Xbox Controllers Now Come In Tasty Limeade And Cherry Camo

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The colored analog sticks are everything.
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Microsoft calls them Electric Volt and Daystrike Camo, but that’s not important. What is important is there are two new Xbox wireless controllers coming out next month, both sporting candy-colored analog sticks I want to chew right out of their housings.

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The Xbox Design Lab is still on hiatus, so for the time being we’re at the mercy of Microsoft when it comes to new Xbox wireless controller designs. This new pair, coming to stores at the end of April, isn’t too shabby. I’m partial to the Electric Volt, with its high contrast yellow bringing back memories of Gatorade gum, hence the impulse to chew the hell out of it. And just when it seems like too much yellow, the white back comes along to calm everyone down. Well done.

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Needs its own Game Fuel flavor.
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I am not a big camo fan, especially when it comes to colors that aren’t going to help anyone hide anywhere. What the Daystrike Camo model does having going for it is the textured grip extends over the triggers. It’s that sort of attention to detail that makes this model $69.99 to the Electric Volt’s $64.99.

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This color combo helps you hide poorly from people wearing rose-colored glasses.
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In celebration of these two new colors, Microsoft is also releasing themed clothing for some reason.

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This controller-inspired clothing is part of the new Xbox Icon Collection, which prominently features the word “Xbox” as well as some icons. It’ll be available in the Xbox Gear Shop starting April 21.

Hit up the Xbox Wire for more detail on these two shiny new controllers and their accompanying wardrobe.

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DISCUSSION

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I tried using my Series X controller at first but I reverted back to my Xbox One design lab controller. To me something feels off about the redesigned controller even though they’re like 90% identical.

I do like these fun colors and I’m not a multi-controller purchaser myself. But I do have a few extras like my green joycons, splatoon pro controller, green xbox one controller, red and green PS4 controllers, and that clear blue PS4 controller.

With that though I was thinking about getting a design lab Series X controller when they come back. I’m hoping they finally add clear options, especially the classic clear green they did for the Xbox controller S on the original Xbox. They do offer that color in the re-released duke controller.