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    Microsoft outs new, improved Xbox Wireless Adapter for Win 10

    And there's a trio of new design/colour Xbox Wireless Controllers that can go with it.
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    Re: Microsoft outs new, improved Xbox Wireless Adapter for Win 10

    Why was it sooo bulky in the first place?
    "Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured."


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    Re: Microsoft outs new, improved Xbox Wireless Adapter for Win 10

    My understanding is that it was to make sure the circuitry and the antenna was enough to offer a reliable connection in various operating conditions.

    As someone who bought 'nano' WiFi dongles and a game controller with a 'nano' reciever (think those little 5mm black nubs that stick out of your USB port), I can see why. I had to buy USB extension cables to bring the receivers forward in order to stop the connection dropping mid game.

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    Re: Microsoft outs new, improved Xbox Wireless Adapter for Win 10

    The receiver seems like a nice improvement at a decent price just as long as the reduced size doesn't compromise the connection reliability with the controller.

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    Re: Microsoft outs new, improved Xbox Wireless Adapter for Win 10

    Liking the Patrol Tech controller

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    Re: Microsoft outs new, improved Xbox Wireless Adapter for Win 10

    I bought an XBox controller with Bluetooth to use directly without a dongle. Would this be better? Might it work with "compatible" XBox controllers?

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    Re: Microsoft outs new, improved Xbox Wireless Adapter for Win 10

    Be snapping up the new adapter and perhaps the Grey/Green Xbox Controller.

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    Re: Microsoft outs new, improved Xbox Wireless Adapter for Win 10

    my existing adaptor has fallen to bits and is rather unreliable atm so i've swapped to using a cable at the moment..good news they are launching a new one I'll have to pick one up Or one of the old ones if they drop in price anywhere.

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    Re: Microsoft outs new, improved Xbox Wireless Adapter for Win 10

    $70? LOL. Maybe $50 but even that is pushing it. This is akin to the $3 mice they make and sell for $75 over the years (I'm looking at you MSFT). Just one more reason I'll buy an ARM console or build an HTPC before ever buying into MSFT/Sony again (never bought nintendo). Did I mention the $60 games? BAh, I'll take 10 games from googleplay/tegrazone games for $20 (or less, only buy the sales...LOL), or just go to GOG if it's on PC already anyway. If it's not available either of these ways, I can wait, there is far more for me to play than needing to buy $60 (mostly) bugfests. Due to all the dlc, bugs etc, I pretty much buy games a year or more later anyway (gold, platinum editions etc) when EVERYTHING that should have been in the original game is FINALLY included and if we're lucky, all patched up too. I digress...

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    Re: Microsoft outs new, improved Xbox Wireless Adapter for Win 10

    Quote Originally Posted by tunrip View Post
    I bought an XBox controller with Bluetooth to use directly without a dongle. Would this be better? Might it work with "compatible" XBox controllers?
    I would say no for some reason not all games poll bluetooth for xbox controllers (I've had issues in a couple of titles), I will pick up a wireless dongle myself soon.

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