WIG: Xbox One Controller

by baltringer

The wireless game controller has come a long way from its humble, wired, blocky shaped roots. Specifically for Microsoft, changes have been taking place for roughly 18 years. While the first generation controller was actually more circular than most other controllers at the time, it has evolved 3 times to become the sleeker, more ergonomic device it is today. The plastic used throughout the Xbox One controller is of high quality with raised “bumps” allowing an easier grip, the control sticks are responsive and comfortable to rest ones’ thumbs on, and the buttons and trigger switches press more easily and crisply than on any controller before it. It is nice to look at as well, with clean lines and the standard controllers come in aesthetically pleasing color schemes, though customization opportunities abound. All in all, I’d say Microsoft did a pretty good job dressing a functional device as somewhat of a work of art.

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