It is the identical controller, solely white. Similar to the white Elite 1 had all the failings of the unique Elite. The white Elite 2 was leaked half a 12 months(?) in the past at some retailer, throughout which the conventional Elite 2 was/continues to be being produced with horrible high quality management. Even the restricted version Halo Elite 2 had the identical points (returned mine for a refund). Lengthy story quick, it is only a completely different coloration.