Xbox One headset, controller Charge Kit detailed

MS promises "crystal clear" voice chat with new microphone

Here are official pictures of the Xbox One headset microphone and controller Charge Kit battery peripheral.


They are two of a selection of peripherals to be available for the console at launch this coming November.

The Xbox One Play and Charge Kit is comprised of a re-chargeable battery pack and USB charge cable that plugs into the Xbox One, allowing for charging during gameplay or when the console is in standby mode. MS says the battery can be fully charged in under four hours.

Meanwhile, the redesigned headset offers "crystal-clear digital wideband audio", says the platform holder, and new controls that let you adjust volume and mute without having to take your hands off the controller (much like the very first-yen Xbox 360 headsets).


Headsets were included with Xbox 360, but Microsoft is yet to confirm whether or not the new Xbox One, priced at $499.99, will come packaged with a headset. There's no mention of a headset in a list of "what's included" on the official Xbox website, and the inclusion of the microphone-equipped Kinect has been suggested as replacement for the traditional headset.

Last Monday, Microsoft confirmed that Xbox One will be available in 21 markets this November. The Xbox One price has been set at £425 / €499 / $499.