Xbox One new accessories

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Microsoft already showed how the Xbox One looks like, demoed a tons of new games coming this fall, such as FORZA 5, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Dead Rising 3, RYSE, among many others during the E3 Microsoft Global Media Briefing. The last thing left to unveil are all the new Xbox One accessories that will be available in November with the release of the new console.

Below there is a list with new hardware accessories that Microsoft has announced:

Xbox One wireless controller

Just like in Xbox 360 the new console has a new wireless controller. But this one has been improved, now is more ergonomic, it features rumble motors on the triggers, and the company also added more stylish A, B, X and Y button. Like PlayStation 3 the new Xbox One controller can also be connected via micro-USB, which also serves a charger.

Xbox One Play & Charge Kit

The new kit includes a rechargeable battery pack (lithium-ion) and a charging cable that you can connect directly to the video game console. The new Play & Charge Kit will charge fully within 4 hours, even when playing a game or the console is on standby. This is an standalone purchase, but Microsoft also stated that there be a bundled package with a wireless controller — Xbox One Wireless Controller with Play & Charge Kit.

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Xbox One Chat Headset

Of course you are going to play online, so you’ll also need the new Chat Headset, which is wired to the controller. Like in Xbox 360, the headset is lightweight and comfortable, but it features a new design, with mono audio and unidirectional microphone. Gamers will also be able to control the microphone mute and volume from the adapter. Unfortunately this is a standalone product, it doesn’t come bundled with the console.

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Miscellaneous accessories

Microsoft is also announcing new third-party Xbox One accessories: Turtle Beach Ear Force XO SEVEN, Turtle Beach Ear Force XO FOUR, Polk 4 Shot Xbox One Gaming Headphones, Polk N1 SurroundBar, Mad Catz Arcade FightStick Tournament Edition 2 for Xbox One. For more information visit the Xbox Wire.

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