Xbox is one of the brands that has been created and is owned only by Microsoft. This type of console game is very popular as it contains a series of video games that are only developed by Microsoft. Since its release in 2002 the Xbox has been through a series of upgrades and we are now on the eighth edition.
So, if you opt for the Xbox brand, you can be sure that you are buying tried and trusted technology that is being constantly improved. Microsoft have bought out some accessories to make your gaming experience even more enjoyable but here we are going to talk about one of the most basic ones, the wireless controller.
As with all Microsoft products a great deal of research is carried out which is good to know as your hand controller is your main link to the game. They are responsive and ergonomically designed so it is easy to use and the controls, thumb sticks and any buttons are just where you need them.
One of the added benefits of going wireless is that you can use up to eight controllers at once on your Xbox. You will get a range of about thirty feet (about nine metres) which means you can wander round your room and not be taken by surprise if you are needed in your game. You can also expect a battery life of about thirty hours from the two AA batteries. It might be wise if you play for long periods to invest in the Microsoft Xbox One Play and Charge kit and not have to worry about having spare disposable batteries around.
There is also a 3.5 mm headphone jack so you can use headphones in conjunction with your wireless handset. Another handy feature is the wide range of colors that the handsets are available in, if there are several gamers in your household you can all have your own distinctive color.
For the really serious gamer you can download the Xbox accessories pack which means you can then alter the sensitivity and dead zone on the thumb sticks and remap and alter the sensitivity of the buttons. It may take you a while to find your ideal settings and they may vary with different types of games but it is well worth the effort if it gives you the edge over an opponent.
If you have a windows P.C. running on one of the later versions, they come with drivers installed for the use of the latest Xbox wireless controllers however you will need to purchase a Wireless Adaptor accessory.