4 Best Xbox One Controller Mods

Xbox One controller mods

It happens every time — you get a new device and you want to trick it out so it’s even cooler than it was. The Xbox One is certainly no different, and this is why there are many companies selling Xbox One controller mods. There are quite a few options available already, including both cosmetic and functionality upgrades to your Xbox One controller. There’s so much you can do with a controller to make it your own!

We’ve rounded up the best Xbox One controller mods currently available:

1. SquidGrip

Xbox One controller mods

One of the biggest problems with the Xbox One controller is the fact that the hard plastic can leave your hands sweaty after long Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare play sessions. Your hands start sliding out of control, and then there goes your ratio. The SquidGrip provides a low-profile, firm-padded surface for your hands that makes gripping the controller easier.

Price: $14.90

Buy the SquidGrip for Xbox One here.


  • Moisture-wicking technology
  • Superior grip and comfort
  • Peel and stick easy installation
  • Anti-Microbial and Sweat free


  • Very thick
  • Still some sweat
  • Chemical smell

Find more SquidGrip information and reviews here.

2. Colored Chrome Housing Shells

Xbox one controller mods

There are quite a few ways to customize your Xbox One controller. You can spend over $100 to purchase specially created custom designs, add custom stickers that stick to your Xbox One controller, or you can purchase housing shells like these from e-Mods. There are three colors available, including blue, gold, and chrome, and the shells snap onto your controller, replacing the old faceplate. Turn your dull black controller into a colorful one.

Price: $12.59

Buy a colored chrome housing shells here.


  • Quick way to add color
  • Cheap
  • No paint (color molded into plastic)


  • Need a T8 tool to install
  • Makes your hands sweat more
  • Only three colors

Find more colored chrome housing shells information and reviews here.

3. Metal Analog Thumbsticks

Xbox One thumbsticks

Another great way to customize your Xbox One controller is to mod the thumbsticks — yes, it’s possible. E-Mods also has colored metal thumbsticks available that are made from high grade aluminum, making the sticks actually stronger than the original plastic thumbsticks. There are many colors available, including blue, red and gold. Unfortunately, you need a T8 screwdriver to install them, but once they’re installed they look great!

Price: $9.99

Buy the metal thumbsticks here.


  • Stylish
  • Many colors available
  • Durable


  • Have to take controller apart to install
  • Not the same feel as original sticks
  • Necessary T8 screwdriver not included

Find more metal thumbsticks information and reviews here.

4. Trigger Treadz

Trigger Treadz

One of the biggest problems with the Xbox One controller is that it’s made entirely of plastic, and therefore has no texture to it. You can add grips to the controller with SquidGrip, but you can also add traction to the top triggers, greatly improving the grip. They’re made from high-grade 3M silicon rubber and come in two different designs: racing rubber and all terrain.

Price: $9.99

Buy Trigger Treadz here.


  • Easily attaches to controller
  • Feels just like a tire
  • Two different designs


  • No grips available for bumpers
  • Only comes in black
  • Doesn’t cover entire trigger

Find more Trigger Treadz information and reviews here.