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If you’re still in the mood for some personalized gifts after the holiday, Microsoft has dropped the price of the high-end Xbox Elite Series 2 console to $140. That’s almost as low as the $135 Black Friday price tag, in case you missed the sale in late November. At the usual $180, the highly customizable Elite Series 2 is billed as an upgrade for enthusiastic gamers, with a slew of premium features including a set of six adjustable thumb sticks, four paddles, D-pads, shorter hair locks, rubber-wrapped handle and carrying case. And up to three custom profiles – which is useful if your attention is usually divided between several addresses.
As for battery life, the controller is rated for 40 hours of wireless runtime, and there’s also a charging dock in the package in addition to the charging case. In addition to wireless connectivity via Bluetooth, there is also the option to connect a USB-C cable. Either way, the console is compatible not only with Xbox games, but with PC titles as well.
If you’re looking forward to the Series 2, it’s worth noting that we don’t see it on sale very often. In fact, stock itself appears to be low at the moment — as of this writing, Amazon doesn’t have a Series 2 in stock, so the fact that Microsoft ever owns it, not to mention its near Black Friday price, seems notable.
Buy Elite Series 2 from Microsoft – $140