SCUF Infinity 1 Review – For Gamers Who Want a More Competitive Edge

Published: 14 December 2015Updated: 20 December 2015

The SCUF Infinity 1 comes into the market as a pro-grade, customizable gamepad. It comes complete with paddles, a premium soft-touch finish, and a rubbery grip which is comfortable to the palm. Its direct competitor would have to be the Xbox One Elite Controller. That being said, can the Infinity 1 dethrone the Elite as the preferred Xbox controller for many?

SCUF Infinity 1 Review - For Gamers Who Want a More Competitive Edge

Is The SCUF Infinity 1 Better Than the Xbox One Elite Controller?

First of all, the design of the SCUF Infinity 1 is up to the owner. This is a customizable gamepad and SCUF presents a number of design options before the device will hit your lap. With the Xbox One Elite Controller, you are given the option to change the elements on the fly. For the Infinity 1, it will be built right at the onset, but at least you will be getting a personal touch.

For the Elite controller, it will only be available in one color – black. For the SCUF Infinity 1 controller, color variations are spoilt for choice. Those who want to get their hands on this can choose from a ton of color combinations. There are even skins and some combos that are created from the eSports pros themselves.

When it comes to customization, you can even pick the color of your analog sticks and its surrounding rings. You can even pick the color of the LED logo light and the face buttons. However, these customizations are solely for cosmetic purposes and does very little (if there are any) when it comes to functionality.

As for performance, the Infinity 1 does perform quite well. It has rubbery grips and a matter finish that will mold directly into your hands. There are also raised logos found on the FPS grips to ensure that the controller will stay put on your palms. even when the action gets way too intense and you find yourself flinging the controller (while still holding it, of course) in all directions.

If you want to change the remapping, analog sticks, and trigger stops, then you would have to seek out the Mag Key, Hex SCUF key, and Lock to make those needed adjustments. However, it is not as simple as you would hope it to be since the changes, especially for the remapping, can be a tedious process.

Overall, the SCUF Infinity 1 is a solidly-built, comfortable professional-grade controller, but the laborious customization process, along with the hefty price tag, means that it is still far from being a direct rival to the Xbox One Elite Controller.


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