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Microsoft Messenger KIT

Microsoft Messenger KIT
alaScore 82

6 reviews

Dec, 2018

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews of Microsoft Messenger KIT. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the usability and reliability are overall positive.

reliability, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Microsoft Messenger KIT is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Jeff Bakalar (

Microsoft Xbox 360 Messenger Kit review


When the Xbox 360 was released in November 2005, owners of the previous console were delighted to see that the online element would not only be preserved, but it would also be vastly improved. Xbox Live on the 360 not only provided updated features...

Allows for chatting and messaging over Xbox Live; solid tactile buttons; light-up display; comes with headset.

Chatpad attachment takes some getting used to on controller; backspace button location oddly placed.

The Xbox 360 Messenger Kit makes for the best text-entry option for chatting and messaging on the Xbox 360.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : CHAD SAPIEHA (

Xbox 360 Messenger Kit


New for Xbox 360, the Xbox 360 Messenger Kit includes a headset and an itty bitty QWERTY keyboard that jacks into your Xbox 360 controller so you can tm your thumbs blue. A good question to ask at this juncture: why the hell bother?

Thirty-odd bucks will buy you the Xbox 360 Messenger Kit, a peripheral bundle containing a wired headset and Microsoft's new Chatpad thumb keyboard.

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : Dan Keener (

Microsoft Messenger Kit


When Microsoft announced they were creating a QWERTY style add-on for the Xbox 360 controllers, it immediately shot to the top of my list as a “must have” accessory. Having keyed in many of code for games and pre-paid Microsoft Points, the ability to...

Overall, the Chatpad part of the Messenger Kit is a very innovative add-on for the Xbox 360 that is worth every cent paid for it. The quality, functionality and ease of use make this the best Xbox 360 accessory to date.

Oct, 2007


Expert review by : Riyad Emeran (

Microsoft Xbox 360 Messenger Kit


If you thought that instant messenger on a console was a waste of time, think again.

For me, the Messenger Kit goes down as the best Xbox 360 accessory available. It really does improve the functionality and usability of the system. It's surprisingly simple to use and the implementation within the Xbox Live environment is seamless....

Sep, 2007

Product Specifications

Chatting with friends and family on Xbox LIVE and Windows-based PCs is easy using the Xbox 360 Messenger Kit. This device easily connects to any Xbox 360 controller and provides easy-to-use chat capabilities while maintaining gameplay functionality in one easy-to-hold device. The Messenger Kit includes a Chatpad and Xbox 360 Headset.


Compatibility:Game console
Country Kits:North America
Localization:English / French / Spanish
Model:Xbox 360 Messenger Kit
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Microsoft

Input Device

Connectivity Technology:Wired