The Xbox One may be months away from its official release, but that isn't stopping Microsoft from showing off what to expect when you pick one up. Larry Hryb, better known as Major Nelson, has a new video where he unboxes the Xbox One so we'll know what's inside. He uses a Day One Edition of the console, but everything is pretty much going to be the same between it and the standard edition.
Inside the Xbox One's box is the console itself, the new Kinect (with 1080p video so it's perfect for Skype), and the reworked controller. Day One controllers feature a chrome D-pad and Day One Edition logo, but otherwise they're the same as every other controller. There's also a 4K rated HDMI 1.4 cable for anyone with a 4K TV (Ultra HDTV) or is planning to get one in the future, and it's nice to see Microsoft thinking ahead. One included item is the headset, which has been upgraded with better quality audio and a lighter weight design for a more comfortable fit. Previously it was stated no headset would be included at all and gamers would have to pick one up, so it looks like Microsoft decided to reverse course on that.
Both the Day One Edition and standard edition consoles include the new headset, oh, and because of the new connection type on the controller you can only use Xbox One headsets. The included headset features inline audio controls, too, so not only can you mute the mic but adjust the earpiece volume. It's still a mono headset design, and will work just fine on either ear.
Major Nelson also shows off the Xbox One's power brick (which looks a little smaller than the 360's), a fancy sticker to show off your console pride, and of course the Xbox One itself. He goes over each port on the side and rear of the console, including where the binding button is so the controller pairs with the console. All in all it's nice to see what all to expect in the console and also that every one of them includes a headset. Oh, and a sticker. Can't forget that.