Microsoft XBox Robot Controller 1914

    Microsoft XBox Robot Controller 1914


    Shared features between models 1537, 1697, 1708, and 1914 include:

    • The??¨Start??¨and??¨Back??¨buttons found on the 360 controllers have been replaced with the??¨Menu??¨and??¨View??¨buttons, respectively.
    • The triggers on the Xbox One controller have been mounted with individual rumble motors to enhance the gaming experience.
    • The Xbox button now glows white when the controller is switched on.
    • The??¨X,??¨Y,??¨B, and??¨A??¨buttons are the only colored parts of the controller.
    • USB port to connect to a PC or console - pre-1914 controllers use a MicroUSB port, while the 1914 controller uses USB-C.

    Shared features between models 1708 and 1914:

    • Model 1708 and 1914 controllers feature an integrated 3.5mm headphone jack (software controlled). However, compatibility is limited to the CTIA/AHJ standard.
      • Users with headsets that do not use this standard will still need the headset adapter. However, this is less of a problem now that most newer headsets use the CTIA/AHJ standard.
    • The back plastic on the controller has a different back texture compared to the outgoing Model 1708 controller.
    • The front faceplate moves the X button cover to the faceplate. The plastic cover previously used has been size reduced and only covers the controller sync button.
    • As with all Xbox controllers, there are multiple color options. The most common colors are white and black, with special edition colors and Xbox Design Lab options for an additional $20.

    Features unique to the 1914:

    • The Model 1914 controller adds a ’???Share’??? button to the controller.
      • NOTE: This button only works on Xbox Series X, S, and Windows 10/11 PCs. It will not work on legacy systems but does not cause issues if the button is unsupported on your computer, or on original Xbox One or Series S consoles.
    • This version of the controller uses USB-C instead of MicroUSB. Gone are the days of daughterboard replacements over a bad MicroUSB port.
      • NOTE: The port change does mean a new cable is now required (and may break compatibility with accessories that use the USB port). However, it removes a common failure point on the older controllers. If you need a new cable, Microsoft sells a cable bundle (usually priced the same but can be $10 more).
        • IMPORTANT: Use of a USB-C adapter IS NOT RECOMMENDED for firmware updates and syncing due to the risk of ’???bricking’??? the controller with firmware updates, potentially permanently if it goes really wrong.
    • The D-pad has been modified to look and feel similar to the one on the Elite Series 2, but is a ’???fixed’??? design and cannot be swapped without disassembly.

    PC Compatibility

    This controller is a very popular choice for PC gaming since this controller works with more PC games natively out of the box. It is not DirectInput compatible.

    Custom mapping

    Note:??¨Windows 10/11 is required to use this feature.

    Custom mapping can be used with this controller in the??¨Xbox Accessories??¨application, but maps cannot be copied to the controller. The maps must be synced across your systems, or recreated to use them on multiple computers.

    While custom mapping is Windows 10/11 exclusive, the controller uses the default map on Windows 8.1 computers.

    PC Connection Options (10/11)

    • NOTE: I DID NOT TEST THIS CONTROLLER ON Windows due to the EOL date being closer to comfort than I liked at the time I put this Wiki together.
    • Bluetooth
      - Ubuntu (21.04, 21.10, 22.04): Mess with the controller’???s layout with steam to fix the random button triggers. Bluetooth has trouble reconnecting. If this occurs, select ’???forget this device’??? and re-pair the controller.
    • Xbox One Wireless Adapter (Available at Amazon, Best Buy, and GameStop)
      • NOTE: Windows 8.1 users need the ’???legacy’??? Model 1713 adapter. The ’???slim’??? adapter is only compatible with Windows 10/11.
    • USB-C