TechReview: Spectra Infinity

Review: Spectra Infinity


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Having a loud and bright controller isn’t for everyone. Some gamers like to stick with plain colours and official branding. However, if you like to push the boat out, maybe a Spectra Infinity enhanced wired controller from PowerA will be for you?

This mappable and sturdy pad may not be as bright or lairy at first sight. Yet, once you plug it in, it has a life of its own. Using 7 colour edge LED light zones, this vivid pad will add energy to your setup. Furthermore, its anti-friction rings make it responsive and accurate to use.

Check out those lights.

The Spectra Infinity will make you choose wired gaming?

Many players turn their nose up at wired options because, sadly, it’s seen as the poorer cousin to the wireless market. However, I understand the benefits of a wired connection and its allure. There is a reduction in lag, you never worry about battery power, and your pad is always where you left it.

If you can tear yourself away from your official wireless setup, maybe PowerA and the Spectra Infinity option will tempt you to switch. This officially licensed Xbox accessory is lighter than its peers but is well built. Moreover, it’s packed with features and looks spectacular while gaming.

Supplied with a massive 3 metre braided USB cable, it’s long enough for most setups. It has two mappable buttons as standard, an adjustable microphone control, and the Series X/S capture button. So, it’s obvious this isn’t a boring piece of kit.

Trigger locks and mappable buttons.

What’s in the box?

The packaging is simple at first sight but striking on inspection. Slapped with an Xbox logo, you know the contents will be of great quality. Once you break the seal, you reveal a well-packaged controller, a separate USB cable, and a user manual.

  • Spectra Infinity enhanced wired controller. 
  • 3 metre USB cable.
  • User manual. 
A stunning looking pad.

Responsive controls and easy to map. 

No matter what accessory you purchase, you want it to be easy to use and robust. Fortunately, the Spectra Infinity controller is remarkably simple to master. Thanks to its user-friendly manual, you can alter and map the custom buttons with ease.

These are located conveniently at the rear of the pad and lay naturally where your fingers rest. Altering their use on the fly is straightforward, and this gives you a tactical advantage. Furthermore, the excellent audio adjust button allows you to mute chat in an instant. Alongside this, the footage capture button is accurate and works like its official Xbox alternative. Moreover, 3 point trigger locks allow you to decide the travel distance of the right and left triggers. It’s a game-changer in the FPS genre and the difference between life and death.

The Spectra Infinity enhanced wired pad is a great choice!

You may frown at the idea of a third-party accessory, but you really shouldn’t. The Spectra Infinity is fantastic value for money, packed with features, and looks great. Its audio jack offers wonderful sound quality and the buttons feel robust and respond well to touch. Overall, it’s a great choice and should be seriously considered as your next pad. I recommend it, so why not buy it here!

Daniel Waite
Daniel Waite
My gaming career started on an Amiga and spans many consoles! Currently, I game using an MSI laptop and Xbox Series X. A fan of every genre, I love to give anything a go. Former editor and reviewer for, I'm loving my new home here at Movies Games and Tech. I can be contacted for gaming reviews on the following email:

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