ASUS’ new Xbox controller has a tiny, customizable OLED display screen

Written by Jeff Lampkin

ASUS’ fondness for sticking small screens on gadgets now extends to gamepads. As a part of its many gaming {hardware} introductions at CES, the corporate has unveiled a ROG Raikiri Professional controller with a built-in, customizable OLED display screen. The 1.3-inch show on the Xbox- and Home windows-ready peripheral can present helpful data just like the charging standing, microphone mute and the lively profile, however it’s also possible to use it for purely beauty animations, photographs and textual content. Nobody will overlook that it is your controller, then.

That is additionally the primary licensed Xbox controller to supply “tri-mode” connections. You should utilize Bluetooth, RF or USB-C. You may solely get to make use of the wi-fi performance with a PC (ASUS solely promises Xbox assist by means of USB), however that is nonetheless useful if you would like flexibility in the way you hook up with your gaming machines. Even the audio is barely extreme, because the Raikiri Professional contains an ESS DAC to spice up audio from the three.5mm headset jack.

ASUS ROG Raikiri Pro Xbox controller back


The gamepad unsurprisingly presents intensive controls. Past the acquainted Xbox format, you may program 4 rear buttons for hotkeys, sensitivity toggles and related instructions. Prime buttons allow you to swap profiles mid-play, and set off locks can restrict the quantity of journey. An app additionally presents management over lifeless zones, vibrations and different finer factors.

ASUS hasn’t talked about pricing, however you may anticipate the Raikiri Professional to ship someday within the first quarter of the 12 months. This is not the primary controller with a show (good day, Dreamcast followers) and even the primary with OLED (Hyperkin’s Xbox “Duke” revival had that). Nevertheless, the expertise would possibly assist it stand out in a crowded discipline the place modular designs, wild colours and additional buttons are comparatively commonplace.

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Jeff Lampkin

Jeff Lampkin was the first writer to have joined He has since then inculcated very effective writing and reviewing culture at GamePolar which rivals have found impossible to imitate. His approach has been to work on the basics while the whole world was focusing on the superstructures.