ASTRO Gaming, known for their incredible headsets, is now taking over the controller world with the newly unveiled C40 TR controller. The powerhouse tech company announced their upcoming line in the video above showcasing just how powerful the newest peripherals will be.
The new Astro C40 TR is highly customizable thanks to its swappable and removable modules. That means that you’ll be able to remove and replace the analog stick and D-pad covers, and swap in alternatives, depending on your style of play. Furthermore, you’ll be able to swap the positions of all of the modules on the front face, giving players access to different types of button configurations. You can see an example of the process in the image below.
The rear buttons on the controller can be remapped without any additional software and are designed for optimal functionality. In order to fully customize the controller, you will need to install software on a PC. The model will work as a wired or wireless controller and also has a 3.5mm jack to deliver audio to headphones and also relay voice over chat.
ASTRO also broke down the key features for the new line for us, which you can see below:
REPLACEABLE, SWAPPABLE STICK MODULES: Quickly and easily swap the Analog Stick or D-Pad Modules for consistently sharp performance. Setup the controller in either Offset or Parallel configurations. Replaceable Stick Caps provide added customization for a competitive advantage.
INTEGRATED, REMAPPABLE REAR BUTTONS: Optimum rear button layout for superior ergonomics improves precision during critical moments. Mappability streamlines the controller for any genre and playstyle while improving response time and accuracy. Remap buttons and save your mappings directly on the controller with no PC software required.
ASTRO CUSTOMIZATION SOFTWARE: ASTRO customization software exponentially increases the C40 TR’s versatility and accuracy. Create profiles that can be switched directly from the controller. Adjust trigger and stick sensitivity, remap buttons, tweak EQ, audio output, mic out and sidetone.
WIRED/WIRELESS MODES: With the on-board Mode Switch, quickly change between wired and ASTRO’s proprietary 2.4 GHZ wireless mode to adapt to any gaming environment. Both offer low-latency for pro level performance.
WIRELESS AUDIO: The C40 TR Controller delivers high fidelity game sound and voice chat in Wired and Wireless mode via the 3.5mm jack. The C40 offers game sound and voice chat in Wireless mode. Compatible with any gaming headset with a 3.5mm jack.
TRIGGER STOPS: Quickly and easily activate the trigger stops, which adjusts the trigger pull distance, to allow hair trigger performance in most FPS titles.
12 HOUR BATTERY LIFE: Outlast your game with up to 12 hours of battery life.
INCLUDED TRAVEL CASE: Travel safe and secure with the travel case for the C40 TR. Protect your controller, module, stick caps and tool all in one hard-shelled case.
TOURNAMENT READY: Ready for any environment, the TR line of ASTRO Gaming products deliver premium design and performance for every type of gamer. All Tournament Ready products are designed and developed to meet the demanding specifications of pro gamers.
The C40 TR is now available for pre-order, costing $199.99 and is slated to start shipping in March 2019.