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ThrustMaster eSwap X Pro Wired Controller (Xbox/PC) + $50 Dell Promo eGift Card EXPIRED

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Dell Home and Office has ThrustMaster eSwap X Pro Wired Controller (Xbox One / Series X/S / PC) + $75 > now $50 Dell Promo eGift Card on sale for $129.99. Slickdeals Cashback is available for this store. Shipping is free.

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Includes:
  • Carrying Case
  • Screwdriver
  • 2 Interchangeable Mini-Stick Modules
  • 2 Interchangeable Handle Modules
  • 2 Interchangeable Triggers
  • Interchangeable 4-Way Directional Cross Module

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I have used this as my main controller for 6 months. I have used it almost exclusively to play Rocket League on PC.

TLDR: Skip to the bottom for bullet points

My previous Rocket League controllers (going back to 2016): xbox 360 wired, Steam Controller, xbox one (two of these), PowerA enhanced (arrived broken, crap), PowerA Fusion Pro (ok!), Dual Sense (nice!), Thrustmaster.

So far this controller is the best for me because of the back buttons. I use two back buttons (one for air roll, one for boost, used for long periods of time, sometimes pressed hard).

PowerA fusion Pro is probably the most similar competitor to this wired xbox style controller with back buttons/paddles. The PowerA had similar build quality to the Microsoft xbox controller, but the back paddles sucked. I had the V1. The back paddles were squishy and died fairly quickly. They were also annoying because if you put the controller down on your lap, you were almost guaranteed to press the back button. Eventually both of my left side paddles stopped working consistently. I did not develop stick drift.

Thrustmaster: The back buttons are actual clicky buttons and are WAY more robust than back paddles on the fusion pro, or the steam controller. They are hard to reach, it took a while to get used to them. I wear a size large glove, and it works for me. Someone with smaller hands would find it difficult or impossible. I think it would be hard to use all four, but I can use one with my middle finger no problem. From wrist to tip of my middle finger is about 8 inches. 6.5 inches and under, I'd steer clear.

Modularity: I have mine set up in a playstation configuration. I use RB heavily and simultaneously with right stick. It is way more comfortable for me to have them farther apart. Someone who uses index on RB, Middle on trigger might disagree, but also should not buy this controller. This setup turned out to be a huge plus. It was one of the reasons I loved the DS5 so much. The dual sense is way more responsive feeling than the thrustmaster, and I loved the triggers. Thrustmaster triggers can feel a bit heavy. I would stick with the dual sense (my first PS controller!) but i really missed the back buttons and could not ergonomically use two fingers on RB RT.
This thrustmaster is just more ergonomic for me while wanting to use additional fingers with dedicated buttons.


For my use, they are great. I absolutely could see people hating them. If you are only occasionally throwing grenades or something, paddles would probably be better. As a primary, heavily used button you won't find anything more consistent and durable than a button.


We have wildly different impressions of this controller. Maybe the crystal blue pack is the issue? Did you try the controller with the stock sticks? One of the things that sold me on the controller was that I could swap the two sticks if my main steering stick developed drift, or even buy a new set. So far, I have not needed to do that. I will say that the "A" lettering is almost totally gone. I have hundreds of hours on the stock sticks without showing wear. The steering stick after 4-5 months did start to unscrew sometimes, and I screw it back in. If it becomes more frequent I will switch out R and L sticks.

My biggest complaints:

Wired is annoying, and the latency feels about the same as the bluetooth DS5 controller.
The profiles button is easy to hit. I set both profiles to the same setup so that if I accidentally swap, not a big deal.
Heavy somewhat less comfortable triggers to hold down for long periods of time.
It's so ugly. I mean really. Sitting on my desk next to Stadia controller, even the power a, its like.. not quite retro enough to be retro, just industrial feeling.
Price. Can buy two PowerA Fusion Pro or ds5 controllers for less than one thrustmaster. Not a great value.
Small handed people should stay away. It really is bigger than nearly identically sized fusion Pro and xbox one controllers.


Biggest Pros:

Back buttons have held up! (full stop, this is the only reason why I have this controller rather than Fusion Pro, or DS5)
Durability: No stick drift yet, in general has lasted longer than Power A Fusion or one of my xbox one controllers. (Bumpers seem better than xbox one controller)
Clicky buttons are actually kinda nice. Now other buttons feel mushy and slow. You get used to it fast though.
PC reads it as XBOX (way more compatible than DS5) but modular layout can be playstation dual shock. (Now I wouldn't go back to xbox layout. Next controller will be DS5 with back button attachment)
Can swap if there is a stick issue.

Ask if you have any questions or want a comparison. I still have a stadia controller, PowerA Fusion Pro, xbox one and steam controller on hand to compare specifics.
130 bucks for a wired controller? Can it do any tricks?
I think so

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130 bucks for a wired controller? Can it do any tricks?
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130 bucks for a wired controller? Can it do any tricks?
I think so
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I almost bought this controller the other day, but people's complaints about the underside buttons deterred me. Now I'm being tempted all over again
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Yeah they messed up not doing paddles
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ThrustMaster was my nickname in high school.
I'm tempted to get this even though I have an Elite V1 and Fusion Pro. The problem with Elites are stick drift. And the Fusion Pro mic jack has no volume or mute buttons. And the paddles wiggle and easier to accidentally press compared to buttons.

This looks like the best package except that it's wired.
With the fusion pro I can't even get it to mute if I toggle if off in the Xbox volume menu? Do u have the same issue or are u able to mute there?
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With the fusion pro I can't even get it to mute if I toggle if off in the Xbox volume menu? Do u have the same issue or are u able to mute there?
I gave up with using a wired headset with that. At one point I had an official Xbox controller on so I could use the turtle beach mic adapter with controls. Then I got a wireless Astro A20 instead to avoid it all together. Wouldn't say I recommend the A20 wholeheartedly though (the worst part is volume wheel is on the back corner so it's very easy to lean back, rub the chair and hit it). I still prefer the TB XO4 with mic adapter (sound quality and easy access to mic buttons), but I like having paddles more.
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With the fusion pro I can't even get it to mute if I toggle if off in the Xbox volume menu? Do u have the same issue or are u able to mute there?
But to answer your question, maybe? If you remind me in 5 hours I can double check. It sounds somewhat familiar.
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Is this the Microsoft Xbox Elite Wireless Controller 2 killer?
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Is this the Microsoft Xbox Elite Wireless Controller 2 killer?
Considering the Elite Series 2 is regularly found at $139 (or cheaper if you use discounts like Target redcard), I don't think there's any other choice at the moment.
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If you're buying it, please let us know your exact plans for the $50 promo gc that expires in 90 days. I'm always looking for examples to spend them so I can get in on these Dell deals.
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If you're buying it, please let us know your exact plans for the $50 promo gc that expires in 90 days. I'm always looking for examples to spend them so I can get in on these Dell deals.
Looks like they increased it to $75. You'll see it when it's added to your cart under "show savings", but it contradicts what you see on the product page
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If you truly have no use for the Dell card, controller is sold for $99 used like new on Amazon.
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