87 of 91 people found the following review helpful
This is the actual Microsoft one, or at least a good enough fake,
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edit: WARNING, they have changed sellers on this item. When I bought mine, the seller was "Gimika". As of this edit (March 15, 2014), the most recent reviews still seem positive, so it's probably still okay. But double check to be sure, especially if it's May 2014 or later.
Original review: There are many many wireless receivers on the market, but many of them require you to do surgery to get the drivers installed, as they do not have the correct (Microsoft) USB IDs for the official drivers to recognize them. You have to either edit the driver files, or force-load them, and the whole process is a big pain in the butt.
This offering does it correctly. You just plug it in, and if you're on Win 7 or later, the drivers automatically install, no hassle. If you're on XP, there's a driver disk included. After it's connected and the drivers have installed themselves, you just press the 'introduction' button on both the receiver and the controller, and wham, it's operational. No fuss, no muss, things just work.
I don't know with certainty that this receiver is actually made by Microsoft. It could still be a fake. But, if so, at least it's a *good* fake, coming with the right USB IDs, and a driver disk that certainly looks genuine.
There's no hassle, the price is reasonable, and the seller seems good. If you're going to buy a wireless receiver, this is probably the one you want.
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Initial post: Jan 6, 2014 8:03:19 AM PST
Can it pick up a xbox 360 controller or do I need to buy a Xbox 360 controller for Windows? Please Reply.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 6, 2014 2:19:13 PM PST
All 360 controllers, as far as I know, are identical. A controller 'for Windows' adds a USB adapter that speaks the wireless protocol, but it's otherwise the exact same thing.
This product is just the adapter part. It lets you connect existing 360 controllers to a PC. Buying this plus a 360 wireless controller should be exactly the same as buying a controller 'for Windows'. If it's cheaper to do it this way, then buy this. If it's cheaper the other way, buy that instead.
If you already have a 360 controller that you want to use with a PC, this is probably going to be cheaper than buying a whole new controller would be.
Posted on Jun 11, 2014 9:47:18 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 11, 2014 9:49:03 PM PDT
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