The Chatpad will be part of what is called the Xbox 360 Messenger Kit which will also include a separate headset and retail for $29.99.
I was ready to buy it when they first announced the spring update, I thought it was coming out then. But after all that, nothing not even a word on what's happening, no stores (Amazon.com) had the thing listed, so it's good to finally hear some news on the thing. So it cost $30 bucks, ok I'm fine with that but having to wait until September kinda sucks... but ok at least they are talking about the thing again.
hey it comes with a headset so the value is pretty good!
Mic's cost $20.00 by themselves, $10 more is not bad at all. I just wish it was commin before September 4 cuz my mic earpeice is screwed up cuz of all my drunk buddies tuggin and tossin it around. Was about to go get another one but I think I'll wait on the pad.
... wouldnt it be easier to make a cheap usb or wireless keyboard and add the headset?. Well cuess it will serve double function for some reason i dont find it visually atracting hopefully it will be ergonomical and dont spoil the rumble features.
Let's hurry it up. there, MS.
Not really appealing to me, I can't use messenger while playing, I think it's a waist of money. But if you like chatting it might me a good thing to buy.
i will pick this up the day it comes out, great buy. Endless uses. Cant wait!
Still gotta get my wireless headset to hopefully they will lower the price for that.
only 30 Bucks Nice!!! all buy it!!!
This thing is cool, n looks fresh. Imma have to get one of those bad boys.
Yea I was thinking about picking it up when it was announced months ago. I watched the vid. It looked pretty ergonomical. Doesn't really look like it affect playing games at all. Maybe just adds some weight to that end, but I bet it's something I can handle lol.
I'll trade a game for it.
lol... Not gonna spend money on this.... but I will trade an old game for this. like HitMan & PGR3
You kinda get a little tired from movine the cursor around the keypad texting and sending messages. $30.00?! Not bad of a price.
even though is not out yet(and it won't for a few months), if you see at the plug-hole for the microphone, the current microphone doesn't fit. The 360 microphone has two weird things beside the plug, so... I just hope they change it.
So its probably a different one, Daddy.
so wait, all the 360 systems have a headset that comes with it correct? which is a very good idea by the way, but now you have another headset when you buy the keypad. So the original headset wont work with this new peripheral? thats kinda weird.
Another reason to get more money out of ya! Seriousy MS try and re-invent the wheel at every turn and stick a 360 logo on it. All the official stuff you have to get for a 360. And people moan at the PS3 price. At least you can use any keyboard. And by `any` I mean a cheap one. That goes for most of not all add ons for PS3 - use your own.
The QWERTY keyboard is a great option. I just wish they came out with it sooner. I don't like holding a keyboard on my lap.
Can someone please tell me why this is a good buy? I am not saying it isnt a good buy but i am just lost as to why.
Text Messaging. Only worth it if you can't stand going from letter to letter with a thumbstick. and c'mon.. it looks nice on the controller. Kudos!!
It's harder to write messages with a analogue stick than it is with a mini keyboard.
his is a fat kid accessory ¬¬
I can't wait for this, messenger is a great addition to the 360, but it too clumsy with the joypad. I just hope we in the UK get it at the same time. I can't see it on our Xbox web site.
Look at the Sony fanboys turning this into bad news... haha... You wish you had something like this for your PS3.. maybe the browsing the internet the PS3 wouldnt suck as bad.... besides now that they have this.. it opens new doors for communicating with MMO games like final fantasy XI and other MMO comming... plus MSN Messenger is a nice feature I don't mind... and yes you can use a regular keyboard but that suck a$$... when you have to drop your controller and put a keyboard on your lap to type "brb"... lol Now It would be nice having a browser...
Ummmm I hate to burst your bubble but the PS3 is already getting a full sized keyboard and a mouse. >_> Primarily for UT3 but PS3 owners would be able to use it for their web browser and what not.
This is great i was so worried that this thing was going to go for 50 bucks or something like that, this is great. I'm getting this for sure.
I have been waiting for this too. Why September. Doesnt seem like these would be all that hard to make.
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