It's pretty bogus that Microsoft designed the controller to not connect ...
Robert A. Wallis, Amazon
16 August 2015
Summary: It's pretty bogus that Microsoft designed the controller to not connect over USB, but charge over USB fine. So basically this is essential to use the 360 controller on a PC. 5 stars for how essential it is, and it works perfectly.
Summary: I bought this from warehouse deals for less than 30 dollars and I couldn't be happier. I chose to purchase one that was marked "used-like new" but when I opened the box I would swear it is new.
Summary: It's in good shape for used item. No problem to play games. No control. No memory. If I have to buy 256GB and 2 controllers for this item. Purchasing the new 256GB system and 2 controllers will be cheaper
Summary: Apparently, according to the other comments, a cheaper HDMI cable will do the same trick. But an HDMI cable is a must for anyone who of owns both an Xbox 360 and a HDTV. It is the only way to get the best quality picture. I got that sharp picture with this HDMI cable.
Summary: For anyone reading all of the endless reviews I did, this is the actual Microsoft branded receiver for wireless controllers to interface with your PC. It is black and comes with the manual and driver disc (won't need it if you have Windows 7).