I think I paid around $20 for my dongle. I bought one because I wanted to use my Xbox One Elite controller, since I wasn't using my Xbox One anymore.I use a wired Xbox 360 controller. Sometimes I think about going wireless but its like $150 for an Xbox One controller and dongle, plus batteries. Doesn't make sense to upgrade to wireless as my 360 controller works perfectly fine.
You don't need batteries for the Xbox controller - you can plug it in. If you want to go wireless, there is the option of having a rechargeable battery for the Xbox controller.Hard disagree!
PS4 controllers are hands down better than XBOXs, mainly batteries. You need fricken batteries for xbox controllers which to me is so 10 years ago. Also, xbox controllers dont have the touchpad which is helpful to me when navigating my pc from the couch. I also think their more durable and like whats mentioned in the article, the number 1 controller is 160 dollars and still needs batteries, thats a huge dealbreaker for that.
I tried this concept for a bit since i had an xbox controller to use, but its still needing to buy a rechargeable battery kit, not that its expensive, i know they arent but thats just something extra i have to do to go wireless. If and when my ps4 controller does start to die, i can plug it in for roughly 5 or so minutes right in front of me then unplug and im good for another hour at least. I just find that ps4 controllers have a longer full charge wirelessly as well. I always play wirelessly. I dont hate the xbox controller, they both feel real sturdy, the battery concept is really the only thing that throws me off next to not having a touchsense pad.You don't need batteries for the Xbox controller - you can plug it in. If you want to go wireless, there is the option of having a rechargeable battery for the Xbox controller.
I'm actually awaiting the new one, so ill update when i do use it, see if it works as well as ps4/xbox controllers etc.I can't speak for the new PS controller, but PS4 and older are widely regarded as an inferior controller to use for FPS over the Xbox controller design (looking at the new design I don't see that as having had changed but ultimately I can't comment) which is a big draw back for me.