Xbox Live Messenger Kit for Xbox 360
4.0 / 5.0
I picked this up recently and I think it's great, though it could be a little bit cheaper. Right now the main use for this is chatting on messenger and every once in a while entering info into a game.. (like picking a character name, etc). It snaps right into place onto the 360's controller. I keep mine on my controller pretty much all the time and at this point I don't even notice that it's there. The keyboard doesn't weigh very much at all. When you have it attached, the weight of it is distributed pretty well, so that it doesn't become top or bottom heavy. The buttons are all backlit and they have a pretty responsive feel to them. I don't notice any real difference in controller battery life when I have it attached.. though i'd imagine that it has to reduce the life of your battery at least a little bit. Right now the uses for this are pretty limited. Unless you do a far amount of chatting on messenger (like I do), I would recommend that you hold off on buying this until some games come out that can really take advantage of it.. such as an MMO.