Does this also require some form of battery/pack to be in the controller? Or will a straight USB connection suffice? Already having a USB micro cable, but no X1 controller, that's the difference between buying a controller or one with the play and charge kit.
Looking at the back of the controller, the connection to the controller has a rounded edge to it. Looks likes prob proprietary so you prob need an official MS cable/cable designed just for the controller.
It's a simple micro usb cable, you can use any cable to play without the need for a battery pack. Although the Microsoft cables offers the ability to charge and play