Xbox One S Doesn't Include Kinect Port, Requires Adapter

You can get an adapter for free if you can prove you own an Xbox One, Kinect, and the new Xbox One S.


If you were thinking about using a Kinect with the new Xbox One S, then you'll also need an adapter. General manager of Xbox devices marketing Matt Lapsen wrote a post on Xbox Wire, explaining that the Kinect is compatible with the slim Xbox One using a USB adapter--you can see the Kinect USB port in the picture below.

The Xbox Kinect Adapter normally goes for $50 on the Microsoft Store, though you can get it for free if you can prove you own an original Xbox One, a Kinect, and the Xbox One S. You'll have to go to this Xbox support page when you own an Xbox One S. You'll need to provide the serial numbers of the three aforementioned devices to order the free adapter.

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The Xbox One S was announced at Microsoft's E3 2016 press conference. It supports HDR and 4K video. There are three different versions available: 500 GB for $300, 1 TB for $350, and 2 TB for $400. The vertical stand is sold separately for $20. A new white controller is included, though you can buy one on its own for $60.

Additionally, Microsoft also announced custom controllers that you can design yourself with a selection of colors and personalized engraving. Custom controllers start at $80 each with an extra charge for the engraving. Try it for yourself here.

You can see all the news from Microsoft's E3 conference here or check out some of the stories through the links below.

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