MICROSOFT Xbox One Wireless Gamepad with Play & Charge Kit for £32.97 @ Currys (Free C&C)
867°Expired

MICROSOFT Xbox One Wireless Gamepad with Play & Charge Kit for £32.97 @ Currys (Free C&C)

46
Found 5th Oct
Only available for collection

The greatest Xbox One controller just got better with the Microsoft Xbox One Wireless Gamepad with Play & Charge Kit.

Expert control


The controller's enhanced D-pad design is highly responsive to both sweeping and directional movements. The thumbsticks give you better grip and accuracy, while the trigger and bumpers are designed for quick control access.

Feel the action


Engineered with vibration motors in the impulse triggers, the gamepad makes you feel like you're part of the action. With precise fingertip feedback, you can feel every shot, crash and explosion.

The gamepad features a 3.5 mm stereo headset jack too. Just plug in your favourite gaming headset to immerse yourself in the sound of the game.

Game ready


With the Xbox controller's Play & Charge kit you're always ready. The wireless gamepad charges while you play and in standby mode – giving you a full charge in under four hours.

Put your skills to the test during long gaming sessions with 30 hours of battery life from a single charge. The controller's grip and contours have been designed for a more ergonomic fit, so you can play comfortably as long as you want.

Connect up to eight wireless controllers at once and enjoy an impressive 18ft wireless range with the Microsoft Xbox One Wireless Gamepad with Play & Charge.

2806719-hc3Pz.jpg

46 Comments

Managed to reserve one. Thnx

Is the controller the new model?
Edited by: "James5642" 5th Oct

Is this the Bluetooth version?

Sloth/Mod

Sadly not near me Great find though @idontflycathay and a bargain for those that have stock

By the specs I would say this is the older style without Bluetooth, but will still work with the newer "s" model of Xbox, just not with PC without an adapter.

stoneblade6 m ago

By the specs I would say this is the older style without Bluetooth, but …By the specs I would say this is the older style without Bluetooth, but will still work with the newer "s" model of Xbox, just not with PC without an adapter.


I know it's not quite the same as wireless but you can still plug into PC via a Micro USB on those.

Bossworld6 m ago

I know it's not quite the same as wireless but you can still plug into PC …I know it's not quite the same as wireless but you can still plug into PC via a Micro USB on those.


I'm not 100% sure, but I don't think this is the case. I'm sure it will only charge via USB when plugged in, but all the actual controller information is still transferred wirelessly, hence the need for the PC dongle for the older, non-Bluetooth, models. Happy to be proved wrong as I've lost my dongle

sheppio3 m ago

I'm not 100% sure, but I don't think this is the case. I'm sure it will …I'm not 100% sure, but I don't think this is the case. I'm sure it will only charge via USB when plugged in, but all the actual controller information is still transferred wirelessly, hence the need for the PC dongle for the older, non-Bluetooth, models. Happy to be proved wrong as I've lost my dongle

No still works while plugged in acting like a wired controller on pc

Specs say it has 3.5mm jack so it has to be the newer version.

Will these work on the Xbox one x guys

I'd be all over this if it worked on the PC...

It does work on a PC (wired), but depending on what Operating System you use you may need to install the driver manually. I have both this and the XBox360 wireless controller, and I prefer the XBox360 wireless controller for PC gaming. It is cheaper, too!

On the look out for the bluetooth version as well, according to MS, this one does not -

"On Bluetooth-supported controllers, the plastic around the Xbox button is part of the face of the controller. On controllers without Bluetooth, the plastic around the Xbox button is part of the top, where the bumpers are."

Also too bad even this one is not available for collection in my area either. Don't have a Xbox, but on the lookout for a nice controller I can use with my Android phone and PC

myshon41 m ago

Specs say it has 3.5mm jack so it has to be the newer version.


3 different models in total original ones, 3.5mm jack ones, and ones 3.5mm jack and Bluetooth

myshon1 h, 38 m ago

Specs say it has 3.5mm jack so it has to be the newer version.



There have been 3 models of the controller this is the 2nd edition.

sheppio1 h, 57 m ago

I'm not 100% sure, but I don't think this is the case. I'm sure it will …I'm not 100% sure, but I don't think this is the case. I'm sure it will only charge via USB when plugged in, but all the actual controller information is still transferred wirelessly, hence the need for the PC dongle for the older, non-Bluetooth, models. Happy to be proved wrong as I've lost my dongle


That was the XBOX 360 where plugging the play and charge kit into a PC only made it charge and you still needed the Crossfire receiver to actually use it as a controller.

for the Xbox one you can just connect it via micro usb to play on a pc

Play and charge kits are awful and over priced and don't last more than a year. Better to get a 4 pack of rechargeable aa batteries.

Shiki20001 h, 27 m ago

On the look out for the bluetooth version as well, according to MS, this …On the look out for the bluetooth version as well, according to MS, this one does not -"On Bluetooth-supported controllers, the plastic around the Xbox button is part of the face of the controller. On controllers without Bluetooth, the plastic around the Xbox button is part of the top, where the bumpers are."Also too bad even this one is not available for collection in my area either. Don't have a Xbox, but on the lookout for a nice controller I can use with my Android phone and PC

This doesn't come with the dongle so it's not the pc package.

Bossworld18 m ago

That was the XBOX 360 where plugging the play and charge kit into a PC …That was the XBOX 360 where plugging the play and charge kit into a PC only made it charge and you still needed the Crossfire receiver to actually use it as a controller.for the Xbox one you can just connect it via micro usb to play on a pc

You can play 360 pad via play and charge kits cable even if you don't have dongle.

Al777712 m ago

You can play 360 pad via play and charge kits cable even if you don't have …You can play 360 pad via play and charge kits cable even if you don't have dongle.

Cant, 360 pads only transmit power through play and charge kit. They still use wireless even when plugged in that way. Normal wired 360 pads would work though.

Thats one of the things they redesigned on the xbox one pad. Essentially turns into a wired controller when plugged in.

jmshaw4 m ago

Cant, 360 pads only transmit power through play and charge kit. They still …Cant, 360 pads only transmit power through play and charge kit. They still use wireless even when plugged in that way. Normal wired 360 pads would work though.Thats one of the things they redesigned on the xbox one pad. Essentially turns into a wired controller when plugged in.

My bad your right. I was getting it mixed up with the ps4 controler. I'm still wondering if it's worth upgrading my pc wireless 360 pad to the xbox 1 controller. Seems like they improved the d pad but everything else is worse.

myshon2 h, 16 m ago

Specs say it has 3.5mm jack so it has to be the newer version.


The old version still had the headphone jack also.

I would highly recommend people don't purchase the older X1 controller. This one may have the headphone jack, but it's not the S controller. These are weak and poorly made in comparison to the newer S controller. Save you money and buy the S controller.

Dekard973 m ago

I would highly recommend people don't purchase the older X1 controller. …I would highly recommend people don't purchase the older X1 controller. This one may have the headphone jack, but it's not the S controller. These are weak and poorly made in comparison to the newer S controller. Save you money and buy the S controller.

Agreed. The differences are substantial

amb47uk2 h, 22 m ago

Will these work on the Xbox one x guys

Yes. All xbox one accessories will work on the X

Al777739 m ago

Play and charge kits are awful and over priced and don't last more than a …Play and charge kits are awful and over priced and don't last more than a year. Better to get a 4 pack of rechargeable aa batteries.

I'm still using my play and charge kit that I bought with my day one xbox. No issues at all with it. My other controller uses rechargeables, I find it marginally more irritating replacing the rechargeables than just plugging in a USB cable

O
umirza8523 m ago

The old version still had the headphone jack also.


ORIGINAL CONTROLLER DIDNT ONLY 2ND AND 3RD GEN DID

Al77771 h, 4 m ago

Play and charge kits are awful and over priced and don't last more than a …Play and charge kits are awful and over priced and don't last more than a year. Better to get a 4 pack of rechargeable aa batteries.


Perhaps repost to state that your play and charge kit hasn't lasted a year.

I bought my play and charge kit from CEX nearly 3 years ago. It still hold charge for over a week for 4-5 hours gaming a night and running TB's via it. Cant fault it. I have 2 friends who are also in the same boat as me with the charge kits. PS more improvements than the D pad compared to an 360 controller. However the 360 still beats the x1 controllers in build quality.
Play and charge kits FTW.

Heat to OP...pity it aint an elite controller

WDTV1231 m ago

Perhaps repost to state that your play and charge kit hasn't lasted a …Perhaps repost to state that your play and charge kit hasn't lasted a year.I bought my play and charge kit from CEX nearly 3 years ago. It still hold charge for over a week for 4-5 hours gaming a night and running TB's via it. Cant fault it. I have 2 friends who are also in the same boat as me with the charge kits. PS more improvements than the D pad compared to an 360 controller. However the 360 still beats the x1 controllers in build quality.Play and charge kits FTW.Heat to OP...pity it aint an elite controller

Yeah, cos it would be for £32!

WDTV12319 m ago

Perhaps repost to state that your play and charge kit hasn't lasted a …Perhaps repost to state that your play and charge kit hasn't lasted a year.I bought my play and charge kit from CEX nearly 3 years ago. It still hold charge for over a week for 4-5 hours gaming a night and running TB's via it. Cant fault it. I have 2 friends who are also in the same boat as me with the charge kits. PS more improvements than the D pad compared to an 360 controller. However the 360 still beats the x1 controllers in build quality.Play and charge kits FTW.Heat to OP...pity it aint an elite controller

Go on YouTube and you will see 360 play and charge kits not charging with hundreds of thousands of views, so it's more common than you think. You can fix it with a paper clip but it's a short term fix. If you have recharable batteries you never have to use the controller wired and if a battery goes dead it's much cheaper to replace.
Edited by: "Al7777" 5th Oct

Junglis9992 h, 13 m ago

Agreed. The differences are substantial

Definitely. I personally went through 5 X1 controllers back in 2014, mainly for left thumbstick failure. Depending on the game, and the amount of force you use, the original controller could last as little as 4 weeks of gaming for a heavy handed gamer like myself. In comparison, the 360 controllers lasted me 3 years, and 4 years respectively. In fact, my last 360 controller has almost no heads left on the thumbsticks at all do to 4 years hardcore usage, although it still works faultlessly.

There were massive amounts of complaints to Microsoft about the issue, so they eventually rectified the weak areas in the gen 1 controller. I've subsequently had two S controllers since day 1 with no issues whatsoever. This is not to mention improved tactile ABYX buttons, Bluetooth, wireless connection and range, shoulder buttons and grip. There is no comparison to the original in quality.

steviefyre12 h, 3 m ago

I'm still using my play and charge kit that I bought with my day one xbox. …I'm still using my play and charge kit that I bought with my day one xbox. No issues at all with it. My other controller uses rechargeables, I find it marginally more irritating replacing the rechargeables than just plugging in a USB cable

Ditto. 4 years and still going strong

MEDICGUY11 m ago

Ditto. 4 years and still going strong

Same using the 1 I got on day 1

Ah. Put one in basket to collect within something like 2 mins. Go to check out and tells me OOS for collection. Then slowly check other stores within x + miles. No stock within 50 miles so take the offer to use Delivery instead. Then tells me OOS for delivery.

I recently bought an xbox one s with an extra controller but I don't have play and charge kits for them. Would it be worth buying two of these and selling my current controllers? (One of them is even still in the box so I imagine I would probably get back what I'd pay for these two, with the bonus of getting the play and charge kits)

My controllers are the Bluetooth ones but I don't have a pc so I don't think that matters to me, unless there are other features that make them an improvement.

James56426 h, 6 m ago

Is the controller the new model?



kovitch6 h, 2 m ago

Is this the Bluetooth version?




There have been three versions so far - the original, with 3.5mm jack added, and then with Bluetooth added.
The first two versions look the same (obviously except for the 3.5mm jack) but the one with Bluetooth doesn't have that separate glossy bit running along the top (with the Guide and shoulder/bumper buttons), instead it's all one piece and it's matte black like the rest of the controller.

So going by the box image and the fact that the Specification says it has a 3.5mm jack, I'd say it's the second version, so no Bluetooth, and that's probably why it's on clearance.



sheppio5 h, 37 m ago

I'm not 100% sure, but I don't think this is the case. I'm sure it will …I'm not 100% sure, but I don't think this is the case. I'm sure it will only charge via USB when plugged in, but all the actual controller information is still transferred wirelessly, hence the need for the PC dongle for the older, non-Bluetooth, models. Happy to be proved wrong as I've lost my dongle



Xbox One controllers do work with a PC if attached via a micro USB cable. My Xbox One controller is the 2nd model (3.5mm jack but no BT) but I also have one with Bluetooth (3rd model) that I use with my PC - but I can use the one from my Xbox One as a second controller when I need to just with a USB cable. It's the Xbox 360 wireless controllers that can't be used via USB at all (only charged).

Nothing within a 30 mile radius of me! 😥

It's the 2nd edition with the 3.5mm headphone jack. No bluetooth etc..

0.97p at Currys = clearance stock hence difficult to find.

I manged to get one this morning, Thanks op.

Dekard973 h, 49 m ago

I would highly recommend people don't purchase the older X1 controller. …I would highly recommend people don't purchase the older X1 controller. This one may have the headphone jack, but it's not the S controller. These are weak and poorly made in comparison to the newer S controller. Save you money and buy the S controller.



Have one of these myself (have rechargeable AA batteries). Never had an issue.

There are newer Bluetooth controllers but other then the Bluetooth there is next to no difference. The 2nd gen version of this (as this model seems to be) fixed all the issues with the controller. I'd say get this one.

I was looking at getting a old one because I’ve had 2 newer ones in 3 weeks break, the left analog on both broke (bloody rocket league)
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text