[TiG] Review: Xbox One Wireless Adapter for Windows

Hey guys, this is Yousef with ThatsItGuys.com here and today we’ll be looking at the Xbox One Wireless Adapter for Windows. [Super Sweet Intro] When Microsoft announced the Xbox One console, PC gamers were looking forward to using the new controller for their games. When Microsoft finally got the drivers up, I made a tutorial video on how to get that working. One of the most common questions we received was “can it be connected wirelessly everyone was asking me was “is it wireless?” Unfortunately, before this device came out, you had to have a micro-USB cable in order to use an Xbox One controller on a PC. But, Microsoft has finally released a wireless adapter for Windows 10, so let’s take a look at the new features of the Xbox One Wireless Adapter for Windows. For starters, the Xbox One Wireless Adapter for Windows makes a huge leap forward over the Xbox 360 wireless adapter by making it compatible with up to eight controllers instead of four, as well as making it compatible with wireless chat headsets. This is huge for split screen gaming on a tv or projector for games such as Rocket League.

For specifications, this adapter is around 3 inches wide, 1 inch tall, and a quarter inch thick. I did not find any specifications on the wireless range, though I tested it myself, and it seemed to work around 30 feet away, which is about 10 meters, even behind walls. One nice feature that I liked is the ability to use the default headset that comes with the Xbox one as a microphone and speaker for a computer. I was able to use this headset to listen to my game, as well as make Skype calls with it, all using this wireless adapter. So far, the adapter has been extremely easy to use and has worked better than the previous Xbox 360 wireless adapter. The driver installation was flawless on Windows 10, but I plan to put up a tutorial later on how to install the wireless adapter. The final score for the Microsoft Xbox One Adapter for Windows is a 9/10. For all the features and value this controller brings for only $25, it deserves a 10/10.

The reason why I gave it a 9 out of 10 is because it is only supported for Windows 10 devices. Not Windows 8, not Windows 7, and not Mac or Linux. Other than that, Microsoft has a really solid wireless adapter. The ability to connect 8 controllers makes it great for split screen games – and the surprising ability to use the Xbox One chat headsets really push the adapter over the top. For more tech reviews and tutorials – including how to connect the Xbox One controller to your PC, subscribe to our YouTube Channel here and visit our website at ThatsItGuys.com, and thanks for watching.

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