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Xim3 Lets You Put a Mouse and Keyboard on Your Xbox 360

by Shane McGlaun

There are plenty of rivalries in the technology world. You have your Mac heads versus Windows users. There is the Android verses iPhone war and we have the console gamer versus PC gamer war as well. On the last one I am certainly in the PC category, there are some games like shooters I refuse to play on a console because I want a mouse and keyboard.

A new device has been revealed called the XIM3 that will let you put a mouse and keyboard on the Xbox 360. The thing will allow you to program the console to accept the control input from the PC peripherals. I might actually play shooters on a console if I had one of these.

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Apparently, this is the follow up to the XIM2 that has been out for a while. I have never heard of that device though. The new XIM3 claims to be easier to program and has a LCD screen that the previous device lacked. Pricing is unknown, but it won’t be cheap considering that the original was about $150.

[via Engadget]

Comments (2):

  1. Black ICE says:

    if mouse is not supported natively on the console, it will never be same with any adapters. I tried some adapters on the PS3 and Xbox and it feels different as well as behaving different.

    So for serious shooter players, console is a no go in any way as long as mouse is not natively supported.

  2. RangerLee says:

    It has been stated by the developer that this will be priced competitively with other peripherals out there and will cost much less than the XiM2. The biggest reason is the XiM2 required a no longer produced specific model of wired controller to open and solder the adapter board in to.

    The XiM3 does not require that and can use any wired controller which will just plug right in to the system.

    The controls on the XiM2 (I own one) are 98% pc like on most games, and with Halo, Battlefield Bad Company 2 and Black Ops, I can not tell the difference between the console and the PC as far as control goes.

    There are other adapters out there, I have tried them, and they are flaky at best, very jumpy since they do not have any deadzone adjustment.

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