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October 5, 2004 Link to this post

A keyboard and mouse - on your Xbox
On Saturday afternoon, Recoil brought a new product to our attention - the SmartJoy FRAG, an adaptor that allows you to connect PS/2 mice and keyboards to your Xbox. (We were sort of busy Saturday, and didn't get to this right away.) Folks on many forums are up in arms about this, talking about how it will totally destroy Xbox Live - because a controller will never be able to keep up with a keyboard/mouse combo when it comes to accuracy. There are a few things to remember: any developer can remove the advantage of a mouse by enforcing a maximum turning speed (something that won't really affect gameplay with a controller at all), and most people do not have their Xbox set up in a place where it would actually be convenient to play with a keyboard and mouse combination (let's not even DISCUSS 4 keyboards/4 mice). However, it's something to think about. According to César Berardini at TeamXbox, Microsoft has not yet responded to questions about this product. For more reading, and a movie of the product in action playing Halo, check out the Lik-Sang page or TeamXbox's coverage. Be aware - this product is not yet available for purchase. (Louis Wu 14:15:46 UTC)

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