Don't have anything to say except enjoy.
I find this a very nice looking controller. Those 2 white ovals are lights. Also notice how it has a 6-button layout like the Sega Saturn controller. The buttons are labeled A-F. Start and select buttons in the middle are unlabeled.
This looks like a later alpha and has the final xbox logo. The shiny plastic is translucent, but the camera couldn't pick up it's innards. The entire controller is also translucent.
A quick look at the pivot area of the analog stick. Reminds me of the N64's.
A look at the top of the controller. At this point, the xbox had bumpers and triggers. The bumpers are designated as 7 and 8, probably to avoid confusion because the letters A-F are the first six letters of the alphabet. Also, can someone enlighten me on why there is a power input on a wired controller?
The two triggers are on the back and are unlabeled. They are flat, so I find it very easy for fingers to slip off. Also, can anyone also explain why there is a battery compartment as well on the controller?
Now for some internal goodies. I only took pictures of the back of the board because I couldn't get the board out. Short wires, screws and tight fittings. Ugh. No sense in destroying this thing yet! :P
Eventually I'll get my dad to help me pry the board out and get pictures of the front. He's better at handling this stuff than I will ever be. One useful gene that didn't get passed down.