I prefer posting this in the the gaming section even though it pertains to hardware ....
I bought a Xbox wireless controller for PC yesterday and must say that it is awesome!
It is very good for games with XBox controller configurations especially if your kids are using it. Wanted to buy the wired one but decided to pay more and go for the wireless version. Glad I did.
My son is happier than a pig in sh_t atm.
Another thing is that you can control Media player with it or any other program for that matter using a simple program called JoytoKey.