XIM360 to Bring Keyboard / Mouse to Xbox360

We don't mix too well with video game consoles around here. We have a heck of a time with the controllers (though we'll make an exception for the Wiimote), as opposed to gameplay on the PC with a keyboard and mouse. However, there may be hope as XIM360 promises to let you use a keyboard / mouse with an Xbox 360, supposedly with any game.

The XIM2 is not exactly cheap, at $179.95. But it does come pre-built (check out this
.PDF to see what you would have to do to install it yourself) and includes an Xbox 360 wired controller, so that's included in the price.

Image Source: XIM360 

The diagram above seems to indicate that unlike the PS3, which can use a keyboard and mouse only if the game is coded for it, this should work with any Xbox 360 game. And let's be honest, nothing beats a keyboard / mouse combo for a few rounds in an FPS. Still, $179.95 is pretty pricey. According to the site, the XIM2 will be in stock on Jan. 19th.

Would you readers be willing to spend that much?
Via:  XIM360
3vi1 5 years ago

>> Would you readers be willing to spend that much?

Considering that you can already plug any USB keyboard/mouse into an 360... hell no.

I can't think of any games that won't already allow you to use a USB keyboard/mouse that would really benefit from them. Examples?

bob_on_the_cob 5 years ago

I can't say that I would shell that money out. I don't have a 360 though. I have been thinking about getting a 360 controller for the pc, but they want a fortune for them so I did get one. Now this is what I want. I just so happen to have a few NES controllers. Super Mario 3 here I come.

Lev_Astov 5 years ago

I already had one of those from a few months ago. I got one of the first batch of DIY boards. It was only $50 plus the cost of a controller, so it wasn't too bad. And it was quite the lesson in soldering!

Mouse and keyboard are so much infinitely better than the gamepad that anything is worth it, though. I'd pay that $180 in a heartbeat if it were the only option.

Lev_Astov 5 years ago

Oh, and yeah, it basically translates mouse movements into joystick movements, as well as whatever you want on the keyboard, so it works with absolutely any 360 game and is impossible to detect by XBL, so no worries of banning or the like.

Drago 5 years ago

hmmmmm sounds like fps players with controllers are about to be pwned and will whine like lil bizatches. I always thought it was stupid that the xbox and pc have the same freaking games, but cant play against one another cause of the whole controller disadvantage/auto aim vs the no auto aim and kb/mouse. The whole reason i dont have console's anymore is that they dont have a kb/mouse, and playing an fps with a crappy controller is just that crappy.

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