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  • Cheryl Tan

Microsoft Announces New Sustainable Xbox Controller Made With Old CDs and Other Recycled Materials

With Earth Day coming up soon, Microsoft has announced a new Remix Special Edition Xbox controller in a blog post.

Credit: Microsoft

Coming in an iconic green colour, the shell of the controller is made with ground-up material from recycled Xbox One generation controller parts alongside other post-consumer recycled plastics like CDs, plastic water jugs, automotive headlight covers and more. There are vibrant pops of green thanks to the D-pad, bumpers and triggers while the main shell is a soothing dark green, with Microsoft saying that these colours were inspired by "lichen found in the Pacific Northwest Forest".

The bumpers, triggers and side grip areas have topographical rings etched on them, both for a unique aesthetic as well as for added texture and grip. Most importantly, the controller comes bundled with a rechargeable battery pack that can last for up to 30 hours on a full charge. Having to use disposable batteries with the original controller was a small pain point that wasn't good for the environment, so having this S$39.90 accessory come bundled with the new controller is a small, but very welcome, change.

The Remix Special Edition is priced at S$124.90 or US$84.99 and will be available from 18 April onwards from the Microsoft Store.

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