The Microsoft Xbox 360 has a great selection of wireless controllers available for gaming addicts to purchase and use. The benefits of using a wireless controller are obvious; you get to play your favorite games without the hassle of having to deal with wires connecting your controller to your gaming console. In multiplayer games, each player can switch position randomly without having to worry about the possibility of getting their wires crossed with other players. The ability to control games from a distance wire free is simply a great option for hard core gamers, and has turned out to be a very popular option.
All of the Microsoft Xbox 360 wireless controllers are set up with a powerful and versatile 2.4 GHz wireless system that is capable of relaying commands between the hand held controller and the Xbox 360 console system from up to 30 feet away. This is certainly a greater range than is necessary, as few gaming enthusiasts will opt to sit 30 feet away from the screen while playing their favorite games. The extra range involved acts more as a built in safeguard in order to ensure that players are secure in the knowledge that the system is robust enough that it can handle them moving about for any reason.
Basic wireless controllers are standardly equipped with features like an integrated headset port for the purpose of communication when playing over Xbox LIVE, adjustable vibration feedback which can help you to conserve battery life, and an Xbox 360 guide button for the purpose of accessing games and media, and keeping track of friends. There are different packages that come with different features, however. You can buy an Xbox controller bundled with a Play & Charge kit which will enable you to charge your controller as you play.
A single charge can last for up to 35 hours, and dedicated gamers will certainly want one of these chargers on hand so that they can continue playing without stopping no matter how low their batteries.
There's also a controller available that's bundled with the Xbox Play & Charge kit and an additional feature: a D-Pad which transforms into a disc style interface by swivelling on its axis. The regular "plus" style interface for the D-Pad can be used for standard moves in the cardinal directions, while the "disc" interface can be used to make more sweeping movements. Unique and handy control like this can give players just the extra precision that they need to win the day.
Fans of Halo: Reach or Fable III also have specialized options in Xbox wireless controllers. The Halo: Reach wireless controller is designed by Bungie in a cool, sleek silver color. It comes with a Banshee vehicle prop for the player's avatar, as well as a token for a Banshee aircraft avatar item. The Fable III wireless controller is designed by Lionhead Studios using the gold crown of Albion as their theme. It comes with a token for a downloadable in-game tattoo set for further personalizing a character's appearance.
Wireless controllers are a wonderful accessory for any Xbox console, and they're sure to be offered in even greater varieties in the future so that any gamer can have his or her personalized selection.
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