Hey, a normal controller is fine. But it's not... Elite. You know? Don't be a normie. Grab a Microsoft Xbox Elite Series 2 wireless controller while it's on sale and available for $139.99 at Microsoft. You can also find this price at Amazon, but it's worth noting it has actually been selling out at both retailers. Grab it while you can because it might just go out of stock soon enough let alone jump back up to its regular $170 price.
A great controller for enthusiast gamers that want absolute precision and total customization. It has interchangeable thumbsticks and paddles, the ability to adjust the thumbsticks' tension, limitless customization, a 40-hour battery life, plus more.
The Elite Series 2 has been around for a while now, and actually released during the previous console generation, but Microsoft has updated its firmware with modern features like Bluetooth Low Energy and other low latency options that only make it perform even better. Including those new features, this controller is the most advanced that Microsoft makes. It has extreme customizability that includes things like interchangeable thumbsticks and paddles. You get to decide what every button and switch does, and you can even adjust the tension of the thumbsticks so you get that perfect feeling while using it. Half trigger locks, a rubberized grip that wraps all the way around, and custom profiles that you can save directly onto the controller are just some of the other features you'll uncover.
You can even use the Xbox Accessories app to unlock even more customization options. If you really want to dig deep, deep down into the little things you can change, this is how you do it. This is where you'll find the accentuation curve controls to perfect your play and things like that.
The controller's battery life lasts for up to 40 hours, so unless you're doing some ultra-long gaming sessions you should be able to make it last. It even has its own unique charging dock so you can keep it topped up over night. Connect it in several ways including Bluetooth, WI-Fi, and USB-C. That also makes it easy to connect to your PC and game that way.
Need some more info about this controller? Check out our review where we gave it 4.5 stars out of 5 with a The Best badge.
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J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now covers deals for Android Central, iMore, and Windows Central. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.