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The Xbox Adaptive Controller now available for US$99.99

Xbox Adaptive Controller available for US$99.99 (Source: Xbox Wire)
Xbox Adaptive Controller (Source: Xbox Wire)
Advertised by Microsoft as "the first-of-its-kind" console accessory, the brand-new Xbox Adaptive Controller can be already acquired from the Microsoft Stores and GameStop Online for US$99.99. This controller can connect multiple external devices to create a custom experience and was primarily designed for gamers with limited mobility.

Gamers with limited mobility can finally enjoy their favorite titles properly thanks to the new Xbox Adaptive Controller, which is finally available for purchase. Compatible with both Xbox One consoles and Windows 10 PCs — with limited functionality available for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users as well — this new accessory "is a product that was ideated and pioneered with inclusivity at its heart."

The Xbox Adaptive Controller can be used to connect quite a few external devices such as buttons, thumbstick and trigger inputs, and so on. This can be done via the two USB 2.0 ports and 19 (yes, nineteen!) 3.5 mm ports (one of them is a 3.5 mm jack for connecting audio gear). The controller connects to consoles and PCs via Xbox Wireless Bluetooth and USB Type-C. In both cases, the Xbox Accessories app can be used to remap buttons and create multiple controller profiles.

The controller can be installed via AMPS compatible mounts and tripod mounts. Sadly, the retail package only contains the Xbox Adaptive Controller and a 9-inch USB Type-C cable, so those who do not want to charge the controller using this cable should buy the power adapter which is sold separately for US$19.99.

While the new Xbox Adaptive Controller can definitely make life better for many gamers who suffer from various impairments, it could probably be used successfully to improve the experience of those who are fully fit to use regular accessories. Would you take this new controller for a spin or not? Let us know in the comments.

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Codrut Nistor, 2018-09- 5 (Update: 2018-09- 5)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.