Turtle Beach Enters Gaming Controller Market With “Recon Controller;” Customizable Back Buttons at Standard Controller Price

Turtle Beach Recon Controller

Meet the Recon Controller, Turtle Beach‘s first-ever gaming controller for Xbox that mixes some of their best audio features with some Elite-like controller functionality like grip support and customizable back buttons — all at a price that won’t break the bank!

As part of their E3 2021 announcements, the Recon Controller is Turtle Beach‘s first endeavor into the controller side of gaming. Marketed as a wired controller, the Recon has a number of neat little features, including some of their own patented technology, such as Super Human Hearing and a full audio mixer. Further, the controller has grip support in the areas that matter, and more exciting it also comes packed with two customizable buttons that are located on the backside of the controller.

“We’re putting the same expertise and energy that’s made us the best-selling gaming headset maker for the past decade-plus into creating controllers and simulation hardware that benefits gamers with a better experience as we continue expanding our business to deliver on our long-term growth objectives,” said Juergen Stark, Chairman and CEO, Turtle Beach Corporation. These two new accessory segments add another $1 billion of global addressable market, with third-party gamepad controllers at roughly $600 million, and PC/console flight simulation hardware adding roughly $400 million in global market. Both of these markets are growing rapidly, and our entrance with these first products will be the start of an expanding portfolio into other adjacent PC simulation hardware categories.”

Stark continues,

“The Recon Controller lets gamers connect any wired 3.5mm gaming headset and provides exclusive Turtle Beach audio technology like our custom-tuned audio presets, and Superhuman Hearing™ which is our patented audio setting that helps you hear enemy players before they hear you, among other features. The Recon Controller is sleek, feels great in your hands, and is the perfect companion to the millions of Turtle Beach headsets being used by our fans playing on Xbox.”

Down below you’ll find a full feature list, along with a gallery of images of showing the Recon controller off.

The Recon Controller Images

Key Features:

  • TURTLE BEACH AUDIO ADVANTAGE
    Easy access audio controls only available from Turtle Beach including EQ presets, game & chat volume mix, mic monitoring and more.
  • SUPERHUMAN HEARING®
    From quiet footsteps sneaking up from behind to enemy weapon reloads, Turtle Beach’s exclusive Superhuman Hearing® sound setting lets you hear every detail for the ultimate gaming audio advantage.
  • ERGONOMIC COOLING GRIPS
    Micro-cooling channels and a comfortable shape keep your hands cool and dry while reducing fatigue over long gaming sessions.
  • PRO-AIM™ FOCUS MODE
    One of two mappable buttons, Pro-Aim™ tunes thumbstick sensitivity for enhanced long-range accuracy. Whether it’s a long-range snipe or a daunting free kick, choose between four levels of sensitivity to dial-in Pro-Aim™ just right.
  • TWO MAPPABLE QUICK-ACTION BUTTONS
    Customize your gaming experience with two mappable buttons, allowing up to four different switchable profiles.
  • FOUR TURTLE BEACH SIGNATURE SOUND PRESETS
    Customize your game audio with four EQ presets: Signature Sound (Default), Bass Boost, Bass & Treble Boost, and Vocal Boost.
  • VIBRATION FEEDBACK
    Dual rumble motors in the handles and triggers enhance immersion for ultra-realistic next-gen gameplay.
  • 3.5MM HEADSET CONNECTION
    Take advantage of proven Turtle Beach audio enhancements by plugging in any wired headset with a standard 3.5mm connection.
  • VARIABLE MIC MONITORING
    Hear your own voice in your headset and adjust the volume to avoid shouting at other players for clear communications.
  • RESPONSIVE CONTROLS
    Play in confidence with textured triggers and bumpers, an accurate 8-way D-pad, and smooth thumbstick movement.
  • GAME AND CHAT MIX
    Conveniently located game and chat mix controls.
  • DESIGNED FOR XBOX
    Built to dominate on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows 10 PCs.
  • WIRED TO WIN
    Equipped with a detachable 10ft./3m braided cable wit USB-C connector.

The Recon controller for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S is slated to release this summer and will retail for just $59.99.

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