Microsoft’s new Xbox Wireless Adapter is no longer a massive USB stick

Microsoft today reported another Xbox Wireless Adapter, for associating a Xbox controller to your Windows PC, that is substantially littler than the past model. The old connector appeared to be around two times the span of a customary USB thumb drive, making it unwieldy and cumbersome jutting piece of plastic and hardware.

The new connector, in any case, is 66 percent littler, the organization says. It appears to be no unique than your standard advanced thin USB stick. Like its ancestor, the new connector bolsters up to eight controllers at the same time, and additionally four visit headsets or two stereo headsets. (Some Verge staff members report that, with the old connector, availability gets somewhat finicky with that an expansive number of gadgets snared.)

In any case, Microsoft has kept a comparative cost, with the new model going discounted beginning August eighth for $24.99. You can preorder it today from Microsoft's site. Microsoft says on its preorder page that the connector just works with PCs running Windows 10 — the organization's Xbox usefulness bolster page has clashing data showing Windows 7 bolster — and it's perfect with any Xbox One controller. The unit does not work with Xbox 360 controllers, Microsoft says.