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Need a wireless controller. Best options?

jacobbones

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So I am looking for a wireless controller to connect to a pc running windows 7

I use a wired xbox 360 controller and it works well but I have to go wireless as pc will be to far away.

What are my best options?
Aren't the new xbox one S controllers Bluetooth? Would I just need to get a Generic Bluetooth USB dongle to connect ?

Please let me know a good option to look at
 

Dosflores

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Connecting an Xbox One controller via Bluetooth is not supported on Windows 7:

https://support.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-on-windows/accessories/xbox-one-wireless-controller-differences-on-windows-operating-systems

Anyway, vibration doesn't work perfectly via Bluetooth, so I recommend that you buy an Xbox Wireless Adapter. Note that there are two versions of it, and only one of them supports Windows versions other than 10.

https://www.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-one/accessories/controllers/windows-wireless-adapter

https://www.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-one/accessories/adapters/wireless-adapter-windows

The Steam Controller is also a good choice if you don't mind having to get used to it, and to fine-tune its configuration for every game. Once you do, it has the advantage of a very good motion sensor, which is really helpful for shooters. And it allows you to wirelessly control your entire PC via its keyboard and mouse emulation.
 

jacobbones

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I was looking into doing the dual shock 4 Bluetooth route but was afraid of the range. 20 feet through a couple walls.

Ended up buying a xbox 360 USB wireless adapter from amazon. I have couple 360 controller collecting dust so ill give that a go
 

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