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Posted 1st Dec 2019

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This adapter allows you to play your favourite PC games using any Xbox Wireless Controller. It features a smaller design, wireless stereo sound support and connects up to eight controllers at once.
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To correct wrong info above

This is not a bluetooth dongle but Xbox Wireless as used by the console itself
Using this has these advantages over BT
- quicker connection
- no periods of bad stutter on some PCs
- supports the headset
- supports the W10 Accessories app (f/w updates etc)
- multiple connections

BT does get you up and going if you dont have one of these and is needed for phones for xcloud. Try to get one of these in a bundle if you can.
ST312301/12/2019 13:44

Cold, very expensive for a simple dongle and virtually pointless since all …Cold, very expensive for a simple dongle and virtually pointless since all modern Xbox one controllers support Bluetooth. It is only the old v1s from 2013 that don't and if your controller is that old you are probably better putting the 17 quid towards a new one...



Why cold? This is a great price for people who want to play using their Xbox controller on pc. A lot of Computers don’t have bluetooth enabled so need a dongle to connect their Bluetooth Xbox controller wirelessly to their PC.

I’ve used a few generic cheap dongles and all have lost signal or lagged when gaming.
I bought this genuine Xbox dongle at full price £25 and it’s worked amazing.
No dropped signal mid way through gaming and no lag.
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Is this needed or can you use a third party Bluetooth adapter?
Cold, very expensive for a simple dongle and virtually pointless since all modern Xbox one controllers support Bluetooth. It is only the old v1s from 2013 that don't and if your controller is that old you are probably better putting the 17 quid towards a new one...
Will this work for wireless headsets like the turtle beach stealth 600 or just controllers?
John_Chapmank5I01/12/2019 13:40

Is this needed or can you use a third party Bluetooth adapter?


I believe you can use a third party Bluetooth adapter, but I’ve heard that the connection can sometimes be unreliable, plus you can only connect one controller to the Bluetooth adapter (Xbox adapter supports 8 controllers).
ST312301/12/2019 13:44

Cold, very expensive for a simple dongle and virtually pointless since all …Cold, very expensive for a simple dongle and virtually pointless since all modern Xbox one controllers support Bluetooth. It is only the old v1s from 2013 that don't and if your controller is that old you are probably better putting the 17 quid towards a new one...


Do you/anyone reading have a Bluetooth dongle they'd recommend? I used the built in Bluetooth on my motherboard and a USB dongle and they both gave me problems like random disconnects and games freezing when the battery is low.
John_Chapmank5I01/12/2019 13:40

Is this needed or can you use a third party Bluetooth adapter?


This is lower latency and allows you to use a headset.
To correct wrong info above

This is not a bluetooth dongle but Xbox Wireless as used by the console itself
Using this has these advantages over BT
- quicker connection
- no periods of bad stutter on some PCs
- supports the headset
- supports the W10 Accessories app (f/w updates etc)
- multiple connections

BT does get you up and going if you dont have one of these and is needed for phones for xcloud. Try to get one of these in a bundle if you can.
John_Chapmank5I01/12/2019 13:40

Is this needed or can you use a third party Bluetooth adapter?


The older controllers eg original Elite do not have Bluetooth. So if you want to connect those to a PC wirelessly you have to use this. However if you have a newer Bluetooth controller you can use 3rd party Bluetooth adapter. I personally have found Bluetooth to be more stable.
Edited by: "MikeLondon" 1st Dec 2019
There should be zero stability probs with this method whereas BT is far more problematic being dependent on the BT stack on the PC. To be honest anyone with a controller would already know if they see probs and would already have got one of these
ST312301/12/2019 13:44

Cold, very expensive for a simple dongle and virtually pointless since all …Cold, very expensive for a simple dongle and virtually pointless since all modern Xbox one controllers support Bluetooth. It is only the old v1s from 2013 that don't and if your controller is that old you are probably better putting the 17 quid towards a new one...



Why cold? This is a great price for people who want to play using their Xbox controller on pc. A lot of Computers don’t have bluetooth enabled so need a dongle to connect their Bluetooth Xbox controller wirelessly to their PC.

I’ve used a few generic cheap dongles and all have lost signal or lagged when gaming.
I bought this genuine Xbox dongle at full price £25 and it’s worked amazing.
No dropped signal mid way through gaming and no lag.
John_Chapmank5I01/12/2019 13:40

Is this needed or can you use a third party Bluetooth adapter?


you can use blutooth but this adapter uses its own standard that gives you a better connection and lowers the controllers latency
Picked one of these up from shopto a week ago. Brilliant piece of kit. My boy and three of his friends hooked 4 controllers up to it and had no problems playing a four player match. Very easy to hook up the controllers just use the sync buttons as you would do with the xbox one.
Edited by: "AlexWilson-4fad4.65841" 1st Dec 2019
I have the older version of this for the 360 pads, anyone know if this older model works on Windows 10 or do I need to get this and use Xbox One pads? Haven't got a modern pc with Win 10 so can't test myself.
The original "wireless receivers" were for the xbox 360 controller - I dont think they work for xbox one controllers.

The original dongle model was large but was still a "xbox wireless adapter for windows". The newer one like this is smaller - the usb connector is the same width as the body is the clue.

Good to see some correct info in recent posts above too!

One other note - I was one of those who got the improper driver install the first time I plugged it in - go to device manager and I saw the yellow triangle. I just did a "update driver" from the device properties but there are lots of youtube videos about this
Edited by: "jwsg" 1st Dec 2019
jwsg01/12/2019 14:37

The original "wireless receivers" were for the xbox 360 controller - I …The original "wireless receivers" were for the xbox 360 controller - I dont think they work for xbox one controllers.The original dongle model was large but was still a "xbox wireless adapter for windows". The newer one like this is smaller - the usb connector is the same width as the body is the clue.


Thanks, got lots of 360 pads to use rather than the xbox one pads, just unsure whether my older wireless adapter works in Windows 10
The old receivers still work in W10 but only for xbox 360 pads.
I bought a new xbox controller, tried Bluetooth had lots of probs and got one of these dongles. There's some great deals on controller about at the moment.
damec01/12/2019 14:45

Thanks, got lots of 360 pads to use rather than the xbox one pads, just …Thanks, got lots of 360 pads to use rather than the xbox one pads, just unsure whether my older wireless adapter works in Windows 10


The 360 one will work fine on W10 for using 360 controllers. It wont work at all with Xbox One controllers though.

As a general thread reply: Like others here I've had connectivity and latency issues when using BT with an Xbox One pad. Worked flawlessly after getting one of these. It is weird as I have numerous BT pads, 8bitdo,etc and the Xbone pad is the only one that has given me any problems.
Edited by: "Spectral" 1st Dec 2019
Thank you just ordered
Is this needed? - I'm using a £2 bluetooth adapter
jwsg01/12/2019 13:59

To correct wrong info aboveThis is not a bluetooth dongle but Xbox …To correct wrong info aboveThis is not a bluetooth dongle but Xbox Wireless as used by the console itselfUsing this has these advantages over BT- quicker connection- no periods of bad stutter on some PCs- supports the headset- supports the W10 Accessories app (f/w updates etc)- multiple connectionsBT does get you up and going if you dont have one of these and is needed for phones for xcloud. Try to get one of these in a bundle if you can.


Feel like this should be a stickied comment as lots of people will be asking around this OP/Mods and will avoid confusion!
Macdory01/12/2019 14:59

Is this needed? - I'm using a £2 bluetooth adapter


The dongle is Xbox Wireless not BT and therefore supports the W10 Accessories app and headsets and multiple controller
Also with BT you can get slower connections, stutter, and lag

So not necessary if you have BT but many people agree its better than BT
Acegame01/12/2019 15:21

Feel like this should be a stickied comment as lots of people will be …Feel like this should be a stickied comment as lots of people will be asking around this OP/Mods and will avoid confusion!


No idea how to do this, but sounds like a good idea!
minamoo01/12/2019 14:08

Why cold? This is a great price for people who want to play using their …Why cold? This is a great price for people who want to play using their Xbox controller on pc. A lot of Computers don’t have bluetooth enabled so need a dongle to connect their Bluetooth Xbox controller wirelessly to their PC. I’ve used a few generic cheap dongles and all have lost signal or lagged when gaming. I bought this genuine Xbox dongle at full price £25 and it’s worked amazing. No dropped signal mid way through gaming and no lag.


Fair enough I just think it's dear, even discounted for such a basic one function device, it would help if it say doubled as a regular Bluetooth dongle.

Just seems a lot of money, already half the price of a second official controller and would flat out buy a third party one just for a slightly more stable wireless connection
ST312301/12/2019 16:09

Fair enough I just think it's dear, even discounted for such a basic one …Fair enough I just think it's dear, even discounted for such a basic one function device, it would help if it say doubled as a regular Bluetooth dongle. Just seems a lot of money, already half the price of a second official controller and would flat out buy a third party one just for a slightly more stable wireless connection


Yes it’s half the price of a controller, but people don’t want a new controller they want a stable Bluetooth connection linking their Xbox controller to a pc.
A cheap generic dongle is about £7 - doesn’t hold connection well or link multiply Bluetooth devices to it. Spend an extra 10 quid and you have a quality dongle that will last years and won’t make you rage when you cut out half way through gameplay 😬😬
minamoo01/12/2019 16:14

Yes it’s half the price of a controller, but people don’t want a new con …Yes it’s half the price of a controller, but people don’t want a new controller they want a stable Bluetooth connection linking their Xbox controller to a pc. A cheap generic dongle is about £7 - doesn’t hold connection well or link multiply Bluetooth devices to it. Spend an extra 10 quid and you have a quality dongle that will last years and won’t make you rage when you cut out half way through gameplay 😬😬


You must have been unlucky, you can get a stable connection over a regular Bluetooth dongle, you just need the right adaptor. Unfortunately, they aren't made equally, but if you get a good one it will work just as stably as if you connect the controller to your console IME.

I have had one bad one that was useless, but then another two I bought were fine, all three added together cost less than this, kind of the point I was trying to make. I suppose you are less likely to get a bad one of these as they are all made to the same spec but these still shouldn't be in the range of 4-5 times the cost of a bluetooth receiver IMHO...
Sometimes its worth the money to not have to faff around. Especially if you've already had a bad experience with BT. This is a more advanced transmitter/receiver than a bog standard BT dongle when it comes to connecting the controllers. Whether you have ran into problems or not, these are overall lower latency and more stable than BT. They properly support the trigger rumble thing which a lot of BT dongles struggle with, supports connecting Xbox headsets to the pad and perhaps the most important difference is that this can connect up to 8 controllers at the same time. It's simply a better quality device than a generic BT dongle.
Edited by: "Spectral" 1st Dec 2019
Just to clarify this isnt Bluetooth its Xbox wireless which means it can do things bluetooth doesnt allow like the headset and the Acceesories app and is less demanding software wise, regardless of how good a BT dongle you have it still needs a BT stack running to drive it.
So it doesnt replace any bluetooth dongle or module you already have - it just connects to Xbox One controllers a lot like the "unifying" keyboard/mouse 2.4Ghz USB dongles

Its a shame it costs so much but branded accessories always do. For the xbox 360 wireless receiver I found a cheap "version" on ebay but for this latest dongle design Ive havent seen a real cheaper alternative
Edited by: "jwsg" 1st Dec 2019
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fellas... will this work on win 7?
Sweet can use my elite ver 1 now without the cable
So many people giving bad information lol.

This > Bluetooth connection.

I actually have the older version of this which is massive and getting on a bit now. Will be buying this for sure!
Last question. Does this one also support 360 pads or just xbox one pads?
Great price! Perfect as I accidentally broke my last one and definitely noticed the difference after slumming it with BT. Head added and ordered.
ST312301/12/2019 13:44

Cold, very expensive for a simple dongle and virtually pointless since all …Cold, very expensive for a simple dongle and virtually pointless since all modern Xbox one controllers support Bluetooth. It is only the old v1s from 2013 that don't and if your controller is that old you are probably better putting the 17 quid towards a new one...


Wrong. I have the white elite controller which came out in 2017..... has no Bluetooth. Check your facts
dioxyde001/12/2019 20:16

fellas... will this work on win 7?


Not tried this myself but this dodgy looking video and description link seem to be an actual solution since there's no official support at all for this smaller one youtube.com/wat…x7U
Edited by: "d_k_u_h" 1st Dec 2019
I have an older Xbox one controller without BT so this is great. It's also worth pointing out more then one controller can connect this way but not with BT. There's no reason you have to pick this up anymore, but it is better than some comments have suggested. Better than BT but if you're that worried about latency and stuff plug the controller in with a wire.
Edited by: "SomeRandomISHere" 1st Dec 2019
d_k_u_h01/12/2019 22:18

Not tried this myself but this dodgy looking video and description link …Not tried this myself but this dodgy looking video and description link seem to be an actual solution since there's no official support at all for this smaller one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIThp4NEx7U


holy crap that is a dodgy video. but apparently works fine! thanks
Thanks, the deal I waited. I broke my old receiver accidentally..my mobo has BT but that is a crap, keep lagging, random freezing, etc.. Ordered
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