Xbox Has Greaseproof Controllers

Finally, a controller for the grub in your life.

That's the claim anyway, as the horrific GIF above (you're welcome) illustrates. The controller won't win any awards for its looks, but what's special is the exterior. According to Microsoft, each of the 200 limited edition pads have a special urethane coat that's resistant to light scratches, water, oil, and because PUBG is hitting 1.0 on Xbox, chicken grease.

Xbox won't be selling the controllers, but they are giving away 10 through their Australian and New Zealand Facebook page, so at least locals will be able to get their hands on one. The controller itself is modelled on the latest revision of the stock Xbox One pad, so there aren't as many bells and whistles as the Elite controller.

That said, it's a fraction lighter. And it's apparently impervious to oil, although you'll still have to clean whatever the oil eventually drips onto. Which could be your shirt. Or pants. Or the carpet. None of these are helpful, but then you probably shouldn't be eating oily food over your controller.

The giveaway will kick off later this week. Go forth and spread your oily love.


    Looks as slippery as fark! So completely pointless is you even get remotely sweaty.

    Er, why?

    Just don't eat at the controller, exercise good hygiene and clean the controller from time to time.

    I would be more impressed with a salt proof one, where the salty tears of my defeated enemies flow tight off.

    Agree, people who eat at their battle station are animals IMO. Step away, have a break, eat. Come back.

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