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Has anyone here used an Xbox One and 360 controller for any long period? I can get an Xbox One controller + wireless receiver for $75 or an Xbox 360 controller + wireless receiver for $47. 

 

The biggest complaints I've seen against the 360 controller are the d-pad and the fact that it takes AA batteries -- neither of which really bother me. Although the AA battery thing could be annoying since I don't believe the 360 remote can be turned off when it's connected to the computer (i.e. I'd have to remove the batteries or turn off the computer to turn off the remote).

 

 

P.s. did Microsoft update the Xbox One wireless receiver to support Windows 7/8.1? 

 

P.p.s. Should I consider a different controller? A wireless controller to use with my desktop is my main priority, although it would be nice if it would also work with my PS3. 

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Doesn't XBone controller take AA too?

Does it? I thought it was rechargeable 

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Has anyone here used an Xbox One and 360 controller for any long period? I can get an Xbox One controller + wireless receiver for $75 or an Xbox 360 controller + wireless receiver for $47. 

 

The biggest complaints I've seen against the 360 controller are the d-pad and the fact that it takes AA batteries -- neither of which really bother me. Although the AA battery thing could be annoying since I don't believe the 360 remote can be turned off when it's connected to the computer (i.e. I'd have to remove the batteries or turn off the computer to turn off the remote).

 

 

P.s. did Microsoft update the Xbox One wireless receiver to support Windows 7/8.1? 

 

You can get the play and charge kit for the 360. It would still be cheaper than the xbox one with the play and charge kit.

 

for the second question I don't know because I have never owned a XBOX 360 controller.

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i haven't used the base xbox one controller, but the elite controller is easily the best controller I have used in a while. And microsoft has updated the xbox one wireless adapter for windows 7 and 8 support.

 

 

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I prefer wired 360. Xbone controllers feel a little too bulky and awkward for me.

 

As far as 7/8.1 support, I feel like it's doubtful as they're using it as a way of getting people to convert to windows 10 master race

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You can get the play and charge kit for the 360. It would still be cheaper than the xbox one with the play and charge kit.

 

for the second question I don't know because I have never owned a XBOX 360 controller.

I want it to be wireless, so either way the play and charge kit won't work for me. 

 

My choices are: 

  1. Xbox One controller + Receiver
  2. Xbox 360 Controller + Receiver 
  3. Some other alternative

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I've used both and neither really bugs me. Personally, the Xboner fits my hand better (no battery pack ramming into my finger), and the triggers are just SOOOOOOOOOOOO much better.

 

My only real complain is the sticks. The little textured edge or whatever tends to collect gunk at the border like no tomorrow (just throwing that out there).

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I want it to be wireless, so either way the play and charge kit won't work for me. 

 

My choices are: 

  1. Xbox One controller + Receiver
  2. Xbox 360 Controller + Receiver 
  3. Some other alternative

 

 

It's still wireless. It just adds a rechargeable battery.

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I prefer the Xbox One controller to the Xbox 360 controller by a long shot. And you can use the Xbox One controller wired with no batteries. 

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I prefer the Xbox One controller to the Xbox 360 controller by a long shot. And you can use the Xbox One controller wired with no batteries. 

Well, wired isn't really an option for me due to reasons. 

 

Any idea if there's a way to turn off the Xbox One (or 360) controller (short of turning off the computer/removing the batteries)? And do you prefer it for reasons other than the battery bulge and d-pad (if those two things were the same on both controllers would you spend an extra $25 for the Xbone)?

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Well, wired isn't really an option for me due to reasons. 

 

Any idea if there's a way to turn off the Xbox One (or 360) controller (short of turning off the computer/removing the batteries)? And do you prefer it for reasons other than the battery bulge and d-pad (if those two things were the same on both controllers would you spend an extra $25 for the Xbone)?

I feel like the Xbone controller is just generally a tighter controller and having micro-usb versus what they used to use is a big plus for me at least. The D-pad is a big part of it for me, if it hadn't changed on the Xbone controller I wouldn't have bought one over the Xbox 360 controller I already had.

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Both controllers use AA batteries. If you want to be able to charge them you need to buy a "Play & Charge" kit for the Xbox One or Xbox 360 controller. IMO the Xbox One controller Is superior and lasts longer.

 

Xbox One Play & Charge Kit: http://www.amazon.com/Xbox-One-Play-Charge-Kit/dp/B00DBDPOZ4

If you want to connect your Xbox 360 controller to a PC you will need to buy a special Windows controller:

http://www.amazon.com/Xbox-360-Black-Play-Charge-Kit/dp/B000OYMYZQ

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The Xbox one controller and windows adapter are definitely worth the extra money. Games are moving away from 360 controller compatibility and in my opinion the Xbox One controller is a better feeling controller

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