In today’s gaming peripherals market, there are already a lot of RGB-enabled peripherals. RGB lighting is now mainstream and who wouldn’t want any flashy lights on their expensive gaming peripherals, right?
Actually, RGB lighting on gaming peripherals are not new; in fact, there is an Xbox 360 controller that has a full RGB lighting scheme.
In this article, I am going to talk about the Afterglow Wired Controller for the Xbox 360. This wired controller is manufactured by PDP and it is the only controller for the Xbox 360 game console that has a lighting scheme built-in.
Before I talk about the RGB lighting scheme of this controller, I want to talk about its other notable features.
The Afterglow Wired Controller for the Xbox 360 comes with amazing thumbsticks because of its “SmartTrack” technology. What this technology does is that it optimizes its thumbsticks for better tracking and precision.
All you have to do to use this feature is plug the controller on your Xbox 360 game console and you do not even have to be in a particular game just to optimize the thumbsticks. Just press the dedicated SmartTrack button so you can optimize the thumbsticks on the fly.
What I also love about the Afterglow Wired Controller for the Xbox 360 is that it comes with Rumble feature. This is especially useful for games that require some rumble inputs like shooting games, for example.
Even though the original Xbox 360 controllers are tailor-made for shooting games, the Afterglow Wired Controller for the Xbox 360 can also be used for fighting games as well.
That is because of the controller’s D-Pad. It is not only accurate but it is also tactile as well. Moving the D-Pad is comfortable and each movement registers on the screen with precision and accuracy.
If you like to use a headset when you’re gaming on your Xbox 360 game console, the Afterglow Wired Controller for the Xbox 360 also comes with a 2.5mm headphone jack at the bottom. There are no drivers required and it gives you a complete plug and play experience.
The Afterglow Wired Controller for the Xbox 360 is ergonomically designed for comfortable gaming for hours on end. I’ve had no problems using this controller for 5 hours playing Halo 3.
The buttons are also quite responsive and it provides a tactile click when you press it. The clicks are not loud so it shouldn’t hamper with your gaming.
And finally, we are going to talk about the RGB lighting scheme. Originally, the Afterglow Wired Controller for the Xbox 360 only comes with a static RGB color, but that has since been changed.
Now, the controller cycles through all of the colors of the RGB color spectrum. So, if you love playing games at night or in dark areas, the controller will help you see what you’re pressing thanks to the included RGB lighting scheme.
The Afterglow Wired Controller for the Xbox 360 has a lot of amazing features and it only costs $30.