Xbox One Wireless Adapter Now Supports Windows 7, 8.1

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ShinKikaru

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Now if it were only backwards compatible with the Xbox360 controllers... That would make this adapter an instant buy for me.

I have not used the XboxOne controller yet but I haven't seen a compelling reason to upgrade quite yet.
 

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Punk move MS. If people are so determined to use outdated technology then let them deal with the drawbacks of that. You should not be rewarding people for purposely staying behind the times. If they want to stay on 7 and 8.1 then screw em they don't get to play with the new toys.
 

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Someone like me... I do most of my gaming on my HTPC from the couch. I'm currently using the 360 controller and adapter... But I bought the XBO version during black Friday sales.

I'm still using Win 7 because i wanted to give Win 10 a chance to have more bugs ironed out. I'll Install my free upgradea week or two before or goes away.

In the mean time, this is good news for me.
 

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This may sound silly but what exactly is this used for?
This allows you to use a Xbox One wireless controller to play games on your computer. You could use the controllers before with a wired attachment. But now users with Windows 7 or 8.1 can play without the attachment. As the article said, if you had Windows 10, you could have used this from October.
 

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First thing first: I can't thumb people up or down on mobile.

Second: $25 is not cheap by any means. $15 is far more reasonable

Third: This should have been the case from the get go, but is welcome nonetheless.

I have win 10, and people should not be forced to upgrade all their products and force them into some unified environment. If Windows 10 is truly a long term windows, anyone who doesn't upgrade by June is either a moron or a pirate since they will eventually be forced to once win 7 and win 8 lose support.

Does anyone know if this maps properly with old 360 mapped games???
 

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I think $25 is fair. It's not like you have to buy one for each controller. If you want something cheaper, you can go with the third-party knock-offs that NEVER work properly. For me, I don't mind spending a small Microsoft-branded premium for something that I know will be 100% compatible and will work 100% of the time.
 

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Now if it were only backwards compatible with the Xbox360 controllers... That would make this adapter an instant buy for me.

I have not used the XboxOne controller yet but I haven't seen a compelling reason to upgrade quite yet.
Now if it were only backwards compatible with the Xbox360 controllers... That would make this adapter an instant buy for me.

I have not used the XboxOne controller yet but I haven't seen a compelling reason to upgrade quite yet.
As far as XBOX360 goes... there's a billion and one $8 wireless adapters on ebay. So that ship has sailed, you can get those dirt cheap now.
 

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My 360 wireless adapter blew a fuse after 6 months I think. I fixed it with a bit of solder and it's been working fine ever since but AFAIK it was a common problem.
 

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Now if it were only backwards compatible with the Xbox360 controllers... That would make this adapter an instant buy for me.

I have not used the XboxOne controller yet but I haven't seen a compelling reason to upgrade quite yet.
360 controllers still work fine, that much is true. But I think this is really nice for those who own an XB1 and thus already have a controller. I'm probably going to pick one up an XB1 at some point... one other great feature honkuimushi pointed out is that you don't need to choose between wired and wireless like the 360. You can hook up a microUSB cable to the XB1 wireless controller and use it on PC without an adapter, so there's more flexibility.
 

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I just got mine working. Some notes:

Run windows update to get the driver for the wireless device. There is no re-distributable download posted for the driver.

Right clicking the unrecognized device and selecting "properties" ->"driver" tab -> "update driver" -> "search automatically for updated driver software" does NOT work. The driver will NOT be found even if it searches Windows Update. Microsoft should really fix this...
 

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I think $25 is fair. It's not like you have to buy one for each controller. If you want something cheaper, you can go with the third-party knock-offs that NEVER work properly. For me, I don't mind spending a small Microsoft-branded premium for something that I know will be 100% compatible and will work 100% of the time.
there is no such thing as 100% in the tech world. and it's a dongle. A DONGLE. you know, the things that come for FREE with SO MANY OTHER PRODUCTS THAT REQUIRE THEM.

let's not forget that MS took their time releasing it. i stick with my "$25 is too much" sentiment. i'll grab it on a sale.
 

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Oh look, once again Microsoft only changes their anti-consumer polices after hundreds of complaints and overwhelming Internet pressure. Microsoft's gaming division makes Sony look good and that's pretty difficult.
 

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Pretty sure the Wireless Adapter retails for $24.99
Pretty sure the Wireless adapter retails for $24.99
Yeah, the adapter is cheap, $25.. no way it's $50.. come on toms
The source for the news was Larry Hyrb's Twitter feed.
https://twitter.com/majornelson/status/675012608248913920

he provide a link to the adaptor at Amazon right in that tweet, which has a listed price of $49.99

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00ZB7W4QU/34a6-20?linkId=19478340


I had no reason to question the listed price based on its source, especially because that it Microsoft's Amazon page listing it at $49.99
Amazon also generally has competitive pricing on things like this, though the Microsoft Store has them out of stock right now so take that as you will.

 

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That's fine, but it is $24.99 literally everywhere else and most certainly not out of stock.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16874103517s

Not sure why it is so expensive.

There is a combo deal for XB1 Controller + Wireless Dongle for $79.95 which does not reflect Amazon's price for the dongle alone.
http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Xbox-Controller-Wireless-Adapter-Windows/dp/B015IX3X3E/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1450113502&sr=8-4&keywords=windows+xbox+wireless+adapter

I think microsoft has coordinated a price gauge for their Amazon store conveniently timed with the holiday shopping rush. That sounds like the microsoft we know and love.
 

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I think $25 is fair. It's not like you have to buy one for each controller. If you want something cheaper, you can go with the third-party knock-offs that NEVER work properly. For me, I don't mind spending a small Microsoft-branded premium for something that I know will be 100% compatible and will work 100% of the time.
there is no such thing as 100% in the tech world. and it's a dongle. A DONGLE. you know, the things that come for FREE with SO MANY OTHER PRODUCTS THAT REQUIRE THEM.

let's not forget that MS took their time releasing it. i stick with my "$25 is too much" sentiment. i'll grab it on a sale.
This is not included because the XBoxOne controller is meant to be used with the XBoxOne, the use on a PC is a separate thing and would require an adapter. Hell you can't even officially use the PS4 controller on the PC without separate software and (if you don't have bluetooth built in) an adapter that you have to buy. Expecting the controller to have an adapter for the PC is just not something a logical person would think since it make no real sense and for someone who only uses it for the console (its primary use) is useless.
 

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This is not included because the XBoxOne controller is meant to be used with the XBoxOne, the use on a PC is a separate thing and would require an adapter. Hell you can't even officially use the PS4 controller on the PC without separate software and (if you don't have bluetooth built in) an adapter that you have to buy. Expecting the controller to have an adapter for the PC is just not something a logical person would think since it make no real sense and for someone who only uses it for the console (its primary use) is useless.
The xbox one controller is definitely suppose to be used with windows, it's part of Microsoft's plan to create one giant ecosystem. Plus there actually is a bundle for it although it's debatable if it should be free https://www.microsoft.com/accessories/en-us/products/gaming/xbox-one-controller-wireless-adapter-for-windows10/ng6-00001 I personally feel $25 retail is fine especially since chances are it'll go on sale. After all it supports 8 controllers and 4 headsets

Also saying use on a PC is a separate thing and would require an adapter is partially false. I have the xbox one controller with a micro usb cable and it works as intended on windows 7, many games have controller support and Microsoft even released a windows version for the xbox 360 so they knew there was demand. Why the wireless adapter required Windows 10 before is a mystery especially since the adapter came out about a year after the console/controller
 

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Nobody reads correctly ?

Yeah it is 48.99$ on the amazon page... but it's not sold by amazon. It's a reseller that have stock and sell them at a higher price because of the limited availability...

Sold by mnbiz (tax free) and Fulfilled by Amazon.
 
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