The Dutch website PSFocus.nl has written an article/review about the PlayStation 3 Headset.
They should have put it at the bottom of the controller, instead of on top. Just like with the Xbox keypad.
Why? Your thumbs don't bend that way... :-/
They don't stretch either.
You're going to be moving your hands either way. At least on that one, the keypad is still in the same direction as your thumbs. It's a moot point anyway, since it can be detached and used standalone while the 360 one can't. Or, you know, just use a keyboard.
It is a moot point, your right. But the 360 chat pad works great, I have it.
Toilet Paper works great too. I have it and use it quite frequently :p
I've got the 360 textpad as well. It's awesome. Is the PS3 keypad backlit?
But the keys are not very responsive. Once you switch it on you have to press a key and wait a few seconds for it to register keypresses. The keypad isnt backlit which is stupid. And the symbol shifting system (blue and orange buttons) are awkward. Its good for quick chat messages whilst sat gaming which is fine. Biggest drawback has to be lack of backlight. I never use the trackpad feature as using the dual sticks seems more natural in the web browser.
I got the keypad and I think it's an awesome gadget. The touch feature is great!
The touch feature sucks it moves around when you don't even touch it.
But I kinda wish I had spent a couple of extra bucks and just bought a BlueTooth Keyboard. Meh, for the amount that I need it I guess it doesn't matter.
I like it. I just wish it had a mini lamp light so i can type in the dark. I could feel it out but that takes too long. I dont use the touch for the mouse because its very sensitive. I love the way it looks on my DS3 with snap on triggers. It isnt uncomfortable to type and its definatly not in the way. It makes my DS3 feel like a compact pistol when i hold it sideways, lol.
On MGO, i can type while moving. Try it, its not that hard to use.
pp is RELENTLESS!!! ;-D SONY Killed your Family??? ;-D Funny how you never see a King xBot on here at the same time as pp??? Hmm...don't die Bitter!!! ;-D I got that Keypad;)
don't lie Ken you brutally murdered his PS3 in a drunken stupor while he was sleeping didn't you? now he can't afford another one and has to lash out
picked it up a month ago, give it 9/10 Home space and quick text are great, press one button and jump to inbox(great feature) instead of going threw XMB, Press one button for friends list(again great) very small and never gets in the way of my gaming. Only one problem, i like gaming in the dark, but no back lit keypad, other than that, its a must .
Got it this weekend. It is not as easy to use as my blackberry, for example, but one I get the hang of it, I assume it will be close. I still have to figure out the re-charging part. I plugged it in my PC and it looks like it did not re-charge as my controllers and headset do. Weird. A bit expensive, at 30$ I would think it would be selling more. But the quality is good enough to justify the price.
No, it's not ugly. However, it does suck! I had it for about a month or so. It's extremely inconvenient, has no back-light, doesn't run off the power of the controller, and doesn't really make typing all that fast. It sucks balls.
The fact that it has its own power is added bonus: you can use it separately and it doesn't drain the controller.
You HAVE to calibrate the device if you wish to use the touch feature. Too many people I've seen complain about it, only to find out that they didn't bother reading the manual on how to properly set it up.
Guilty. Forgot about most important rule with electronics: RTFM! I only got it last week though. Thanks for reminding me to check the manual.
Any good engineer knows that you don't open the manual unless you've broken open the plastic casing of the controller, voided the warranty by soldering here and there and it still doesn't work. Drilling in strategic places sometimes work too. After being trained to design hardware and software, no need to read a stupid manual! ;)
@7.2 - Please tell me how many teenaged 'good engineers' there are perusing this site. If you simply assume that everyone is retarded, things tend to make so much more sense when people screw up and complain about it.
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