Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows

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Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows

The Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows lets you take your quality, wireless gaming experiences that you enjoy on your console and experienc...

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published 25/09/2012 | katykicker
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Pro Easy to install, works well, very responsive, allows us to play fun games with Xbox controller.
Cons None.
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"We can play our games on our Windows laptop thanks to this!"

In our home we are huge fans of the Xbox 360 and because of this my husband and I have a number of different games that we play and we both also own Windows phones to allow us to play Xbox Live games while we are away from home and therefore still interact with one another. Another way that we use our Xbox is with our Toshiba laptop (complete with Windows of course). We've owned our wireless gaming receiver for around 2 years now and I believe we paid somewhere in the region of £15.00 from Currys back in 2010. These are not so widely available now as they were back then but you can find them on eBay and also from CEX depending on your local store too, so they're definitely not completely dead in the water yet.

This wireless gaming receiver allows you to use your existing Xbox 360 controller to play games on your PC or laptop. It is very simple to use and you simply plug it in to a USB port on your laptop or computer and then load up the CD with relevant software, install this and you're ready to use it. If I remember correctly we plugged ours in and it did the majority of the work for us but when we wanted to use this on an alternative laptop last year (a temporary one) it didn't work like that and so we have had to use the CD to load the software too. It loads quite quickly in just a matter of minutes and then as long as your computer is Windows XP or above you can use this gaming receiver. Our laptop that we mainly use this on has Windows 7 and it installs and works perfectly with no delays or problems at all.

This receiver is very straight forward. It is a small device with an Xbox button that allows you to sync to other devices, such as your wireless controller, and there is a light to shine green and allow you to know that everything is working as it should be. It is nothing special to look at but its inoffensive and just lies in our 'wires box' when not in use. It is simple to sync the controller to this gaming receiver, as it usually is with Xbox products, and it takes just a few seconds.

When it comes to actually using this game, the main reason that we wanted a wireless gaming receiver was so that we could play Halo 2 on the PC. Basically we have 2 copies of Halo 2, a standard XBOX copy and we also have a 'Games for Windows' copy which we can use with our Xbox controller and this receiver. All we do is load the game and the wireless gaming receiver allows us to start playing. We were then able to play Halo 2 on the PC and unlock Xbox gamerscore points to allow us to compete with one another and our friends. You can use your existing Xbox 360 gamertag to play these games and in all it is very simple to set up and start playing your favourite games on the PC (or in our case on the laptop).

When using this gaming receiver we have had no problems with lag or with freezing issues at all. We rarely encounter these on the Xbox these days either so wouldn't expect them on our laptop but occasionally with older games it can happen of course. When I am taking shots or moving around on Halo 2 I've not had any problems with the signal from the controller not being received either and that is a huge plus point for something like this.

In all it is fair to say that both my husband and I have had a lot of use out of this. We have played other games including Fall Out 3 with this gaming receiver and a few others too. This is a great source of entertainment and it means that even though we have our own Xbox 360 consoles that we can come together and play this game together and have a real good time, also we can earn Xbox gamerscore points that our friends might not be able to earn and we are all about finding an advantage and having a higher score over our friends!

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Product Information : Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows

Manufacturer's product description

The Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows lets you take your quality, wireless gaming experiences that you enjoy on your console and experience them on your Windows gaming platform. The Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver provides up to a 30-foot range for complete wireless freedom. Use up to four Wireless Controllers and four Wireless Headsets simultaneously with one Wireless Gaming Receiver. The Receiver easily integrates with PC gaming scenarios and utilizes the same binding technology as Xbox 360. It provides a great value by eliminating the need for additional accessories for Windows-based gaming at an attractive price point.

Product Details

Product Description: Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows - game input adapter - USB

Device Type: Game input adapter - external

Interface Type: USB

Cables Included: 1 x USB cable - 1.8 m

Designed For: Xbox 360

Type: Modems and Communications

Console Type: Xbox 360

Region: PAL Version. The Format for UK, Europe, Australia & New Zealand

Long Name: Microsoft Official Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows

Manufacturer: Microsoft

Product Type: Modems and Communications


MPN: 9Z2-00002, 9Z2-00001

Device Type: Game input adapter

Enclosure Type: External

Interface Type: USB

Expansion / Connectivity

Connections: 1 x USB - 4 PIN USB Type A


Cables Included: 1 x USB cable - 1.8 m

Compatibility Information

Designed For: Xbox 360


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