Xbox One news: console now benefits from wireless controller with 3.5mm headphones support, Wireless Adapter for Windows 10 devices


Xbox One owners and gamers have a lot of reasons to be happy, as Microsoft released an all-new wireless controller that is set to provide a much improved gaming experience for every gamer.

Microsoft now offers an all-new Xbox One Wireless Controller, which comes out of the box with all future Xbox One units. The release of the new accessory was announced by Larry Hryb aka Major Nelson through the official Xbox blog.

The new wireless controller features a 3.5mm headphone jack, which allows gamers to use their favorite gaming headphones and plug it straight into the controller. While the console package comes with a chat headphone, all headphones with a 3.5mm connector can be used for the controller. With the new built-in jack, gamers can play their favourite games without having to stay close to the console, as their controller and headphones will work as one.

Microsoft also fine-tuned the bumpers for more consistent performance anywhere along the full surface of the bumper. The new controller can now also receive firmware updates over the air (OTA), without having to connect it to the console via a USB connector.

Thinking of having the new controller, but don’t want to upgrade console? The new wireless controlled is also available for a stand-alone purchase, and is available in two variants: a standard black and a special camouflage black-silver color called the Xbox One Covert Forces Special Edition Wireless Controller.

Microsoft will also be releasing this fall the Xbox Wireless Adapter a USB dongle devices that allows the Xbox Wireless Controller to be used on any computer, laptop, or tablet that is running on Windows 10, giving the same gaming experience as that of the Xbox One, with in-game chat and high quality stereo audio. The Xbox Wireless Adapter can be bought for only $24.99, while a bundle edition with the Wireless Controller is priced for $79.95.