Colors: Red, Green, Blue, Orange
Release Date: 4/25/2010
Ever since my Onza has been slowly dying over the past 6 months, I knew I would need something to use in the meantime, so on a whim, I purchased the Afterglow AX-1 Xbox Gamepad for only $36. And I do not regret it!
The Controller feels well-built, something that is to be desired in most aftermarket controllers, and it is very closely resembling the official Xbox 360 controller, only this one fits your hands a bit better. The buttons are fast and responsive and the analog sticks and triggers are smooth. However, the triggers are a bit too strong and after a while, you may find that you begin letting off them, something you don’t want to be doing in the middle of a race for example.
The lighting effects are where the gamepad really shines (pun intended). On the front of the controller are 7 LED lights that send light through the entire controller, and it looks amazing. Then by pressing the afterglow button on the back of the gamepad, you can change it so the lights will only turn on when the controller vibrates, then you can even turn it off, which is still cool because you can see all the mechanisms inside the gamepad. It is a gimmick which PDP have pulled off and helps add to the atmosphere of your games believe it or not!
This is hands down one of the best gamepads I have had the pleasure of using and I strongly recommend it to anyone looking for a cheap and highly reliable gamepad for their PC or Xbox, unless if you hate triggers with a bit of resistance, then you may want to be cautious, but defiantly do not turn it down.