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Xbox 360 Wireless Controller - Glossy Black
|CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.|
Unlike High-performance wireless gaming now comes in black! Using optimized technology, the black Xbox 360 Wireless Controller lets you enjoy a 30-foot range and up to 40 hours of life on the two included AA batteries - and when they run low, you're given ample warning so you can connect a Play & Charge Kit for uninterrupted play. Plug the Xbox 360 Headset into the controller for full two-way voice communication: a wireless first. The same award winning Wireless Controller is back in black!
2.4GHz wireless technology with 30-foot range
Use up to four controllers simultaneously on one console,Requires 2 AA Batteries
Adjustable vibration feedback for longer battery life
Integrated headset port for Xbox LIVE play
New left and right shoulder buttons are designed for ease of use
||September 21, 2010|
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147 of 159 found the following review helpful:
Exactly the same as the white controllerDec 13, 2010
By E. K.
I bought this black wireless controller so I could have another wireless controller. Be advised when reading reviews on this product that it appears some people are reviewing the Xbox 360 Silver Controller and Play & Charge Kit, which is a special controller that is different (and more expensive as of this writing) than the black controller I am reviewing. This controller does NOT have any chrome items on it (other than the usual Xbox Guide button), nor does it have any upgrades to the D-pad.
As far as the controller itself, I didn't notice any structural difference between this controller and my old white controller that came with my Pro 20GB Xbox 360 several years ago. I did notice, however, that this controller properly charges my Play & Charge Kit where my old one did not. Prior to buying this controller, my Play & Charge kit would always show the red light while recharging. Since the recharging appeared to work anyway, I didn't think much of it (especially after calling Microsoft and being informed that the warranty on accessories is only 90 days, though that was in 2008). Since I assumed that the battery was at fault the whole time, I was surprised to find out that this controller charged the battery and (correctly) showed a green light when charging was complete.
Though it did not appear to be a structural change to the controller, I had somewhat forgotten (or not realized?) how much wear my controller has taken over the four years (give or take) since I got my console. The new controller gives me a bit more precision in games, especially with the right stick and the pushing of the sticks (for activities like sprinting). The tactility of the sticks (with little raised lines for grip) were a nice reminder of what my controller seemed to have at one time.
This was a satisfying purchase for functionality and the nice sleek look of black. I should also note that while the description of the item is "Glossy Black," this controller isn't really what I would call glossy like you would call the bezel of an LCD monitor or clear coat on a car. It gives off very little gloss in my opinion, which is fine by me.
39 of 50 found the following review helpful:
Same controller just different color schemeDec 01, 2010
Despite other opinions - this controller is only different in color scheme from the older controllers.
In fact - my left trigger annoyingly squeaks - ironically all my older controllers (5 in total - including the red and blue ones - which I use as spares and for friends)never squeaked. Basically the color scheme is all black - no gray. And a shiny garish chrome power button. It has the exact same feel the older controllers have. I think some of the reviews claiming it has a different feel or has different performance has to be imaginative wishful thinking.
I noticed no change in performance (and due to the squeaking trigger actually worse quality than my older ones!)
I also noticed no different power consumption as compared to the earlier controllers. I use rechargeable batteries so can't comment on AA battery drain - but again - I'd be wary of opinions that somehow this controller had been redesigned to reduce power consumption when everything else is identical to the older versions. Unless you actually see controlled tests regarding power consumption I'd take these sort of opinions as opinions - not fact.
If you like the new color scheme then buy it but do not expect it to be any different from any earlier controller.
8 of 9 found the following review helpful:
xbox controllerNov 12, 2012
Xbox controller is excellent, shipped as described and very fast. Would recommend this item to anyone who plays xbox 360.
6 of 7 found the following review helpful:
Defective product...Jan 13, 2013
By Sports Doc
"Teamwork is when everyone runs around to do what I command."
Well, I can't speak for all the masses. But as far as the one I received goes, it was defective. It kept shutting itself off during the game. I initially thought it was due to low battery level. I replaced the batteries with fresh ones several times and the problem still persists. Perhaps some wiring or contact somewhere is lose. The product was like this out of box.
5 of 6 found the following review helpful:
No More Cords !Nov 11, 2012
No more cords to trip over ! And the fact that you can sit further away from the TV than the corded versions allow, make this a great product. I'll always seek out cordless products from now on ! I would recommend this product.
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