PlayStation 3 Wireless Keypad Video Preview

Things you should know:
* MSRP 49.99
* Has shortcut keys for your PSN friends list as well as your PSN messages
* Touchpad functionality is better then expected
* Wireless Keypad for the PS3 turns your regular controller into a texting device with mouse input capabilities
* Attaches to any DualShock 3 or SixAxis wireless controller
* QWERTY keypad is designed for fast, thumbs-only typing
* Touchpad mouse allows for convenient scrolling and selection
* Designed with Bluetooth 2.0 and a rechargeable Lithium-ion polymer battery

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3416d ago Replies(11)
cherrypie3416d ago

LOL @ the controller failure at 3:30.

Johnny Rotten3416d ago (Edited 3416d ago )

I don't think it was the controller because when you activate the chatpad it overrides the controller until you press it twice to deactivate it (something like that). The green light you saw in the beginning is the button that does this.

CyberCam3415d ago (Edited 3415d ago )

I may be wrong, but something tells me that you're not fan of the ps3 console.

I believe that Johnny Rotten is correct... it wouldn't make much sense to have both working at the same time, especially how sensitive the buttons are on the ps3 controller.

I will say that you are correct though about the 360 controller being more ergonically designed better, but such is life. I just have to get use to it.

uie4rhig3415d ago

coz they both function fine overhere ^^,

plain rice3415d ago

Did you even try using the PS3 controller? Absolutely perfect in terms of connectivity. No lag, no drops, long battery life.

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Dissidia3416d ago

Looks cool, better than I thought.

poopsack3416d ago

Being a touchpad, having shortcuts to friends list and messages= win.

Johnny Rotten3416d ago (Edited 3416d ago )

the good
* the size
* has it's own power supply
* it doesn't have to be attached to the controller

the bad
* no backlight display
* buttons are too small

It's not really ergonomically friendly so it will take some getting use to. When you do type you kinda slide your hands up instead of keeping a grip on the controller.

There's no backlight display which is just weak.

The message buttons aren't any faster than pressing the PS button.

The touch cursor thing is more of a gimmick. You can surf the web faster with the thumbsticks and shoulder buttons of the DS3.

All in all if your looking for something that's small and have 50 dollars laying around I'd say go for it, but if your looking for something that's going to be an upgrade from your keyboard don't bother.

Torch3416d ago (Edited 3416d ago )

I generally agree.

The absence of a backlight is sorely missed, especially considering that I like to play in pitch-dark, and the touch-sensitive buttons are a little hit-and-miss for me...a little gimmicky. Another thing is my having to get used to is how easily my index fingers run into the keypad when they're on the R1/R2 buttons.

But overall, I've been anticipating this little guy for a long time coming, as I tend to have the notorious habit of filling up my message space. Heh, heh...amazing how much faster I max out now (I wish Sony would ease-up on their stingy character allowance.) Feels like excellent build quality too, by the way.

Overall, despite the aforementioned quirks, this little guy has been a Godsend for me, even though some may consider the $50 price a little steep.

By the way, some of you may already know this, but as a nice little bonus, the device is also compatible with other non-Sony Bluetooth hardware.

uie4rhig3415d ago

i agree 100% ^^,
the mousepad is really annoying .. like really really annoying.. since only the buttons are part of the trackpad, its stops and then goes if you know what i mean lol.. meh aside from the small buttons and (lack of) backlit display it works and its awesome..

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