Xbox One gets new Tech Series controllers

Ben Parfitt
Xbox One gets new Tech Series controllers

Microsoft has announced yet another controller option for the Xbox One.

Launching next month, the Recon Tech Special Edition is the first is a new Tech Series of Xbox controllers. It's priced at $69.99 in the US, where it will arrive on April 25th.

In developing this new controller series, the Xbox team was inspired by military technology and performance patterns, exploring concepts stemming from combat armor and sci-fi mechanical gear,” the blurb reads.

Premium finishes like a laser etched texture on the front, gold accents and insignia are on the front of the controller. The back of the controller features textured diamond rubberized grip for added control and comfort. This specialized controller also has the same features you know and love of the Xbox Wireless Controller, including improved wireless range and Bluetooth technology for gaming on Windows 10 devices or Samsung Gear VR.

You can also take advantage of the custom button-mapping feature through the Xbox Accessories App, available for download from the Xbox Store or Windows Store.”

Microsoft has enjoyed a lot of success broadening its controller options for Xbox One. The Elite controller has sold very strongly, despite its eye-watering 120 RRP. For the money, though, gamers get what is probably the nicest controller ever made, boasting swappable joysticks and d-pad, as well as optional rear-mounted trigger levers.

The existing Xbox One pad was also tweaked slightly for the release of the Xbox One S, with alterations to the grip and the addition of a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Also popular is Microsoft's Xbox Design Lab, which allows buyer to customise a controller online and have it shipped to them.

Remember, too, that Xbox pads are natively compatible with Windows, making them an ideal choice for PC gaming.

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