PC components are more or less out of the question when it comes to Prime Day deals, but PC drivers are on. We've found a handful of deals on some decent PC drivers, and we've listed them below so you can switch between keyboard and mouse from time to time.
There is a time and place for a PC driver, and for me it’s especially when I’m too tired to sit right at a desk. Sometimes you just want to hit the comfort of a couch, a controller in one hand and a cold drink in the other and play something that doesn’t require any kind of goal.
Likewise, you’ll want a few handy drivers for co-op games, racing games (when you’re not familiar with the wheel), and really anything else you might think that requires some degree of analog control.
I have something to admit, though, I’m a big fan of the standard Xbox controller, the same with the kit included in the box with any Xbox console. It is a comfortable and very well thought out design, which can be easily connected to a PC for a small cross-platform action. In this sense, the norm Xbox Wireless Driver it’s still as good an option as ever, even though I don’t really see much of Prime Day’s discounts.
That said, if you want something a little more unusual, there are many alternatives that can enjoy a period of low prices over the next few days. Check them out below.
Improved Illuminated Cable Controller Spectra PowerA |
$ 39.99 $ 31.99 on Amazon (save $ 8)
You really have to love RGB lighting to want the enhanced spectrum of PowerA, but I know you’re there, so here’s a deal. PowerA makes decent, cheaper Xbox drivers, and while I haven't tested this exact model, I've used a similar one from PowerA and provided you with what you need, if anything. If you want something a little eye-catching, this may be a good option.See offer
Razer Wolverine Tournament Edition |
$ 120 $ 75.99 on Amazon (save $ 44)
I would normally call the Razer Wolverine too expensive for a cable controller. It’s coming alongside the Xbox Elite controller. While I’ve used the Razer with joy, it’s not a game that has a chance of winning. Still, this Razer Prime Day has deemed it appropriate to give this driver a significant discount and it looks like a much better device for that. It’s designed for quick action, which works well, and it’s also quite eye-catching.See offer
PowerA Fusion Pro Cable Controller |
$ 79.99 $ 59 on Amazon (save $ 20.99)
Knowing I’m a fan of the Elite controller, it may come as no surprise that the much more affordable PowerA alternative stands out to me. From the thumb paddles and paddles even in the case it comes in, the PowerA seems pretty familiar to me. At the very least, it could be a good position for the Elite, although I must say that I did not take this particular model. A bit of a risk, then, but I wanted to include it for anyone pursuing the dream of the elite on a budget.See offer
Logitech Flight Yoke System and Throttle Quadrant |
$ 169 $ 144 to Newegg with coupon code 63FANTECH398
The next one is a bit off the left field, but it's still a PC driver according to someone. The Logitech Flight Yoke system would have been in vogue last November, when the Microsoft Flight Sim first came out, but now you can not only find them in stock, but also a $ 25 discount at Newegg. If you plan to go to heaven soon … sorry, I had to stop making a pun on it. It's a good kit.See offer