What you need to know
- The Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 is the second iteration of the popular controller.
- This model offers Bluetooth and a rechargeable battery.
- It also features even more advanced features than its predecessor.
- It's available for $180 on the Microsoft Store.
The day many of you have been waiting for is here, the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 is finally available for purchase. The device is $180, and should be compatible with Microsoft's next console, Project Scarlett, when it launches in Holiday 2020. Unlike the previous model, this one features Bluetooth so you can connect it to a number of devices that utilize the standard.
Aside from Bluetooth, the controller features a built-in rechargeable battery that should give you around 40 hours of playtime. Since you don't have to insert AA cells, it not only feels lighter, but also the weight distribution is better. Many gamers will love it because of this.
While Amazon is sold out of the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2, it's still available at Best Buy, GameStop, and the Microsoft Store. Supplies seem to be limited so if you see one, be sure to pick it up!
Now with Bluetooth
It's finally here
The all-new Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 features over 30 new ways to play, including adjustable-tension thumbsticks, new interchangeable components, up to 40 hours of rechargeable battery life, and limitless customization on Xbox One and Windows 10.
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