Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Xbox 360 Chatpad
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Great keypad at a great price
Donovan Davis, Amazon
6 days ago
Summary: Since I'm mainly using my Xbox for streaming at the moment, this keypad was perfect for typing in shows on Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, and Hulu Plus. When I first received the package, I thought it was used; however, I remembered Amazon's innovative no hassle packaging (I think that's what it's called)! Very easy to open and set up. At first, it may seem like the keypad isn't meant for a 360 controller. Rest assured: it fits! Perfectly!
Summary: $12 with prime shipping at time of purchase. As advertised, a genuine(as far as I can tell) black 360 chat pad. It works and HAS backlit keys. I am using it on my pc in concert with my wired xbox controller. It take a bit of setup set aside a few hours not including research(I can link the process if anyone is interested.
Summary: I did have to call customer service to get the chatpad/headset working. Apparently the contacts need to be cleaned with alcohol and a cotton swab first? My son (just turned 11) had also told me that his mom had purchased the same item for him last year, and it didn't work (she never called customer service and just returned it). My guess is that the contacts needed to be cleaned first on that one too??
Summary: This is way better then typing a message or searching for a show on hulu or netflix. Its way faster and more convenient then moving your thumb stick back and forth on the menu. I would highly recommend this if you send a lot of messages and do not have an additional keyboard to plug into your xbox.
Outstanding value, almost essential, *BUT* one small problem to watch out for.
7 June 2014
Summary: All I all, an outstanding value for the money; entering data into text fields is much easier with a keypad. I would enthusiastically recommend this as an essential purchase/add-on to any XBOX 360/XBOX One owner/purchaser. I did take one star off for the only thing I could find fault with: everything must be perfectly aligned between the keypad and the controller or else the keypad will not work at all.
Summary: I bought this not expecting much but it stood up to everything I threw it at! The chat pad is also very good. I'm actually going out to get another combo (Lost the headset...) Although the headset did break, the swiveley thing the actual earpiece is on broke but I taped and rubber-banded it together and it lasted from 2012 to early 2014 till I lost it...
Summary: Always wanted one of these cause it bore the hell out of me to scroll to each key whenever i needed to type something. Well now its way way easier to type, its like having a full keyboard. Only issue is that it does add a little extra weight to the controller, but over time I think I can get used to that.