Scuf’s Intuition Professional has extra pop, however fewer options, than the Xbox Elite Sequence 2

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Scuf has launched two dear controllers, the $170 Intuition and the $200 Intuition Professional. They’re made for Xbox, and to that finish, they really feel like Microsoft’s official controller in match and end. I imply that fairly actually as a result of they’ve the identical dimensions as the newer Xbox wi-fi controller that ships with the Sequence X and S consoles.

The similarities go all the best way right down to the primary board, which Scuf informed The Verge is, in actual fact, the identical as Microsoft’s. Which means Scuf’s new controllers will use Microsoft’s dynamic latency enter protocol to nip lag within the bud, and they’re going to get the entire firmware updates and enhancements because the official Xbox controllers. These are the primary wi-fi controllers made by a 3rd occasion that had been designed to work seamlessly with the Xbox Sequence S and X consoles. As well as, it really works on Xbox One, in addition to PC with the Xbox USB wi-fi adapter, or through Bluetooth with iOS, Android, and different platforms that help gamepads.

The Intuition sequence controllers are removed from being a replica of the default wi-fi controller when it comes to options, and in some circumstances they mirror or transcend what’s out there with the $180 Xbox Elite Sequence 2 controller. The Intuition Professional has switches positioned beneath every set off that may vastly shorten their journey distances when activated (right down to roughly 0.2mm), making it really feel such as you’re clicking a mouse. The Intuition Professional additionally has rubber grips across the again that provide much more seize than your common controller.

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There’s a change beneath every rear set off that may toggle between full journey or roughly 0.2mm journey.
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These options make up the $30 value distinction between the Intuition fashions. In any other case, they’re the identical, with swappable faceplates, thumbsticks (and the anti-friction rings round them), and D-pads to present your controller a customized appear and feel. Every controller ships with one faceplate (replacements begin at $24.99 and go up relying on the design), 4 thumbsticks (two common concave sticks that match the colour palette of your Intuition mannequin, in addition to one tall black domed stick and one quick domed stick), and a hybrid eight-way D-pad very similar to the one on Microsoft’s newest controller. The D-pad will be changed with a cross-shaped choice for $9.99. Additional thumbsticks are available in a two-pack for $9.99 or a four-pack for $14.99. The Intuition sequence controllers ship with a 6.5-foot USB-A to USB-C cable for wired play, and it’ll promote a 12-foot cable on its web site for $19.99.

On Scuf’s web site, you’ll have the ability to purchase all of those equipment, in addition to customise an Intuition controller to your liking. In case you’re somebody who needs a lighter controller, you possibly can even decide to take away its vibration motors within the grips for $3.99 (although, the Impulse trigger-specific motors will keep put, apparently), shedding 20 % of its weight. To say that Scuf has constructed an ecosystem of equipment across the Intuition controllers is a little bit of an understatement.

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A few of Scuf’s faceplate choices.
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Along with tweaking how the Intuition appears and feels with regard to its analog sticks, a number of the performance is open for personalization. Each controllers have 4 rear, nonremovable paddle buttons that may be programmed to carry out the identical features as nearly any of the buttons (apart from the Xbox button, share, or the rear triggers), which can prevent a while or frustration in the event you aren’t content material with a recreation’s default controller scheme. The Intuition helps as much as three saved profiles, and also you toggle between them with a rear button that modifications the colour of the front-facing LED between blue, pink, and inexperienced.

The Intuition sequence has a mute button close to its backside that solely works when a headset is plugged in. Notably, the mute button works on the {hardware} stage, so it’ll work together with your wired headphones whether or not you’re utilizing it with Xbox, PC, or with one other platform like iOS or Android. Lastly, the Intuition controllers have a magnetic battery hatch and it helps common AA batteries, rechargeable ones, in addition to the Xbox Play & Cost equipment made for the Sequence X and S controller.

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The feel and appear isn’t far off from Microsoft’s personal Xbox controller. Actually, this has the identical dimensions.
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I like you could totally tweak its look and the rear paddles, however it’s laborious to disregard that the $180 (and typically cheaper) Xbox Elite Sequence 2 affords nearly the entire similar spotlight options because the $200 Intuition Professional, in addition to some distinctive ones which are sorely lacking right here. The Elite Sequence 2 has adjustable analog stick pressure, a chargeable battery (although, some might view this as a flaw), and a tough case included, which make it just a little simpler to warrant the excessive value. Although, in the event you worth a flashier look over extra options, Scuf’s Intuition sequence controllers is perhaps the popular decide.