Microsoft announced today that its Xbox Adaptive Controller is now available for purchase. First unveiled back in May, the controller was made available for pre-order, but an official launch date was never set.
The Xbox Adaptive Controller is built for accessibility, with two large, programmable buttons on the front. There are 3.5mm jacks all along the back of it, where gamers can plug in external buttons, thumbsticks, triggers, etc. Even the packaging was designed with accessibility in mind, with a "no teeth" principle, meaning that you won't have to use your teeth to rip it open.
On the left side, there's a 3.5mm headset port, along with a USB Type-A port. There's also a USB Type-C port on the back, making it the first Xbox controller that can be connected via USB Type-C instead of micro-USB.
Microsoft also said that the V&A picked up an Xbox Adaptive Controller as part of its Rapid Collecting Program, which is designed to collect items that show major moments in the history of design, technology, and manufacturing.