Top positive review
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Great piece of kit
on 22 October 2007
Recently I received my xbox back from repair and my friends urged me to get Halo 3 and get back on Live so I followed their orders and realised my headset had gone missing. Seeing this little gadget I thought I'd kill two birds with one stone and utilise the windows messenger feature with this keyboard and Halo 3 chat with the headset.
So I read reviews and a lot of people said it was good. So I bought one and they were right on the mark with this piece of kit in my opinion. It fits snugly on to your 360 controller and has a little microphone port designed for the headset that comes with the 360. Whilst yes it does not have your standard headset jack you do get a headset to plug in that fits with the keyboard so unless you've got some amazing headset that has the 360 controller connector you haven't got much of an excuse to be upset over this little niggle.
I am a fluent touch typist and at first I had to go back to using my eyes for the keyboard rather than the screen but after two days of using this gadget I'm finding it increasingly easy to touch type. It's a lot like texting in a way but broader due to the bigger keyboard.
A lot of people have said "Just buy a usb keyboard" but that involves wires and unecessary clutter. You'd have your keyboard, headset and controller all floating around and causing annoyance in my opinion. This keyboard fits in nicely and is fully wireless if you don't plug in the head set. The response is quite sharp and on the whole a good response time. The keys light up when pressed which makes it very easy to see them and the Green and Orange buttons show let you access the symbols you would need (even have certain language symbols used by certain languages)
Also when you receive messages on Messenger the little Messenger buddy icon lights up and you can push that to pull up a little dialogue box. Good for switching in and out to keep up with your buddy chats.
Great piece of equipment and very enjoyable. Highly recommended.