The Xbox One controller is a controller for a game console, and it lets you click buttons to do things. (best description EVER)
Battery – 8.5/10
The Xbox One controller uses two AA batteries, and has a battery life of 6-9 hours.
Design – 9.6/10
Microsoft somehow managed to evolve what was last generations most comfortable controller. The Xbox One controller is very comfortable to hold, even more so than its last generation counterpart. The trigger buttons have been significantly enhanced to almost mold around your fingertips. However, the RB and LB buttons are a bit of a step back, and seem to have a smaller button area when compared to the 360 counterpart.
Features – 3.5/10
There’s more rumble, but that’s really the only thing that separates this controller from the Xbox 360 controller, at least when it comes to features. The Xbox One controller doesn’t have motion capabilities, nor does it have a built in speaker. There’s no 3.5mm audio jack, forcing you to buy a $30 adapter if you want to hook up a stereo headset. Microsoft seemed to focus on comfort over adding in every bell and whistle imaginable. Simplicity can be a double-edged sword.
Overall – 8.9/10
While the controller itself is relatively simplistic, and doesn’t add anything new or innovative to the table, it is still the absolute best controller I have ever held. It’s comfortable beyond compare. Honestly, it just feels good to hold.