In an Xbox Wire post, a new range of controllers was shown by the Designed for Xbox team. In collaboration with their partners at PowerA, OtterBox, and 8BitDo a unique selection of pastel products has been shown for the Spring period. I also had a chance to get hands-on with a very special themed Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands themed controller from PowerA ahead of its launch.
PowerA Enhanced Wired Controllers for Xbox Series X|S
Reach new heights with the PowerA Enhanced Wired Controllers for Xbox Series X|S. These beautifully designed controllers bring a soft pastel touch to up your gaming setup. Brilliantly engineered, they feature two fully mappable Advanced Gaming Buttons on the back that allow you to program your essential in-game actions at any time, even in the middle of the game. The ergonomic design, intuitive-feel button layout and silky-smooth anti-friction rings around each thumbstick let you game in comfort during those long gaming sessions. You’ll feel your favourite games come to life with the hyper-realistic dual rumble motors in each grip. Whether it’s a pounding, pulsating vibrations or a subtle quiver, you’ll feel as if you’ve stepped into an entirely new world every time you play. Plug your favourite wired headset into the 3.5mm stereo headset jack and enjoy an easily accessible volume dial with one-touch mic mute to control the audio of your wired headset without the need to take your hands off the controller. No next-gen controller is complete without the intuitive Xbox Share Button to capture and share your most epic screenshots and clips. A high-quality, detachable 10-foot cable gives you the freedom to play from your favourite spot in the room, then wrap it up with an attached hook-and-loop strap until the next time you play.
The PowerA Enhanced Wired Controllers for Xbox Series X|S are compatible with Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Windows PCs and are available in five new playful pastel colours:
- Lavender Swirl – mesmerizing, swirly, psychedelic goodness.
- Cotton Candy Blue – sugary sensation inspired by the sweetest of childhood treats.
- Pink Lemonade – icy cold and refreshing design to brighten up any gaming session.
- Purple Camo – pastel purple meets rough-and-tumble camo.
- Pastel Dream – soothing fades that turn even the most stressful session into a smooth symphony of gaming prowess.
The PowerA Enhanced Wired Controllers for Xbox Series X|S in their new pastel colours are available for pre-order today in the US and CA for $37.99 USD from Microsoft Store and other retailers.
Visit PowerA.com or your local retailers for additional information.
PowerA Enhanced Wired Controller for Xbox Series X|S – Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands
I was lucky enough to obtain the new Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands themed controller from PowerA ahead of its release to tie in with the official game on 25th March 2022. Whilst the controller is wired, it doesn’t hamper the robust quality. The design is strikingly stunning with cascades of hot pink and purple and is truly one of the most beautiful controllers I’ve set eyes on. Features include the all-important share button for catching those instant moments of awesome on the fly and also two fully mappable buttons on the rear. A detachable 3-metre cable is included in the box giving you the flexibility to sit close or far away from your screen. Volume control is easily accessible and built onto the front of the pad along with one-touch mute. Last but not least you’ll be able to plug wired headsets directly into the 3.5mm jack for your audio needs. On top of this PowerA offer a two-year limited warranty, more information and how to purchase this glamourous controller can be found at this link.
OtterBox Easy Grip Controller Shell for Xbox Series X|S Controllers
When you can play your favourite games anywhere and anytime, stay confident by keeping your Xbox Series X|S controller protected against drops and scrapes with the OtterBox Easy Grip Controller Shell. In a brand-new Lilac Dream colour, featuring two sets of purple and pink swappable grips and a clear glitter shell, this is sure to add some sparkle to your favourite Xbox Series X|S controller. This first-of-its-kind, highly durable hardshell delivers the protection you’ve come to trust and count on from OtterBox while ensuring your controller feels and plays like a pro-level controller from Xbox. The soft grip pads are easily swapped in for a fresh look or added grip and keep your hands comfortable with sweat-wicking material that is easy to wash. The Easy-Grip Controller Shell is the worry-free solution that makes your gaming comfortable and cool.
The OtterBox Easy Grip Controller Shell in Lilac Dream is available for purchase today for $39.99 USD from Microsoft Store in US/Canada and other select retailers worldwide.
Visit OtterBox.com or your local retailer for additional information.
8BitDo Ultimate Wired Controller for Xbox
The 8BitDo Ultimate Wired Controller for Xbox was designed in a playful pastel pink to add a bit of colour to your gaming setup. This controller gives you more ways to play with two programmable, pro-level back buttons so you have easy access to your most valuable actions during gameplay. The 8BitDo Ultimate Software (available on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows 10, Android and iOS) gives you the control to customize button mapping, adjust stick and trigger sensitivity, vibration and more. Create custom profiles to represent your unique styles of gameplay and switch on the fly with the custom profile button. Connect your favourite wired headset directly to the 3.5mm audio jack and mute your mic directly on the controller with the flip of a switch. The 8BitDo Ultimate Wired Controller is compatible with Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and Windows PC.
The 8BitDo Ultimate Wired Controller for Xbox in Pastel Pink is available for pre-order today for $44.99 USD from Microsoft Store and other retailers in select markets worldwide.
Check 8BitDo.com or your local retailers for more information.
Choose your favourite accessory or gather the entire collection to create a one-of-a-kind gaming setup that is perfect for Spring. With the Designed for Xbox Spring Collection, gaming is more playful in pastel.