Published on June 19th, 2021 | by Alex Novus
Nacon Rig Pro Compact Wired Controller Review
Summary: Nacon Rig Pro Compact Wired Controller is a great option for a second Xbox Series X controller or those looking for something slightly smaller.
Designed for Xbox, the RIG Nacon PRO Compact Controller is built for competitive gamers wanting to optimize their play style. Use the advanced level of customization via dedicated App that lets you map buttons, set thumb stick sensitivity, trigger dead zones and much more. Delivers Dolby Atmos® 3D audio the moment you plug in your controller and any 3.5mm headset.
If you’re looking for an affordably priced second controller for either your Xbox One, Xbox Series X or PC, then Nacon have an excellent solution with their Rig Pro Compact Wired Controller which connects through USB and costs just $79AUD (June 2021). While it is a wired controller, it comes with a generous 3 metre (or 9.8 feet) braided cable that always means it is fully charged and it’s form factor is 15% smaller than the traditional Xbox One controller but more importantly, feels comfortable to use with well-placed controls, concave thumbsticks for additional grip and control, including a textured back to support your virtual battles.
- Compact design with oversized buttons for superior comfort, faster reaction times and reduced hand fatigue.
- Unleash 3D audio instantly on any Xbox console by accessing Dolby Atmos® for Headphones when you plug in the controller.
- Map buttons, set thumb stick sensitivity, set trigger dead zones and much more with a dedicated app that allows advanced customization options.
- Wired to reduce latency, allowing for faster reaction times.
- Concave thumb sticks with high-grip surface to provide enhanced movement control.
- Long 9.8FT/3M nylon braided cable that is highly durable and ultra flexible.
- Performance grip provides superior comfort and precise control.
- 3.5 mm headphone jack for audio and chat functionality (headphones not included)
- Officially Licensed wired controller for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One
In terms of size, the Nacon Rig Pro Compact Wired Controller feels tiny and has a weight of just 203 grams opposed to the official Xbox controller at 287 grams. Given the weight, it is considerably lighter than other wireless controllers on the market and will take a few days in become familiar with its overall size and weight. With that said, the Rig Pro Compact controller doesn’t feel as sturdy as the official Xbox controller, however it is still a fully functional gaming controller which is what you want anyway. Design wise, it also has parallels to both the Xbox and PlayStation controllers which does feel a little strange at first.
- Pro Compact Controller for Xbox
- Dolby Atmos® for Headphones activation guide
- Quick start guide
- Warranty leaflet
As it is a corded controller, there is no lag and the responsive of the Rig Pro Compact Wired Controller was excellent and for most will probably serve as a second controller. Another clever aspect is that the controller comes Dolby Atmos directly through the device itself and by connecting a headset, it gives the user access to 3D directional audio which is great for games such as Call of Duty or Fortnite as an example. The other part of the Dolby Atmos puzzle is to connect a wired headset into the controller’s 3.5mm audio port. In order to use this feature, you do need to download the dedicated app that not only enables this feature but also allows you to tweak and create profiles for it as well, including changing the button mapping.
Given that the official Xbox One and Xbox Series X controllers retail for $99, the Nacon Rig Pro Compact Wired Controller is great value for money, particularly those looking for a second controller for their console or PC, or want something slightly smaller.
COMPACT GRIP. PRECISION CONTROL.
Featuring an ergonomically compact design with larger buttons, this controller is built reduce hand fatigue and allows you to play longer. Textured high grip surfaces and concave thumb sticks offer superior comfort and precise control.
Achieve pro levels of customization through a dedicated App that lets you map buttons, set thumb stick sensitivity, trigger dead zones and much more. Store one custom profile or switch to classic mode which allows it to function as a standard controller.
WIRED FOR PERFORMANCE
The Pro Compact Controller offers a low latency solution for gamers that improves reaction time and never runs out of battery when it matters most. A highly durable and flexible nylon, braided cable measuring 9.8FT/3M ensures that you have more than enough length to suit your gaming setup.
ENGINEERED FOR 3D GAME AUDIO
Seamlessly unlock Dolby Atmos® for headphones the moment you plug in your controller, giving you access to precise 3D Audio (headphones required). React faster and more accurately as you are able to detect the distance and direction of your threats.