The Elite controller from Microsoft will cost $150 when it’s released in October, nearly half the price of the Xbox One console which comes with its own non-Elite controller. Even with the customization of the joysticks and paddles, one must really think if this is worth the steep price. There are already a plethora of high end gaming controllers that are tested and true. It makes sense for Xbox to do this mainly due to the company always chipping away at people’s wallets with NAME BRAND accessories and this is no different. There are also specifications to this controller as well and the app along with it.
For use with Xbox One systems and PCs running Windows 7 or later. PC use requires included USB cable or Wireless Adapter (available Holiday 2015). Drivers available at xbox.com/xboxone/PC-controller.
Xbox Accessories App requirements: Available on Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs.
Audio: Includes 3.5mm stereo headset jack. Also compatible with the Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter and all other 1st party Xbox One controller accessories.
Haptic feedback: Features Impulse Triggers* and rumble motors. Motor control can be adjusted in the App.
Weight: 348g (+/- 15g) when using with 4 paddles, faceted D-pad, AA batteries and standard thumbsticks attached.
Connectivity: Wireless, or wired using included 9′ USB cable. Data transfers through the USB cable when connected to the controller and console/PC.
Batteries: (2) AA (included). Compatible with Xbox One Play & Charge Kit (sold separately).