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[TH] New Port on Xbox One Controller Makes it Incompatible with Current Gaming Headsets

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"Manufacturers will not only need to develop entirely new products for the new connection standard," wrote IGN's Scott Lowe, "but use licensing and authentication protocols from Microsoft, potentially driving up costs for consumers. The licensing program could also limit the variety and competitive nature of the accessory market since all manufacturers would be required to adhere to Microsoft's terms."

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This keeps getting better and better.

Microsoft simply lost it, they seem to be doing many things exactly the opposite of what consumers have come to expect: standards. There are two standards: analogue and USB, the same thing with smartphones, where the huge majority now has a 3.5mm headphone jack instead of a proprietary connector so people can use whatever headphones they want without having to worry about or even buy (if it exists) an adapter. Heck, consoles now even have USB ports instead of those proprietary memory card slots, why go backwards, Microsoft ?
Edited by tpi2007 - 5/29/13 at 8:13pm
 
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Microsoft, Standards <- There's the problem.
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At least with Apples proprietary crap you can generally keep using it, a cable from an iPhone 4S would work on an ancient 80GB Classic and no doubt Lightning will work in a few generations time.
    
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LMAO microsoft i honestly think you could steal worst company of the year from EA this year. Keep it up i think my vote is going to you guys! Never thought they could ruin what used to be the one and only true gaming console (Xbox 360). It's like MS and Sony switched this round. PS4 is gaming-centered and XBone is well idk Sports and TV centered? Like what......
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Good thing I have been given good reasons to avoid the Xbone. smile.gif
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Keep convincing my not to buy Xbox one.
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Added cost may be a bad thing, but it may mean better quality audio from the headset and for that I would pay the extra cost.

Edit: The article even mentions an adapter could be made just like the new Apple products need to work with old charging and data cables. It's simply the connector/port evolving and I don't see anything wrong with that.
Edited by razorguy - 5/29/13 at 8:43pm
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post #8 of 135
Well that is the last nail in the coffin. I will be getting ps4. Thanks MS for making the choice easy. Enjoy your Win8 & Xbox one.
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Keep complaining but that headset port REALLY sucked! It would only be a bad move if the new port is just as bad...
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Microsoft the next wanna be Apple lol

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