Once you've purchased that hot new Xbox One, you've got to have a couple of accessories to go along with it. Naturally Microsoft has thought of that, as it just announced a new version of its Play and Charge Kit plus a refreshed Chat Headset to accompany the next-gen console. As with the previous iteration, the Kit bundles in a controller-compatible lithium-ion rechargeable battery pack plus a cable that'll charge the gamepad when connected to the console. Microsoft claims it can juice up twice as fast as its predecessor and is able to keep charging during gameplay or standby. You can either get the Kit by itself or as part of a controller bundle. The Chat Headset appears to be the same as it was before; it's a wired mono headset with wideband digital audio and a unidirectional microphone. We're still looking for details on pricing and availability
(plus a picture or two), but we'll let you know more details as soon we do.
Update: We've added a source link to the Xbox One accessories page plus a picture of both the Play and Charge Kit and the Chat Headset.
Launching alongside Xbox One this November, a new lineup of best-in-class accessories
will make your new-generation gaming experiences more immersive, precise and accessible:
Xbox One Wireless Controller. The Xbox controller is refreshed with more than 40
technical and design innovations. Updated directional pad, thumb sticks and contours
deliver greater precision and control, while new vibrating impulse triggers offer precise
fingertip feedback, bringing an unprecedented level of gameplay immersion.4
One Wireless Controller is designed to work in concert with the new Kinect, allowing the
two to be paired automatically to create seamless player syncing. Xbox One Play & Charge Kit. This kit includes a lithium ion rechargeable battery pack
that fits inside the Wireless Controller as well as a charging cable that connects from the
Controller to the console. Gamers can play on and on without having to buy a single
disposable battery. The new Play & Charge Kit charges twice as fast as its Xbox 360
counterpart and charges during gameplay or when the console is in standby mode. The
Kit is available for standalone purchase or as part of the Wireless Controller with Play
& Charge Kit bundle.
Xbox One Chat Headset. A must-have for fans of online gaming, the new Xbox One
Chat Headset, wired to the controller, is designed for long gaming sessions and clear
voice chat. With a lightweight and comfortable new design, the mono chat headset
features wideband digital audio and a unidirectional microphone. Gamers will love not
having to take their hands off the controller to access the microphone mute and volume
For more details about all the exciting Xbox One news at E3, including the full games
lineup, visit news.xbox.com. For press releases and media assets, visit news.xbox.com/media
(select "Choose a Category" to find relevant content). More details about the Xbox One
accessories are available at www.xbox.com/xboxone/accessories.
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