They're second hand. don't know how they get away with the ridiculous description of opened never used.
Yeah lol, but in all seriousness you can't tell me the sticks don't get uncomfortable after a couple of hours especially playing something like apex legends, maybe it's just the way I play which is kinda like a sweat
Too much fairy liquid.
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I've got two slightly broken Xbox One controllers, both just over 2 years old so just out of warranty, light use, often not used for long periods etc. On one, the left bumper doesn't register 1 in every 10 or 20 presses. On the other, the right thumbstick no longer centres properly and pulls slightly to the bottom-right. Will Microsoft help? Nope. Best part of £100 to replace with no guarantee the issues won't recur. Bit gutted cause I don't want to switch to Playstation next gen.
Shows as £54.99 for me
If the back was the same colour it would be awesome! No idea why it's white.
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I’ve never purchased a rechargeable battery in my life, I’ve also never needed to replace a controller… still using batteries in a controller in 2021 is in my mind an absolute joke
Surely you just use rechargeable AA’s. I’ve got hundreds kicking around from various IKEA Ladda sales. Then when the batteries go end-of-life you can just replace them rather than throw the whole controller away/send it off to get replaced - or whatever service Sony do.
Interesting watch, thanks
Yep all controllers that have analogues sticks do eventually :( . Here is a video that goes in depth (shows a ps5 controller but xbox controllers have the same analogue mechanisms)
I did. Returned the first for a sticking X button. Used to be able to email Amazon and get them to refund the difference but computer said no the last few times.
Good price and nearly bought the other day from Amazon.
Wireless Gaming Controller for the Xbox One
The Xbox One has become a firm favourite among UK gamers, having sold over 2 million units since its launch back in 2013. Since then, it has developed into the console of choice for fans of huge gaming franchises like Fallout, Halo, Metal Gear Solid and Batman, with a massive worldwide multiplayer user base and new releases every month. However, if your controller breaks, playing these games is impossible – as the Xbox One relies on a conventional gamepad.
How Does the Xbox One Gamepad Differ From the Xbox 360 Pad?
The basic outline of the Xbox One controller will be familiar to anyone who has played on the original Xbox or the Xbox 360. It has almost exactly the same appearance as the 360’s joypad, but with around 40 minor and more important amendments that make it much more advanced than its predecessor.
One major difference is that the Xbox One’s joypad is much more streamlined. On the 360, players had to deal with a bulge on the underside of the pad, which housed its batteries. While the Xbox One’s pad still relies on AA batteries, they have been stashed away deeper inside the unit, making it more comfortable to hold for long periods.
The actual shape of the controller has also been significantly altered so that it fits naturally into the hand shapes of a wider range of gamers.
Perhaps most importantly, the controller is simply more powerful than on the 360. The Xbox One controller offers 20 times the bandwidth when communicating with the console – which should allow for extra expansion features in the future, and results in far less lag.
Just as important is what was not included. Microsoft chose to avoid adding a screen, as with the Nintendo Wii U, and decided against adding speakers to the Xbox One controller. Instead, they focused on feel – making features like the feedback “rumble” more potent. The result is a purer gaming related peripheral that is comfortable and satisfying to use.
If you are a long-term Xbox fan, you may be hoping that you can upgrade to a newer gaming console and keep your old controllers. Unfortunately, the new Xbox 360 controller was not designed to be backwards compatible with the Xbox 360, and older gamepads will not work in the newer system.
Xbox One Controller
What are the Basic Features of the Xbox One Controller?
The standard Xbox One controller includes 10 digital buttons, a button for syncing, two analogue control sticks, a D-pad and two analogue trigger buttons – essentially unchanged from the classic Xbox look.
Four digital buttons on the top right of the controller (X, Y, A and B) are used to control menus and central game functions. The D-pad is located to the left of the centre, providing precise direction control, and the two analogue sticks are located to the right of centre and in the top left respectively. In the middle of the arrangement, you can find buttons marked “menu”, “glide” and “view”, while there are digital buttons and analogue triggers on both shoulders of the pad.
The Elite controller is slightly different, and more expensive. Unveiled in 2015, the Elite version features a steel and plastic construction, with a choice of different sizes of paddle buttons, analogue stick tops and hair trigger locks. Targeted at “elite” gamers, this form of the gamepad allows players to achieve much more precise control, featuring additions such as tools to modulate the sensitivity of the trigger buttons that can really make a difference in multiplayer games.
Are There Any Other Types of Xbox One Controller Available?
Both the Standard and Elite wireless controllers come in a variety of different designs, most of them themed around specific games on the Xbox One system. Hardcore gamers may want to personalise their gaming experience by purchasing a controller designed in the aesthetic style of their favourite title.
For example, there are controllers decorated in the brown and orange colour scheme associated with Halo. Other titles with specialist controllers include Forza Motorsport, Covert Forces, Call of Duty, Mortal Kombat X and Midnight Forces, and there are also more generic camouflage coloured controllers as well, creating a military gaming theme.
Xbox One Controller Mini FAQ
How do I start using my Xbox One controller? – Starting to use your controller is a relatively simple process, but gamers cannot just plug in and play straight away. Instead, they need to “enrol” their controller with the Xbox system.
To do so, turn on the Xbox and insert a couple of AA batteries into the controller, before turning it on by holding the Xbox button. It should start to flash, which is a sign that it isn’t yet connected.
Now press the “connect” button on the side of your console, which can be found right next to the disc tray. As soon as you can, press and hold the “connect” button on your controller and wait until the Xbox button flashes a few times. When the button stays solidly lit, you’re connected and ready to play.
How can I update my controller? – Both forms of controller have been designed to be updated by Microsoft, and this has been carried out – adding headset functionality and making the controller more responsive.
If you have not updated your controller, it’s easy to do so. Any recently sold controllers can be updated using wireless networks. Check to see if there is a 3.5mm port on the underside of your controller. If there is, you can update without needing a USB cable. Simply log onto the Xbox Live service, head to “Menu” then “Settings”, and “Devices and Accessories.” Select your controller, press “Update” and it should complete automatically.
If you have an older controller, just plug it into your Xbox One using your USB cable and follow the same process outlined above. You can also update your controller using the Xbox Accessories app on Windows 10 (but not earlier versions of windows).
Can an Xbox One controller be used with Microsoft Windows on my PC? – Yes, it’s easy to use your Xbox One controller on a Windows PC. Microsoft have released a wireless adapter for use with Windows 7, 8.1 and 10, which fits into the PC’s USB port and allows full use of the Xbox One controller.
However, before you can use an Xbox One controller on your PC, you will have to ensure that you have downloaded the most up-to-date set of drivers for your version of Windows. This should be done automatically if you are using Windows 10. On Windows 7 and 8.1, you may not have the correct settings to launch the driver download automatically. In that case, go to Device Manager, find the Xbox One controller and select “Update Driver Software.”
If you are using the Xbox One headset along with your controller, you will also need to ensure that you have the latest version of the Microsoft firmware associated with these devices.
If you have both an Xbox One and a PC and want to use your controller with both systems, you will need to re-synch your controller with the Xbox after using it with your PC. This can be done using the “sync” button on the controller.
How is the controller powered? – Microsoft decided to stick with a battery powered gamepad on the Xbox One, but with an important difference. Gamers on the Xbox One can purchase a separate “play and charge kit” that allows the gamepad to be charged from mains power. However, it’s worth noting that when the pad is not charging, AA batteries provide 40 hours of continuous play – far more than the chargeable power source allows, so not everyone will want to upgrade.
The Play and Charge Kit comes with a 9 foot long USB cable, along with an LED gauge which shows how charged up the controller is. It can be used when the Xbox is on standby or as you play, takes about 4 hours to complete one charging session and lasts for around 30 hours.
What Other Accessories are Available?
The gamepad also features a stereo headset adapter, with a 3.5mm headphone jack socket. If you have a 2.5mm jack, it is also possible to buy a separate adapter from the Microsoft store.
One of the most popular accessories for use with the Xbox One controller is the official Xbox One Chat Headset, which connects directly into the controller without requiring any extra cables or batteries. However, more powerful headsets are available from brands like Turtle Beach and can also be used with smartphones and PCs.
Another important introduction has been the Chatpad – which functions like a keyboard for the Xbox One. The Chatpad is designed to plug directly into the Xbox One controller, and allows gamers to access social media, open up their apps and change audio settings with ease.
How Can I Buy a New Xbox One Controller and Save Money?
The best time of year to buy electronic accessories and gaming systems is generally around Black Friday and Cyber Monday – when the big brands offer major discounts in an effort to kick-start their end of year sales push. You should also be able to secure major savings around New Year, but retailers could slash the price of Xbox controllers at any time – so keep an eye on our listings.
I just use rechargeable batteries in mine You can just use Bluetooth to connect to windows 10 however apparently you get a better response rate using the official dongle: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B074QMN4YW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_RD16QQKKMEGZW87F8VAR?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 You may find it cheaper elsewhere but this is what I paid.
Wash your hands first (y)
I never get why the backs are always white on these now, did they make too many or something. Why not colour match or at least least black too but show dirt so much
Can someone help me understand wireless xbox controllers please? I'd like to get one for my laptop. Are they rechargeable or do you need a separate part for that? Do you need a separate dongle for it or can they connect via Bluetooth? If I want a wireless, rechargeable controller with a dongle receiver for my laptop how much should I be looking at? What's a good deal for those three items together? I never seem to see those items sold together.
heat. anyone know of any codes for Argos_ebay please?
I find the gen2 xbox one compatible dongle works rather reliably, also it's supposed to offer lower latency than Bluetooth. I've not tried the controller with bluetooth yet as I already had the dongle due to my original controllers not having Bluetooth.
Xb1 controller > series x/s controller. Good deal for a new one this
Do you really prefer the series ones? I've got both and overall I feel like the Xbox One versions are a much better size and have smoother buttons. The dpad on the new ones is so loud in comparison. I thought I'd prefer usb c a lot but turns out I always use them wirelessly anyways so that turned out not be an upgrade of much benefit. Grip wise I have no preference: new ones definitely are more textured but the old one wasn't exactly lacking in grip to begin with.
I actually prefer the d-pad on the previous controllers and I'm not a fan of the textured back on the Series X pad either. The plastic grip is a bit too rough on there. I have a Forza 6 Xbox One controller that has a rubber textured back, that's what I was expecting for the new pads to be honest, not the plastic grip
Wow, that’s a long reply. (y) I only bought my Elite for playing COD and BF to be honest, I have a wheel & Playseat for F1 etc. I have the rear paddles set to slide and jump which means I can now slide/cancel without taking my right thumb of the direction stick. So I can slide round a corner, or slide/cancel and still be able to aim and move. Something that was getting me killed on a std controller. On top of that I have a COD profile setup so the rear triggers are set to 0-1 instead of 0-100, so they press instantly. Vibration is also turned off in that profile, and the trigger curve mapping is changed. Trigger tension is better as well. All of that has improved my cod/bf gameplay immensely and really improved how well I score but also how much I enjoy the games. (y) Aside from all that, it does feel nicer than a std controller, and the battery life is amazing. I game every day for 2-3hrs but only have to charge it every 3-4 weeks or so.
Absolute joke, they don’t even want my money
Is anyone else unable to checkout?
Each to their own but I'm of the mindset It would depend on the game you're playing because on some you will never use the extra "features" this offers. Here's an example. Burnout paradise. Will I ever use all of the buttons and the triggers and the back triggers? No. Mainly because the 3/4 buttons I need are mapped to the main. Can I remap them to the bottom? Yes. Would I? Almost certainly not. For platformers it's not exactly a necessity. You can argue that some have more skills that might justify it but most of the time not really. Forza is one game that would possibly justify getting one. Maybe Street fighter and MK11 for the combos? I don't play them so it's all off old memory but yeah I could see the reasoning behind it. F1 is probably the most useful for it because of the gear changes/drs etc. That's one game I would say benefits from it the most. Diablo 3 I might use the bottom triggers for some skills. Still it depends on the character I'm playing as because once I've unlocked a certain skill (zombie dogs for example) I only need to activate once and occasionally refresh them. Not really something I would need to have available at a seconds notice. On the flip side if playing as monk then having some skills available on a hair trigger could be more useful. CoD + Battlefield/front and shooters in general? Very possibly but depends on what you consider crucial to your gameplay. If you're like me and mainly just use the gun/odd grenade then no. If you're playing the division? Yes it's more useful. Skills mapping could maybe be a good plan.. Fortnite? With the building, etc probably although I haven't played that since I won battle royale. That's was my aim, I did it and never went back but yeah the argument could be made for it. My favourite game ATM Outriders? Yes I'd probably use it for that and some skills although the cooldown might negate it slightly. Strategy games/management Sims? Yeah could be useful if you're doing multiple things and want to remap to more buttons for quick swap. There's plenty of arguements for and against it. It's not *must have* for most but in certain circumstance it could well be worth it.
Seems quality of most controllers is any issue. Think we should start a petition or something. Does the 360 controller work with the series S or x? Like the feel of the newer controller but quality seems poor on those too. Cheers.
Is this controller different from nee one comes with series x and s
Mine arrived a couple days ago. Opened box but cable and controller included. Noticeably sticky right bumper, much reduced springiness compared to the left bumper. Going to return it so I wouldn't recommend, was probably better off getting one off Amazon or somewhere brand new, they're reduced often enough anyway (annoyed)
Highly unlikely as they probably check the bar codes etc but possibly.
But also others on here have had more positive experiences from the same seller. I guess it's a hit or miss
When I registered it on my son's Xbox account the warranty expires in December 2021. I checked with Microsoft and they told me it was first connected October 2020. When I contacted the seller this was the response Hello, This isn't advertised as brand new, it's "Opened never used" This item would have been tested by our engineers. We're the distributer for XBOX so we get a lot of returned stock hence the time between the test / sale. This is understandable when you see the stock quantities we've sold / have available of this item. Thank you. Looked pretty new and my son is happy with it and that's the main thing I suppose. The box was very bashed and sealed with sellotape not the usual factory seal.
You can double tap the sync button on the controller to switch from PC Bluetooth to XBOX
The code will just knock £5 off any controller. It’s actually supposed to just give free next day delivery.
Hope you mean re-pair the Xbox.
Syncing is still required. Press and hold Sync button to pair to new device. Double-tap sync button to return back to original Xbox connection. Dont worry, once the custom controller Design Labs is up and running again they can charge you more for the whole colour. Its a genius Microsoft strat.