No Need for Xbox 360 Messenger Kit

In this Instructable, I am going to show you how easy it is to hit two birds with one stone when it comes to typing on your computer and Xbox 360.

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Step 1: What Do You Need?

(This is only if you're in need or want of a keyboard for your computer.)

You need:
-A 360 (duh)
-A usb keyboard

Step 2: To Make It Easier..

I'm sure any USB keyboard would work, but I prefer to use my Microsoft Wireless Laser Keyboard. Not only am I keeping well clear of skrewups between Microsoft hardware and another peice of hardware, it's also wireless. (Who wants all those cables cluttering up their living space?) It costs around $35.99

Step 3: The Simplicity Is Wonderful!

Justplug it in and use it like you always do! Don't forget to connect it if it is wireless and you will be chatting on your 360, non-stop. The windows button brings you to media center.

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    51 Discussions


    8 years ago on Step 3

    so awesome, and you can use it as a cheap controller!
    if you press a, its the a button( it works for all other buttons to) the arrow keys are the directional pad/left thumbstick and for windows/microsoft key boards, the windows button is the xbox thing in the middle

    this is great! yes it was a simple thing to do but I had no idea it could be done at all. ironically this is just after i set up a 360 controller to be a mouse using anouther instructable.
    my question is does anyone know what keys do I need to use to shortcut to all the vartious 360 controller buttons?

    wellI hate macs in general, (and Apple Safari, and mozilla) but i'm getting an ipod for christmas. Even odder is the fact that i'm barly going to listen to music.

    You will want to ask someone else for verification, but I do not think so. USB keyboards use a program to translate the information they send. Pink connector keyboards work differently. USB devices are a hardware addition whereas your keyboard is more of a hardware extention.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    i saw this on xbox 101 and immediately tried it. no luck on my microsoft keyboard. guess it doesnt work for any keyboard but its nice to know if i get a different keyboard


    9 years ago on Step 3

    I like how this is presented,
    If I use a bluetooth dongle can I connect my Bluetooth headset?
    Can this process be used with a webcam also?

    I've never seen a Console game where the controller moved the reticule as fast and responsive as a mouse did when using a keyboard and mouse. So from personal experience, I cannot agree with you. However, if you think its easier to use a controller, power to ya; I just know what I prefer.

    oh i throw my look sensitivity way up and i hate picking up the mouse to move it more. they all have advantages and diffrences


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    i prefer PC's but i understand what disturbed means even with a laser mouse you still have to pick up the mouse after a while.