No more velcro'ed hacks necessary, Amazon.co.uk has a listing for the elusive, though now proven real, Bluetooth adapter for the 360! There is one problem though: if you just want the adapter, it comes bundled with a (potentially redundant) headset. Unfortunately, the manufacturer's really crappy website doesn't list the product, and Amazon's entry is devoid of everything save the price (£59.99 or about $105) and a release date of March 17th.
I don't want to say that Datel's headset is going to terrible, but the reality is many already own Bluetooth headsets and a C note is way high for the adapter. Come on Datel, how about just selling the little adapter? Let's say $30 max, sound good?
[Thanks, DJ Dunk!]
Reader Comments (Page 1 of 1)
3-14-2006 @ 1:40PM
Man this stinks Amazon won't ship to the U.S. Now we need to find one that the U.S. People Can buy.
3-14-2006 @ 1:47PM
I want the adapter only
3-14-2006 @ 2:13PM
Skeptical being that it includes a bundled headset. How does the pairing take place?
3-14-2006 @ 3:57PM
I've got a bluetooth headset that I use with my cell phone. It works fine for an hour long phone call, but start to hurt my ear after that. The headset in the above picture looks about the same as mine. I wouldn't want to use it for gaming because it would hurt my ear too much.
I'm fine with my wired headset.
3-15-2006 @ 12:03AM
Jabra has had its A210 Bluetooth adapter out for months now. I used it with the Xbox and I now use it with the 360. This is not the first "real" Bluetooth adapter.
3-15-2006 @ 9:54AM
C. Grant said...
Sure it is! I'm aware of the Jabra solution (in fact I linked to it above as "velcro'ed hacks") but that isn't an Xbox 360 bluetooth adapter, it's a regular bluetooth adapter stuck to the back of a controller. Sure, it works great, but we're looking for something a little more streamlined.
In an industry that routinely releases such dubious accessories as Xbox 360 themed backpacks and specially color coordinated disc holders, the dearth of headset solutions irks me, so I apologize for being a pest!
Thanks for the note though!