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PowerA Spectra Enhanced Illuminated Wired Controller for Xbox One, Xbox One X and Xbox One S
|Compatible devices||Gaming Consoles|
|Maximum range||9.8 Feet|
|Number of batteries||1 Product Specific batteries required.|
About this item
- Spectra controller design includes vibrant seven color led edge lighting, advanced mappable gaming buttons, and 3-way trigger Locks for quicker response
- Dual rumble motors and 3.5mm stereo headset jack
- Precision tuned analog thumb sticks with anti-friction rings
- Detachable 9.8ft (3M) braided USB cable with snap-lock and inline release
- Official licensed by Xbox Product with 2-Year limited warranty – register at powera.Com
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- Batteries : 1 Product Specific batteries required.
- Language : English
- Language : Italian
- Product Dimensions : 19.7 x 19.7 x 28.3 cm; 449.06 Grams
- Release date : March 27 2020
- Subtitles: : Italian
- Manufacturer : BD&A
- Place of Business : Woodinville, WA 98072, US
- ASIN : B07SBX48TY
- Item model number : 1510523-01
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,982 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
- Customer Reviews:
Spectra has all the great features of our popular enhanced Wired Controller for Xbox One plus the addition of vibrant LED edge lighting in seven colors and 3-way trigger locks. This officially licensed Xbox controller features two mappable advanced gaming buttons on back, dual rumble motors, and 3.5mm stereo headset jack to enhance your gaming experience. Of course, you’ll also find all the basics such as precision-tuned analog sticks, plus-shaped d-pad, and standard button/bumper/trigger layout. On the back of the controller, you’ll find a 3-way Switch for left and right trigger to reduce trigger pull length along with a single button to change LED color, auto-cycle colors, or turn LEDs off. Finally, our 2-Year Limited warranty reinforces our commitment to quality ensuring you can trust PowerA products to perform.
From the manufacturer
Vibrant LED Edge Lighting
Change the look of your controller at any time in this slick edge-lit design with seven vibrant LED colors: Red, Orange, Yellow, Lime, Aqua, Blue, and Purple. Press a single button on back of the controller repeatedly to choose single color, auto-cycle thru all seven, or turn LEDs off. Pick a color to match your mood, your personal style, or whatever you like. Coordinate or contrast colors with friends during multiplayer games.
Color Options - PowerA Spectra Wired Controller for Xbox One
Color Options - PowerA Spectra Wired Controller for Xbox One
Experience the New Spectra Controller for Xbox One
Light up your game
Illuminate your gameplay with this officially licensed Spectra Enhanced Wired Controller for Xbox One from PowerA. Behind the seven color LED edge-lit design, you’ll find all the features you’d expect in a quality controller plus trigger locks and two mappable gaming buttons.
Gaming is better together
Get a 2nd controller today and play with your friends and family. Be ready for when your friends come over to challenge you in your favorite multiplayer game. PowerA controllers offer a quality affordable solution for when you just need a spare or want to celebrate your own personal style with our broad range of unique colors and treatments.
Officially licensed product
This product is officially licensed by Microsoft to work with Xbox One and Windows 10. Rest assured that this product has undergone rigerous testing and evaluation for quality and compatibility.
- Vibrant seven color LED edge lighting
- Two mappable "Advanced Gaming Buttons" on back
- 3-way trigger locks
- Precision tuned analog thumb sticks with anti-friction rings
- Dual rumble motors
- 3.5mm stereo headset input
- Soft touch finish for premium feel
- Detachable 9.8ft braided USB cable with snap-lock and inline release
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Feels nice in hands.
Has great looking RGB lighting.
Great Cable that locks into the back of the controller and disconnects near the USB if someone bumps into it.
Extra buttons you can button map.
Thumb sticks feel better than OEM controller.
Ability to shorten triggers for faster pressing.
My first controller had a very defective left analog stick.
Rumble in my first controller didn't seem to work.
Microphone plug works but it's not as good as OEM sound quality is a bit lacking and it seems to pick up noise even when my microphone is off (this was the case with both units i received.)
Overall my experience with my replacement controller has been overwhelmingly positive. However because of being shipped a Defective one in the first place, I can't give it more then 3 stars. If you're okay with shipping it back if you end up with a bad unit don't let this review discourage you. When it works it's an amazing controller that I would buy again. It's cheaper than a OEM Xbox one controller and in my opinion it performs better than a OEM controller. (if it's not defective)
Update: all my praise about the wire and it stopped working about 3 weeks after purchase from barely being moved around and light use. the controller also seems to disconnect randomly even with a replacement wire.... It still works and it's gorgeous but they seem pretty fragile this controller should be a $35cdn controller plus tax at best, lights or not. everything feels great at first but it wears out quick and everything starts to feel like a very low end controller.
I will never buy any product from PowerA in future. Company warranty offer is a big lie and customer support doesn't even care to reply to customer properly when they knows that waiting for this long can make customer frustrated!!
THE ONLY saving grace are the extra buttons on the back, but you wont be playing as well with tight analog sticks.
Customer service is forgetful at best, a cookie cutter service that gives the illusion of a professional company.
YOU WILL NOT LIKE THIS IN THE LONG RUN, 100%
However after about 30 hours of gameplay the A button was already going soft. After approximately 45 hours of play I started getting false inputs from the left analog stick. Now at about 60 hours it's almost unplayable. This controller is good for casual gamers who do not intend to take their game seriously.
It has a nice weight, looks good and feels good in the hands, but I just wish it had been built better. Maybe I just got a dud, but I have used controllers that were less than half this price that had served me far better. Not worth the money.
for other ppl how ever some may not like it for it is not wireless, me I hate them, I need a cord :) perfect for me and the cord is not short like the remote from the Xbox 360/Xbox it very long so you don't need to be close to the tv.
as for the color and button mapping, well why did they not have button mapping years ago with the Xbox 360 and Xbox, it so great and easy to change, the light you got all the color you need and you can have it to change color by it self every few sec :)
they should just get rid of that original Xbox one controller peace of crap that work about 5% of the time, and had a controller like this with out the light even, that work to perfection, and the prise is also affordable and this one got light, so if you ask me it worth spending for.
for me I would never pay over 80$ for a remote controller, so those elite controller I would never pay 200$ that just crazy, so even if this remote has only two button to mapping it way ahead of the original junk you get with Xbox one, even if you did not had the mapping or light this controller work great better then great it perfect, you press the button once and it hit once and not two tree time like the original Xbox one,
the LT and RT are well so great went playing shooting game you don't need to pull the LT RT all the way it so perfect :) thump stick so far are holding up nice but I am not using the click on the thump stick I have those map on the other button :) all the button don't have to be press very hard for them to work a normal tap will do the Xbox button is 500% better then the Xbox one original could never get that button to work, now it tab it very easy and puff :)
if the prise don't go up, then I plan on getting a few more of these remote just in case they stop making them
( god I hope not).
now if you plan to use this remote on pc or other platform then I have no clue I have only use this for Xbox X
ps. if you always bin playing with a Microsoft controller, may take a few days or a week in my case :) to get use to the LT RT they are not the same as Microsoft controller.
was also use for the games: all the halo game/ diablo 3/ all the dragon age game/ dragon dogma dark arisen/ Star wars battlefront/ greedfall, and more to come :D.
I got two more controller after I made this review, these two controller seem to be working find just like the first one, some thing I forgot to say the first time I never use a head set with these, so if they would work great with or not I would not be able to confirm it.
Top reviews from other countries
El Primer control (por que compré 3 de ellos) al abrirlo quedé asombrado, se ve un control muy bueno, bonito y la textura de goma que tiene el control era super premium, la verdad es que estaba encantado con el control. Al conectarlo quedé aun mas satisfecho, los colores LED son muy bonitos. Todo Marchaba de maravilla
Mis amigos me preguntaban como me iba con el control, yo la verdad estaba maravillado, por lo cual empecé a recomendarlo a todos mis amigos. 3 amigos me tomaron la palabra y lo compran (yo le compré a uno de ellos).
El Segundo control lo compré para mi hijo. de igual manera todo de maravilla recién salido de la caja. Pero para iniciar el mes 2do mes de uso del control de mi hijo empezaron los problemas con el eco en los audífonos, mucho eco y no se podía arreglar. al punto de que los amigos de mi hijo le dijeron que era injugable el ruido que tenia, se hicieron algunas pruebas y no eran los audífonos si no el control.
Alcancé a mandarlo a Garantía justo en tiempo, llegó el 3er control de estos.
El primer control que compré para mi empezó con falla de la palanca izquierda, se quedaba presionada, al punto que era injugable ( ya no pude regresarlo por garantía).
El control de mi hijo, después de que falló el micrófono y me lo cambiaron, le empezó a fallar la palanca derecha. Se quedaba moviéndose sola después de soltarla (la mira en los juegos de primera persona se mueve sola).
El control que le compré a mi amigo simplemente se le apagó y dejó de funcionar al 4to mes.
y un amigo que lamentablemente lo compró por recomendaciones (que las hice cuando me llegó el primer control) mías también le falló, a le se le apagaron las luces LED del control y el Boton A se le queda atorado.
Resumen, este control yo lo compré por la cantidad de $529 pesos y mis amigos lo consiguieron en $699 pesos. pero asi sean $200 pesos, el resultado es el mismo, es un control muy muy economico, de pesima calidad que si te dura 6 meses ya muchisimo, lo barato sale caro como dice el dicho.
Espero les sirva mi tragica historia, no compren productos Power A
*For the Moms:
This controller is great. The quality is good. It feels solid and weighty, the lights are bright, buttons are crisp, sticks are smooth. All good signs. You're getting what you pay for, and then some, because this is objectively better than stock XBOX controllers. Ever got something you wanted for Christmas, but it ended up being an inferior version of what you actually wanted, and you hated it but couldn't say anything without being rude? This is how your son will feel if you buy any other third party controller available nowadays. If you want to ensure nobody is suffering in silence, buy this. Besides, those lights are really cool.
*For the Gamers:
Alright, lets get down to business.
XYAB feels the same as XBOX. LB RB and D-Pad has the same tactile feel as an Apple TV remote or any similar thin clicky remotes. USB cord and connection is solid. Once you plug it in, that sucker is NOT coming out. Holding firmly with both hands and twisting like trying to wring out a towel results in zero squeaking. I'm really trying to break this thing. It's not making any noise. LT and RT have a good resistance, not too little not too much.
Very strong but diffused so it's easy on the eyes and doesn't have any "strong" spots. Swiveling the analog sticks around will reveal dim spots, but just barely.
Not much to say here. Similar to XBOX. A little less refined maybe, but that's a good thing because it makes it feel a bit more intense.
Sensitivity and Deadzones, the Most Important Thing That Nobody Talks About:
Let's face it, you buy controllers nowadays for games that require fine control. The ranges of motion on LT, RT, and the analog sticks are extremely important. I can't for the life of me find the proper term for what I'm about to describe, so I'll just be referring to them as "Physical Range", and "Virtual Range".
Physical Range is the literal range of motion available to you on the input. On RT, unpressed is 0% and pressed all the way down is 100%. Virtual Range is what the software reads. The key to good controllers and the thing that plagues bad controllers is the relationship between the Virtual Ranges and the Physical Ranges on your inputs (more specifically, where the virtual range lies on the physical). On an XBOX controller, pushing the physical down to 5% will do nothing, the software still thinks you're at 0%. It is only when you get to around 6% physical input that the software will register 1% input. This is the "dead-zone". Also for XBOX, reaching about 95% physical input will result in 100% virtual input on the software, and pushing it any further will make no difference. This is the "bottom-out". What this means is from 0-5% and 95-100%, nothing is happening. It is only at 5-95% that you have any real influence on the inputs. XBOX is good, but 10% of the motion you paid 60 bucks for is not available to you, and that sucks.
Herein lies the problem with third party controllers. Other than a really good controller I had 10 years ago (also by PowerA but now discontinued), all the physical vs. virtual ranges have been absolutely atrocious. Most controllers have ranges on 30-100% (huge dead-zone), or ranges on 0-70% (huge bottom-out). My latest purchase from RegeModual had its range on 0-40%. I couldn't believe it. I returned it and got this controller instead. Boy, was I surprised. The ranges are 0-100%, a perfect 1-to-1 ratio. Yeah, that's right, its better than XBOX. To my knowledge, NO other controllers are this good. Not even PowerA's 20 dollar controller on amazon (sorry PowerA). Everything else sucks. XBOX controllers suck. This is how it should be.
If you care at all about really having a good controller, this is all that matters. Aiming properly in FPS, feathering your throttle in racing sims, edge-lord slow-walking in Dark Souls, all of this can only be done with good input ranges, and this is the gold standard. Forget the flashy lights, the build quality, the price, the ease-of-use, etc. The biggest indicator of quality is this, and for some reason, nobody talks about it. If you don't believe me, buy this and you'll realize how much better gaming feels.
I've included a video of this. As you can see, the input ranges are matched up perfectly.
Just bought this and I've only logged a few hours on it. Right out of the box, it feels incredible. I would have easily paid double the price of an XBOX controller. However, only time will tell if this controller holds up. So far, I expect this controller to last at least 1000 hours of use before any significant signs of wear. It'll probably last much longer. Obviously, your mileage may vary, but as long as you don't throw this thing across the room every time you get headshotted, I fully expect this to stand the test of time.
Take a look at how old my review is. If anything breaks or any inputs get wonky, I'll be adding an edit to my review to let you guys know. If there are no edits down below, it means it's still going strong.
Seriously, just get this controller. I'm not receiving anything from the company or amazon to give it a favorable review, it's just that good. I'm doing this because I know the pain of dealing with crappy controllers, and I want to help people out. I hope this has been helpful. Have an awesome day. :)
Reviewed in Mexico on November 26, 2019
Actualización : no manches yo lo compre en 770 y ahora esta en 1100, no me explico como en 6 meses subió 330 pesos, nomas pa que lo tengan en cuenta