Wireless controllers are great, and the battery packs they are equipped with have come a long way since the days of having to scrounge for a set of rechargeable AAAs midway through a gaming session, but sometimes simplicity is king. Whether you’re forgetful, looking for the lowest latency, or you simply want a backup controller for your occasional player two or those impromptu gaming sessions, the Razer Wolverine V2 Wired controller is a worthy replacement for the default Microsoft controller.
The Razer Wolverine V2 loses out on some of the features of its predecessor, but maintains the same spirit of customization, with the extra buttons on offer and the remappable front-facing buttons. The triggers also feature a hair-trigger mode with trigger stops for rapid actuation and return during those intense first-person shooters, and the 10-foot cable attached to the front of the controller make it basically impossible to run out of length in any reasonable setup.
Usually, the Razer Wolverine V2 wired controller costs $99.99, which is probably a bit steep compared to the competition, but you can grab it on Amazon during Black Friday for $59.99.