Microsoft - Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows - Black

With the Xbox Wireless Adapter, experience the advanced precision and comfort of your Xbox Wireless Controller on Windows PCs, laptops, and tablets. Use it with PC games, and Xbox One games streamed to Windows, to elevate your game wherever you want to play.
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Overview

What's Included


  • Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows
  • USB extender cable

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1108 out of 1155)

Features


Use an Xbox One controller wirelessly on your Windows PC, laptop, and tablet

Simply bind the Adapter to your Wireless Controller to enable the same gaming experience you are used to on Xbox One, including in-game chat and high quality stereo audio.

Supports up to 8 wireless controllers, plus up to 4 chat headsets or 2 stereo headsets

Includes USB extender cable


Customer rating

4.7
96%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A minor hassle to set up but works great

    Posted
    saturnotaku
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    I purchased this adapter along with the Xbox One Limited Edition Halo 5: Guardians Wireless Controller to use on my gaming mini PC. Straight away, this adapter loses a few points for only supporting Windows 10. I guess this is yet another way Microsoft is trying to encourage people to adopt that operating system. That being said, once you do a bit of work shutting down its privacy-invading "features," Windows 10 isn't terrible. In fact, from an overall functionality perspective, I think I actually prefer it to Windows 8.1, however I won't be rushing to install it on other machines in my household. Back to the controller adapter. Getting it set up on my PC wasn't the plug-and-play experience I was expecting. At first, I thought it was dead right out of the box. The little light on the side wasn't illuminated, and my controller wouldn't pair with it. It turns out that my Windows 10 installation did not have the proper drivers for this device. It was recognized as being connected to the computer, but Windows device manager reported it as "XBOX ACC" with the dreaded yellow exclamation mark next to it. Because Microsoft claims this device should be plug and play in Windows 10, they don't have a place on the Xbox portion of their website to download a driver. That doesn't mean a driver doesn't exist for you to download; it simply requires you to take a few extra steps, so if your Xbox One wireless adapter is not working on your Windows 10 PC, try the following: 1) Use Internet Explorer or the Microsoft Edge browser and visit catalog_dot_update_dot_microsoft_dot_com (remove the underscores and replace "dot" with periods). You must use IE or Edge - other browsers will not work. 2) Search for "xbox wireless" using the box at the top of the page. It will bring up a list of about 17 items. You will want to select "Microsoft - Other hardware - Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows" version 21.50.58.120, dated 11/3/2015. Add the file to your download basket and save it to your desktop. 3) The download comes in the form of a Microsoft catalog file with a .cat extension. I used a freeware program called 7Zip to extract the driver. After doing this, go into device manager, select the unknown XBOX ACC entry, then update driver. Choose the option to manually install the driver and use the wizard to browse to where you extracted the .cat file. The driver should install, and then you can pair your controller per the setup guide. The controller now works perfectly. It was a little bit of a hassle to get past the initial setup, but it was definitely worth it. Now I can play games from my couch without having a lengthy USB cable running across the floor.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does what it supposed to do

    Posted
    Dford
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    There isn't much to say about this. It will let you use your Xbox one controller on your pc wirelessly . setup is easy but it's losing one star because for now (as far as I've researched) it can only be used in Windows 10. Also something that the instructions don't tell you is that you need to update the firmware of the controller on the pc. I couldn't get game audio to come through the headset connected to the controller. To solve this there is an app on the windows store called Xbox accessiories. Download it and you will then be able to update the controllers firmware and use the headset jack in the controller. On the witcher 3 however cut scenes still play audio through the speakers , could be an issue with that particular game though. All and all still worth the 25 bucks to use your controller wirelessly on your computer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Controller to PC Gaming at it's best

    Posted
    TairenWolfe
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    Previously I used an adapter for my Xbox 360 controller to play my games. Unfortunately my 360 controller was getting pretty worn out so I decided to check out this product and switch over to the x bone controller. I have to say, I am very pleased with my purchase. This adapter is efficient, small and easy to use. It's design and shape are pleasing and easily placed anywhere around may tower with plenty of cable to work with. I play my game from across my living room in my recliner and range is no problem with this adapter. I can go anywhere in my house and hold a conversation on my headset without picking up any static or cut out. I feel the range with which this adapter clearly picks up my controller and headset is farther than my x bone. To sum it up I'm happy with the product i purchased and would recommend it to my friends and have.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works great after making it work

    Posted
    Jesse
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    I want to start off by saying there are no problems with the adapter after you get it connected to the controller. The problem I have is it will not connect automatically 90% of the time. I'm on a Windows 10 machine and there should be no compatibility issues with this adapter. When I log in to Windows and hit the Xbox button on the controller it will sometimes connect right away and everything is great. Most of the time, however, I have to manually unplug the adapter from my PC and plug it back in to force it to start searching for the controller. This is obviously irritating and wastes a few seconds every time I want to use it. After connecting to the controller, everything works great with no lag.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

    Posted
    Vockroth
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    The instructions in the box are a vague for someone not familiar with Xbox pairing. After installing the batteries into the controller make sure to turn it ON by pressing the Xbox button. From the Xbox website: Follow these steps to bind your controller to the Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows: 1. Connect the Xbox Wireless Adapter to your Windows 10 device (so it has power), and then push the button on the Xbox Wireless Adapter. 2. Make sure the controller is powered on, and then press the controller bind button. The controller LED will blink while it's connecting. Once it connects, the LED on the adapter and controller both go solid. This thing works great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Required Accessory

    Posted
    Matt
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    About a year ago I bought a steel series bluetooth wireless controller to use for my phone. Of course it did not work correctly with the game I bought it for but I kept it for use for my computer. Eventually I got tired of it messing up and the software that comes with it seems like an empty shell with no purpose. I finally broke down and decided i'll try this and see if it makes a difference. Since I have an Xbox One controller I gave it a shot and man what a world of difference. All games are compatible with it and there are no more crazy button presses or weird quarks at all. Wish I would have got this a long time ago! If you have windows 10 and an Xbox One this is a much needed accessory just in case you happen to play your Xbox on your computer or for any controller based PC game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Extremely Useful Gadget

    Posted
    DragonSlayer
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    Works just like it says: you simply plug the sucker into your computer, hit the sync button (just like on your Xbox itself) and it recognizes your Xbox One wireless controller. Using a wireless controller for computer gaming is a simple pleasure. Not getting tangled up in USB cables or the like is extremely useful, as accidentally knocking your controller's cable out at the wrong moment can lead to heartache and defeat. This small box simply sits on your desk out of the way, while you wirelessly mash away at whatever game you're playing. The only real downside is the need for extra batteries to power your controller, or the need to occasionally plug in manually to recharge your batteries, depending on whether you're running a rechargeable battery or switching out AA's. But other than that minor inconvenience, this is an extremely useful item, and I definitely recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works Well

    Posted
    TallCinciTomD
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    Bought this for 2 reasons: My older son likes to use the Xbox controller with the PC. This allows him to do that without a wire. My younger son has some headphones that are designed for Xbox, and this allows him to use those headphones with the PC. The headphone portion works great. The game controller piece is only so-so. He says the wireless connection introduces lag to his game play, so he continues using the wire instead. I don't like that because the cord puts strain on the connection to the controller and the PC. The wireless adapter is larger than I expected. Should be smaller. It was nice that it came with a USB extension cord.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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