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Xbox One Afterglow controller brings a rave to your hands

Xbox One Afterglow controller

E3 2014 isn't just all about games. Accessory makers for the video game industry descend upon downtown Los Angeles to show off their latest wares. PDP is here showing off the latest entry for their Afterglow brand of products. PDP makes a few accessories for the Xbox One and Xbox 360 that you might have picked up at one point. Their TV mounting solution for Kinect on the Xbox One has been well received and is even sold at the Microsoft Store. Here's a quick tease of their upcoming Xbox One Afterglow controller.

Gaudy? Depends entirely on your tastes. While we might not be picking this up day one, it was pretty cool to check out. They had the Xbox 360 version of the Afterglow controller on hand-on, but only the image you see above for the Xbox One version.

With the Xbox One Afterglow controller you get a transparent case that allows you to see the circuitry inside. You'll also have colorful light wrapping the exterior of the controller. It can cycle through various colors or you can set one color. It can also be configured to show red when the rumbler pack inside is activated. This is supposed to add to the immersion of playing a game like a first-person shooter.

PDP didn't have a firm price set for this wild controller, but did say that it'll be available in early 2015. Anyone interesting in spicing up their Xbox One experience?

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Xbox One Afterglow controller brings a rave to your hands

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So do I. I still use it over my wireless controller. It has a great feel. The original x360 remote feels too straight. While the afterglow has bigger rounder handles that feel great in my palms. I could guess that if it was wireless, the battery would only last like a day.

Bought an Afterglow controller for my 360 last year. Terrible build quality. The rubber on the left thumbstick wore away almost immediately, followed by the right trigger snapping at the centre. Got a replacement which has lasted a bit longer, but the left thumbstick has become loose, making it difficult to play with. Flashing lights are no recompense. You get what you pay for, I suppose.

Not completely true. I have the Xbox 360 Mini Pro EX controller which I use for some PC games. The build quality is really quite good despite being a third party controller. I like it. Afterglow definitely sucks, though.

I was using the 360 version on my surface pro, only because i couldnt find a m$ one, now the xbox one pad support is on windows 8.1 I use my xbox one pad instead

Not gonna lie, that looks awesome!  I wonder how it feels in he hand though.  Clear plastic doesn't always feel that nice to the touch for long gaming sessions.

I've always preferred first party controllers for all consoles. The feel is always better from my experience and IMO. But it makes sense when they spend years and a lot of money perfecting their stuff. I do like light up controllers though..

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I doubt I'll need another controller when that comes out. Those who play on my console should have their own Ones and controllers, meaning the extras are unnecessary. I'm afraid they'll be too late for my interest.

I don't play games on my console and my controller is in a drawer somewhere (I use voice, gesture, USB keyboard and Smartglass).  But, if they come up with an Afterglow version of a wireless keyboard & mouse I'd be interested.