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Which color Stadia Controller should I buy?

The controller used for Stadia
The controller used for Stadia (Image credit: Android Central)

Stadia is coming, and while you won't need to buy a console — yeah, this new system will take getting used to — using the Stadia Controller will greatly simplify your cross-platform experience as well as make it easier to stream your gameplay to others. There are a few controller colors available at launch, but some are definitely better than others.

Color your controller, color your world

The Stadia controller is the easiest way to interact with the new Stadia system. Not only can you access some of the platform's unique features, but you can get it in multiple colors. That Night Blue Founder's Edition controller (opens in new tab) is just darling. That's a good thing because if you want to play Stadia first, the Founder's Edition is what you need since those who buy in get a first turn at the new service. Founder's Edition comes with a lot of bonuses, but the cool blue controller is pretty high up the list in my mind, so I don't mind having that be the first controller I spring for.

However, since Founder's Edition also comes with three months of Buddy Pass and your friend may want to use the same controller — of if you intend to skip the Founder's Edition and just buy games with the free Stadia Base — I highly suggest going with the Wasabi Controller (opens in new tab) and its darling lemon-lime pallete.

Ara Wagoner was a staff writer at Android Central. She themes phones and pokes YouTube Music with a stick. When she's not writing about cases, Chromebooks, or customization, she's wandering around Walt Disney World. If you see her without headphones, RUN. You can follow her on Twitter at @arawagco.