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Xbox 360 Silver Controller and Play & Charge Kit

by Microsoft
Xbox 360
Everyone
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (363 customer reviews)

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  • 2.4GHz wireless technology with 30-foot range
  • Use up to four controllers simultaneously on one console
  • Integrated headset port for Xbox LIVE play
  • Adjustable vibration feedback for longer battery life
  • New left and right shoulder buttons are designed for ease of use
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Xbox 360 Wireless Controller with Transforming D-Pad and Play and Charge Kit - Black Xbox 360 Wireless Controller with Transforming D-Pad and Play and Charge Kit - Black 4.5 out of 5 stars (218)
$50.99
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WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Details

  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0041HROGG
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 8 x 12 inches ; 7.4 ounces
  • Media: Accessory
  • Release Date: November 9, 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (363 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,416 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Xbox 360® Wireless Controller With Play & Charge Kit

Customize your control. With a D-pad that transforms from a plus to a disc, the new Wireless Controller provides ultimate precision, accuracy and control for both directional as well as sweeping movements. This distinctively-designed controller features a special edition matte silver color with a unique and premium button design, and comes complete with a Play and Charge kit to keep the game going strong.

Product Description

Customize your control. With a D-pad that transforms from a plus to a disc, the new Wireless Controller provides ultimate precision, accuracy and control for both directional as well as sweeping movements. This distinctively-designed controller features a special edition matte silver color with a unique and premium button design, and comes complete with a Play and Charge kit to keep the game going strong.

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65 of 71 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Same controller with some noticeable improvements November 19, 2010
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I decided to buy this controller because my main controller that I play with was dying, left analog stick didn't work right and the left bumper was jammed, so it was a perfect opportunity for me to buy a new controller.

Aesthetics:
This controller LOOKS nice. The silver shine, the chrome guide button, the shiny black plastic, it all goes together in a perfect combo. This is a sexy controller and it will look sexy in your hands.

Mechanics:
There are two main noticeable improvements. The first one is with the analog sticks. My "main controller" was actually just a five year old xbox 360 controller that had lost its 4 notches on the sticks, but it was extremely old. I prefer not having those 4 notches and enjoy the fact that this controller was designed perfectly for my taste. It feels better on your thumbs.

The d-pad, while it is an improvement, is not improved by much. I play SSFIV a lot with my nice expensive $150 stick, but I do play with a controller with friends at time. I know that the previous controller had a terrible d-pad, but so does this one. Albeit, there is a small improvement. The directions feel more defined and push in better than in the previous controller. The gimmick though is the disc<->cross mode. It makes no difference in play whatsoever. Matter of fact, I found the disc to perform better playing Street Fighter. But if you use the 360 controller in that game, I'd suggest using the analog stick instead.

Over all the games I tested: Super Meat Boy, SSF2THDR, Pac Man DX, the cross feature of the controller was not an improvement over the disc. It's a better D-Pad, but don't get excited about the cross.

Price:
I got this for $52 - $20 Amazon Credit for a total of $32.
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94 of 110 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very slight improvement, but still not good November 17, 2010
By Custnam
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Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
OK, when I first heard about this controller the first thing I said was about time!!! I am one of the very few people that prefer the PS3 controller, mainly due to the D-Pad. But for shooters the 360 controller cant be beat. But since day one the 360 has had that horrible D-Pad. So obviously when I heard about the new transforming D-Pad I had high hopes.

The main reason (if not the only reason) I bought this was for Fallout New Vegas. If you are familiar with it or Fallout 3 you know that you can "hot key" your weapons, etc to the D-Pad. Well because of how bad the original D-Pad was I would only use up, down, left, and right. If you tried to use ANY of the diagonal keys you would end up in BAD situations pulling the wrong weapon as a Deathclaw is storming at you and you really need your missile launcher, and you accidentally pull out a pistol.

In New Vegas up is already designated as your "change ammo type", so that leaves only 3 other reliable slots. So when I heard about this new controller and its "improved" D-Pad I thought awesome finally I can hot key more weapons, and not always have to open my pip boy to get to the right weapon. Well, I ordered it, and paid for one day shipping which was only 9.98, and the controller itself was only 51.99, even thought it retails everywhere else for 64.99.

So it came yesterday (ironically while I was playing New Vegas), so I decided to test it out. I hot keyed 7 weapons, and tried to use the D-Pad to pull out the right weapon. I tried it with just the plus (+), and then with the whole disc, and strangely it worked better for the diagonal presses when it was in the plus (+) formation then it did as the disc. And the results are overall just barely better.
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79 of 94 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good controller, but doesn't fix directional pad. November 19, 2010
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Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
This is a good looking controller, with some improvements over the original design. A lot of people are complaining about the lack of color on the a,b,x,y buttons, but I don't need them to have color anyway.

I like the new texture of the controller. It isn't a slippery surface and has a little tackier/rougher feel. Makes it easier to hold onto if your hands sweat. I also like that they added a bit of resistance to the thumbsticks. This should also help fix the problem of the thumbsticks getting "floaty" after some use. The trigger buttons also now have a curve, but doesn't really have an impact on use or feel for me, but okay design.

On to the directional pad. It still sucks. It is neat that you can convert it to a raised plus shape or more of a flat shape, but the underlying problem is still there. The d-pad is still on top of a disk, which makes it imprecise. I was trying to enter character names last night and had to use the thumbstick because the d-pad is so inaccurate. I would love it if they went to the ps3 style d-pad that is just four digital buttons instead of basically an analog directional pad.

Gave it 4 stars, would have been 5 if they fixed the d-pad.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet Controller November 24, 2010
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This controller is sweet. It's not meant to be a totally different controller so don't expect it to be, but it looks awesome and works just as well as any other Microsoft controller. The D-pad doesn't raise up when you twist it, the gray disc around the D-pad lowers so it still sticks up the same height on the controller. These are not meant to be replacements for all your current controllers but if you need another controller get one of these, you won't regret it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
worked great
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1.0 out of 5 stars Complete crap.
D-pad snapped off after less than a year of use. It's apparently a common problem with this product. Complete crap.
Published 6 days ago by stufff
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
Great present for my son. He has thoroughly enjoyed this item.
Thanks!
Published 21 days ago by Aileen Dyson
1.0 out of 5 stars As I have now read online a lot of Play ...
As I have now read online a lot of Play & Charge kits dont work. (Specifically the cord.) Gave one star cause at least I get the controller
Published 2 months ago by Katrina Gregg
2.0 out of 5 stars no play and charge kit
This controller was shipped with no play and charge kit even though it is labeled "Xbox 360 silver controller AND play & charge kit". Read more
Published 2 months ago by Tim Shekleton
3.0 out of 5 stars I liked it...
I like the transforming d-pad and it looks cool but other than that it is just the same as all the rest but that is what I wanted. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Ryan V.
5.0 out of 5 stars thanks
great puchase i needed it as my other one was used too much thanks thanks thanks thanks a bunch 1
Published 3 months ago by jon noponen
4.0 out of 5 stars Good controller, I guess
The grandkids play the games, not me. I don't know a controller from a wombat. But if they like it, I guess it must be good.
Published 3 months ago by BJ
4.0 out of 5 stars Not too different
This is not too different from the standard Xbox 360 controller, except for the new D-Pad. But even in it's raised position, it doesn't change too much. Still a great controller.
Published 4 months ago by Ed Figueroa
5.0 out of 5 stars Controller
What can I say - having a second controller allows my friends to play against me. Not that it will help them win against me. wink wink
Published 4 months ago by Michael Price
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