The Rainbow 2 Pro Elite Wireless Gaming Controller provides an exceptional gaming experience and fans of the Xbox Elite 2 controller will feel right at home with it. The setup is straightforward and easily recognized by mobile devices. It's a budget-friendly option for gamers who want a pro-level experience.
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Upgrade your mobile gaming experience with this pro-level controller.
For many years I was a dedicated first-person shooter (FPS) gamer and I only played on console systems. I tried PC gaming and mobile gaming platforms, but they just didn’t suit me. I liked the feel of a standard size game controller and I just didn’t get the precision I wanted from a PC’s keyboard/mouse or the on-screen controls on a mobile phone or tablet. Fortunately, Apple rolled out Bluetooth controller support with its 2019 iOS update. This opened the door for more advanced gaming options on Apple’s mobile devices and when I started actively playing Call of Duty: Mobile in 2022, I was able to have a near-console expereince thanks to my Xbox Elite Controller paired to my iPhone.
As much as I enjoy the experience I get with my Xbox controller, I am always looking at other options for better performance when I game. I want to make sure I’m getting the best possible gaming experience and I always want to have a backup option in case my primary controller fails. I’ve tried many different controllers including the following and none of them have met my gaming needs except the Microsoft Xbox Elite 2 controller.
- Joso Bluetooth Gaming Controller
- Razer Kishi V1 & V2 for iOS
- 7 Watts Elite Series 2 Controller (modded)
- Various touch-screen gamepads
- Razer Raiju Gaming Controller
- GuilKit Kingkong 2 Pro Wireless Bluetooth Controller
- Sonicon Wireless PS4 Elite Controller
- RiotPWR Xbox Edition
- Gamevice FLEX for iOS
- PowerA MOGA XP5-i Plus Bluetooth Controller
- Backbone One for iOS
- RiotPWR ESL iOS Controller
- Scuf Instinct Pro Controller
- GameSir X2 Lightning Mobile Gaming Controller
- Steel Series Nimbus
Since I’ve used such a wide variety of controllers, I had my doubts when I picked up the Rainbow 2 Pro Elite Wireless Gaming Controller. I quickly changed my tune once I had it configured and playing CODM with it.
Who is BigBig Won?
BigBig Won launched as a company in 2019 with a focus in developing cutting-edge gaming peripherals. The company strives to design their products to be easy to operate and cross-platform compatible. BigBig Won uses the slogan “Play Big. Won Big.” and is determined to become an international brand. In addition to the Rainbow 2 Pro Elite Wireless Gaming Controller, BigBig Won has three other controllers and many different accessories to chose from.
About Rainbow 2 Pro Controller
The Rainbow 2 Pro Elite Wireless Gaming Controller is the latest addition to the BigBig Won’s product lineup. Its design mimics the classic Xbox controller design and with a sleek, ergonomic design, it offers a comfortable grip that allows for hours of uninterrupted gameplay. Users can connect to the controller through a 2.4Ghz wireless connection or chose the wired option.
One unique feature of the Rainbow 2 Pro Elite is its customizable LED lighting. Users can choose from a wide range of colors and effects to create a personalized gaming experience. Not only does this add an extra touch of flair, but it also enhances visibility in low-light conditions.
Another impressive aspect of this controller is its versatility. It is compatible with multiple platforms including Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch, making it a universal choice for gamers across different consoles. Additionally, the controller comes equipped with programmable buttons and adjustable sensitivity settings, allowing players to tailor their gaming experience to their specific preferences.
- Compatible with Window10/11, Switch, Android, iOS. Even supports Xbox One/ Xbox Series/ PS4 with the original controller
- 1000Hz ultra-high polling rate (wired connection), perfect for FPS games
- 4 re-mappable buttons(2 back buttons+ 2 top buttons) support Remap, Macro and Turbo
- Support APP Real-time customize
- 4 Large Extra Buttons (2 Large Back Buttons and 2 Extra Top Buttons)
- Hall Effect Trigger → Linear Trigger with Hall Effect
- 200Hz Polling Rate (2.4G connection)
- 12-bit Axis-Resolution
- Trigger-stop Switch
- Adaptive Calibration Feature → The RAINBOW2 Pro will Audio Support automatically be sampling the center point to reduce the joystick drift. (Do not need Manually open)
- 2.4G Wireless Audio Support → Output with 20ms Ultra-low Latency
- 0 Deadzone Joystick
- RGB Charging Stand
Pricing & Availability
The Rainbow 2 Pro Elite Wireless Gaming Controller is listed for $79.99 through BigBig Won’s shop or on Amazon. BigBig Won’s online shop is currently offering a 13% discount and an $8 coupon is available on Amazon (as of publishing this article).
The Rainbow 2 Pro Elite Wireless Gaming Controller comes in a fairly standard sized gaming controller retail box. The name of the device and its main features are listed on the front of the box and the brand colors (bright orange and dark gray) are very prominent. When you open the box, you find the controller, its charging dock, and extra accessories for the gamepad. If you are familiar with the Xbox Elite 2 controller, the package is very similar to that.
Since the Xbox Series 2 Elite controller is my ‘go-to’ option for my CODM gaming activities, I took immediate notice to the similarities. The button and joystick layout on the Rainbox 2 is nearly identical and even the charging dock is close to the same as what the Xbox Elite 2 has.
The controller was very easy to set up. One of the things I’ve discovered while playing CODM is that not all controllers are compatible with that game — even if they are compatible with the mobile device. So, I was curious if I would run into programming issues like I did with other controller brands. Fortunately, I did not. My iPad Pro (my main gaming device for CODM) recognized it right away as a Bluetooth compatible controller and CODM saw I was connected to a controller. I did have to customize my button layout and program the pro-level buttons, but that was expected.
Now, even though the controller has a similar look to an Xbox controller, I found the gameplay to be quite a bit different — in a good way! The Rainbow 2 controller was very responsive and the back paddle buttons have a mechanical click when you press them. I loved this about the controller. I thought my response time in-game was faster than the Xbox Elite 2 controller and just really enjoyed my time playing with it.
I seriously considered switching over to the Rainbow 2 controller, but there were two big things that caused me to pause with that. First, there are only 1 physical paddles on the back. You can program the top M buttons as paddles, but I’m so used to four paddles that this threw me off a bit. While I could potentially relearn this new button layout.
The only options for updating the controller are through the app. My concern there is longevity. What happens if the company goes out of business or they stop supporting the app? Then I’m left with a dead controller. Some people might see this as a minor concern given the price-point of this controller.
- Looks and feels like an Xbox controller.
- Very responsive.
- Easy to customize with the app and on the controller.
- You must have app to do updates; you can’t just plug it into an Xbox.
- There are only two physical paddles on the back.
The Rainbow 2 Pro Elite Wireless Gaming Controller offers a solid and reliable gaming experience for both casual and hardcore gamers. It provides an exceptional gaming experience at an affordable price. The controller’s ergonomic design ensures comfort during long gaming sessions, while its customizable features allow for personalized gameplay. Its wireless capabilities provide freedom of movement without any noticeable lag or latency issues.
Overall, the Rainbow 2 Pro Elite Wireless Gaming Controller is a great investment for anyone looking to enhance their gaming experience. Because the Microsoft Xbox Elite controller can be a pricey controller option, the Rainbox 2 Pro is a much more budget-friendly alternative.