CLBox Review

ReleaseApril 22, 2023
CompatibilityPS5 / PS4 / PS3 / NS / PC
Dimensions10″ x 5.4″ x 0.6″


The CLBox was designed to be easy to upgrade. For instance, you can buy the budget variant, and down the line, you can get a solder kit to solder a PCB with more compatibility onto the CLBox.


The 3D-printed buttons feel good. Although the CLBox is a smaller controller, it should still be comfortable if you have bigger hands. There are seven secondary buttons on the upper left. They are the type that is hard to press by accident but easy to press if done so deliberately.

There were no issues when testing the CLBox on a contemporary game like Street Fighter 6. Now, if the buttons are not mapped to your liking, you can simply remap them.


With the CLBox, you get to choose the:

  • Case color
  • Button color
  • Switch type
  • Platform compatibility

Hot-swap options include standard, full, or none. The no hot-swap option means that you would have to de-solder the switches if you would like them changed. Standard hot-swapping allows you to use Gateron/NuPhy switches. Full hot-swapping lets you use a combination of Gateron, Kailh Choc, and Cherry MX switches.

Hot-swapping requires unscrewing four hex screws, lifting the plate, swapping the switches, putting the plate back on, and screwing the four screws again.

Your CLBox might ship out with extra buttons. Note that the PC version has USB-C in the center back and micro USB on the right.


There is not much going on with the aesthetics of the CLBox, but then again, not every controller has to look flashy. However, the CLBox is compatible with LED, so that can add a touch of beauty.


Definitely add the CLBox to your shopping list if you are looking for a similar innovation.

  • Order options
  • Upgradeable build
  • Quality parts
  • Versatile size
  • Remappable buttons
  • Beautiful LED