Microsoft Announces $84.99 Xbox Controller Made of Reclaimed CDs and Other Junk

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Microsoft is planning to release a new Xbox Wireless Controller called the Remix Special Edition that was made partly from reclaimed CDs, water jugs, and other controllers’ parts, Daniel Ruiz, Senior Marketing Manager, Xbox Accessories, revealed in a new article written for Xbox Wire today. Featuring earth-tone colors with subtle variations, swirling, markings, and texturing, the Xbox Wireless Controller – Remix Special Edition is available for preorder worldwide for $84.99 USD MSRP now ahead of its release on Tuesday, April 18. Included is an Xbox Rechargeable Battery Pack that offers ” a full charge for up to 4 hours, and up to 30 hours of battery life per charge.”

From an Xbox Wire article:

Regrind is the process of mechanically recycling leftover Xbox One generation controller parts into a raw material that can be used to partially create new controllers – while maintaining durability and performance. Post-consumer recycled resins are incorporated from reclaimed materials like automotive headlight covers, plastic water jugs, and CDs.

By incorporating these regrind materials, post-consumer recycled resins, and including the Xbox Rechargeable Battery Pack – Xbox is exploring ways to use less new plastic and reduce waste. Our goal is to bring fans along with us on our journey towards greater sustainability across the Xbox product portfolio. Visit the new Xbox Sustainability Hub to learn more about our commitments and explore a collection of controllers that use less new plastics.

We drew inspiration from natural landscapes and the physical world around us when designing the Remix Special Edition controller. The various earth-tone colors create a patchwork effect , featuring bright pops of color that create a vibrant yet serene vibe. The bright green Xbox button, D-pad, and front case color are inspired by lichen found in the Pacific Northwest Forest. The bumpers, triggers, and side grip areas feature a topographic texture pattern, a nod to the earth’s dynamic landscape, while maintaining the tactility that our customers like.

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