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Does the Xbox One Wireless Controller with Bluetooth need an adapter

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User Info: RedKomrad

RedKomrad
4 weeks ago#1
I just ordered a new XBONE controller with bluetooth and stereo adapter. I noticed that Microsoft also sells a USB wireless adapter for the Xbone controller.

Would this add any value for me over straight bluetooth?

The only thing that I can think of is perhaps wireless audio doesn't work with standard bluetooth, only with Microsoft's wireless adapter.
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User Info: Orestes417

Orestes417
4 weeks ago#2
Wireless audio, the ability to connect multiple controllers at once and slightly better latency are the main things it'd get you over a bluetooth connection.
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User Info: farigonti

farigonti
4 weeks ago#3
If your PC has Bluetooth you don’t need the wireless USB adapter.

The advantage of the adapter is multi controller support.

User Info: RedKomrad

RedKomrad
4 weeks ago#4
Orestes417 posted...
Wireless audio, the ability to connect multiple controllers at once and slightly better latency are the main things it'd get you over a bluetooth connection.


farigonti posted...
If your PC has Bluetooth you don’t need the wireless USB adapter.

The advantage of the adapter is multi controller support.


Thanks! I'll get the adapter.
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User Info: blacklabelice

blacklabelice
4 weeks ago#5
off topic but does anyone know if the chatpad will work on windows 8.1 through the xbox one controller connected wirelessly through the official wireless usb adapter from microsoft?

i had a rough time getting sound to work through the controller. i think it only liked my headset i connected to the controller over windows 10
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User Info: gideond

gideond
4 weeks ago#6
As a BT user for many months with the XBONE controller, I broke my dongle and replaced it with the official wireless adapter. Much better than the BT connection. It's just more stable.
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User Info: Kano92

Kano92
4 weeks ago#7
Also there's no such thing as a official XB one s pad for the PC right ?

All XB one s pads are the same correct ?
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User Info: ImaPC

ImaPC
4 weeks ago#8
Kano92 posted...
Also there's no such thing as a official XB one s pad for the PC right ?

All XB one s pads are the same correct ?

I think at one point you could buy one that included a cable and it was kind of labeled for Windows use, but the controllers themselves are all the same. There are a few different models though, but the older versions of the controller are phased out now and not available anymore if you buy one new.

User Info: gideond

gideond
4 weeks ago#9
ImaPC posted...
Kano92 posted...
Also there's no such thing as a official XB one s pad for the PC right ?

All XB one s pads are the same correct ?

I think at one point you could buy one that included a cable and it was kind of labeled for Windows use, but the controllers themselves are all the same. There are a few different models though, but the older versions of the controller are phased out now and not available anymore if you buy one new.

What is technically called the One S controller is the newest model that has BT built in. Older models do not have BT and can only connect to PC via cable or the official adapter. FYI on cables. They are Micro-USB on the controller side and aren't really that robust. The ports tend to wear out when using them wired. I found a bracket that locks a USB cable into the controller for much better cable support. It's cheap too, but only works with the provided cable and quality of the cable isn't the best. Works fine, but some people I know are reporting broken cables very soon after purchase.
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User Info: captsplatter_1

captsplatter_1
4 weeks ago#10
farigonti posted...
If your PC has Bluetooth you don’t need the wireless USB adapter.

The advantage of the adapter is multi controller support.

And the use of the audio port on the controller. Think it got updated on the blutooth that it can use the rumble triggers now. Before you had to get the dongle. And the dongle works better than blutooth in general.
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