About a month ago I wrote an article about the controller modding company Mod Junkiez. They offer services ranging from changing out buttons to doing full paint jobs (vinyl + plastic technically). As impressed as I was with a quick glimpse and pictures, I really wanted to get my hands on one to test out, and the good folks at Mod Junkiez obliged.
The controller they sent me to review is a Halo themed controlled. It is based off the dark green body of the controller that came with the special edition Halo 3 Xbox 360. There is no custom decoration, but as you can see below, the AYXB buttons have been changed out for gray versions to match the theme, the D-pad has been switched over to the new version, and special grips have been added to the thumbsticks.read more
Now who wouldn’t want a controller for their Xbox that could switch between wired and wireless mode whenever you want. Microsoft has filed a patent for a Wireless and wired Xbox controller that can switch between both modes seamlessly without interrupting gameplay. An excerpt from the patent:
A game controller operates in both a wired mode and a wireless mode, and is able to switch between these two modes without permanent disruption to an ongoing game. During a transition from one mode to another, a host gaming system detects when the controller is physically disconnected (for wired mode to wireless mode) or connected (for wireless mode to wired mode). Upon detection, the host gaming system stores the game data and user information and establishes a new communication link with the controller. The host gaming system subsequently reassociates the game data and user information with the game controller as it begins operating in the new mode. This allows the player to continue game play without interruption.