We received word today from the folks over at http://www.xcm.cc that their new XBox 360 http://www.xcm.cc/xcm_new_wireless_control_pad_shell_with_new_D_pad.htm has arrived.

As the name implies, the crystal wireless controller shell comes with the new D-Pad and LED kit set to light up all the controller buttons.

The XCM D-Pad has been redesigned and optimized as illustrated http://www.xcm.cc/New%20D-Pad.jpg. The new XCM wireless controller shell uses a much larger D-Pad with more room to allow movement when using it.

This helps ensure you don't accidentally hit another direction on the D-Pad while trying to access something else... for example, when switching weapons on most first-person shooters.

They have also made available some related guides as follows:

http://www.xcm.cc/wireless_pad_shell_installation_guide.htm

http://www.xcm.cc/install_the_xcm_controller_shell_to_new_360_wireless_controller_shell.htm

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