Xbox One might not have had a great year but its controllers are an entirely different story. The controller you play with affects the entire experience. Knowing that, not only Microsoft but also a number of 3rd-party companies have released a range of controllers to enhance your gaming ability and compete to be the best Xbox One Controller. Naturally, this means that there’s quite a few Xbox One Controllers on the market and we at DMS Gaming have gone through them all and give you the lowdown.
Xbox Elite Controller
Since the Xbox One came out I didn’t have any complaints about the original Xbox controller – that is until I used the Xbox Elite Controller. The Xbox Elite Controller is based on the original Xbox Controller design but manages to outdo every other Xbox Controller. Even after playing with the Xbox Elite Controller for hours I didn’t feel any fatigue and its design though traditional had a certain flare to it that just made it stand out.
The Xbox Elite Controller has a sturdier and stronger stainless-steel body. It has multiple new features which include four paddle-style buttons on the back along with locking switches to turn each trigger into hair-triggers, a modifiable set of thumbsticks, a D-pad and controller buttons that are programmable using the onboard software. I was genuinely surprised how many options for customization the Xbox Elite Controller had. it even allows you to change the range of the thumb-sticks, the effect of every trigger pull and even it also allow you to change the strength of the vibration in each hand. Moreover, the beautiful matte finish is gorgeous, to say the least and the controller has a soft-touch grip feel. The Xbox Elite Controller is truly one of the best Xbox One Controllers on the market.
Xbox One Wireless
Let’s be honest, the Xbox Elite controller is definitely a great controller but when it comes down to price it’s not the best choice. If you’re low on budget and looking for one of the best Xbox One Controllers then the more standard Xbox One Wireless Controller is what you need. It may not feature as many attractive additional features or trimmings as the Dual-shock 4, but it does feature the original Xbox controller layout along with a number of features that have proved effective and reliable to use before.
The latest edition of the Xbox One wireless controller features built-in Bluetooth capabilities, this makes this controller easier than before to use with the PC too. This new edition of the Xbox One wireless controller has many new improvements too. The framework and the improved built quality make this controller a much better option than most of its predecessors. The thumbsticks in the new controller feel very light and smooth when moved, the bumper buttons are clickier now, this all makes the controller much more satisfying to use.
Another new feature in the Xbox One Wireless Controller is the unique force feedback system, each trigger is individually equipped with the unique force feedback system. This enables each trigger to vibrate individually against your fingers to give you a life-like experience of gunshots, hand braking while driving and many other scenarios. This feature may not sound catchy at first, it may even seem silly, but in reality, it is a pretty cool feature that works a lot better than our expectations.
Overall, the Xbox Wireless Controller is a more economical replacement for the Xbox Elite Controller and if you’re a casual player, then going with the Xbox Wireless Controller might be the best idea.
Scuf Gaming Infinity 1
After seeing the success of the Xbox Elite controller, you might have wondered if there are other professional gamepads in the market which can challenge the Xbox controller.
This is where the SCUF Gaming Infinity 1 makes its entry. The SCUF Gaming Infinity 1 is the only other controller besides the Xbox Elite Controller that’s designed for professional gamers. The SCUF Infinity 1 is a professional quality, customizable gamepad, which features paddles, a rubbery grip and premium soft-touch finish along with a variety of customizable options that make it one of the best Xbox One Controllers.
With the Infinity 1, it is up to you how you want your gamepad to look and function – literally. When I sat down to customize my controller I was overwhelmed, to say the least. It took me over 2 hours and a lot of Googling to finally make a Controller I was satisfied with. These customizable features are quite impressive. But most people like this feature better with the Xbox One Elite because there you’re given the option to change the features on the fly, rather than just having them built in from the outset. But hey, at least you do get the personal touch and amazing support with SCUF Gaming Infinity 1.
Razer’s third generation Xbox gamepad, the Wildcat, is an alternative choice to Microsoft’s Xbox One Elite Wireless controller. Buying this controller is another way to pay 150$ to play Xbox One and PC games, but it is not necessarily a better option.
This controller was originally developed for e-Sport tournaments and was made with the help of the feedback from some of the best e-Sport athletes from around the world. The Razer Wildcat features four additional Multi-Function buttons over the classic controller layout for unmatched customizability.
The controller’s lightweight, optional palm grips, and reinforced wire connections are all specially designed for extra-long gaming sessions for comfortable long-term use This enhances your gameplay whether it’s a training session or a very tense tournament match.
All these features prove that the Razer Wildcat is a great gamepad even for professional gamers. The gamepad’s extra buttons feel instinctive and are pretty easy to program, which allows you to run, jump and do a number of other actions in the game without having to take your thumbs off of the sticks. RazerO’s gamepad is a very reliable and convenient choice and performs equally well with PC and Xbox One.
It is very comfortable to use and light enough to keep your hands from getting tired during long marathon gaming sessions. So if you are a serious gamer looking for a lightweight controller designed for e-Sports, then the Razer Wildcat is the right choice for you.
Recon Tech Special Edition
The Recon Tech Special Edition is the new wireless controller from Microsoft and is compatible with all Xbox One Variants and Windows 10. I don’t consider myself to be a fan of Wireless controllers but the Recon Tech Special Edition is definitely looking like an exception. The Recon Tech Special Edition lets you map customizable buttons as well as providing twice the connection range than the Xbox Wireless Controller. But what makes the Recon Tech Special Edition standout for me is the 3.5mm Jack supports every headset with a 3.5mm connector.
Overall, the Recon Tech Special Edition is an extremely comfortable and ergonomic controller that one can tell was designed for couch use. If you’re looking for a great wireless controller, then the Recon Tech Special Edition is far better than the normal Xbox One Wireless controller – but naturally, that’s just my opinion.
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