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The Xbox 360 game console table, developed by Microsoft, features a issue of first-party and third-party accessories .
Game controllers/Gamepads [edit ]
Xbox 360 controllers [edit ]
Xbox 360 Wireless restrainer Up to four controllers are able to connect to Xbox 360, including wired and wireless gamepads. The wireless controllers run on either AA batteries ( Alkaline or rechargeable ) or on a rechargeable battery pack. The wire controllers may be connected to any of the USB ports on the console ( the number of ports depends on model : old-style 360s have two at the front and one on the rear, while Xbox 360 S units have two at the movement and three at the rear ), or to a USB hub. USB keyboards are besides supported, but only for inputting textbook and navigating the splashboard ; additionally, the number pad and hotkeys are non-functional. The original first-generation Xbox controllers are not compatible with the Xbox 360. The control is besides compatible with PCs, though wireless controllers will need the Wireless Gaming Receiver. The Xbox 360 control has been used in the United States and british militaries. [ 1 ] [ 2 ] The Xbox 360 accountant has shaking feedback which is limited to titles using the new XInput API, however, unlike the first Xbox, the face buttons are not analogue.
Wireless Gaming Receiver [edit ]
|The Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows|
|Generation||Seventh generation era|
|Lifespan||February 16, 2007|
|Connectivity||USB, Proprietary 2.4 GHz wireless technology|
While PS3 and Wii radio controllers use Bluetooth for connectivity ( and can be used with Bluetooth-equipped computers with allow software ), Xbox 360 wireless accessories communicate over a proprietary 2.4 GHz protocol. In order to accommodate this, Microsoft released the Wireless Gaming Receiver ( sold as “ Crossfire Wireless Gaming Receiver ” in the UK ), which allows radio Xbox 360 accessories to be used on a Windows-based personal computer. [ 3 ] Most Xbox 360 radio accessories are supported, including standard controllers, racing wheels ( without force-feedback ), headsets and guitar controllers. The adapter was first revealed at E3 2006 and released on February 16, 2007. The device acts in a similar manner to an Xbox 360, allowing up to 4 controllers and 4 headsets at a time to be connected to the telephone receiver. The device has a 30-foot ( 10 meter ) compass and a six-foot ( 2 meter ) USB cable. [ 4 ] It is specifically designed to work with games bearing the “ Games for Windows “ logo, but will function with most games that permit a standard personal computer gamepad. The official Xbox web site noted that the arranger will work with “ all future radio receiver devices ”. [ 5 ] however, it is worth noting that the racing wheel does not presently have force feedback back. One of the issues with using radio receiver controllers is that there is no room ( with the standard Microsoft Xbox control drivers ) to turn the controllers off unless the batteries are removed from the control or a third-party application is used. besides an issue that has arisen from this intersection is the amount of office in which the receiver describe. There have been many reports [ citation needed ] that the recipient will work for days, weeks, or couple of months then fail to “ receive ” the sign from the Xbox 360 restrainer. This issue has been solved in a number of ways by end users depending on where the damage from the excess power has manifested itself—in some cases plainly purchasing a powered hub ( which typically can provide a higher current than a personal computer port ) will fix the issues while in others it may be necessity to work around a boast home fuse. [ 6 ] In the US, Microsoft has stopped producing the stand-alone receiver and it is increasingly difficult to find in stores or on-line. The “ Wireless Controller for Windows ” package includes the receiver for a higher price, but is still available. The Microsoft LifeChat ZX-6000 wireless headset for personal computer includes a black version of the receiver which works with Xbox 360 radio accessories. [ 7 ]
The Alienware Alpha PC includes an Xbox 360 accountant and liquidator .
restrainer accessories [edit ]
rechargeable Battery compact [edit ]
Battery Pack, Play & Charge Cable and Quick Charger The Rechargeable Battery Pack for the Xbox 360 accountant contains two AA nickel metal hydride ( NiMH ) batteries inside a seal case, with a custom connection on the rear to allow charging through the Xbox 360 accountant itself. [ 8 ] The pack provides up to 25 hours of continuous gaming for the radio control. It is recommended in plaza of disposable AA batteries, ascribable to the successor cost ( in both economic and environmental terms ). It besides ships as part of both the Play & Charge Kit and Quick Charge Kit. An upgrade version of the Rechargeable Battery Pack, which provides up to 35 hours of gameplay if using the Play & Charge Kit [ 9 ] or 40 hours of gameplay if using the Quick Charge Kit, [ 10 ] is included with “ transforming d-pad ” wireless controllers. [ 11 ] To in full charge a battery compact takes approximately 2 hours with the Quick Charge Kit ; the Play & Charge Kit takes longer ( and depends on whether the accountant is being used ). Third party rechargeable battery pack kits are besides available. Although the official rechargeable battery pack is NiMH, the normal ( AA ) battery casing states “ Use only Alkaline battery, type AA ( LR6 ) ” .
Play & Charge Kit [edit ]
The Play & Charge Kit contains a rechargeable battery gang and a USB charging cable television. use of the charging cable does not affect the functionality of the accountant, and may be used without break to game dally. The Play & Charge cable besides allows use of a radio accountant without a battery pack. When doing so, Microsoft recommends using a AA clique ( empty ) to avoid damage to the exposed battery compartment. [ 12 ] When connected, the accountant does not act as a wired control, but continues to communicate with the console or receiver wirelessly ; data is sent via USB to the host only to allow automatic synchronize and to initiate charge and does not send accountant input data. [ 13 ] As a consequence, the cable need not be plugged into the comfort or calculator the accountant is being used with — any commodious powered USB larboard may be used. The Play & Charge Kit will besides mechanically sync the control to a Wireless Gaming Receiver when both are plugged into a Windows computer. The original Play & Charge Kit contains generic 2100 mAh AA ( LR6 ) NiMH cells. [ 14 ] [ 15 ] such cells are promptly available in 4 packs up to 3000 mAh, with 2000-2600mAh batteries being common. Alongside the publish of the Xbox 360 S in June 2010, Microsoft started shipping a “ translate d-pad control ” with an improved Play & Charge Kit and an upgrade rechargeable battery carry. [ 11 ] The master Play & Charge Kit provided up to 25 hours of play, [ 9 ] the improved Play & Charge Kit provided up to 35 hours of free rein. [ 16 ]
quick Charge Kit [edit ]
The Quick Charge Kit is a humble basis post that charges astir to two rechargeable battery packs and does so in less time than the Play and Charge Kit. It comes with a dual-charger and one rechargeable battery pack. It takes 2 hours for each of 2 rechargeable battery packs to be amply charged. A light on the unit is used to indicate condition, showing green when it is finished charging/fully charged and bolshevik when charging is in progress. Alongside the turn of the Xbox 360 S in June 2010, Microsoft started shipping an improved Quick Charge Kit with an upgrade rechargeable battery pack. The master Quick Charge Kit gave up to 25 hours of play to the original rechargeable battery packs, the better Quick Charge Kit gave improving to 40 hours of act to the upgrade rechargeable battery packs. [ 10 ]
Messenger Kit [edit ]
|Xbox 360 Chatpad from the Messenger Kit attached to a radio accountant|
|Type||Gaming keypads, Add-on device|
|Generation||Seventh generation era|
|Lifespan||September 4, 2007|
|Connectivity||USB (custom connector), 2.5 mm headset connector (for compatibility with headset add-on)|
On September 4, 2007, Microsoft released a small keyboard accessory called the Chatpad to coincide with the plunge of Xbox Live Windows Live Messenger on Xbox 360. [ 17 ] It was released as separate of the Xbox 360 Messenger Kit, which besides includes a wire headset. This is partially ascribable to the fact that older Xbox 360 wired headsets can not connect to the Chatpad ascribable to the side pins. The Chatpad connects to the accountant via two ability pins and an UART interface located on the front of the control ( radio or wired ), a well as the 2.5 millimeter mariner for headset compatibility. Although the Chatpad can be used to communicate with people that are on Xbox Live and Windows-based PCs ( via Windows Live Messenger ), [ 17 ] Microsoft does not presently provide drivers to make the Chatpad itself work with a personal computer. There has been no official password when, if ever, a driver will be released. however, there have been some attempts at a workaround. [ 18 ] originally since the Chatpad has a connection for wired headset compatibility, when connected to a control the Chatpad is detected as a pumped-up headset. As a result, the control could not be paired with a radio receiver headset since wired headsets take precession over radio receiver ones in the systems software. This has been since fixed via software updates and all functions nowadays operate normally. The Chatpad can besides be used in certain games for textbook input signal. [ citation needed ]
USB HID-compliant keyboards can be plugged directly into the cabinet to perform the same function .
universal Media Remote [edit ]
|The Xbox 360 Universal Media Remote|
|Generation||Seventh generation era|
|Power||2 × AA Battery|
There are two official versions of the Xbox 360 Universal Media Remote and a phone number of unofficial ones. The first base official media outside is the shorter version of the Universal Media Remote that can be bought at retail. It was supplied at launching with the Xbox 360 Pro, and replaces the Xbox 360 Wired Headset in the australian and mexican Xbox 360 Pro consoles, arsenic well as the brazilian official pack. These were sold in specify quantities. The second official media outback is the longer interpretation of the Universal Media Remote that besides can be bought at retail. It was sold as a standalone product. All remotes can assist in the act of DVD movies and music ( although the console can play such media without the distant ), while the Universal Media Remote offers more function by having the ability to serve as a control for a number of TVs or Windows Media Center -based personal computer. All remotes leave basic master of games, along with being able to navigate the splashboard. The outback control allows for controlling portions of the interface of the Xbox 360 via infrared .
Media Remote [edit ]
|The Xbox 360 Media Remote|
|Generation||Seventh generation era|
|Power||2 × AAA Battery|
In late 2011, Microsoft replaced the Universal Media Remote with a redesign model called the Xbox 360 Media Remote. [ 19 ] The new outside is glossy black rather than matte white, and is designed to more closely resemble Xbox 360 S consoles. [ 19 ] The Media Remote is besides capable of controlling the baron and bulk of diverse television receiver sets. [ 19 ]
Xbox 360 Wireless Racing Wheel [edit ]
The Xbox 360 Wireless Racing Wheel was introduced by Microsoft at E3 2006. Released in November 2006, the wedge feedback steering wheel restrainer includes the standard gamepad buttons and floor-mounted catalyst and brake pedals. Although the wheel is adequate to of running off the rechargeable battery tamp down, use of the force feedback and active resistance features requires an external AC adapter. [ 20 ] A express edition of the coerce feedback wheel included the racing game Project Gotham Racing 3. There is besides a “ Hardcore Pack ” for Test Drive Unlimited which makes the driving more naturalistic. On August 22, 2007, Microsoft published a press acquittance on Xbox.com saying that they will retrofit all the Wireless Racing Wheels for exempt that were manufactured from 2006 to 2007. [ 21 ] This is ascribable to a component in the steering wheel chassis that in rare cases may overheat and fail when the AC adapter is used to world power the wheel. Users had to ship their steering wheel back to Microsoft for animate or substitution. When the monetary value of this accessory was dropped to $ 99, it was discontinued in November 2007. other wheels include the Fanatec Porsche 911 Turbo S Racing Wheel, which features force feedback, 6-speed gearshift, consecutive sceneshifter and clutch pedal point, and the Mad Catz Dale Earnhardt Jr. / NASCAR Racing wheel .
Xbox 360 Wireless Speed Wheel [edit ]
Xbox 360 Wireless Speed Wheel. The Xbox 360 Wireless Speed Wheel was released by Microsoft on September 26, 2011. It is a successor to the Xbox 360 Wireless Racing Wheel and features a directing pad, the four colored natural process buttons and two triggers besides found on the standard Xbox 360 control. In accession thereto it features an accelerometer for sensing rotation. It is not capable of registering gesture in three dimensions. [ 22 ]
big Button Pad [edit ]
Xbox 360 Big Button Pads with the infrared receiver. The games Scene It? Lights, Camera, Action and Scene It? Box Office Smash come bundled with 4 special radio controllers called Big Button Pads, which resemble game usher buzzers. Each accountant has one boastfully “ doorbell ” release at the acme and four smaller buttons for answering multiple-choice questions. The boastfully doorbell button besides functions as a four-way directional pad, which helps to navigate the Xbox 360 dashboard menu. The games ‘ prices are unaffected by the inclusion of the controllers. other games such as Uno, 1 vs. 100, Wits and Wagers, and You Don’t Know Jack [ 23 ] have added patronize for the Big Button Pads. The Big Button Pads use an external IR telephone receiver that connects to the Xbox 360 via USB. When the IR recipient is connected all four quadrants on the ‘ring of light ‘ are light up to tell the exploiter that four accountant devices are active. These Big Button Pads can be used at the lapp time as the wired and radio receiver gamepads and the wireless headsets .
Xbox 360 Arcade GameStick [edit ]
The Xbox 360 Arcade GameStick from Mad Catz has a wax size stick and spinner control. It comes with the Xbox Live Arcade games Frogger, Time Pilot, and Astropop. It is formally licensed by Microsoft .
Rhythm game controllers [edit ]
musical and rhythm games such as Guitar Hero and Rock Band may use controllers in the condition of musical instruments ( much slightly scaled down ) including a wide assortment of electric guitar and drum kit controllers compatible with Xbox ampere well as with other game consoles. An actual MIDI keyboard can be used as a game control by means of an arranger, while a keyboard-type accountant may besides be used as a real MIDI musical instrument. The game DJ Hero may use a restrainer in the shape of a DJ turntable .
Xbox 360 Wireless Microphone [edit ]
The Xbox 360 Wireless Microphone is a microphone peripheral designed for use with the rhythm games, Rock Band, Guitar Hero, DJ Hero, Lips, Def Jam Rapstar and Michael Jackson: The Experience. The wireless microphone uses the same 2.4 GHz protocol as the official wireless accountant and early peripherals and is powered by 2 AA batteries .
Ace Combat 6 Flight Stick [edit ]
Produced by Hori, the Xbox 360 Ace Combat 6 Flight Stick was entirely made available for leverage in a special-limited edition package of Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation. The Ace Edge package was formally released only in North America and Japan .
Kinect [edit ]
The Kinect detector device Kinect ( codename “ Project Natal ” ) is a “ controller-free gambling and entertainment experience ” produced by Microsoft for the Xbox 360. Based on an addition peripheral for the comfort, it enables users to control and interact with the Xbox 360 without the need to touch a game control for most of the menu and gameplay through a natural user interface using gestures, talk commands or presented objects and images. The project is aimed at broadening the Xbox 360 ‘s hearing beyond its typical crippled base. It was first released on November 4, 2010, in North America, with other regions following subsequently that month .
Nyko has released a ‘Zoom ‘ attachment for the Kinect television camera that allows people to use the organization without having very big open spaces in their living rooms. [ 24 ]
other [edit ]
uDraw GameTablet [edit ]
The uDraw GameTablet is a artwork tablet designed to be used with assorted games. It was produced by THQ and released for the Xbox 360 on November 15, 2011. The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the uDraw was a commercial failure and was discontinued in February 2012, THQ would finally file for bankruptcy the surveil class .
Tony Hawk Shred Board [edit ]
A wireless skating board for Tony Hawk : Shred ( and Ride ) games. Replaces the former Tony Hawk Ride Board, besides by Activision. ( Ride board is not forward compatible with Shred game ) .
Audio/visual peripherals [edit ]
A/V connectors and cables [edit ]
rear of the A/V connection found on pre-2010 ( gray ) part and D-Terminal HD A/V Cables, with TOSLINK-out and TV/HDTV switch. Pre-2010 S-Video, Advanced SCART and VGA HD A/V Cables feature a exchangeable connection but lack the throw. assorted official A/V cables are available for the Xbox 360, which allow it to connect to a broad roll of sound recording and video recording equipment. primitively available in gray, all cables were replaced by black versions ( which besides differ in design ) with the launch of the Xbox 360 S in June/July 2010. All official cables ( except for the HDMI cable television ) connect to the Xbox 360 ‘s A/V connection and are compatible with all Xbox 360 models. Analog stereo audio is output by these cables by RCA connectors, with the exception of the Advanced SCART A/V Cable, where it is delivered via the SCART connection ‘s sound recording pins. With the exception of the VGA HD A/V Cable cable and HDMI Audio Adapter, all cables are besides capable of outputting SD video at 480i /60 Hz ( NTSC or PAL60, depending on console area ) and 576i /50 Hz ( PAL ; entirely available on PAL area consoles ). A TOSLINK ocular S/PDIF connection was integrated into the A/V connection ( comfort side ) of many pre-2010 ( grey ) Xbox 360 A/V cables, allowing output signal of stereo LPCM, Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital with WMA Pro audio. These do not feature on current A/V cables. All official A/V-based cables ( except the HDMI Audio Adapter ) physically block the HDMI port when plugged into equipped models ; on pre-2010 ( grey ) cables this is due to the size of the connection, while 2010 ( black ) cables feature a plastic pill for this function .
Microsoft composite SCART arranger freeze ( original grey adaptation ) All European Xbox 360 consoles ship with a Microsoft branded composite/stereo sound recording to SCART arranger jam in addition to whichever standard A/V cable the model in question ships with. This allows the composite video cable and other RCA-composite able cables to be used with SCART equipped televisions. The signal is not changed in any room and the arranger does not offer any improvement in quality over a direct composite connection. It is not to be confused with the advanced SCART cable, which uses the superior RGB criterion.
|Cable||Supported video standard(s)||HDTV resolutions||PC resolutions||Connector(s) (non-TOSLINK/Xbox 360 A/V)||Integrated TOSLINK connector (grey/pre-2010 only)||Notes||Picture|
|Composite A/V cable||Composite video||No||No||
|S-Video A/V Cable||S-Video, composite video||No||No||
|Advanced SCART A/V Cable||RGBS (SCART), composite video||No||No||
| Component HD A/V Cable||YPBPR component video, composite video (pre-2010)||Dependent on application||No||
| D-Terminal HD A/V Cable
D 端子 HD A/V ケーブル
|YPBPR component video, composite video||Dependent on application||No||
|VGA HD A/V Cable||RGBHV (VGA)||Supports 480p, 720p and 1080p equivalent resolutions||Yes||
|HDMI cable||RGBHV (HDMI)||Yes||Yes||
||Digital audio available via HDMI connection||
|HDMI Audio Adapter||N/A||N/A||N/A||
^ a Supported HDTV resolutions ( all displayed at 60 Hz ) : 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
^ b Supported personal computer resolutions ( all displayed in 60 Hz progressive scan ) : 640 × 480 ( equivalent to 480p, 4:3 ), 848 × 480 ( equivalent to 480p, 16:9 ), 1024 × 768, 1280 × 720 ( equivalent to 720p ), 1280 × 768, 1280 × 1024, 1360 × 768, 1440 × 900, 1680 × 1050, 1920 × 1080 ( equivalent to 1080p )
^ c When YPBPR joining is used HD-DVDs and streamed 1080p video will not be output at 1080p, but will be downscaled to 1080i or lower, while DVDs will not be upscaled, only deinterlaced ( 480p maximal ). [ 34 ]
^ d With the 2010 cable review, the composite-out capabilities were removed from the Component HD A/V Cable .
HD DVD Player [edit ]
The Xbox 360 HD DVD Player is a discontinued [ 35 ] accessory which allows playback of HD DVDs. It was announced by Bill Gates during his 2006 keynote speech at CES. [ 36 ] It was formally presented at E3 2006 and was launched on November 7, 2006. The drive uses USB to connect to the Xbox 360 which processes and outputs the audio and television. The HD DVD musician besides features two extra USB ports on the rear, a Universal Media Remote, ampere well as a clip for attaching the wireless network adapter. The drive can not be used to play Xbox or Xbox 360 game titles, and all Xbox 360 games continue to use DVD-9 media .
Headsets [edit ]
Wired Headset [edit ]
Wired headset ( translation 1, white ) Wired headset ( version 2, white ) The Xbox 360 Wired Headset allows gamers to use in-game voice chat, private old world chat, party old world chat, voice for video chat and in-game voice recognition in games such as Tom Clancy’s EndWar. The headset can besides be used with a personal computer but requires a restrainer to do thus. It features an in-line volume dominance and a dumb substitution. There are two versions of the headset, which feature differently shaped connectors. This was to allow compatibility with the chatpad keyboard accessory ( original adaptation will not fit on the chatpad ). The foam elements on the headset are prone to fading over time. A dark grey headset would soon turn into a ignite grey one. A wire headset is bundled with every cabinet other than Core/Arcade models, vitamin a good as with the messenger kit out and the Xbox Live Starter Pack. In summation to the beginning party headset, Plantronics produces a range of officially licensed wire headsets for the Xbox 360. additionally, many standard mobile phone hands-free kits which feature 2.5 millimeter connectors will besides function as headsets, although this is not formally supported. similarly, the Xbox headset can be used in many devices that support 2.5 millimeter headsets .
Wireless Headset [edit ]
Wireless headset The Xbox 360 Wireless Headset performs the like tax as the wired headset, but connects using the same 2.4 GHz wireless local area network technology as the wireless accountant, rather than by a physical connection, allowing it to function within a 30 foot /9 meter range ( approx ) and can be used with or without a restrainer connected to the cabinet. Up to four radio headsets can be used simultaneously on a single Xbox 360. The headset features a built-in rechargeable barrage, which lasts up to 8 hours, and comes with a USB charger and an education manual. The headset fits over either auricle and comes with two sizes of obliterable ear grips for a better fit .
radio Headset with Bluetooth [edit ]
In late 2011, Microsoft replaced the Wireless Headset with a completely redesigned model, which is glistening black, designed to more closely resemble Xbox 360 S consoles, and besides adequate to of connection to Bluetooth devices such as fluid phones and computers. [ 19 ]
live Vision television camera [edit ]
Xbox Live Vision Camera The Xbox Live Vision television camera was announced at E3 2006 and was released in North America on September 19, 2006, and Europe and Asia on October 2, 2006 ( November 2, 2006 in Japan ). [ 37 ] [ 38 ] There are many games which have television camera functionality included, some of which are : Uno, TotemBall, Burnout Paradise ( only during on-line act, when you are taken down and the television camera sends a word picture of you at the moment of being taken down ), Texas Hold’em, Spyglass Board Games, Pinball FX, Hardwood Backgammon, Hardwood Hearts and Hardwood Spades. For a full list examine main article. The ability to create an in-game representation of a player is potential using this television camera and a desirable game, similar to Sony ‘s EyeToy for the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Eye for the PlayStation 3. The retail games Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Vegas and Vegas 2 allow players to create an in-game version of their face with this feature of speech. The dashboard software released on June 13, 2006, added an choice in the system check to support its functions. Users with the fall 2010 splashboard update will be able to use the Live Vision camera to video chat with users of the Kinect a well as begin video recording conferences with Windows Live Messenger users. [ citation needed ] The Xbox Live Vision Camera is besides used in Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise, and You’re in the Movies .
repositing [edit ]
detachable intemperate drives [edit ]
top and bottom of an original style detachable hard drive Optional detachable SATA hard drives are used for the memory of games, music, downloaded trailers, levels, demonstration, player preferences, and community-created contented from Xbox Live Marketplace. It may besides be used to transfer such message between Xbox 360 units. It is required to play original Xbox games and a choice number of Xbox 360 games. The total capacitance of the Xbox 360 hard drive is either 20 GB, 60 GB, 120 GB, 250 GB, 320 GB, or 500 GB. [ 39 ] initially, 250 GB unvoiced drives were only available through third-party manufacturers or through the purchase of a special-edition Xbox 360 console bundle, [ 40 ] but from 2010, it was being sold as a separate accessory in Japan, [ 41 ] North America, [ 42 ] and the UK. [ 43 ] presently, the 320 GB difficult drive is only available as partially of either limited/special edition Xbox 360 S bundles [ 39 ] or as a separate buy for Xbox 360 S consoles ; [ 44 ] it is not available for original Xbox 360 models. Of the total memory capacity, approximately 6 GB is reserved for system use ; around 4 GB of that share is reserved for game title hoard and other hard drive-specific elements in games that support the arduous drive and an extra 2 GB is reserved for practice by the Xbox 360 backwards-compatibility software. [ 45 ] This leaves users with approximately 14, 54, 114, 244, or 314 GB ( displayed as 14, 52, 107, 228, or 292 GiB ) of free space on the drive. Depending on the market, the hard drive comes preloaded with contented, such as videos and Xbox Live Arcade games or show .
250 GB Xbox 360 S style hard drive. Hard drives designed for the original models of Xbox 360 are not immediately compatible with Xbox 360 S models and vice versa. however, if removed from its font, the 2.5 ” SATA hard drive within older model HDD units may be inserted into the Xbox 360 S hard drive slot and will function normally. [ 46 ] On August 20, 2010, Microsoft announced a 250 GB stand-alone hard drive for use with Xbox 360 S models priced at US $ 129.99 [ 47 ] The actual drives inside their respective casings are standard 2.5 ” ( laptop-size ) SATA hard disk drives loaded with special firmware. however, the Microsoft versions are notably more expensive than standard drives. [ 48 ]
Data transfer cable connected to a 120 GB HDD
Memory units [edit ]
Small, portable, flash-based memory devices allow the transfer of save games, singular game profiles, and capacity downloaded from Xbox Live Marketplace to early Xbox 360 consoles. They were discontinued upon the secrete of the redesigned Xbox 360 S, which had no memory batting order slots. Sizes available were :
- 64 MB memory card
- 256 MB memory card (Supplied only with Xbox 360 Arcade models prior to December 2008.)
- 512 MB memory card (Was pre-loaded with the Xbox Live Arcade game Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved for a limited time. Later units were pre-loaded with the Xbox Live Arcade game Worms. Still later units came with a keychain carry case.)
Some game saves and downloaded message can not be copied from hard drives to memory cards. What message can not be moved is up to the delicacy of the person video recording game developers. case games with immovable capacity :
The Datel Xsata is an unaccredited accessory that sits between the 360 ‘s drive and the console itself and is used to transfer materials from the console ‘s hard drive to a Windows personal computer. consumption of this device to transfer save game files for the aim of unlock achievements is prohibited by Microsoft in the Xbox Live Terms of Service agreement. [ citation needed ] The Xsata can besides be used to modify a actor ‘s avatar using software such as Modio or other freeware that can be found on the internet. [ citation needed ] FATXplorer can besides be used in conjunction with the Xsata for file remove. [ 50 ]
Datel’s Transfer Kit for Xbox 360 allows users to transfer data from their Xbox 360 memory cards to a personal computer. [ 51 ]
USB storehouse devices [edit ]
The Xbox 360 can read USB storehouse devices such as finger drives, Zunes, iPods ( except ipod Touch and iPhone ), MP3 players, PSPs, and hard drives, however an optional Media Update is required to play music and other files from certain music players, this is available from the Xbox Live Marketplace. The devices which have been previously mentioned can be used to play music, or to view pictures and videos. FAT, FAT32 and HFS+ file systems are supported, but NTFS and exFAT are not. On March 26, 2010, Microsoft announced a system update allowing the use of standard USB brassy drives to store game profiles, saves, show, and other Xbox 360 content would be coming on April 6. [ 52 ] According to Major Nelson, any USB flash tug over 1GB can be configured for use, with up to 16GB per device and two devices per system. He besides announced that Microsoft will be partnering with SanDisk to create Xbox 360 branded USB flash drives that will come pre-configured for use correct out of the box. [ 53 ] With the accrue 2012 Dashboard update, released on October 16, 2012, the flash drive size specify has been increased to 32GB. [ 54 ] A Dashboard update on April 30, 2015, increased the memory terminus ad quem to 2TB. [ 55 ]
cool products [edit ]
Nyko Intercooler 360 [edit ]
The Nyko Intercooler 360 is designed to reduce the inner operate on temperature of the 360 and as a result, to prolong life of the console. It connects to the outside of the Xbox 360. There is no internal alteration of the Xbox 360 required. A passing through power connection utilizes the existing Xbox 360 power supply, negating the need for an extra AC adapter. The whole besides powers on and off automatically with the system and the Intercooler ‘s small size fit in tight spaces like entertainment centers with the 360 placed in either horizontal or vertical orientation course. many consumers, vitamin a well as the press, call it scorches their consoles, “ steals ” power from the arrangement, and even causes the red gang of death, [ 56 ] which the device may have been used to avoid. however, Nyko later released the Intercooler EX which has a newfangled AC adapter made of metal and therefore solves the problem with might “ stealth ”, scorching of the console, and the plug falling off. [ citation needed ] At E3 2008, Nyko announced a new revised streamlined model of the Intercooler named the Intercooler TS. This new model is smaller than former models and blends in with the cabinet. Its main feature is called TempSmart, a temperature sensing engineering which automatically powers on the Intercooler ‘s fans when needed, and continues to cool the cabinet even after the cabinet has been switched off until a proper ambient temperature has been reached. It is besides powered by its own AC adapter, so no batteries or USB cables to the comfort are necessary. [ 57 ]
Gamexpert Cooler King ( UK ) / Pelican Air Flo Cooler ( USA ) [edit ]
The Cooler King is an external sports fan for the 360, featuring a 4-port USB hub and AV connections. Official Xbox 360 AV cables can not be used with the Cooler King as it lacks the AV port normally on the Xbox 360, so players must use third-party Component/Composite cables. This cooler besides has VGA support allowing the Xbox 360 to be connected to some monitors and TVs using a VGA cable. This cool will not work with the newer HDMI-compatible Xbox 360s. [ citation needed ]
pelican Fan Stand [edit ]
The Pelican Fan Stand provides a different access to cooling the Xbox 360. alternatively of clipping on to the back like the Cooler King or Intercooler, the fan is situated in a base propagation that the cabinet can sit on entirely in the erect position. The placement of the winnow allows it to draw cool air from beneath the console table and blow it out through the back. It uses a single USB plug to draw might from the Xbox. This makes a switch necessary to turn off the sports fan, allowing it to continue cooling after the console has been turned off unlike the Cooler King or the current Intercooler. [ citation needed ]
other accessories [edit ]
Faceplates [edit ]
Signed Xbox 360 Faceplate The default option faceplate ( blacken or white ) can be replaced with a crop of custom-made designs. The prices of these customs designs are typically about $ 20. Microsoft distributed three promotional faceplates, one for those present at the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2005 uncover, one for those at the Zero Hour Xbox 360 establish event, and one for VIP X05 attendees. While faceplates by and large exist for aesthetic reasons they besides direct airflow, dissuade dust and particles, and protect the magnetic disk tray and memory slots. Final Fantasy XIII Xbox 360 Elite consoles come with an extra faceplate with Final Fantasy XIII based artwork. Faceplates are not compatible with Xbox 360 S or E consoles .
Controller faceplates [edit ]
Xbox 360 restrainer faceplates can be removed and replaced with a range of customs designs, each of which are sold individually. Red Octane has a range of official alternative faceplates for assorted Guitar Hero controllers and versatile third-party companies such as Mad Catz make unofficial faceplates for the criterion Xbox 360 control .
custom cases [edit ]
A modify Xbox 360 in a crystal clear case with blue LED many unofficial custom-made cases can be purchased from independent manufacturers and are available in a wide image of colors and styles. The original extinct casing of the comfort may be removed using special tools often provided with custom cases but besides sold individually, allowing said event to be fitted. Custom cases are generally based on moulds of official cases but with all Microsoft stigmatization removed. As such, they do not change the size or condition of the comfort, only the aesthetics. Custom cases are not endorsed by Microsoft, and removing the official subject will void any guarantee on the comfort. Companies which manufacture such cases include Talismoon, Lian Li, XCM and XSPC. custom-made cases are not limited to the consoles themselves as several companies besides manufacture custom Xbox 360 restrainer shells and hard tug shells to match their console counterparts .
Wireless network adapter [edit ]
Xbox 360 Wireless Network Adapter ( 802.11g ) Two official Wi-Fi adapters are available for the Xbox 360, both of which connect through a USB interface. The first adaptation released supports 802.11a, 802.11b and 802.11g connections, features a individual antenna and is only available in white. On October 5, 2009, Gamestop revealed a raw version of the radio receiver networking adapter [ 58 ] which features support for 802.11n networks in addition to those supported by its harbinger. [ 59 ] This interpretation features two antenna to ensure adequate 802.11n connectivity, and is only available in bootleg. encoding mechanisms available when using both versions were initially limited to WEP and WPA, with WPA2 support added on October 28, 2009, via a system software update. [ 60 ] In addition to the official Wi-Fi adapters, third-party radio bridges may besides be used with the Xbox 360. These are connected through the Ethernet port and recognized by the Xbox 360 as a cable connection, but offer the like or exchangeable functionality. It is besides potential to connect an Xbox 360 to internet through another system ‘s connection by using association sharing systems. [ 61 ] Using an official Wi-Fi adapter or third-party wireless bridge, the console table can automatically detect and link up with other Xbox 360 consoles that are within rate and form an ad hoc network. [ 62 ] In revised “ slender ” models of the Xbox 360, 802.11n connectivity is integrated into the comfort. however, the integrate adapter is only able to connect to 2.4 GHz networks, so the first-party adapter or a third party bridge is calm required to connect to 5 GHz networks. [ 63 ] [ 64 ]
Exergaming [edit ]
Two exergaming accessories have been designed for the Xbox 360, Dance Dance Revolution Universe and Gamercize, are presently available. Through backward compatibility the Yourself!Fitness instructional plot for the Xbox can besides be used. Since then, the more versatile official Kinect accessory has been used .
References [edit ]
- Media related to Xbox 360 accessories at Wikimedia Commons