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Windows 10 gamers can soon go wireless with an Xbox One pad

Whether it’s streaming Xbox One games to a PC, or indulging in the hottest PC games on the market using the console’s gamepad, Windows users will soon have a little more freedom.

The wireless adapter for the Xbox One console, which enables the pad to talk to a Windows 10 device, is now being shipped to retail stores around the world. Gamers in the US can grab the handy USB peripheral from today for $25, or bundled with a controller for another $55.

So, rather than being tethered to their Windows 10 desktop, laptop or tablet, gamers will now be able to roam free.

It’ll also accommodate up to 8 controllers, four chat headsets or two stereo headsets, for those seeking to engage in a little multiplayer action.
The accessory is a great aid for those making use of the
ability to stream Xbox One games to a Windows 10 PC via the Xbox

See also: Xbox One Elite Controller preview

Announcing the availability on the Xbox Wire blog (via Engadget), Xbox Live gaming chief Larry Hyrb wrote:

“In June, we announced the Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows as part of our commitment for designing Xbox accessories to support both Xbox and Windows. Today, we’re excited to share that we’ve started to ship to retailers in most markets around the world, including the U.S.

“With the Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows, you’ll simply plug the Adapter into the USB 2.0 or 3.0 port of your Windows 10 PC laptop or tablet and bind the Adapter to your Wireless Controller to enable the same gaming experience you’re used to on Xbox One, including in-game chat and high-quality stereo audio. The Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows accommodates up to eight controllers per unit, and up to four chat headsets or two stereo headsets.”

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