Microsoft Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows
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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. *For use with the Xbox One Wireless Controller or Xbox Wireless Controller and controller compatible games on PCs and Tablets running Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 with USB 2.0 or USB 3.0. Not compatible with controllers designed for Xbox 360. Significant firmware update may be required; ISP fees apply. Not all controller features available on Windows 7 and 8.1. Please visit xbox.com/xboxone/controller update for more information.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #101 in Video Games
- Color: Black
- Brand: Microsoft
- Model: HK9-00001
- Released on: 2015-10-27
- ESRB Rating: Rating Pending
- Platform: Windows 10
- Dimensions: 1.80" h x 6.10" w x 5.60" l, .42 pounds
- Play your Xbox Wireless Controller on Windows PCs, laptops, and tablets.
- For use with the Xbox One Wireless Controller or Xbox Wireless Controller and controller compatible games on PCs and Tablets running Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 with USB 2.0 or USB 3.0. Not compatible with controllers designed for Xbox 360.
- Supports up to 8 wireless controllers, plus up to 4 chat headsets or 2 stereo headsets.
- 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.
- Includes USB extender cable.
Most helpful customer reviews
148 of 158 people found the following review helpful.
It works! Read the product description..
By Gadget Enthusiast
I’ve been excited for this product to arrive ever since the Xbox One controller was released. The Xbox One controller feels much better than the 360 ergonomically, and I wanted to make the switch over when playing games such as Rocket League. In the meantime, I’ve sufficed by plugging in via USB cable, but if I stream from my TV, it’s much more difficult.
The USB dongle is big, I’m not gonna lie. The nice thing is that it is slim, so you won’t have issues plugging in other USB devices next to it if they’re in vertical parallel but it’s definitely long, and a little wide. Looks like an older USB wifi dongle. I had to remove my Logitech dongle to fit it into my laptop, where they are all horizontal in series. Note, there is a USB extender cable included in the box that you can use to prevent this issue. I would actually recommend using it, to prevent any potential interference from being plugged in close proximity to other devices. On my desktop, I was connected via USB 2.0, on my laptop I was connected via USB 3.0. I noticed no difference in performance, the dongle worked on both ports.
After plugging the unit into my computer, the drivers installed automatically. I restarted for good measure, then pressed the sync buttons on my controller and the dongle simultaneously. White light flashes while searching, then goes solid after paired. Same went with my controller. You can do this to connect multiple devices. It does NOT disconnect currently connected devices, they remain paired.
I tested using Rocket League (pretty much the only game I’m going to be using right now), the device worked flawlessly without any issues for me. Moving to my laptop connected to my tv downstairs, I comfortably played again at a distance of ~15 feet from the dongle with no issues, either. Again, the laptop is running Windows 10.
The controller will automatically sleep after inactivity, just like a 360 controller. Merely press it and it’ll wake up and automatically connect to the dongle again, no problem. My computer makes a connection sound when it detects it’s woken up. Pressing on the home key with Steam running launches Big Picture mode.
I have literally only owned this product for less than an hour, but so far everything is working swimmingly.
• I am using Windows 10, as it is a stated requirement for the dongle to work. So if you are using 7 or 8, be prepared for incompatibilities. I tested on my friend’s desktop running Windows 7, and the drivers would not install.
• I used an Xbox One controller (Titanfall edition) – I did try my 360 controller but it did not work, as was expected.
• Everything worked out of the box for me. After the driver installed, I did restart my computer before trying to use the controller.
• Controller works fine at least 15 feet away from the dongle. I did not try further yet.
• The dongle was not loose in the USB port, as another user commented. It does ‘shift’ slightly, but there’s no worry of it falling out or losing connection randomly.
I will later test to see if this is compatible with my Steamlink, and update accordingly.
I see lots of people disgruntled that it's only compatible with Windows 10, and that it's a surprise. Read the product description. It says it's only for Xbox One controllers and Windows 10. Seriously people, read!
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
Great product, but make sure you have Windows 10
By C R
Works as advertised on my Windows 10 PC. I upgraded my operating system because my X1 controllers wouldn't work with Windows 7. After buying this plug-in I'm able to use the controllers wirelessly (a huge plus) and even attach a headset for mic chat. This dongle works perfectly well, but even more so the Windows 10 integration of Xbox live is seriously impressive. If your looking for wireless for your controllers, get this but make sure you have Windows 10 first... You won't regret the upgrade. Besides, if you have any sorts of disabilities (search it) the upgrade is still free.
Does what its supposed to
Has a long range
Allows voice-chat via attached mic
Can recognize multiple controllers at once
Allows easy swapping between PC and Console with controllers
Easy installation with Windows 10
Great integration with Windows 10
Doesn't work with older versions of Windows
Large and bulky design
Requires a usb-port for something that should be integrated in new windows PCs
Tiny sync button
Doesn't display number of connected controllers directly on the device
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
Plug and Play - Windows 10 x64
By Dodd Rivers
Glad I was able to use this in conjunction with an existing controller to connect to PC/Steam when my wired controller went down. Since I already had Xbox One and some wireless controllers, this was much cheaper than buying a whole new controller. The OEM Microsoft controllers are sturdier and better built than the knockoffs anyway. Also, the added benefit of wireless is nice.
The only downside is that I think wired controller input may be slightly faster, not that the input lag is really noticeable.