Xbox 360 Accessories
At a Glance
We began with the famous Duke, moved on to the refined Controller S, and now we handle the sublime Xbox 360™ controller with satisfaction and care. It epitomizes the next generation of gaming with familiarity and function, and the evolution of both.
To first pick up the Xbox 360 controller is to smile in recognition, but within moments you'll notice changes in its weight and form. It doesn't settle into your grip, it floats there easily. It doesn't just feel ergonomic, but conforms to every curve and crevice of your hand. In essence, within a few moments of gameplay, you forget the controller is even there. You don't feel it and you're not aware of it—it's simply an extension of your gaming will.
It even looks soft.
The Xbox 360 controller boasts a number of significant upgrades in function beyond just weight and feel. Here are the highlights:
Clean and sexy.
The Xbox Guide Button
In the middle of the Xbox 360 controller is the Xbox Guide button. A quick touch turns your Xbox 360 console on and off from afar. The button also lets you navigate through the full range of Xbox 360's features. Call up your friends list and issue challenges, rearrange music playlists, access movies, peruse the Xbox LIVE Marketplace, and more. It's all available at the touch of a single button.
Around the Xbox Guide button a ring of light pulses with even more possibilities. Divided into four quadrants, the ring at its most basic functionality identifies the player, an essential function in the world of wireless controllers. Beyond that, the quadrants are fully programmable for in-game functions depending on the game you're playing. From hitpoints to power meters, the options are endless, and we can't wait to see what developers come up with.
The Xbox 360 controller is a big part of a console that demands revolution. It possesses an exceptional range of upgraded features and vastly improved design, while still maintaining the familiarity needed for instant ease of use.