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Well I got the official Chat pad and Headset for the PS3 for Christmas - among 2 PS3 games and a Zune

I have to say, surprisingly I really like the chat pad. It doesn't get in my way, and actually feels comfortable. For some reason, even though I have big thumbs, I can type words out pretty fast. Faster then my phone which has somewhat larger buttons.
The only thing I do not like about the chat pad is that its a separate power source. Meaning, it doesn't connect to the controller - it simply attaches and uses its own battery. This means you have to charge it separately. Not that big of a deal IMO but I don't want a big pile of USB wires on my desk. :-/

The Headset is actually really cool too. Probably the most comfortable Bluetooth headset I've tried. Except, it's super sensitive. I can't play games like 007 which has auto voice because it activates while I'm playing. The sound out of my speakers activate it, but it doesn't pick up the explosions/gunshots/ect. It DOES pick up my breathing and mumbling and other "language" that I don't mean to say outloud in the game because of that. I hate having to mute people, I know what it feels like, therefore I don't like having to have people mute me because of it. I've tried the lowest sensitivity on the PS3 - but the thing keeps activating. :-/
Aside from that, its perfect for me imo. Up to 15 hours talking and 300 hours standby - psh - that blows my old motorola out the window. Not to mention, the quality is twice as better.

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can you not use the R2, L2, R1, L1 buttons when the chatpad is attatched? It seems that way.

Although I'm assuming you woulnt need to use the chatpad while actually playing. Its primarily for use of the web browser and PSN apps like home? It does eliminate the fiddly mess of having to type out conversations with the d-pad anyway!
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Which headset?
The official PS3 Headset

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can you not use the R2, L2, R1, L1 buttons when the chatpad is attatched? It seems that way.
You can use the R2, L2, R1, and L1 buttons fine
The pad itself kinda floats above the controller. It gives it a little more weight which I tend to like.

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Although I'm assuming you woulnt need to use the chatpad while actually playing. Its primarily for use of the web browser and PSN apps like home? It does eliminate the fiddly mess of having to type out conversations with the d-pad anyway!
Yeah - I'd only use it for the XMB and Home really.
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wow. HUGE pix! im just starting to get into this bluetooth headset thingy with the ps3


how much is that official headset? i got a 2year old motorolla cheap BT headset...wondering if that works with the ps3

but if not :

OK, these are the specs that I need in my BT headset:

1. easy to access Mute button on the headset

2. Compatible with the PS3

3. Range of at least 20 feet

4. Good audio quality

5. Noise-cancellation

6. got good reviews/ratings

7. Volume control

8. Comes with charger

9. Easy to sync with PS3

10. Comfortable

And, would be nice, but not necessary - can be used with PC

Please tell me if you know of any BT headsets that meet these specifications.

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how much is that official headset? i got a 2year old motorolla cheap BT headset...wondering if that works with the ps3
$45 Standalone

$60 + SOCOM Confrontation - STEAL, in reality, you're only paying $20 for the headset ontop of the game.

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1. easy to access Mute button on the headset
Pretty big button as you can see.

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2. Compatible with the PS3
Obviously Wouldn't be the Official PS3 headset for nothing.

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3. Range of at least 20 feet
I haven't tested it, but I would say at least 15 feet or so.

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4. Good audio quality
It's HQ - High Quality. And let me tell you, it certainly is.

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5. Noise-cancellation
Well, I don't think this is a highlighted feature so I'd say no. But it doesn't pick up stray noises when I use it. The only things it does pick up are my breathing, words, and speakers. Other then that, it doesn't pick up people around me if there is.

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6. got good reviews/ratings
People generally praise this mic all over from what I've seen. Check out the Playstation forums

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7. Volume control
Right on the sides of it. + Volume is above the Mic button, - Volume under it.

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8. Comes with charger
It connect to the PS3 (or computer) via USB to charge. It even comes with its own docking station if you wish to use, with its own cord.

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9. Easy to sync with PS3
I just turned it on, and the PS3 saw it.

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10. Comfortable
Fits like a glove on me IMO.

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And, would be nice, but not necessary - can be used with PC
Can't see how/why this wouldn't work.

I just felt like a salesman for a minute :-/
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