New Xbox One Controllers Feature Bluetooth, Allowing Easy Connection with PCs

Custom controller with colors: Regal Purple, Robot White, Abyss Black
With the launch of the new Xbox Design Lab by Microsoft, we found out that the customizable controllers come with a lot more than we thought.

As already noted, users can customize their controllers with over 8 million different color combinations. After we played around for some time, we noticed that the controllers have the following features that was never seen before on an Xbox One Controller:

  • Bluetooth® for easy wireless gaming on Windows 10 devices
  • For Xbox One and Windows 7/8.1/10
  • Compatible with Xbox One Play & Charge Kit, Chat Headset, Stereo Headset, Chatpad and more
  • Textured grip for more control
  • Up to 40 foot range with Xbox One S (Xbox One Slim)
  • Remap buttons through the Xbox Accessories app
  • Includes 3.5mm stereo headset jack and (2) AA batteries

This is a major upgrade since previously, users had to connect their Xbox One controllers using a micro-USB cable, or purchase the Xbox One Wireless Adapter.


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Yousef Shanawany

Living in the heart of Silicon Valley, Yousef is a tech reviewer and editor and enjoys reading about tech news around the world. As his primary focus is the video game industry, he also loves reading about mobile and tablet news, as well as other new emerging hardware technologies. Yousef graduated from San Jose State University, earning his Bachelors degree in Software Engineering. He spends most of his time reading, gaming, and programming.