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Mad Catz Gears of War 3 Throat Communicator for Xbox 360

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Xbox 360
Everyone
3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews) 3 answered questions

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  • Military-inspired behind-the-neck design
  • Customizable neckband with foam-rubber inserts
  • Transparent sound tube blends in with surroundings
  • Provides lightweight, comfortable hands-free messaging perfect for use with Xbox LIVE
  • Integrated volume/mute controls

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  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0057OR7ZK
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.5 x 1.6 inches ; 2.4 ounces
  • Media: Accessory
  • Release Date: June 21, 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,462 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Product Description

Transmit clear-clear voice commands to your squadron with the Gears of War 3 Throat Communicator for Xbox 360. Utilizing a military-inspired behind-the-neck design, skirmishes become immersive as you go head-to-head with hostiles on Xbox Live. Lightweight, comfortable, and complete with an adjustable neckband boasting foam-rubber inserts for a custom fit, the Throat Communicator provides hands-free messaging for warriors of all sizes.

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Product Features:

  • Officially licensed for Gears of War 3
  • Transparent sound tube blends in with surroundings
  • Provides lightweight, comfortable hands-free messaging
  • Crystal-clear communication and sound quality
  • Perfect for use with Xbox LIVE



Throat Comm Usage

Gears of War 3 Throat Communicator
for Xbox 360

Transmit clear-clear voice commands to your squadron with the Gears of War 3 Throat Communicator for Xbox 360. Utilizing a military-inspired behind-the-neck design, skirmishes become immersive as you go head-to-head with hostiles on Xbox LIVE. Lightweight, comfortable, and complete with an adjustable neckband boasting foam-rubber inserts for a custom fit, the Throat Communicator provides hands-free messaging for warriors of all sizes.

 

 

Throat Comm

Military-Inspired Behind-the-Neck Design

Communicate like professionally trained soldiers do while keeping your hands on your controller. Resting comfortably on the back of your neck, the Throat Communicator delivers the freedom to focus on mission-critical objectives.

 

 

Throat Comm

Customizable Neckband with Foam-Rubber Inserts

The Throat Communicator's comfortable, adjustable neckband (A) helps it accommodate a wide range of neck sizes. Just add or remove the included foam-rubber inserts (B) to create a personalized fit.

 

 

Throat Comm

Integrated Volume/Mute Controls

The convenient in-line audio controller features integrated volume and mute controls. Adjust either on-the-fly and take total control over all your conversations.

 

 


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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good mic, but not the best September 21, 2011
By jquach
Verified Purchase
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
So, after using this mic nearly every day for about a week now, I think that I can give a pretty good review for this mic. I had originally bought this mic after my Microsoft headset mic broke and because it looked cool. Many people will be comparing this to the COD MW throat mic and although I haven't ever used it, I can tell you what the differences are. The first is the earphone that goes into your ear. This throat mic uses a over the ear design meaning you have to put the cord around the back of your ear and the earbud goes into your ear upside down. The picture shows it being worn without putting it over your ear and although it is possible, it felt a little wierd and very noticeable in my ear the entire time I wore it. Also, these come with 3 pairs of rubber earbuds (s,m,l) whereas the MW one doesn't. The other difference is that these are adjustable. Many people complained that the MW throat mic was really uncomfortable because it was too small. I don't think that this throat mic solves that problem if you have a large neck, but if the MW mic was a little too small for you then this might help. The reason is that at the longest, the band only extends about a little more that a quarter of an inch on each side for a total exstention of half an inch. Another reviewer said that it has 4 settings, but he might been mistaken because it only has 3 (default, half extended, and fully extended). Lastly is the mic quality and sound. As I've said before, I haven't tried the MW mic so I cant really compare here, but I think that the quality of the mic is pretty good. I tried recording am audio message and my voice sounds pretty clear. I also switched from my turtle beach x41 headset for tue week that I had these and didn't tell my friends that I was using a new mic. Read more ›
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not bad at all... October 7, 2011
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I originally got this throat mic because I wanted a headset that would work well with my over-the-ear headphones that I use for sound. I had the Microsoft wireless headset, but I couldn't use it with my headphones. Anyway, the throat mic is a pretty good solution for me since I can just put the little earwig underneath my headphones. The voices sound completely clear on the earwig - more so than my Microsoft headset, for sure. Also, I typically have a fan running, and now I don't sound like I'm playing in a wind tunnel...

The only complaint my friends have about the switch is that it can be difficult to clearly hear my S's with the throat mic, so I sometimes sound as if I have a little lisp. They can understand me just fine, though. The one time they mentioned I was hard to understand, I shifted the mic a little lower on my throat and it sounded fine again. I'm a little worried about Mad Catz durability, but so far the mic has exceeded my expectations.

As far as size goes, I was really worried at first. I opened it up and it only went a little over halfway around my neck (my neck is 20-21"). However, as I mentioned, my friends can hear me just fine, so I guess it goes far enough. Also, it's comfortable enough even on a neck my size that I usually forget it's there.

It's not perfect by any means, but it's not bad for what it is, and it's a good solution for someone like me who wants to use the nice headphones they already own instead of hemorrhaging money for a good compatible set of headphones w/mic. I'm happy...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not Bad March 14, 2014
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works better for younger players that it fits their necks better. thick necks come of sounding muffled most of the time
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent but that's a long shot November 30, 2013
By Jerome
Verified Purchase
I purchased two of these throat mics. One for me and one for my kid brother. They showed up pretty quickly, earlier than expected. Packaging was nice and tight. They look cool. Sound is decent, no horrible feed back, my friends can understand what I'm saying, I can hear them clearly..... However my brothers mic......mmm not so much. Had to send his back and it came back and this one worked. So honestly i think it's a 50/50 on this specific mic.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Does the job, but is missing two important features. September 4, 2014
By Jeromy
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I had the Mad Catz COD Throat Communicator for years and loved it. It eventually wore out and I could not find the same model again, so I gave the Gears of War 3 ones a try. It works well but is missing two important components that my COD had. It does not have a volume control or mute function.

I find that the volume on this communicator is way too high. So much so that I can not put the earpiece in my ear otherwise the volume hurts, so I have it hang just outside my ear. I also miss the mute function. If you need to cough or sneeze quickly, it was nice being able to mute it so you don't sneeze in everybody's ears.

It is a good product, but I wish they did not do away with those features.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Throat mic February 20, 2013
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This was very cool and is still. There are a couple of things to consider about this item though. One is that since it is on your throat, your voice is toned up a good bit, so if you yell, you kill anybody's ear who is in your group. So not necessarily your problem, but people tend to hate it. Another thing is that Anything that rubs on the mic, like a shirt or hoodie, are easily heard by other people. Overall it is a very nifty and unique piece that you will get complimented on. If you like trying new things out, try this one out.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Would be awesome, if I have 4 inches less neck.
It's a little small (I have a largish neck though) but the mic quality is so poor that no one can hear me, till I take it off and let it dangle by the earpiece. Read more
Published 3 days ago by J. Haskell
1.0 out of 5 stars dont get it
Worst thing ever didn't work right from the beginning only had it for 3 days
Published 1 month ago by Shirley G. Smith
2.0 out of 5 stars not the greatest but will work
No one can understand me no matter where the throat mic is positioned
Published 1 month ago by daniel stakes
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
works well
Published 1 month ago by James Warren
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love this!! Can talk in normal tone and sounds like yelling at people, works well good buy!
Published 2 months ago by Tashia Will
4.0 out of 5 stars Works fine for me
I like it. I have a large neck but it fits snug as a throat mic should. Voice comes through clear enough for others but the earpiece sounds extremely tinny. Read more
Published 3 months ago by ScreenTalkerDotOrg
5.0 out of 5 stars works
bouth this for the cool factor but was suprised how well it has held up, one thing it was a bit tight on the neck had to wrap it around a lager circle to loosen it afterwards no... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Ruben_NYC
5.0 out of 5 stars A gift for the Xbox fanatic!
My nephew loved this so much he insisted on demonstrating how it works. Although Xbox games are out of my realm, I appreciated why he liked it so much and the level of fun and... Read more
Published 5 months ago by dmichele
2.0 out of 5 stars Low quality
The pros: It functions. Kind of.
I didn't spend much on it.
The cons: It was not built for people with bigger necks. Very tight and doesn't expand enough. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Nicholas McIntosh
3.0 out of 5 stars the shipper was good, the product was good i guess, but amazon, um no!
I ordered three of these to have shipped to two different addresses but Amazon cannot ship to two addresses off of one order but it did not tell me that so I thought all of my... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Kenneth W Kittrell
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