xbox wireless controller remix

Xbox’s Latest Controller Is Partially Made From Ground-Up Xbox One Parts

It's the Remix!

Xbox has announced the new Xbox Wireless Controller – Remix Special Edition, a snazzy green-coloured version of its standard Xbox controller that’s made from one-third recycled materials, continuing the company’s efforts towards reducing its impact on the planet.

The controller – which also comes packaged in with the Xbox Rechargeable Battery for obvious reasons – is constructed from post-consumer recycled resins made with regrind, the process of turning things like CDs, plastic jugs and even old Xbox One-generation parts into raw materials to be used to create new products.

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This actually isn’t the first time Microsoft has done this either, it says that the Daystrike Camo and Electric Volt Xbox Wireless Controllers are also made from 30% PCR resins on the external hardware and 50% PCR resins for the internal componentry, and the Xbox One S console has PCR resins incorporated into the manufacturing of its body and internals.

Of course the other part of the Remix Edition controller is its suitably snazzy look, which Xbox says was intended to create a “vibrant yet serene vibe” with its earthy tones and pops of colour on the d-pad and bumpers with inspiration from the Pacific Northwest Forest. The result is probably one of my favourite designs to date – the topographic pattern texture on the grips is an especially classy touch, if you ask me.

Lastly, the $119.95 controller includes the Xbox Rechargeable Battery + USB-C kit that normally sells separately for $29.95, making the whole package decent value and furthering the goals of this particular controller by doing away with disposable batteries.

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The Xbox Wireless Controller – Remix Special Edition is launching on April 18 and you can pick one up for yourself at any of the below Aussie retailers:

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