Performance Designed Products (PDP) have been creating many accessories and perfecting their craft for quite some time. One of their newest additions to their robust collection of game accessories is their Afterglow Prismatic Wired Controller for the Xbox One. It’s a wired controller with a generous 10 ft. USB cable, so batteries or charging doesn’t become an issue for those long game night sessions as the holidays roll around. Although if your living room isn’t wire-friendly that may be an issue, as more standard controllers for consoles are wireless. However, it does come with a 3.5 mm audio jack for your headset of choice, eliminating the need for an Xbox One Stereo Adapter.
PDP’s Afterglow line prides itself in its namesake and made the controller itself pretty sturdy. The Afterglow Prismatic also has that signature customizable LED that can be set to your favorite color. I was dabbling around green and purple, but went to stick with my go-to purple color! PDP has done a marvelous job with the overall design of the controller and it does ergonomically feel just right in your hands. I’ve also had no problem with the buttons or the triggers as they feel just as great and responsive as a regular XBox One controller.
The Afterglow Prismatic controller also features remappable buttons on the back of the controller that you can configure using the free Afterglow Configuration app for the XBox One. The two buttons function like mouse wheel buttons, so you can customize them to have up to 6 commands. This is a great and fun feature if you always wanted to keep your thumbs on the analog sticks. It shows that PDP always keeps the hardcore gamers in mind when they develop their products.
I for one have had a great experience with the Afterglow Prismatic Controller, trying it out among many game genres. I felt that it excels in first person shooters in particular. Due to the wired nature of the controller, I suffered no input lag and every button I pressed felt responsive. As new games rollout in the near future, I will gladly take them head on with the beastly Afterglow Prismatic controller. It’s available now at various retailers for the MSRP of $49.99. You can learn more about PDP and their glorious assortment of products at http://www.pdp.com/.
† Afterglow Prismatic Wired Controller for the Xbox One review unit provided by PDP.