may not be for everyone, but it surely is a must buy if you have the cash to drop on a new controller.


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