Xbox 360 Messenger Kit, First Review

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Gamespot just nabbed a review with the Xbox 360 Messenger Kit. It's essentially a QWERTY keyboard add-on for the 360's controllers, offering better support for Xbox Live's MSN Messenger update. Here are their impressions of the product, in brief.

- "...snaps on with a satisfying click..."

- "The keys provide adequate, clicky feedback and are spaced well enough for fast typing..."

- "...the pad also has a messenger button that can open up the messaging window onscreen..."

- It doesn't work with PC users with USB controller (yet at least)

- "...solid product..."


A new headset comes free with the package since the old headset is not compatible. For $30, we just might try it out. Though we're curious as to how much (if any) battery life the glowing keyboard will drain from our frag time. [gamespot]

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Can anyone tell me if there currently is a QWERTY option for the onscreen keyboard? I never noticed a setting for that. Typing with an ABC layout makes things even slower.