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Aqua Shift Special Edition Xbox Controller Announced

Aqua Shift Special Edition Xbox Controller

Microsoft has announced a new Aqua Shift Special Edition Xbox controller, their first controller with unique colors on its rubberized grips.

The new Aqua Shift Special Edition Xbox controller will retail for $69.99 at participating retailers, and is up for pre-order now via Microsoft, Best Buy, and Amazon (Editor’s note: Affiliate link).

Recently, Microsoft announced they’re bringing back the Xbox Design Lab, where you can order your own custom Xbox controller with colors and designs of your choosing – read more about that here.

Here’s some more glamour shots:

Here’s the tech specs and rundown on the controller:

Get surreal with the Xbox Wireless Controller –Aqua Shift Special Edition, featuring a color-shifting blue shimmer and rubberized swirl grips. Stay on target with a hybrid D-pad and textured grip on the triggers, bumpers, and back-case. Seamlessly capture and share content such as screenshots, recordings, and more with the Share button. Connect using the USB-C port for direct plug and play to console and PC. Support for AA batteries is included on the rear. Get up to 40 hours of battery life. Plug in any compatible headset with the 3.5mm audio jack. Use the Xbox Accessories app to remap buttons and create custom controller profiles for your favorite games. Quickly pair with, play on, and switch between devices including Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows 10 PCs, and Android and iOS phones and tablets.*

Features

  • Elevate your game – Get surreal with the Xbox Wireless Controller – Aqua Shift Special Edition, featuring a color-shifting blue shimmer and rubberized swirl grips. Get up to 40 hours of battery life.*
  • Custom mapping – Make the controller your own by customizing button mappingwith the Xbox Accessories App.* Plus, plug in any compatible headset with the 3.5mm audio headset jack.
  • Xbox Wireless and Bluetooth® technology – Includes Xbox Wireless and Bluetooth® technology for wireless gaming on supported consoles, Windows 10 PCs, and Android and iOS phones and tablets.*
  • Stay on target – Stay on target with a hybrid D-pad,textured grip on the triggers, bumpers, and back-case. Connect using the USB-C port for direct plug and play to console and PC. Support for AA batteries is included on the rear.
  • Share button – Seamlessly capture and share content such as screenshots, recordings, and more with the Share button.
    Easily pair and switch – Quickly pair with, play on, and switch between devices including Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows 10 PCs, and Android and iOS phones and tablets.*

Important information:

Compatible with select devices and operating system versions; learn more at xbox.com/controller-compatibility. Battery life varies significantly with headsets, additional accessories, usage, and other factors. Testing conducted by Microsoft using standard AA batteries in preproduction units.
Button mapping available via Xbox Accessories app for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows 10; app for Windows 10 requires compatible USB-C cable (sold separately).

Windows 10: Requires Bluetooth, compatible USB-C® cable, or Xbox Wireless adapter. Each sold separately. Android and iOS: Select devices and operating system versions. Some functionality not supported on Android, iOS,or via Bluetooth®. Additional platforms supported.
Learn more: xbox.com/controller-compatibility. Use with controller compatible games. You must accept the Warranty & Agreement at xbox.com/warranty and Software License Agreement at xbox.com/slt.

Halo Infinite: Expected 2021.

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