New Xbox 360 Wireless-N Adapter for $100

xbox-wireless-adapterMicrosoft’s XBOX 360 console can do pretty much anything out of the box- except connect wirelessly to the internet. Unlike its Nintendo and Sony competitor consoles, the 360 requires a separate device, or an Ethernet connection, to get online.

Now, according to Kotaku, Microsoft will soon be releasing a new wireless adaptor for the device, which will cost $100. This adapter will feature Wireless-N technology, enabling gamers to, among other things, stream 1080p video. This will come in handy for the upcoming release of the Zune video store, and potential updates to the Netflix service already in place.

Fortunately, with the release of the new adapter, the old 802.11g wireless adapter will get a price drop to $79.99. While still far more affordable than before, the compeition has proven to Microsoft that this technology can be built in with little to no additional cost to the consumer.

Microsoft has not given a date for the 802.11n wireless adapter, the price drop on the 802.11g adapter, or the release of the Zune video store, but we’ll be keeping an eye out here at The Flickcast for those dates and any other video game news we come across.

  • D Shultz
    December 28, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    It is absurd that a company the size and wealth of Microsoft decides to nickle/dime people over…a wireless adapter? Come on…the Wii, PS3, PSP, and even the DS have this ability built in. Seriously Microsoft? Then charge 100.00 for the ability? I love the 360 but then again I love the PS3 and Wii. It at first looked like the PS3 was ridiculous….now it seems the 360 is.

    • Cortney Zamm
      December 28, 2009 at 4:49 pm

      It is pretty ridiculous. Especially since 360 is the only system without this function built in, including systems like The PSP, which came out like 3 years before 360 yet came with wireless standard. But consumers, including me, keep coughing up dough, because wireless is the way we do things.

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  • jaime
    September 28, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    Maybe i should pick up a Xbox-360,No one i know has one but it look’s like it’s kicking the ps3’s ass?

    • Cortney Zamm
      September 28, 2009 at 3:35 pm

      I’d say so. I love my 360. It does everything I need a gaming console to do, plus WAY more.

    • Ed Amos
      November 1, 2009 at 8:42 pm

      Depends. I own a PS3 and love it for the games and bluray. Also the PS store has bumped it up from its humble beginnigs. I was forced to buy the xbox because all of my friends use it. If it weren’t for that fact i wouldn’t buy the p.o.s.

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