Microsoft releases Xbox One unboxing video

Microsoft releases Xbox One unboxing video

Microsoft has released a detailed unboxing video of the Xbox One Day One
Edition roughly three months before the console is set to hit stores.

Ever since Microsoft reversed controversial DRM and “always-on” policies back in June,
the company has since injected a company-wide sense of transparency in
regards to Xbox One and information about the surrounding ecosystem.

This approach continues today with the release of an
Xbox One unboxing video on Microsoft’s Xbox Wire blog, nearly three months ahead of when anyone will be able to their hands on one.

There’s a lot of fluff in the copy accompanying the unboxing
video, so I cherry-picked what I though was the most revealing details:

  • The Day One edition of Xbox One is the version being unboxed in the
    video. It includes a special Day One packaging, unique controller and a
    digital achievement. Quantities of the Day One edition will be limited
    at retail.

  •  The new Kinect will feature a 1080p
    camera, four-microphone array and IR blasting functionality (for control
    of all your electronic devices).

  • The Xbox One
    controller can switch to wired mode and work over micro USB without
    batteries. The same cord can be used to charge rechargeable batteries
    with the Play and Charge Kit.

  • Chat quality has three
    times the sampling rate it did on Xbox 360. The new headset can be worn
    on either your left or right ear and will feature a bendable, rotating
    boom mic. Mute and volume functions can be toggled without taking your
    hands off the controller.

  • An HDMI cable is included in the box (finally!).
  • Xbox One will support A/B/G/N wireless protocols as well as 2.4ghz and 5ghz frequencies. 
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