The original Xbox was my first real console gaming experience since I was a PC player before that. We used to call that controller the Fat Man it was so big. I guess the Duke is a bit more politically correct. If you miss having the Duke around, bring it back with Hyperkin's wired controller (opens in new tab) on sale for $38.97. The Duke normally sells for around $52 or more, including jumps as high as $70. Today's drop is the lowest we have ever seen.
The controller is styled after the version from the original Xbox and even plays music from that version of Xbox when you press the middle button. It works on both the Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs. Includes vibrations and precision analog triggers.
This controller designed after that Xbox original is made to work with both the Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs. It doesn't just feature the classic design. It also has the original Xbox animated startup screen inside the middle Xbox button. It also keeps some modern features like vibration feedback, precision analog triggers, and bumpers that mirror the black and white buttons. It also has a 3.5mm headphone jack and comes with a nine-foot detachable USB cable that's required to use the controller.
Our review gave the Hyperkin Duke a Recommended badge and a perfect 5 stars out of 5. We said "The Hyperkin Duke is a thing of beauty. Monstrous beauty. The original Duke controller was revised pretty early on, as many complained it was too large. The Hyperkin Duke doesn't compromise. It's still huge, but Hyperkin has made various tweaks and improvements that modernize the featureset a bit, without getting in the way of your nostalgic needs."
We later called it the Best Gaming Controller of 2018 in our annual game awards. Needless to say, we like the Duke for what it brings back without sacrificing functionality.
If going back in time isn't up your alley, but you still need a controller, just grab the Xbox One wireless controller for $44 on Amazon (opens in new tab).
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.
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