Amidst the flurry of Xbox One news today, Microsoft has introduced a number of new accessories for its upcoming next-gen console, including a Play and Charge Kit, chat headset, a sound bar from Polk Audio, and new gaming headphones.
The Play and Charge Kit includes a new rechargeable lithium ion battery and power cable, allowing users to charge the controller during use — just like the Xbox 360 version, but now it's designed to work with the Xbox One controller's new, flat battery compartment. The chat headset is a more modern version of the one bundled in with the Xbox 360, but instead uses the proprietary new data port found on the Xbox One controller, which makes existing products incompatible.
Moving into the third-party market, Microsoft has listed hardware from Turtle Beach, Polk Audio, and Mad Catz. For headphone audio, Turtle Beach will offer the Ear Force XO Seven and the XO Four. Polk is also getting into the gaming audio market with the 4 Shot gaming headphones and N1 Sound Bar, which was designed to complement the Xbox One's industrial design.
Finally, Mad Catz will be bringing its popular Aracade FightStick Tournament Edition series to the console with a new and improved design.
Pricing and release information has not been confirmed.
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