PowerA Spectra Infinity Enhanced Wired Controller for Xbox Series X|S - Black
- Officially licensed for compatibility with Xbox Series X and S game consoles
- Wired, ergonomic design featuring standard ABXY button layout as well as left/right bumpers and triggers offers improved comfort for longer hours of gaming
- Soft-touch faceplate and textured grips provide secure grip in your hands
- Precision-tuned analog thumb sticks with anti-friction rings ensure accurate game control, even during intense action
- Two advanced mappable buttons at the rear let you assign complex macros to ensure quick action wherever you require
- Three-way trigger locks let you adjust the trigger pull length for quicker response times
- Dual rumble motors let you enjoy a fully immersive, authentic gaming experience with vibration feedbacks
- Dedicated share button and volume dial with one-touch mic mute option provide easy access to volume adjustments on-the-fly
- Three distinct spectra zones offer a personalized, attractive appeal with hundreds of vivid colours and thousands of colour combinations with a dedicated LED button
- Bright LED indicator gives you the information on power and gaming button programming
- Integrated 3.5mm stereo audio jack lets you connect any wired headset directly to the controller for added convenience
- Detachable 3m (9.8 ft.) braided USB cable with snap-lock and inline release offers reliable connectivity, so you won't have to fumble around batteries or indulge in frequent charging sessions
- Spectra Infinity Enhanced Wired Controller for Xbox
- 9.8ft (3m) USB Cable
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Of the 78 reviewers who responded, 76 would recommend this product.
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- Better Than I Thought- 10 octobre 2021
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I've got a Power A controller for my Nintendo Switch and to be honest, the only thing that really saves it for me was the price. I just used it for a secondary pro-type controller. there's no rumble and the battery isn't all that great. But after using this Spectra Infinity controller, I can see they actually put some consideration in putting this one together. It looks like an Xbox Series controller mixed with the Switch pro and that's not really a bad thing. The kicker here is that this one is a wired controller, so I prefer to use this for my PC gaming. Super responsive and really comfortable to grip. Programmable key layout is a plus and the 3 trigger settings is an awesome touch, for those with the itchy trigger fingers. The color scheme is very pleasing. The RGB lighting makes this controller look even cooler than it is. The only gripes I have with it is the use of a micro USB port, in lue of a Type-C. The 10 foot threaded & detachable cable gives me the ability to get some distance between my console or PC, but that can also be a problem , if you've got kids or pets that tend to walk in front of you while you're gaming. There's a volume switch for when you've got headphones attached ( kind of a useless feature for me, but I can see how it can be useful to others. All in all, it's a well built and comfortably priced controller that I can gladly recommend to others. The fact that it's wired is okay, since the rumble feature is in tact. Definitely better than I thought.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- Wired Elite-lite w/RGB+grip buttons+trigger stops- 14 octobre 2021
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Although I have an Elite and Elite Series 2 wireless controller, we have an Xbox, 3 gaming laptops, and 3 gaming PCs in the house, so I'm always on the lookout for another comfortable, high quality controller to use with my family and friends, for travel, or especially when the batteries die in one of our wireless sets. Bottom line: the PowerA Spectra Infinity controller is definitely a solid choice if you're looking for budget-friendly, zero-latency, hassle-free wired gaming on either the Xbox or PC--and this controller throws in just enough of a splash of RGB and extra features to make it stand out from the crowd. Construction is pleasantly solid-feeling though slightly on the lighter side; the finish is smooth with a satin-touch like feel on the front and a diamond-cut texture on the back to help with grip during the heat of battle. The controller itself is essentially the same size as an Elite controller so it's perfect for regular adult-sized hands (which has not always been the case with some other wired controllers we have tried like the PDP models). The 10-foot braided cable is heavy duty and just a bit stiff so it feels like it will stand up to quite a bit of punishment. The controller features a micro-USB connector at the top which is a little disappointing given how fragile such connectors can be; however, PowerA has designed the controller with a DEEPLY recessed USB-port and a matching VERY secure click-lock USB connector on the cable end. This design not only prevents accidental disconnection, but completely isolates the connector from any kind of cable strain during use so the controller itself will likely fail long before the connector gives out. The 3.5mm combo audio/mic port on the bottom of the controller works just the same as any regular Xbox controller and provides plenty of ear-blistering power to drive standard headphones to discomfort if needed. The volume rocker switch is labeled for vol -/+ adjustments; volume increments are fairly large and change quickly so you can completely silence your game or blast your ears out pretty fast by holding the rocker in either direction; a tone confirms when you have held the switch long enough to completely mute the audio. The switch is not part of the controller's RGB scheme, but it does illuminate red when the mic is muted which is accomplished by pressing down on the volume rocker button itself. Face buttons are labeled & colored which is actually a pleasant change from the all-black face buttons on the Elite controllers--if you have younger players (okay, maybe older ones, too) who like seeing the controller buttons match the colors of any on-screen button prompts/icons, the PowerA Spectra fits the bill. Face button throw feels basically the same as our Elite 2 controller; however, the triggers definitely feel a bit lighter with slightly less resistance. Thumbstick action is reassuringly solid with zero drift or feelings of lazy imprecision; though, again, resistance is not quite as high as the Elite 2 (which is to be expected given that there's more than $100 price difference between the two). The thumbstick tops have strongly knurled edges which definitely help for maintaining grip and control, but if you're used to playing with perfectly smooth, rounded, or mushroom-topped thumbsticks, you might actually find the knurled edges a little too grippy or sharp for comfort until you get used to the feeling. The D-pad throw is much longer than the action on the Elite 2 controller and it feels a bit mushy as opposed to quick and clicky. Shoulder button throw is very shallow for ultra-quick activation; my only real criticism about the design is that the shoulder buttons lay flat across the top rather than raised or arched slightly upwards to meet the natural curvature of your fingers. Like the Elites, the PowerA Spectra controller features three selectable trigger stops on the back which are set independent for each trigger; this is definitely a nice touch to allow customization of the controls where trigger action can vary depending on whether you need speed/constant activation or precision. There are also two rear programmable grip buttons that are placed pretty much perfectly for activation with your pointer fingers when gripping the control--however, they are small enough that they don't really get in the way (like the Elite's paddles sometimes do) if you want to play a game without any rear controls at all. Programming is accomplished on the controller itself (no settings app on the Xbox or PC) via the Program button in the middle of the back. The process is fairly simply--holding down the Program button activates a small flashing LED beneath the Xbox button on the front; press the button/control you want to assign to a grip button, then press the grip button itself and you're done. Thankfully, the grip button assignments are retained in the controller's memory even when disconnected so you don't have to go through this programming step every time you power up your console or PC. Finally, the fun gimmick here is the RGB which is cool, if not a bit basic in its execution. The controller loosely confines its RGB illumination to three slightly overlapping zones that shine through the outlines of the face buttons, D-pad, and thumbsticks; and the translucent piping around the outer edge of the controller. If you want to use the same color for all the lighting zones, the effect is fairly uniform and quite striking. However, when you mix color settings, the lighting zones are not discreet and therefore the effects outlining the controls tend to blend with the colors from the neighboring zones. So, if you wanted to have the face button cluster lighted independently from your thumbsticks or the D-pad, I'm afraid you're out of luck; but the variety here over a single LED color is certainly a fun twist. Sadly, there are no swirling, visor, chasing, color cycle, or other rainbow-style effects to the RGB patterns that run across the entire controller, either; the best you can do is set each zone independently to one of 5 shades of the four basic color choices (handily enough, your color choices roughly correspond to the color of the face buttons you use to select them) and then set the lighting effects to either breathing or static at one of 10 preset brightness levels. RGB programming is slightly complicated, but not overly so; again, all is accomplished in-controller as there is also no app or external program to set the lighting effects. Holding the LED button on the back enters the programming mode. D-pad right cycles through each of the three lighting zones; face buttons select one of the four color choices while continued face button presses cycle through the 5 available shades of the selected color. D-pad Up/Down varies the brightness of the RGB zone, and D-pad left selects static or breathing. When you're done, hold the RGB button again to lock in your choices. It's not entirely intuitive, but it's simple enough that you probably won't need the manual lying around more than once or twice to get the hang of it. If you want to turn off the RGB entirely, a quick press of the LED button turns off all RGB lighting. Sadly, the LED button is relatively small and is exactly the same shape as the Program button. The two sit in close proximity on the back of the controller so it may take a bit to get used to feeling for the button by touch alone--I often mistakenly pressed the Program button while looking to activate or turn off the RGB effects. During play, the PowerA feels and performs exactly like an Xbox controller should--the Share button is also here though I don't tend to use that feature, and the rumble motors work with supported games to provide a little kick of immersive feedback. Again, if you want, or can live with, the wire snaking out the back, this PowerA controller is definitely a keeper with a few advanced features to help tweak your gaming performance and just a little bit of RGB flair to help spice up a dimly lit game room.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- Slick features- 18 décembre 2021
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I’m really impressed with this Xbox controller. First let’s start with the feel of the controller, very soft slip resistant texture. Also it’s not very heavy. The trigger locks are the BOMB! There’s a capture button for screenshots and nice long durable charger cord. The LED lights are a absolute bonusYes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- Amazing controller!- 12 décembre 2021
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Okay, this is definitely my go to controller now! The front grip is awesome, not slippery smooth and not rough…just right! The back buttons are so helpful with any games. Also, the LEDs are so nice, and can be turned off which a press of the back button. Highly recommended!Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- RGB power!- 13 octobre 2021
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I am a big fan of wired controllers. No batteries, quicker response times and no chance of wireless interference. This cable is detachable with a snug fit, snap-in micro-USB connector that relieves any stress from the actual USB connector. It is braided and fairly stiff with it being long enough to reach from my couch to the TV. The only drawback is that you now have a wire that a certain puppy might chew on and it isn’t something you can easily replace as they have no way to order the cable alone. The controller itself is like a semi-elite controller. Instead of four paddles like the Elite/Pro controllers have, it has a left and right grip button which can be easily programmed to any other button. I actually prefer this method as the paddle style prevents you from gripping the controller or resting it on a round surface. It has physical trigger stop switches that are nice for certain games, but can prevent some functions as it literally keeps you from pulling the trigger any further. It also has a built-in volume rocker and mute switch for headsets. Everything feels smooth and responsive and the thumbsticks are some of the grippiest I have ever had (see picture). The main feature of this controller are the LEDs, cause every gamer knows that having RGBs makes you a pro… (sarcasm intended). It is neat, if you can have RGB keyboard/mouse, why not a controller. The way this lights up is a lot like how mid-range RGB keyboards look. There isn’t individual key lighting, but there are zones which kind of bleed into each other giving a mixed color look. Settings are built into a button on the back that you can tap on/off or hold to change settings. Controlling the settings after it flashes is by the A/B/Y/X for colors, which has 5 variations of each color per button, and the D pad for brightness, cycling zones and changing to solid or breathing mode. The zones aren’t isolated and if you use a different color in each zone, you get a bit of that color in the other zones. Though, what is isolated is the volume rocker turning red when you have it on mute, which I found sometimes the click to mute isn’t 100%, so having the light up switch confirms you are muted. It also has the standard share button that Series S/X controllers come with. Overall, I like this controller. The lights are cool and having the two remappable buttons, trigger switches and volume rocker give you advanced options for a reasonable price. Plus, it comes with a two year warranty, which is better than some other brands that usually only come with 90 days.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.