Xbox One Wireless Controller & Charge Kit
Still a great controller.
I have been a long time fan of the design of the Microsoft game controller especially the 360 controller, to the point that I went out and found an attachment to use it on my PC for gaming as well. This controller is largely the same with a few minor differences. One it feels a bit thinner when you are using it than the previous controller, not sure if its just because of the change to the battery door or if the controller is actually thinner at all. I find it to be more comfortable to grip now. The one down side is they changed the trigger and for me at least a lot of times when I quickly go to pull the trigger I end up getting the end of the trigger and it is a bit of a jagged edge and can cause some discomfort. Not a large problem or anything just a bit of an annoyance. All around still a great controller and still feels better than the PS4 controller in my honest opinion.
A Review: Xbox One Wireless Controller Kit
Build Quality: The controller itself seems to be high quality plastic or resin. The buttons seems to be in great quality as well. By design, the D-pad makes a clicking sound when pressing UP, DOWN, LEFT, or RIGHT. So for some it may or may not be a nuisance. It is not a nuisance to me even though the previous controllers I used from other gaming consoles are quiet-i.e. SNES, Famicom, PS3.
Button Placement: The buttons are placed well that my fingers can reach each buttons easily; I have short fingers. Not much change from the Xbox 360 controller.
USB Charger: A long USB cable. My gripe is the glossy standard-A USB plug. I am not a fan of glossy since it is a fingerprint magnet. The micro-B USB plug on the other end has the nifty LED indicator that is nice to look at.
Battery: Have yet to test on the life of the battery since I only bought it this evening. According to Microsoft's documentation, it takes up to four hours for the initial charge. It has a nifty batter door that looks "invisible". You can replace the battery itself to new fresh compatible rechargeable batteries of your brand choice.
PC Compatibility: This works perfectly well with my notebook after downloading and installing the USB drivers. The installation file is very small so it does not takes a lot of storage space.
Usage: I bought this to be used for when playing PC games on Steam.
You may ask, "Why not get a gaming console instead of a PC?". I only use controllers for arcade, [casual] adventure, and [casual] shooting games. For FPS games, I use keyboard and mouse.
XBOX ONE Controller
XBOX ONE I love the Kinetics I love the game system, but I dislike the new controllers... I have to admit I am a bigger play station fan but when Xbox slimmed there controllers in made the bumpers and triggers uncomfortable to use.... I have still yet to see what the new PS4 controller feels like but I hope i am not as disappointed in the controller as i am with Xbox it literately was a deal breaker on whether i was going to buy it. Maybe I will later when the price drops a LOT, only for the kinetics though will I buy it.
Looks and feels amazing!
I love the new design of the new controller. My fingers feel so much better now that the battery pack is built into the controller. They made some changes to the analog sticks and they feel much better and my fingers no longer slip off. The triggers and bumpers feel shorter and much easier to push. The play and charge kit works great, charges the controller quick and for just $15 extra to get the charge kit this is a great deal! Over all, it's a vast improvement over the old controller.
Controller feels fantastic
Just bought this controller today and it looks and feels fantastic. Microsoft has hit another home run with this controller. Haven't had a chance to use it yet since the system is still a week away from release though. The play and charge kit bundle is a good deal because it saves you $10 from purchasing the charge kit separate.
Looks the same
To me this is not an upgrade at all. the ps4 controller is an upgrade with the touch pad and the fact that you can use headphones with a mic. The touch pad is a great add on to the controller. FYI I own a 360 so i know what im talking about.
The controller has an amazingly perfect grip for my big hands! I bought 10 controllers and all of my friends said that the controllers are better than ps4!
I come from the ps3 and I honestly can not believe what I've been missing, is really comfortable and I can not stop playing. great job on microsoft
Price is fair being that it comes with a charge kit, Just think about it if you bought these two items separate it's somewhat the same price.
The charge kit itself is $24.99 and the controller itself is %9.99 so this is an amazing value and xbox one buyer should get! im gonna save my day one edition controller for collection and use this to play games xD