Microsoft today announced that a new Xbox Wireless Adapter that is used for connecting an Xbox controller to your Windows PC is coming in much smaller size than the previous model. The old adapter looked two times the size of a regular USB thumb drive, thereby making it cumbersome and bulky bulging chunk of plastic and circuitry.
The new adapter is interesting but is really smaller that is almost 66 percent smaller, says the company. It looks very much identical to your standard modern-day thin USB stick. It is same as its predecessor, where the new adapter supports simultaneously up to eight controllers, as well as four chat headsets or two stereo headsets. In fact, some staffers of Verge report that the old adapter connectivity is getting finicky and has large number of devices hooked.
However, Microsoft has maintained a similar price, with the new model taking on a sale initiating on August 8th for $24.99. You can also preorder it today from the Microsoft’s website. Microsoft says that the adapter works only with PCs running Windows 10 on its preorder page and the company’s Xbox functionality support page has diverse information indicating proper Windows 7 support — and it’s compatible with any of the Xbox One controller. Conversely, the unit will not work with Xbox 360 controllers, says Microsoft.