Microsoft's Xbox One Day One unboxing video confirms headset is included

Hot on the heels of Microsoft releasing new videos showing off the Xbox One controller and its accessories, the company has now uploaded another video that shows Xbox Live programming head Larry Hyrb unboxing the Xbox One Day One edition from its retail packaging case.

The video, posted on YouTube, confirms that Microsoft will indeed include a mono chat headset in both the Day One and standard editions of the Xbox One console bundle. Microsoft had previously said its official headset would not be included with the Xbox One, but recently the company gave indications it was thinking about changing its mind on this subject.

Microsoft has not indicated it will raise the price of the Xbox One with the new headset addition. Microsoft is selling the headset as a stand alone product for $24.99.

As far as the rest of the video, Hryb shows that when the Xbox One Day One box is opened, the included Kinect sensor is on top, along with the console's controller, headset, a 4K capable HDMI cable, some paper manuals and an Xbox One sticker. Further into the box, Hyrb pulls out both the Xbox One power cord and its power brick. This would seem to be a repeat of what Microsoft did with the first version of the Xbox 360, which also had an external power supply. Finally, the bottom of the box has the Xbox One console itself.

Hryb goes over all of the ports on the Xbox One in the video, including a USB 3.0 port on the left side of the console as well as a binding port for setting up the controller. On the back, there's a power port, an HDMI port, optical audio out, HDMI in, two more USB 3.0 ports, the port for the Kinect sensor, an IR port and the Ethernet port. There's also a Kensington security lock on the back.

The Xbox One Day One version of the controller will have a Day One logo on top, as well as a chrome D-pad. Finally, the on-off power button on the Xbox One is Xbox logo itself which, when pushed, gives off a glow.

In a post on the Xbox Wire website, the Xbox One's director of product planning Albert Penello states that the console shown in the unboxing video is indeed one of the first retail production units and that currently less than 20 of them exist. He also says that the WiFi hardware inside the console supports A/B/G/N, along with dual-band 2.4ghz and 5ghz frequencies.

As far as the Xbox One's included HDMI cable, Penello says it is "... an actual Category 2 HDMI cable, rated for 1080P, 3D and 4K, according to the HDMI 1.4 spec." Finally, if a gamer connects the Xbox One controller to the console via the micro-USB cable, " ... the internal radio is actually shut off, transmitting data through the wire. You can even use the controller without batteries in this mode."

Microsoft is planning to launch the Xbox One in the US in November for the price of $499.99 but the company has still not revealed a specific release date.

Source: Xbox on YouTube

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It seems like the this guy is the worst possible choice for doing the unboxing.
In the video the console looks really bulky and kinda ugly to be honest.

Has Sony done anything like this yet? I seems Microsoft is being more open with the console itself, but I totally could have missed something.

No analog audio out ? So I can either :
-Use the speakers from my TV.
-Ditch my HiFi amplifier and replace it with an AV receiver
-Buy a DAC to convert the spdif to analog.

I'll probably end up buying a DAC but that's ridiculous : it will cost me $100 and add some more clutter in my living room just because they couldn't put one in the console...

This video has one great marketing tactic... its like your next door neighbour dad (who appears happily married by the appearance of the ring) showing it off. Immediately wantable for non spotty teens, geekless (though knowledge), the casual discarding of the packaging (both fun and non collector).
It actually makes me imagine opening my own. Very well played.

Its huge beeaatch! and i am not liking the power brick

but who cares. the controller looks sweet. i hated the 360 controller, and originally switched to ps3 because of it. this one looks like it is going to be much much better.

I wonder why they chose the blue color for the power button. XBox colors are black and green and anything with a blue light is BRIGHT as crap since your eyes cant adapt to it in the dark. I hope it's not on and super bright all the time.

could be just me but the headset included does not appear exactly like the one in the video posted earlier. Is it possible there is a free one and a $24.99 one?

i prefer the ps3, and i prefer ps4 over xone but seriously why people complain about the power brick, its more useful and easily replaceable if it breaks in ps3 you have to send it over to sony and cost a lot.... sure looks fugly but functionally having a power brick its better choice

I think marketing departments realise that by giving your users a sticker, they actually do tend to stick it somewhere, providing free marketing to anybody else who sees the sticker

TCLN Ryster said,
I think marketing departments realise that by giving your users a sticker, they actually do tend to stick it somewhere, providing free marketing to anybody else who sees the sticker

On my Car!

Hmm, not sure why but that guy just got on my nerves. Made me feel like I was watching a Ron Popeil infomercial. For some unexplainable reason I feel the need to chop up some potatoes with a veg-o-matic and then dehydrate them with an electric food dehydrator.

I wonder, will the xbox headset mess up my GLH Formula Number 9 Hair system?

Is the Kinect console meant to be placed on top of TV ?

Can it be fixed to a wall on top of TV ? My TV is pretty thin almost without a bezel. In fact it shows no bezel when switched off.

C#Rocks said,
Is the Kinect console meant to be placed on top of TV ?

Can it be fixed to a wall on top of TV ? My TV is pretty thin almost without a bezel. In fact it shows no bezel when switched off.


It can be placed almost anywhere, especially with new Kinect which has a higher fov. If your tv stands on a bench of sort you can place the Kinect underneath it or perhaps even on the ground, depending on how far away you stand.

C#Rocks said,
Is the Kinect console meant to be placed on top of TV ?

Can it be fixed to a wall on top of TV ? My TV is pretty thin almost without a bezel. In fact it shows no bezel when switched off.

This has worried me since I saw it for the first time. It appears that the mic bar would overhang the front of the TV. How will that work for modern TVs with very thin bezels?

Also Major Nelson mentioned it acts as an IR blaster. How on earth does that work if the kinect is on top of the TV, and your cable/satellite box is on a shelf below the TV. Doesn't IR need line of sight?

TCLN Ryster said,

Also Major Nelson mentioned it acts as an IR blaster. How on earth does that work if the kinect is on top of the TV, and your cable/satellite box is on a shelf below the TV. Doesn't IR need line of sight?

A strong enough IR blast can bounce and still work. Maybe it sends out a "bright" enough IR blast to do this?

deadonthefloor said,

Madcatz, or other third party aftermarket mounting bracket, same as original Kinect?

The original Kinect was mounted on a motorised stand, and stood quite tall on top of the TV, even without a bracket. The new one looks like the main box sits on the TV, and the mic bar overhangs. But like you say, I guess there will be a bracket or stand of some sort.

torrentthief said,
power brick = bad. half glossy power brick = hurrendous! That is going to get bashed to hell with scratches all over it.

It's ok, it'll be thrown at behind/the back of the unit you keep your xbox on anyway.

torrentthief said,
power brick = bad. half glossy power brick = hurrendous! That is going to get bashed to hell with scratches all over it.

Where do you stand your power brick? On sandpaper or something?

TCLN Ryster said,

Where do you stand your power brick? On sandpaper or something?

I think he was talking about when he rage quits the games, picks up the power brick and throws it out the window.

sagum said,
I think he was talking about when he rage quits the games, picks up the power brick and throws it out the window.

I assumed he's one of these folks who think they're going to pack up their XBOX ONE every day to lug it over to a mates' house.

deadonthefloor said,

I assumed he's one of these folks who think they're going to pack up their XBOX ONE every day to lug it over to a mates' house.

Even so, how careless and haphazard would you have to be to damage even a half glossy power brick just picking it up off the floor and putting it into a box or bag? Fingerprints sure, but they wipe off easy.

ahhell said,
He's a messy unpacker.

Yeah, not the best unboxing I've seen. Should have got one of the pro's to do it.
He didn't even show us around the box itself, or take the items out of their packaging.

Worst still, he didn't tell us it smelled like the new, or did he use an overly large knife or something stupid to open the boxes plastic tab.

And probably the worst of all, he has a camera man there helping yet somehow manages to make it hard to see the items at times, probably the use of glowing tables..

I'm not even sure if I'm trolling or not

Other than having a huge power brick again everything looks great. Can't wait to be unboxing my Day 1 edition this November.