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PLAYSTATION 3 Wireless Keypad Listed For $49.99

Just last week, Sony announced the PS3 DUALSHOCK / SIXAXIS Wireless Keypad. The Wireless Keypad has appeared on Amazon.com, listed for $49.99. The release date is also shown for November 30, 2008.

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Wildarmsjecht3526d ago

I suppose because of its blue tooth capabilities its alittle more expensive than I imagined.

I want this..but I guess I'll wait till alittle after christmas to get it.

n4gzz3526d ago

I am the worse one when it comes typing with menu system. I think, i will be buying this sooner than expected even it seems little high price.

Overr8ed3526d ago

I cringe looking at the Price. I Hope x-mas gives me enough money.

whoelse3526d ago

Sounds expensive to me.

Im interested to read a hands-on on this.

StephanieBBB3526d ago

socom bluetooth headset ftw.

This keypad looks very clunky and poorly designed imo.

gaffyh3526d ago

OMG that's expensive.

BISHOP-BRASIL3525d ago

You can go cheaper with IR from Mad Catz.

http://www.madcatz.com/Defa...

Anyway, I take a full wireless keyboard above both anyday, I just don't have did it 'till now because PS3 don't totally (rightly) support brazilian standard keyboards as of today (and don't want to buy one just for console and can't use it on PC, I'm just using my PC's wired one every now and than).

Megatron083525d ago

wow not only is that thing unless but is extremely over priced too

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TrevorPhillips3526d ago

yea looks good definetly getting this

SmartPS3Owner3526d ago

Doesnt it seem overpriced?

Hydrolex3526d ago

It's not Microsoft ! you pay 49.99 for at least 3 years not 2 weeks.

It also doesn't have RROD

bigshynepo3526d ago

I was thinking 39.99 but it isn't too out there. Comparing this item to the Logitech DiNovo Mini that I purchased, it is cheaper and more designed for the PS3(the Logitech was priced at 129.99 when purchased and didn't have basic buttons the PS3 needed to navigate). I returned the logitech because it's use didn't end up justifing the cost but this item will be a must purchase. I can't keep a keyboard always beside me in the entertainment room but the controllers are always laying around and this could be on the Player 1 controller.

I can't see anyone needing any more than one of these and I bet prices will come down by spring.

Cajun Chicken3526d ago (Edited 3526d ago )

49.99 USD = 27.1452 GBP
Just converted that on XE

Sorry, but about £30 for a unnecessary keyboard peripheral that's just less than £20 for a retail price of a new PS3 game here in the UK...I don't think so.

With the fact that you can use a keyboard for the PS3 anyway and have a fantastic built in predictive text feature, is this really needed?

I'm thinking this is just for the 360 owners who are also moving onto buying a PS3 to complete the collection and to still have the same basic feature as they were used to with the 360 wireless keypad.

I'm afraid I'm not even touching this peripheral, as I just don't need it for my PS3.

jcfilth3526d ago

many will see the need of this after Home comes out. I'll be getting it, I don't thikn it is expensive considering what it does and the tech it has like Bluetooth...here some info:

"Equipped with Bluetooth(R) functionality, the Wireless Keypad can be paired to PS3 by simply connecting the keypad to the USB cable that comes bundled with the PS3 system. Also, two shortcut buttons, a Communication Button and a Message Box Button, are placed on the lower part of the Wireless Keypad, enabling users to jump to pre-set features on XMB(TM) (XrossMediaBar) such as "Friends" and "Message Box" during game play, which help PS3 users to smoothly communicate with each other. Additionally, a Touch Pad Button allows PS3 users to use the entire surface of the keypad as a touch pad, allowing them to easily maneuver the pointer while web browsing, simply by sliding their finger on the keypad surface".

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etownone3526d ago

hahaha.... first its placed at the worst spot.. on top of the controller!! whos the genius behind that?... and now they expect lemmings to drop 50 bucks on it!!

wow!

dktxx23526d ago (Edited 3526d ago )

Thats Almost as stupid as expecting someone to pay 100 bucks for a 20gb hdd!

etownone3526d ago

.... not that stupid.

you got that :)

Eromu3526d ago

Go hold your Sixaxis/Dualshock 3 and move your thumbs to the position the keys would be, it doesn't feel that unnatural/difficult when I try it...

In fact to me the position under the sticks felt like it would be more awkward for horizontal movement of the thumbs.

HipHopGamerShowFan3526d ago

Now using the web and messaging will be fast, it always takes me a while with the controller.

AuToFiRE3526d ago

i just use an old keyboard and mouse but i will definitely be getting this