Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




259 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 21


# 173897 10-Jun-2015 08:18
Send private message

In case you are soon looking for an xbox one, there should be some more deals soon, given a new one is on its way.

1TB standard version, ( meaning the 500GB gets a price cut) with a built in 3.5 mm jack, in the controller, like the ps4 has, so no need to buy the separate chat adapter.

More details here:

http://news.xbox.com/2015/06/xbox-one-1tb-console-price-reduction




Available for pre order MS Store at least for now.

http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msnz/en_NZ/pdp/1TB-Xbox-One-+-Halo-The-Master-Chief-Collection-Bundle/productID.318263300

I know $649, why would you, however, im sure JB's or the Warehouse will do more specials on them soon.




.............................................................

simple logic.


Create new topic
272 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 22


  # 1322310 10-Jun-2015 16:44
Send private message

does it still use AAA batteries? because replacing batteries ( instead of plugging in the controller to charge) is still relatively inconvenient

22151 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4728

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 1322316 10-Jun-2015 16:52
Send private message

does the inbuilt 3.5 have the buttons for mute etc?




Richard rich.ms

 
 
 
 




259 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 21


  # 1322553 11-Jun-2015 07:03
Send private message

Still uses batteries, and or the recharge kit. Which if you buy decent versions of either, don't have to be changed that often, i get at least 10 hours from mine.

If you use the 3.5 jack on the controller only, the controls are on console for it, although they have yet to show it.

Also the controller will do wireless firmware updates, and the have adjusted the bumpers, no specifics on "adjusted".




.............................................................

simple logic.


1356 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 163


  # 1324101 13-Jun-2015 16:16
Send private message

I want the new controller with wifi adaptor for Windows.  Hopefully it will also work with 8.1 instead of waiting for 10. 





Software Engineer

 


3425 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 701

Trusted

  # 1324162 13-Jun-2015 19:15
Send private message

I remember reading somewhere the wireless xbox one controller would only work with windows 10.  Which is sort of bad, but hopefully shouldnt be too much of a problem.  Im sure someone will get it to work under linux as well.

BDFL - Memuneh
63573 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 14055

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1397212 30-Sep-2015 11:09
Send private message

Some more information on this:


 



It’s day two in our week full of bundles and to help gamers get into the holiday spirit, we’re packing a punch today with value like never before. We’re excited to unveil theXbox One 1TB Holiday Bundle featuring a few of our favorites from the greatest games lineup in our history: Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, Rare Replay and a full-game download of Ori and the Blind Forest. With 1TB of storage, you can play and store more games than ever, including your Xbox 360 favorites thanks to Xbox One Backward Compatibility.

With the Xbox One 1TB Holiday Bundle, fans can look forward to:

 

  • Experiencing the original Gears of War rebuilt from the ground up in 1080p, including 60FPS competitive multiplayer with 19 maps and six game modes and five campaign chapters never released on console.
  • Accessing the entire Xbox 360 Gears or War collection to play on Xbox One through Backward Compatibility at no additional cost when you play Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on Xbox Live by Dec. 31, 2015.
  • Playing a jaw-dropping collection of 30 iconic games with Rare Replay, fromBattletoads and Banjo-Kazooie to Perfect Dark and more.
  • And immersing themselves in the critically acclaimed action-platformer, Ori and the Blind Forest.




454 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 95

Trusted

  # 1400763 6-Oct-2015 10:15
One person supports this post
Send private message

Dstarzero: does it still use AAA batteries? because replacing batteries ( instead of plugging in the controller to charge) is still relatively inconvenient


I find the opposite to be true.  With a rechargeable battery I have one plugged in and charging, and one in the controller.   It lasts forever, but I don't need to play with a cable shoved in the front of my controller if my battery dies.  I just swap the charged battery for the dead one and go, it takes about 15 secs to go from zero charge to full charge. 

I've also found the AA option really quite good as a backup when I forgot to charge my spare.  I'd rather do that than have cables running to the controller while playing.




Warning: reality may differ from above post

 
 
 
 


22151 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4728

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 1401177 6-Oct-2015 18:02
Send private message

I have multiple controllers for that reason. The xbox play and charge pack is lightyears ahead of sticking in a pair of nimh AA's for run time IME. Its a little lithium pouch cell inside it and some circuitry. One controller on charge in a dock from the warehouse for $5 and use the other one. When its low, swap them over in a break in the game.

NiMH in the controller seemed to start to drop out really quickly after it said it was low.




Richard rich.ms

Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Air New Zealand uses drones to inspect aircraft
Posted 17-Jun-2019 15:39


TCL Electronics launches its first-ever 8K TV
Posted 17-Jun-2019 15:18


E-scooter share scheme launches in Wellington
Posted 17-Jun-2019 12:34


Anyone can broadcast with Kordia Pop Up TV
Posted 13-Jun-2019 10:51


Volvo and Uber present production vehicle ready for self-driving
Posted 13-Jun-2019 10:47


100,000 customers connected to fibre broadband network through Enable
Posted 13-Jun-2019 10:35


5G uptake even faster than expected
Posted 12-Jun-2019 10:01


Xbox showcases 60 anticipated games
Posted 10-Jun-2019 20:24


Trend Micro Turns Public Hotspots into Secure Networks with WiFi Protection for Mobile Devices
Posted 5-Jun-2019 13:24


Bold UK spinoff for beauty software company Flossie
Posted 2-Jun-2019 14:10


Amazon Introduces Echo Show 5
Posted 1-Jun-2019 15:32


Epson launches new 4K Pro-UHD projector technology
Posted 1-Jun-2019 15:26


Lenovo and Qualcomm unveil first 5G PC called Project Limitless
Posted 28-May-2019 20:23


Intel introduces new 10th Gen Intel Core Processors and Project Athena
Posted 28-May-2019 19:28


Orcon first to trial residential 10Gbps broadband
Posted 28-May-2019 11:20



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.