Xbox One WILL include a headset (and supports a bunch of other things)

Xbox’s Major Nelson did a video (shown above) on the unboxing of the Xbox One and there was some pretty good details about the console from Xbox Wire.

First thing is what’s in the box? The Console, Kinect, Controller, power brick with cord, a 4K-rated HDMI cable and a headset. The back of the console itself contains  HDMI in/out ports, IR Blaster, S/PDIF interface, new Kinect port, three USB 3.0 ports, wired & wireless network support and a Kensington Security Slot with a Blu-ray slot drive on the front. The Xbox One does contain an internal 500GB hard drive with support of external hard drives through USB.  The one good thing is that people can relax now that there will be a standard headset in every Day One and Standard Edition of the Xbox One.

Director of Product Planning for the Xbox One, Albert Penello added a few more details also:

  • When we say 4K HDMI cable, we mean it. The HDMI cable we’re including is an actual Category 2 HDMI cable, rated for 1080P, 3D and 4K, according to the HDMI 1.4 spec.

 

  • The built-in wireless on Xbox 360 just supported single-band A/B/G/N @ 2.4ghz. The Xbox One wireless radio is A/B/G/N, but supports dual-band 2.4ghz and 5ghz frequencies.

 

  • The console shown in the video is one of the first production units – less than 20 exist in the world (and yes, this box has the 853mhz GPU).

 

  • When you plug a micro-USB cable into the controller for wired gameplay, the internal radio is actually shut off, transmitting data through the wire. You can even use the controller without batteries in this mode.
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