Microsoft introduces a new Xbox controller made from recycled CDs

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The year 2023 will mark the next Earth Day. Microsoft has unveiled a special edition Xbox Controller ahead of the annual event. The Xbox Controller, also known as the Xbox Wireless Controller – Remix Special Edition, is made from recycled CDs and water bottles.

“Earth Day is fast approaching. Microsoft announced the revelation in a blog post. “To mark this year, we’ve developed an Xbox game controller that uses reclaimed plastics, with one-third built from upcycled and upcycled materials,” the company stated.

The company went on to explain the manufacturing process by stating that it creates custom earth-toned colors with subtle variations by mixing post-consumer recycled resins from reclaimed materials like car headlight covers, plastic water jugs, and CDs with shredded material, consisting of previously molded colored pieces.

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These salvaged materials include: automobile headlight covers, plastic water jugs, and CDs. For those unfamiliar with the term, “regrind” refers to the process of turning unused Xbox One generation controller parts into raw material that can be partially included in the production of new controllers without compromising their strength or functionality.

“The many earthy tones produce a mosaic look with vivid pops of color that give off a lively yet calm vibe. The lichen, discovered in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, served as the inspiration for the Xbox button, D-pad, and front bezel color. While retaining the tactility our customers enjoy, the bumpers, triggers, and side grip regions feature a topographical texture pattern as a tribute to the dynamic nature of the earth.

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An Xbox Rechargeable Battery Pack is included, allowing users to game for up to 30 hours on a full charge, with the Special Edition Xbox Controller Bundle. Users can also use the controller to play games while it is charging. The battery can be fully charged in about four hours.

Xbox Wireless Controller: Remix Special Edition Support

Microsoft claims that its special edition Xbox Controller is compatible with Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Windows 10, Windows 11, Android OS, and iOS. This information is relevant to the question of whether or not the driver is backward compatible.

Xbox Wireless Controller: Remix Special Edition price and availability

Regarding pricing and availability, Microsoft has stated that its special edition will retail for $84.99 (roughly Rs 6,970) and it will be available for pre-order in markets around the world starting today. On April 18 it will be made available to the public. Having said that, the Xbox Game Controller is still not listed on the official Xbox website in India. There is a possibility that Microsoft will make it accessible to customers in India later.

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