Xbox’s new wireless controller is manufactured from recycled materials. The new color scheme from the gaming company was “inspired by lichen found in the Pacific Northwest Forest,” Xbox states.
Xbox’s New Wireless Controller
Water jugs, reclaimed CDs, and old gaming parts are all some of the things Xbox says your hands could be gripping on if you get to place an order for the new Remix Special Edition which is a wireless controller that was announced just ahead of Earth Day later this month.
Xbox In a post on Tuesday said that it’s releasing a new edition of the controller, that is manufactured in part from recycled elements, with one-third from “regrind” reportedly made from “previously molded colored parts” found on old Xbox One controllers and from reclaimed material which are parts from consumer items, such as water bottles.
Design and Features
This mix of used material will get to give each controller “its very own look and feel,” Xbox stated. Both photos and a video of the new controller reveal an army-green color with a bright-green Xbox button. The brand, which is owned by Microsoft, and is based near Seattle, stated that the color scheme on its special edition controller was “inspired by lichen found in the Pacific Northwest Forest.”
Xbox at the moment is also including the Xbox Rechargeable Battery Pack with the new controller, which as you should know has a promised battery life of up to 30 hours.
Availability and Costs
The Remix Special Edition according to reports costs $85, and it is available for preorder now and it is also set for a release date of April 18. The gaming company says that you can get free shipping and “hassle-free” returns if you get to order from the Microsoft store directly.
Does the New Controller Actually Cut Down On Waste?
The special edition controller as you should know is part of an ongoing effort by the gaming company Xbox to explore “ways to use less new plastic and reduce waste.” And as reported by Polygon, not purchasing a new device and reducing consumption might well be a better-spent effort, in regard to sustainability.
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