Microsoft’s New Xbox Wireless Adapter Goes on Sale

Posted on February 1, 2018 by Mehedi Hassan in Games, Xbox 360, Xbox One with 10 Comments

As promised, Microsoft is finally opening up sales of its new Xbox Wireless Adapter. Back in August of last year, the company announced the new Xbox Wireless Adapter, promising an official release a few weeks later. But plans changed and the company delayed the release by around 6 months.

Today, the company started selling the new Xbox Wireless Adapter on the Microsoft Store for $24.99, as first spotted by The Verge. The new Xbox Wireless Adapter is actually 66% smaller than the previous generation and is capable of supporting up to 8 controllers simultaneously, 2 headsets with stereo, and 4 regular headsets. The new adapter isn’t really useful if you already own a Surface device that comes with integrated Xbox Wireless support like the Surface Book 2 or Surface Studio, however.

Microsoft is selling a standalone version of the adapter, though you can get it with an Xbox Wireless Controller as a bundle for $79.95. Stocks are likely limited, so get one quick before it runs out.

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Comments (10)

10 responses to “Microsoft’s New Xbox Wireless Adapter Goes on Sale”

  1. Brazbit

    Leaving "for Windows" off the name of the product makes a difference. It wasn't until about halfway through the article that I finally figured out that this was for Windows PCs. I was confused about what kind of wireless adapter Xbox would need after they started building Wi-Fi into the console. .

  2. davidabitbol

    Now if only they had a Bluetooth adapter for the Xbox which can support wireless headsets...

  3. rbwatson0

    So why would I need one of these when most computers have Bluetooth or you can buy a Bluetooth dongle for a lot less? Does it enable some features that I am forgetting (probably)?

    • IanYates82

      In reply to rbwatson0:

      It works with the proprietary wireless protocol rather than Bluetooth so should be faster and (guessing) support the other controller features like headsets.

      I also think that the original Xbox one controllers didn't support Bluetooth.

  4. cawfehman

    In reply to tomzen:

    Thank you, went to the link in the article and thought it didn't look 66% smaller... something must be wrong...

    Saved me some aggravation.