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Microsoft - Xbox One Chatpad - Black

Compose messages to friends, enter codes, and search apps in seconds with the Xbox One Chatpad. Get to your apps quickly with two programmable keys. The Chatpad plugs into your Xbox One wireless controller, putting a backlit keypad and headset audio controls right at your fingertips. Use the Chatpad with both Xbox One and Windows 10.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Xbox One Chatpad
    • Xbox One Chat Headset

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1148 out of 1202)

    Features


    Full QWERTY keyboard

    Two new programmable buttons will give you access to your favorite features like
    Game DVR, taking screenshots or launching apps at the touch of a button*

    Backlit keys

    Audio control at your fingertips including volume, game/chat mix, and mic mute

    Includes Chat Headset with 3.5mm jack that you can plug directly into the Chatpad

    Compatible with Xbox One and Windows 10


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 1203 reviews

    96%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Essential for quick shortcut access and typing

      Posted
      AmpliFreQuency
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I loved the original Chatpad on the Xbox 360 so I had to pick this one up. If you also had a Chatpad for the 360, this one is much lighter as the controller itself has a nice weight to it. When you plug it into the controller and power on the console, you'll be prompted for a controller update. Once that's done, you're ready to use it. There is also a one-ear headset included in the box for chat. NOTE: make sure you adjust the volume on the Chatpad so you can hear in-game audio and voice chat at the same time if you game with headphones. I couldn't hear my friends while chatting and thought the Chatpad was bad at first. One thing I noticed about this Chatpad is that with headphones (in my case, the Logitech G430), the in-game audio is much louder compared to connecting headphones directly to the controller and via standard adapter, which is a very good thing. Also, there's two special keys on the Chatpad: X1 and X2. X1 takes quick screenshots and X2 captures the last 30 seconds of Gameplay. Supposedly there will be a system update later in which allows customizing those keys to do what you want. Other than that, all of the keys illuminate and makes typing out messages much faster compared to spamming the d-pad and X button.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Second Time's a Charm

      Posted
      DaveW
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I bought a new HyperX Cloud headset that I wanted to use it instead of my wired Xbox chat mic. I also have a newer controller with the 3.5mm jack that I was able to plug straight into. I got tired of having to open menus up to adjust the volume, so I went to buy the stereo headset adapter. Through a little research I found that I would lose the mic monitoring (look it up if you don't know what it is - I had to) feature. Apparently this feature is disabled if you use the stereo headset adapter, but not if you just plug the headphone jack straight into the controller - weird. My only options that retained mic monitoring were the Turtle Beach stereo adapter, the chat pad, or the HyperX Cloud Pro which had an inline volume control. The chat pad was the cheapest option, so I went with it and I am glad I did. I didn't think I would use the keypad much, but I am finding myself typing a lot more messages to my friends or recent players. I originally bought this as an open box for $5 off MSRP. When I tried to use it, it wouldn't fit into the controller - either of my controllers actually. The pins wouldn't line up, so it was likely a manufacturing defect. So I returned it, and got another one that fit perfectly.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great Product

      Posted
      Forrest
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I use an elite controller. So, my opinion is based off that controller.... The chatpad definitely does what it's designed to do: alleviate the frustrations of using your controller's analog sticks to tediously select letters off the on-screen keyboard when entering text into your xbox .... but if you plan (like did) to just leave chat pad in your controller forever and game comfortably you might not be 100% satisfied. I think the chatpad makes the controller heavy and clunky and more awkward and uncomfortable to hold. This isn't very noticeable until you're gaming hard and you realize it's hurting your hands to hold the controller in such an awkward way...That being said I also took the paddles off the back of the elite controller because they weren't extremely useful for the games I am currently playing and they also feel a bit awkward...but this is all my opinion and others may have different experiences. All in all, I think the chatpad is great to plug in when a text screen appears and it becomes useful ... but it's not the most comfortable and it doesn't match up well with other headsets besides the one it comes with...it comes with a standard chat headset with a single ear piece... I tried plugging in my turtle beach XO one headset and it gave very poor/fuzzy sound quality ... other headsets may work but I was a bit sore that the xo one headset didn't compute well with the chatpad.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great for writing messages quickly

      Posted
      JimLahey
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I get messages a few times a day/week that I dread responding to because I hate moving the joystick around to each character. Writing a message one letter at a time can be tedious(depending on how long the message is) and can be extremely frustrating; if you accidentally back out before sending a message thus losing the entire message. Sure I can take out my smartphone and use the smartglass app but I am lazy, to be frank. This chatpad simplified things for me in every aspect of writing message via controller. I like the added weight it adds to the controller, make it feel more secure in my hands. The special customizable buttons are great too, especially if you link them to taking screenshots or recording clips. The only gripe I have is that when I hit the mute button(mic mute) while my headset is plugged in, then proceed to un-mute, my mic doesn't get turned back on. Leading me to unplug my headset and plug it back in. Not much of a hassle but I am lazy. Maybe I got a defective version but who knows. I have neither the time nor persistence to go on an exchanging spree to get one that won't have the same problem. All in all, great product for gamers who are tired of using their joystick to pick characters individually and those want a little more customizability.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Get a keyboard instead

      Posted
      inanewyorkminute
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I purchased this device so I can type into a web browser instead of using the pointer one letter at a time. This poorly designed chat pad just would not fit into any of my remotes. I read reviews later and they had the same problem. I tried putting it in every possible manner with no results. I broke one remote in the process. (The connector piece get pushed in so nothing else can plug into it.) In the past, this was more critical because of no headphone jack unless you got a separate device. Bottom line, this is designed for the older style remote controllers. I took it back to Best Buy and the technician was able to put chat pad into one of my remote controllers. I would suggest that you bring your controller with you when you buy this to make sure it fits. As far as chatting is concerned, it's about as easy as texting on an old flip phone. I left the chat pad connected to one of the remotes, since I didn't want to remove it and break the other remote. I then got an old wired keyboard and plugged it into the Xbox and it works great.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Works great but fitment is an issue.

      Posted
      Anan
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      So the Xbox One chatpad, it’s pretty much an updated 360 chatpad and works perfect for quickly typing out messages or searching things on the Xbox, another bonus is being able to control volume/mute of any headset that is plugged into the 3.5mm port in the bottom and it has two extra buttons that are assigned to screenshots and recording but can be changed to whatever you want. Overall does what advertised. Now the bad, this is my third chatpad. First one for my original white One S controller but would not go onto my black controller that came with my X so I had to get it exchanged twice before I got one that fit, I’m assuming a revision or issue with the mold. You do have to finagle a little bit to get it on but once it is secured you are good to go!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      It's a chatpad for sure, but what else?

      Posted
      ZebisJeb
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      For starters, I love a chatpad (or used to). The first one I used was on the Xbox 360 and it basically became a part of my controller in usefulness and comfort. I had to have it on my controller whenever and whatever I was playing. It was snug, it WAS a part of the gaming experience for me. Now it's years after the release of the XBOX ONE and this has just been released, so don't tell me they haven't had time to perfect an already decent idea. The headphone jack that's built in is ridiculous. It's inconsistent and I constantly have to adjust the headphone's wire (newer headphones, Turtle Beach, decent) to get it to stay working... the chatpad IS a nice keyboard and although it's not as cozy a fit as the 360 version, it does add the handy options of party chat volume vs game volume...when the headphone jack isn't being wonky. I own 2 of these now, both are having issues here and there. My headphones aren't the problem as I've tested them with other consoles and such. Needs a hotfix or patch soon.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Downstep from 360 version

      Posted
      Skybase
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      As much as I loved the 360 version of this chat pad, and ended up buying one for every controller, this version is a couple of steps back. First it just doesn't lock onto the controller as snuggly as the previous did. Granted, there are no screw holes in this controller for the pad to "grip" into. However it doesn't even mold as smoothly to the controller. The sharp angles at the bottom around the grip are constantly irritating my fingers as they wrap down over. Even on the top, it's raised far above the controller and has sharp edges/angles that distract from the sexy smooth feel of the previous model. It does its job, for the most part, however I find it slow to picking up initially on some screens when typing.. Often having to press a button twice to get it to initially begin working. Otherwise it works well and Is better than having to use the onscreen keyboard all of the time.

      I would recommend this to a friend




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