Wireless Controllers for X-Box??

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  1. HiHoStevo

    HiHoStevo Agent

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    Are there any wireless controllers for the X-Box?

    I seem to have heard of some for the game cube, but I do not remember reading about any for the BOX.

    If anyone knows, please post.

    Thanks,

    Steve
     
  2. Andre F

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    I heard about one for the Xbox but it costs like $70.00 and operates in the 2.4ghz band so I'm not too sure how well it works.
     
  3. Dave E H

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    Logitech and Mad Catz are coming out with them. The MadCatz may have streeted already (900mhx I think.) I've got one of their PE2 models and it's OK but its no wavebird.
     
  4. HiHoStevo

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    Thanks for the responses.

    I have never used a wireless control pad of any kind, so I am a little in the dark on the pro's and con's.

    I would however, like to be able to sit back in my comfy chair and use the controller without miles of wires to clutter up the room and trip over.

    In the world of telephones 2.4gig is better than 900mhz. What is the difference in the game controller world.

    Steve

    Ps. who makes the wavebird that everyone seems to like? Apparently they must not make a version for the x-box.
     
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  6. JeffMuller

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    One other thought:

    At least for the MadCatz, in the picture I saw, it looks like the "accessory" slots are on the "base station" part that plugs into the XBOX, not on the controller itself. For things like memory cards, that's not a problem. But for the XBOX Live communicator, you need that plugged in to your controller, otherwise, you've then got to have 20 feet of wire for your headset.

    Not sure what the Logitech will be like when that comes out.

    Jeff
     
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    According to OXM the Logitech one is going to sell for $70! Seems a little high to me.
     
  8. Dave E H

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    I think the Logitech one has the ports on the actual controller.
     
  9. Brian E

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    It looks like it in the picture I saw, but was hard to tell.
     
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    It would have to have the port on the controller if they want to sell to those subsribed to Xbox Live and using the Xbox Communicator.
     
  11. Brian E

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    Doesn't really show in the pic on their site.
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  12. Jay Mitchosky

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    I'm really hoping Microsoft develops their own. I have yet to see a third part controller that I like. And as stated above it would have to incorporate the accessory port as well.
     
  13. HiHoStevo

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    Thanks for the help guys.......

    I spoke with Mad Catz and their wireless has the connections on the piece that plugs into the base station, so it will not work with "live."

    However while down at BB I noticed a wireless controller for the Xbox from a company called Eclipse. Is anyone familiar with these guys?

    The memory plug in (i believe also used for live) is on the hand-set with their wireless unit.

    Thanks,

    Steve
     

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