My first prototype was half the size of the current one. I couldn't get the electronics and my hands in it at the same time. So it ended up being as pictured. I do have to say.. Isn't it much better playing the game and NOT having to pick up that controller to make changes or navigate the game?? Some time my son is like..Dads River Dancing again! as he sees me tapping the ****ons to get something done in the game.