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I managed to get one of the Logitech Cordless Controllers used at the local Gamestop and love it. A wireless controller with rumble? Good stuff. One thing that irks me though is the lack of ports on the controller to plug in a headset.

 

I have a few questions:

 

If you have one of these, do you get interference sometimes? If I turn on my stereo sometimes my characters wander around on their own...

 

Do you know if there are any wireless controllers that take a headset, or better are there wireless headsets?

 

Do you have the new model and do you like its shape better?

 

For reference, both models can be seen here.

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I actually just sold mine to a friend. I really didn't like the size of old design that much and felt the anaolog sticks were not stiff enough for my taste and had way too much play before they engaged.

 

I never had any problems with interferenace with mine, and I certainly had enough electronics running at all times.

 

As Joey pointed out, there are no wireless controllers available yet with a card slot for the Live headset. There are wireless headsets available for cell phones which will work, but the price in the $90 and above range. Logitech makes a pretty nice one for what it's worth. You'll want one with a 2.5 mm plug on it, although you'll probably find that you need top trim some plastic on either the headset or the live plug in to get a good connection.

 

Long story short, wireless Live gaming is possible, but it's expensive and unwieldy as of yet.

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Wireless controllers that work with live (transmitting voice) will hit stores this fall. Logitech, Hip Gear, and Mad Catz all have products in the pipeline. The Hip Gear & Logitech ones use Bluetooth. The Live! functionality will (obviously) add to the cost.

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I have a Sony Ericcsson T610 cell phone, which has Bluetooth, so I was thinking about getting a bluetooth headset for use in the car and handsfree use at home (my cell phone plan gives me free long distance that I use for calling family and friends, but cellphones aren't as comfortable for those long conversations with grandma, especially if you need your hands to operate a controller at the same time...)

 

Orpheus, you said the cell phone headsets will work... Were you referring to the bluetooth ones, and if so, what does it communicate with on the XBox side? Is there a special bluetooth XBox adapter?

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Originally posted by jason@Jul 30 2004, 06:31 AM

Orpheus, you said the cell phone headsets will work... Were you referring to the bluetooth ones, and if so, what does it communicate with on the XBox side? Is there a special bluetooth XBox adapter?

No i was reffering to the non-bluetooth ones like this one.

 

Camp, you have any links or press releases on those??

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Originally posted by Orpheus+Jul 31 2004, 04:40 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Orpheus @ Jul 31 2004, 04:40 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-jason@Jul 30 2004, 06:31 AM

Orpheus, you said the cell phone headsets will work... Were you referring to the bluetooth ones, and if so, what does it communicate with on the XBox side? Is there a special bluetooth XBox adapter?

No i was reffering to the non-bluetooth ones like this one.

 

Camp, you have any links or press releases on those?? [/b]

I saw a reference to the Hip Gear one in one of the bottom-of-the-page notes in August's OXM.

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Camp, you have any links or press releases on those??

 

I'm sorry I don't. I had a series of emails with one of our buyers about this very topic just last week. He assured me we would be selling two of the three products I mentioned above. He mentioned these controllers will be significantly more expensive than typical wireless controllers.

 

A little searching turned this up: $99 Hip Gear Bluetooth controller

 

Early IGN write-up

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Yeah Camp, I picked up both the Logitech wireless controller and headset earlier this week. It's pretty cool to be able to sit back from the tv and not have any cables hanging around. The controls feel a little loosy-goosy to me, if that makes sense but definitely useable. The headset is pretty cool, but very pricey at $80. I experience lots of clicks and very low volume noises but I only seem to notice them when I'm not in a room and there is nothing else coming through the headset. When I'm in a room with people talking, I completely forget about them. Those clicks are more than likely caused by all the 2.4 ghz gear I have competing on the same freq (cordless phone, wi-fi router, controller and headset are all 2.4 ghz).

 

The funny thing was when I looked around to find out the prices and found out it was going to cost me like $125 or so for both, I thought it was out of the question, but my wife really hated the cables running everywhere all the time and she made me get them. :D

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The old models for both the Xbox and PS2 always felt a bit off for me, as well. However, I have both the new versions of the controllers and feel they are FAR superior to the old ones. The Xbox feels almost like the controller-s and the PS2 now feels almost like the standard controller. They did a great job with them, and they're worth checking out.

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Originally posted by Jason Merrick

How would I know if I have the new controller or the older one? Mine had a rebate sticker on the front of the package that expired in 2004, so I'm wondering if I got an old one... it's not too late to return if so.

 

They're actually physically different. Notice that the start and select buttons have been moved to the left handle of the controller (the same as the controller-s). That's the main thing to look for. The d-pad is also much better as it's sharp-edged and more defined. Also, the older model takes four batteries, while the new one only takes two.

 

Logitech cordless Xbox

 

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Logitech cordless PS2

 

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New version:

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