Xbox 360 controllers
Up to four controllers are able to connect to Xbox 360, including wired and wireless gamepads. The wireless controllers run on either AA batteries(Alkaline or rechargeable) or on a rechargeable battery pack. The wired controllers may be connected to any of the USB ports on the console (the number of ports depends on model: old-style 360s have twoat the front and one ont the rear, while Xbox 360 S units have two at the front and three at the rear), or to a USB hub. USB keyboards are also supported, but only for inputting text and navigatingthe dashboard; additionally, the number pad and hotkeys are non-functional. The original first-generation Xbox controllers are not compatible with the Xbox 360. The controller is also compatible withPCs, wireless controllers will need the Wireless Gaming Receiver. The Xbox 360 controller has been used in the United States and British militaries. The Xbox 360 controller has vibration feedback whichis limited to titles using the new XInput API, however, unlike the first Xbox, the face buttons are not analog.
Universal Media Remote
There are two official versions of Remote control for theXbox 360 and a number of unofficial ones. The first official media remote is the shorter version of the Universal Media Remote that can be bought at retail. It was supplied at launch with the Premiumversion of the console, and replaces the Xbox Live Headset in the Australian and Mexican Premium Xbox 360 systems, as well as the Brazilian official pack. These were sold in limited quantities. Allremotes can assist in the playing of DVD movies and music (although the console can play such media without the remote), while the Universal Media Remote offers more function by having the ability toserve as a control for a number of TVs or Windows Media Center-based PC. All remotes allow basic control of games, along with being able to navigate the dashboard. The remote control allows for...