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  • 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: 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

    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: 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

    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: 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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Much better than Bluetooth

    Posted
    Titan5178
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    I bought this adapter after I found the bluetooth capability of the new Xbox One S controller I bought was not up to par. I had horrible lag, inability to pair, and range issues over bluetooth. However, this adapter works just like a wireless controller does on Xbox One, excellent range and no lag or pairing problems. After plugging it into your computer you press a button on the adapter and the pairing button on the controller in order to sync the controller to your computer. It's the same process as pairing a controller to an actual Xbox One. It is a rather big adapter, might be too big if you were using it with a laptop. I have it plugged into the back of my desktop so it is out of sight.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Absolute must have for Windows 10

    Posted
    Cross
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    While many on PC tell you to that you need a mouse and keyboard, there are many games that are better enjoyed with a controller (Assassin's Creed, Fallout, etc). This device is a must! It has a much further wireless distance than the Xbox One and was very simple to get it going. Just plug in, pair and play. For those wondering if the Xbox One controller will work with older games that used Xbox 360 controllers, the answer is a yes for many older titles I tested (GTA IV, Call Of Duty Black Ops 1, Fallout 3 and New Vegas, etc). Some will allow audio via the headphone jack with a headset, some will not. Best part is, I can now seamlessly talk to my Xbox friends via the Xbox app on Windows 10.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Xbox one on you pc

    Posted
    hellscreem
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    Perfect works on my tablet on my PC and will link 10 devices works wonderfully has great range have never had a disconnection or any errors with it. And I use my Xbox one controller on my PC frequently. It's simple no real hassles just link it with your controller with the sync buttons on both thus stick and the controller and pow done. However if you are taking the controller back and forth between your consol and PC it requires syncing each time or so mine does so I just got another controller and have one for each now. Only because i didn't want to keep syncing when I kept changing plus of someone wanted to be on PC and Xbox one at the same time well then I needed two anyway.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works just as Expected

    Posted
    Comixcroz
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    This is plug and play and does as you would expect it to, it just works. 2 things to keep in mind and if you know this going in you won't be disappointed. 1) The sync button will need to be used again. Sometimes when the PC is turned off, it will lose its sync. No big deal, just press the button the device and the controller and you are good to go. 2) If your PC is not on your desktop, you will need to use a provided USB extension cord. Again, no big deal but I was expecting the wireless connection to be strong enough to accommodate the device being placed directly in the USB port, even if the computer is under the desk.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Only works with Xbox One Controllers

    Posted
    LordTreant
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    Needed a new wireless receiver after my Xbox360 Doppler died. Unfortunately those are tough to come by now so had to upgrade to this adapter. Unfortunately it does not work with Xbox360 controllers, so had to pair it with an xbox one controller. This is a money grab tactic by Microsoft, by making it not compatible... however it does work flawless with pc usage. Only reason I'm rating 4 stars is because it is not compatible with the xbox 360 controllers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice accessory

    Posted
    CrazyIvan
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    This dongle is needed to use your Xbox One controllers wireless function on your PC and does exactly that. I noticed that it doesn't come with very clear instructions on how you set it up so that would be my only negative. If you have Windows 10 the drivers should already be there so you simply need to sync your controller with the dongle. You might also want to update your controllers firmware the directions for which can be found online easily. One other thing of note is that you don't technically need this to use your controller with your PC, to do that all you have to do is plug it in with a USB cord.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    Posted
    Lucas
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    If you are like me and have family members fighting over the TV while you are trying to play a game, or you like to play games on your computer that require a controller, then this is just what you need. I like to stream my XBOX One to my ProTab3 so I can sit next to my wife and play while she watches TV. I bought this so I can have my computer on my lap and not have short cables dictating how close my computer is to my face. I use it for all my PCs weather I'm playing a PC game on my Desktop,or streaming my XBOX One to my ProTab3.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    To play wireless on your PC

    Posted
    jsghost
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    It works right out of the box. It just requires installing drivers, which windows automatically does it for you. The adapter can be a bit bulky if you connect it directly. It is great that it includes a usb cable since connecting directly may block other usb ports. There are included instructions to connect your Xbox controller. I had no issue connecting and testing the controller on games.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised, could be smaller

    Posted
    Stiggosaurus
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    This adapter does exactly what it states on the box and does it very well. The adapter will (finally!) allow you to use a wireless Xbox One controller on your Windows 10 PC. Installation is painless, as the adapter will be automatically detected and the most recent driver installed in most cases. My only real complaint is it's size. This thing is fairly massive for no more than it is doing. Perhaps this is to increase range, but it definitely seems to be a heck of a lot bigger than it really needs to be.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Enables XB1 controller wirless with Win10 ONLY

    Posted
    BrianT
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    The USB dongle is large by today's standards (as of writing 12/4/15), but it does the trick of syncing your controller with your PC. My only caveat is that they took something so simple and made it into a promo for Windows 10 by making it exclusive to only that OS, thereby totally ignoring their previous install base for other OS';s (Win7 & Win8 - they fixed this alot with patches and there was a lot of software available to get back your start button (like Stardock's Start 8). I don't want to use Windows 10 right now as it still has tons of bugs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    works as it should

    Posted
    KaizArgh
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    Works great only wish i had more range. You will need to use the dongle cable to aim it forward your way or you can use a front usb port. Other than that I really like how you can connect the stereo headset adapter and use any 3.5mm headset to speak wirelessly on pc games. My favorite is that you use it with Skype and be playing games and hearing everything over the 3.5mm. be sure to update your controller. I won't knock off any stars for the range due to this being a great buy if you already have the controller and headset adapter.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Stable, first party adapter.

    Posted
    skyisawesome
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    This is overall a great product. It is reasonably priced at $25 with a good connection range. It does have a lot of trouble connecting to controllers for the first time or reconnecting when moving locations (i.e. to another port or computer). When it does connect properly, the response time is fast, and the connection is stable, with very little lag or interference. I am disappointed Microsoft will not release drivers for older operating systems, right now it only works with Windows 10. I would definitely recommend this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend