Astro PS4 C40 TR Controller Announced, Claims to Have 12-Hour Battery Life, Has Remappable Rear Buttons & More

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Astro Gaming, makers of headsets and other video game peripherals, has announced that it’s not entering the crowded PS4 controller market with the Astro C40 TR!

Priced at $199.99, and shipping in “early 2019,” the Astro PS4 controller will allegedly have a 12-hour battery life, remappable rear buttons, replaceable stick modules and lots more! Checkout the announcement trailer of the controller.

Here’s the complete features list of the controller (via the PlayStation Blog):

The Astro C40 TR Controller delivers best-in-class features and premium components in an ergonomically comfortable controller that can withstand rigorous use by professional gamers in high-stress environments. The controller has been designed from the ground up with pro gamers and professional tournaments in mind — aspiring pros, hardcore gamers or any gamer who demands more from their gaming equipment will find much to like in our new controller.

Replaceable, swappable stick modules: Quickly and easily swap the Analog Stick or D-Pad Modules for consistently sharp performance. Setup the controller in either Offset or Parallel configurations. Replaceable Stick Caps provide added customization for a competitive advantage.

Integrated, remappable rear buttons: Optimum rear button layout for superior ergonomics improves precision during critical moments. Mappability streamlines the controller for any genre and playstyle while improving response time and accuracy. Remap buttons directly on the controller with no PC software required.

Astro customization software: Astro customization software exponentially increases the C40 TR’s versatility and accuracy. Create profiles that can be switched directly from the controller. Adjust trigger and stick sensitivity, remap buttons, adjust dead zones, tweak EQ, audio output, mic out and sidetone.

Wired/wireless modes: With the on-board Mode Switch, quickly change between wired and 2.4 GHZ wireless mode to adapt to any gaming environment. Game sound and voice chat are available using the 3.5mm jack in both modes.

Wireless audio: The C40 TR Controller delivers high fidelity game sound and voice chat in Wired and Wireless mode via the 3.5mm jack. Compatible with any gaming headset.

Trigger stops: Quickly and easily activate the trigger stops, which adjusts the trigger pull distance, to allow hair trigger performance in most FPS titles.

12-hour battery life: Outlast your game with up to 12 hours of battery life.

Included travel case: Travel safe and secure with the travel case for the C40 TR. Protect your controller, module, stick caps and tool all in one hard-shelled case.

Here’s what the complete package looks like presently:

What do you think of this so far? Can the SCUF and other custom controllers have a good challenger? Or is $200 still too much for a controller?