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Xbox One Wireless Adapter for Windows 10 - £16.99 @ Base.com

£16.99 @ Base.com
Cheapest I've seen new since the Amazon deal of £16.13 on September the 10th last year. Blurb: With the Xbox Wireless Adapter, experience the advanced precision and comfort of your Xbox Wireless Co… Read More
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5m, 1w agoFound 5 months, 1 week ago
Cheapest I've seen new since the Amazon deal of £16.13 on September the 10th last year.

Blurb: With the Xbox Wireless Adapter, experience the advanced precision and comfort of your Xbox Wireless Controller on Windows 10 PCs, laptops, and tablets. Use it with PC games, and Xbox One games streamed to Windows 10, to elevate your game wherever you want to play.

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1 x Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows 10
1 x USB Extension Cable
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1 Like #1
still way too expensive seeing as the newer controllers support Bluetooth anyway and the fact that steam now fully supports ps4 controllers via Bluetooth.
#2
Is this the same one they were doing last month for £5 something? which I purchased
#3
Sorry something completely different thought it was the Xbox One Digital TV Tuner looked the same :) .
#4
UberPark
still way too expensive seeing as the newer controllers support Bluetooth anyway and the fact that steam now fully supports ps4 controllers via Bluetooth.

Yup, I agree but at the end of the day if you need one you need one.
#5
This is pretty much the norm. Just get one off ebay for cheap. They work well ;)

Edited By: imdurc on Feb 14, 2017 13:24: typo
#6
I grant you it isn't an amazing deal but the usual price is around £18-20. I thought as people might be buying the Argos Xbox Elite controller deal they might want to know the cheapest price to get an adapter.
#7
UberPark
still way too expensive seeing as the newer controllers support Bluetooth anyway and the fact that steam now fully supports ps4 controllers via Bluetooth.

Do you know if you can use those cheap ebay bluetooth adapters for PCs with the newer XB1 pads and the DS4?

Someone told me you could but i'm not sure.
1 Like #8
You can yes. Obviously has to be the Bluetooth XB1 controller not any of the earlier models or the Elite and I think you need Windows 10. You'll need something like DS4Windows for the DS4. The biggest problem I had was needing to update the FW on my XB1 controller but that was easily done through the Xbox Accessories app free off the MS store, just plug it in via a cable and start the App, if it needs updating it'll do right away.

Only downside is I don't think there is a way of running two of the Bluetooth XB1 controllers at the same time but hopefully that'll change in the future.

Edited By: Speedsurfer on Feb 13, 2017 20:32
#9
got a gaming pc recently and was using my wired elite controller.. i hate wires anyway this beauty has been a god send. works out of the box just press the sync button steam or no steam it works great. yeah its a s**tty bit of plastic but it does the job well, worth every penny to me.
#10
I still use my Xbox 360 controllers via the wireless 360 dongle thing when i am PC/Steam gaming on steam big screen, so as of yet i have no reason to buy this.

BUT, if it drops to say £5 at some point i will pick one up, just to have it there.
1 Like #11
Wireless adapters tend to hold their value pretty well so I can't see it going sub £5 anytime soon short of a pricing error. If your goal is to future proof your system for when the 360 controllers die or get broken I'd suggest instead getting a Bluetooth adapter if your motherboard doesn't already have it built-in. That way you can buy the latest version of the Xbox One controller, plus Bluetooth can be useful for other things as well.
1 Like #12
I have an Elite and this for PC gaming. The Elite lacks bluetooth but you're paying the premium you may as well go all the way and get the dongle for it. Totally worth it.

One tip is if you find you struggle to reconnect your pad to this dongle sometimes when you turn your machine back on after being off a while, it's the power settings for the dongle.

Go in your device manager, find it under network adapters. Click it and go to power management. Make sure you uncheck 'allow the computer to turn off this device to save power'. Fixed.
#13
UberPark
still way too expensive seeing as the newer controllers support Bluetooth anyway and the fact that steam now fully supports ps4 controllers via Bluetooth.

There's a lot of limitations with the bluetooth connection - only one control pad is officially supported and you can't use a headset plugged into the control pad:

http://support.xbox.com/en-GB/xbox-on-windows/accessories/connect-and-troubleshoot-xbox-one-bluetooth-issues-windows-10

I thought the wireless adapter is overpriced but on the other hand it's worked well with multiple controllers and the stereo headset without any hassle.

John
#14
What annoys me with this is that it doesn't support audio in Windows 7.
#15
Should come with the elite controller as standard. Way overpriced, don't encourage it!
#16
vulcanproject
I have an Elite and this for PC gaming. The Elite lacks bluetooth but you're paying the premium you may as well go all the way and get the dongle for it. Totally worth it.
One tip is if you find you struggle to reconnect your pad to this dongle sometimes when you turn your machine back on after being off a while, it's the power settings for the dongle.
Go in your device manager, find it under network adapters. Click it and go to power management. Make sure you uncheck 'allow the computer to turn off this device to save power'. Fixed.

Thanks for the tip, should save a few people some hassle.

Johnmcl7
UberPark
still way too expensive seeing as the newer controllers support Bluetooth anyway and the fact that steam now fully supports ps4 controllers via Bluetooth.
There's a lot of limitations with the bluetooth connection - only one control pad is officially supported and you can't use a headset plugged into the control pad:http://support.xbox.com/en-GB/xbox-on-windows/accessories/connect-and-troubleshoot-xbox-one-bluetooth-issues-windows-10
I thought the wireless adapter is overpriced but on the other hand it's worked well with multiple controllers and the stereo headset without any hassle.
John

I do wonder if that is a limitation of the Bluetooth standard they used for the controller to save money or intentional to make people purchase a wireless adapter as well.

Malabus
Should come with the elite controller as standard. Way overpriced, don't encourage it!

Considering its more aimed at Xbox One owners they are not going to include something you most likely wouldn't use, that would not be a smart move tbh. Yes it is expensive but at the end of the day the industry has a lot more wrong with than a single very expensive controller.

Edited By: Speedsurfer on Feb 15, 2017 10:29
#17
It's beyond what Bluetooth is designed for and if they wanted to force people to buy the witless adapter they'd never have implemented Bluetooth and windows driver support in the first place.
#18
Johnmcl7
It's beyond what Bluetooth is designed for and if they wanted to force people to buy the witless adapter they'd never have implemented Bluetooth and windows driver support in the first place.

It isn't beyond what Bluetooth is designed for though. Think about it; the PS3 released in 2006 had support for 7 Bluetooth controllers using Bluetooth 2.0. Here we are in 2017 with what I assume is Bluetooth 4.0 because that is what the Xbox One S console uses and we can only use one controller at a time on Windows 10.

There has to be more to it.
#19
It isn't beyond the latest standards of bluetooth but without doubt the dongle is really what you want on PC for an xbone controller.

They just work with everything. They are stable. Range is massive. It's just better, for the sake of £17. I know we're here to save money and get bargains but just get a dongle, it's plug and play then.
#20
Speedsurfer
Wireless adapters tend to hold their value pretty well so I can't see it going sub £5 anytime soon short of a pricing error. If your goal is to future proof your system for when the 360 controllers die or get broken I'd suggest instead getting a Bluetooth adapter if your motherboard doesn't already have it built-in. That way you can buy the latest version of the Xbox One controller, plus Bluetooth can be useful for other things as well.

I have a BT pad, came with the xbox slim model, but it is tucked way for a rainy day as i already have two of the normal pads, so that is 3 xb1 pads, 3 wireless xbox 360 pads, 1 wired 360 pad and a offical charge cable.....so i might pick up one of these in say 10 years time. lol
#21
Speedsurfer
Johnmcl7
It's beyond what Bluetooth is designed for and if they wanted to force people to buy the witless adapter they'd never have implemented Bluetooth and windows driver support in the first place.
It isn't beyond what Bluetooth is designed for though. Think about it; the PS3 released in 2006 had support for 7 Bluetooth controllers using Bluetooth 2.0. Here we are in 2017 with what I assume is Bluetooth 4.0 because that is what the Xbox One S console uses and we can only use one controller at a time on Windows 10.
There has to be more to it.

Multiple PS3 controllers are also hit and miss over bluetooth on PC's and the PS3 wireless headsets used separate bluetooth connections. Also consoles are very different in that the manufacturer has complete control over all the hardware and all the software while even though Microsoft have the OS and the controller/driver in Windows, they don't have control of the bluetooth hardware in between. Given the bluetooth feature was added to allow the controller to wok with a PC, it makes no sense at all to then artificially restrict it and I'm sure for many people a single controller with no headset is all that's needed.

John

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