All the photos for this product - show the original variant of this controller. The original Variant had the cable soldered on to the controller, meaning, if the cable went bad, you were done for.But as you can see with the photo I provided, this new model is a bit different.This new revision has a micro USB port on the controller that the cable plugs into. The port itself lies about 6 mm within the plastic, which is a good thing. That means the cable won't wiggle the port loose over time.Unless they completely discontinued the previous unit, getting this variant might literally be based on lottery.A lot of the negative reviews are most certainly from people who rough handle their products.With the unit that has the cable soldered onto it, NEVER WRAP IT AROUND THE CONTROLLER. Over time, continuity will be lost.And with this new revision, plug the cable into the controller as straight as possible, don't yank on it or blindly try to plug it in. It should honestly last a long time.