The Xbox One chat pad will make it easier to talk to your friends this November

Microsoft used their presentation at Gamescom 2015 to announce a new accessory for the Xbox One, a new chat pad. The detachable hardware keyboard connects to your Xbox One controller, and lets you quickly type out messages to your friends on Xbox Live.

The pad features support for stereo headsets, and is compatible with all Xbox One controllers. Additionally, the chat pad has programmable keys for a customizable experience. Gamers can per-order the pad today, and it will officially launch in November.

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