Microsoft has redesigned the USB dongle used to attach your Xbox One controller to your Home windows 10 laptop computer, and thank goodness for that. The previously hulking black slab is now a way more modestly sized black slab, which is roughly the scale of most flash drives, and received’t stick out like a sore, extremely big thumb in your pocket book or PC.
The brand new adapter is $24.99 and ships beginning on August eight within the U.S., and is a full 66 p.c smaller than the unique, which I’m watching proper now in my workplace with a combination of disgust and disdain. It can also hook up with as much as eight controllers without delay, in case you’re a PC gamer with a deep love of native multiplayer.
There’s a bit cap, too, and an indicator mild to let you understand whenever you’re in pairing mode and whenever you’re related. It will probably additionally beam wi-fi stereo sound to your controller for those who’re utilizing a plugged in headset.
Sony launched its personal PC wi-fi adapter for its PS4 DualShock controllers not too way back, and that was additionally a way more svelte machine than Microsoft’s adapter, so it’s good to see the Xbox maker get with the instances.