A lot of readers were asking us for a couple of weeks now when we’ll publish our review of the XBox One we ordered from Microsoft in the US many months back. The package indeed arrived at our doorstep about 4 weeks ago.
We took our sweet time to do an unboxing session and by the time we plugged it in the wall socket, a plume of smoke started coming out of the adaptor.
That when we realized the XBox One (US version) only runs on 110V and not the auto-volt 110/220V we are always used to whenever we buy stuff from the US. Apparently, the US version is just 110V while the Europe version is 220V and the upcoming Asian version will be 110V/220V. Yeah, bummer.
So there, we have a brand new XBox One without a working adaptor. We’ve been scouting for a replacement for weeks now to no avail.
We’re contemplating on getting a 3rd-party adaptor (they say there’s probably one in Raon) or get a new one even if it’s 110V and just use a transformer.
Hence, the XBox One review will have to wait until then.