Get The Xbox One Controller's Wireless Dongle For The Cost Of A Pub Meal

It'll cost you about the same as a good pub lunch, comes with free express shipping and — as Microsoft has clarified — works on Windows 7, 8.1 and Windows 10.

It's available directly through Microsoft's local online store, where you can pick up the adapter for $20.96. That includes free express shipping and free returns too, bringing the total saving to just under $20.

The store description says the Xbox wireless adapter is for use on Windows 10, but Microsoft's official knowledge base confirms it's "compatible with devices running Windows 10, Windows 8.1 or Windows 7". Note that this isn't the same adapter as what Microsoft released for the Xbox 360 controller, which supports vanilla Windows 8 (if you're still running that for some reason).

Microsoft has also pushed out an update that was correcting BSOD errors related to one of the adapter's drivers, with the latest patches coming out earlier this month. (If you want to browse the previous link instead of going through Windows Update, you'll have to use Internet Explorer or navigate through the Microsoft Download Center.)

Plenty of console gamers and PC fans who wanted a really nice controller have been enjoying the Xbox Elite pad since Christmas, and this is the final piece of the puzzle to tie it all together. It's the cheapest you can get it for and you can't get much better than buying it directly from Microsoft. And sure, the technology in the Elite isn't as cool as what Valve is trying to do with the Steam controller, but that doesn't work out of the box anywhere near as well as the Elite pad.


Comments

    This isn't just for use with the elite controller, it works with all Xbox One controllers.

    Wonder why this is so massive when dongles for keyboards etc can be smaller than your thumbnail?

      I think Xbox uses a combo of Bluetooth and wifi I heard.

    I picked one up with a standard xbone controller the other day

    Only because most games support the xbox360 controller and this is compatable.

    Also want to point out that the newer xbone controllers have a 3.5mm headphone jack in them, which i can confirm that works over the wifi, even the mic on most mobile earbuds work!

    i have bought one and it is so far a no go working so it will be going back to eb games and hopefully get a working one.

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