Xbox One Stereo Headset and Adapter Details

February 11, 2014 by Staff - Leave a comment


Two new audio devices for the Xbox One were unveiled today, a Stereo Headset and a Stereo Headset Adapter.

The Stereo Headset is built specifically for the Xbox One, although it can also be used with PCs, Macs, mobile devices, and tablets. It has full-range audio (20Hz-20kHz) and a unidirectional microphone. It does not use batteries, but rather is powered by the Wireless Controller.

It comes with the Stereo Headset Adapter, which gives you control for the game volume, chat volume, and the master volume, as well as allowing you to mute the microphone.

If you already have a compatible gaming headset you wish to continue using, you can buy the adapter and plug it in.

The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $79.99 for the Xbox One Stereo Headset and $24.99 for the Stereo Headset Adapter. You’ll be able to buy them in early March.

This is great news for fans who have wanted to use a headset with the Xbox One, and it’s nice that the adapter will allow older headsets to remain in use. To check if your headset is compatible, you can learn more about it here.

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Control your PS4 or Xbox One with a keyboard and mouse

January 1, 2014 by Staff - Leave a comment


If you’re like us, then you’ll prefer playing first person shooters with the help of a keyboard and mouse, something that obviously isn’t possible (at the moment) with either the Playstation 4 or the Xbox One. It also probably means that you’ve been getting dominated online thanks to the clumsy control schemes offered by the DualShock 4 or Xbox One controller.

It looks like your time getting owned online could be about to come to an end thanks to a new XIM adapter for next generation consoles that is currently being worked on. As you’ll note from watching the video embedded below, the new XIM works with the Xbox One currently, but there are plans to get it up and running the PS4 too.

This “next generation of adapter” also has a few other new advantages too, with you being able to configure it wirelessly via an Android mobile app. Previously, with the Xbox 360/PS3 adapter, you needed to hook it up to your PC. The XIM 4 will be out later this year and is currently undergoing internal testing. We understand that a limited beta will also be undertaken for those who purchased certain previous XIM products.

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