Microsoft recently submitted a new patent for the Xbox controller. The Xbox handle in the new patent is designed to add an LCD screen in the centre of the Xbox pad. The patent shows that the screen will be in the centre of the pad and will be used to notify players when the pad is active. It will show when the pad connects to a console or a mobile device. This will allow players to easily switch between console and cloud services. In addition, since the screen occupies the position of the original Xbox button, the button is now placed below. What do you think of this design?
The current design of Microsoft’s Xbox pad appears to be a good change. The latest Xbox Series X/S pad is not much different from the previous Xbox One pad in terms of appearance. However, the former comes with a couple of upgrades. This new patent also has a similar design with a few changes. In addition, Microsoft is also adding more convenient features to the Xbox pad. The new pad will allow cloud streaming games to launch directly from the Xbox Pad Bar.
Gizchina News of the week
A third-party brand launches an Xbox controller dual charging base
A third-party brand, 8BitDo, recently launched a Microsoft Xbox handle charging base. This base supports charging two handles at the same time. It comes with two batteries and four back covers. The price of this device is 239 yuan ($34). The 8BitDo Dual Charging Base supports Microsoft Xbox Series X / S, Xbox One S / X, and Xbox One controllers. Unfortunately, it does not support Microsoft Xbox Elite Controller 1/2.
The base has two colours including ice white and obsidian black. It comes with a charging base, power adapter, two 1100 mAh batteries, two Xbox Series X / S handle magnetic covers, and two Xbox One series handle magnetic covers. This device can offer a full charge in 3.5 hours.