Tired of monochrome gamepads? Meet the new Xbox One controller

Microsoft’s Ocean Shadow Wireless Controller is pretty fierce

Despite being able to imbue a controller with any conceivable color scheme thanks to Microsoft’s Xbox Design Lab program, too many controllers out there stick to the basics: either all black, all white or some uninteresting combination of the two. 

So, that being said, you’ll have to excuse us for getting a bit giddy when a controller like Microsoft’s new Ocean Shadow Wireless for Xbox One comes along. 

The controller, which debuted today on Xbox.com, features a faded blue pattern that goes from bright aquamarine to black (“Ocean Shadow,” get it?) and a unique set of face buttons, inlaid with aquamarine. 

The new Ocean Shadow controller has a textured grip along the back wings and supports Bluetooth for gaming on Windows 10 PCs and tablets. The controller still uses batteries, however, so be sure to stock up on ‘em when you see them on sale.

The Ocean Shadow Wireless Controller goes on sale for pre-order today and expected to arrive on store shelves on February 7, 2017 and cost $69.99 (£54.99, AU$99). 

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Nick Pino is the senior home entertainment editor at TechRadar and covers TVs, headphones, speakers, video games, VR and streaming devices. He also occasionally writes about Pokemon when no one is watching.