So I saw this and became instantly interested... The thing missing about the Xbox One ecosystem was a small wireless headset. There were times when I had a 360 and wanted a small wireless headset for those sessions when I just wanted to chat with friends and had no interest in gaming (i.e., chat with people while cleaning my room). The 360 had the nice wireless one (also useful for when I was playing Kinect and chatting):
So I was disappointed when one wasn't released for the One.
But I saw this article:
Microsoft has been pushing its Xbox Wireless ecosystem to accessory makers to cover both Xbox One and its Windows 10 PCs. Now, as part of that initiative, the company has unveiled five new wireless headsets through three different partners.
LucidSound and Turtle Beach each have two, while Razer will have one. The Turtle Beach headsets are available now, while the other three are expected to be available this holiday season. Pre-orders have already started.
The five headsets include:
- LucidSound LS15X ($99.99): The first wireless in-ear headset designed specifically for the Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs. Works well for gamers with glasses or earrings to avoid extra pressure on the ears.
- LucidSound LS35X ($179.99) - announced back in May
- Turtle Beach Stealth 600 ($99.95)
- Turtle Beach Stealth 700 ($149.95)
- Razer Thresher Ultimate (price TBD)
The LucidSound LS15X is the only one I'm interested in as it appears to be completely wireless and could be used while cleaning my room.
Anyone know about any similar design? It's set for release on December 1. I'd like to know something about it before ordering it.
I had no idea Microsoft was pushing the idea of putting the Xbox Wireless protocol into PCs... I mean, it's better than Bluetooth but getting companies on board...
Today, we’re continuing to expand the way gamers can connect their Xbox One accessories to their PC by announcing the first PC with integrated Xbox Wireless — the Lenovo IdeaCentre Y710 Cube. With built-in Xbox Wireless, this PC supports all Xbox One wireless accessories — such as the Xbox Wireless Controller — straight out of the box, without needing any additional adapters or wires.
While this is the first partner device to have built-in Xbox Wireless support, it won’t be the last. We are currently working with other partners such as Astro, PDP, Turtle Beach, and many more. Going forward, you should expect to see both new PCs and new accessories that support Xbox Wireless as we create new ways for our fans to play seamlessly across devices. Let’s explore what this means for gamers.
In the IdeaCentre Y710, for example, we are using the Xbox Wireless Adapter and integrating it inside the physical chassis – the first time this has ever been done officially. In the future, we plan to enable direct integration of Xbox Wireless into PC motherboards with our hardware partners.
For gamers who are happy with their current PC rig, but still want to take advantage of Xbox Wireless, the Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows is available now and can simply plug in to your Windows PC USB port.
And of course, your Xbox One or Xbox One S console already supports Xbox Wireless.
Through our partners, we plan to deliver a range of Xbox Wireless supported PCs and accessories such as headsets, joysticks, and other input devices. These partners include Astro, HyperX, Lenovo, Mad Catz, PDP, Plantronics, Razer, SteelSeries, and Turtle Beach. A great example of one of these accessories is PDP’s all new Rock Band Wireless Fender Jaguar Guitar Controller, found in the Rock Band Rivals Band Kit. By supporting Xbox Wireless, it will connect to your Xbox One with no need for dongles or wires.
Look for the Xbox Wireless logo on the box to know that the PC or accessory will work seamlessly within the ecosystem: