The Xbox One Wireless Controller is a controller made for the Xbox One and PC that has out of the box support, wireless features (with the purchase of a wireless adapter), that is made by Microsoft.
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Pro Plug and Play on Windows
No need for mapping software for most games.
Pro Long battery life
Battery life can exceed 30 hours of gameplay.
Pro Comfortable to hold
Xbox controllers have always been comfortable to hold onto - their larger grips fit hands better than most controllers.
Because it's an official product, you can expect superior durability and build quality to cheaper knockoff controllers. First-party accessories will be able to withstand more drops, and the buttons/triggers are less likely to start sticking.
Pro Very clicky D-Pad
The directional pad is very clicky and precise. This makes navigating through menu items easy. May or may not be suitable for fighting games.
Pro Has a headphone jack on the controller
This convenience lets you use headphones even if the cord won't reach your desktop's headphone jack, or play games from bed or on the couch while wearing headphones
Con Adapter has to be purchased for wireless to work
There is an available Xbox Wireless Adapter available from Microsoft that costs $24.99 that needs to be used in order for wireless to work with the controller and PC. This is an extra purchase that many may not want to make in order to have wireless compatibility.
Con 3 versions out on the market
This controller is on its third iteration. Which makes it more confusing to buy
Con Requires batteries for wireless play
Doesn't include internal battery. You have to buy rechargeables, a play and charge kit or keep buying new AAs.
Con Requires USB cable connection to play Xbox PC games
In order to use the Xbox One controller with Windows Xbox games the USB cable has to be connected to the PC. Wireless is not supported currently when playing Xbox branded PC games purchased from the Windows Store.