PS3 Wireless Keypad
Makes typing a lot easier
I bought this because I was tired of taking so long in typing a message to my friends, but I didn't want to buy a big, expensive wireless keyboard. My friend recommended this to me, and I've been extremely happy with this, at first it can be hard to type, but after 'bout a week you get used to it, I can reply as soon as I get a message, and reply to messages during a loading screen. There's shoulder buttons that let you put in symbols, and there's also buttons that when pressed go directly to your message box, or friends list which can be very helpful, and another button that when pushed makes the keypad into a trackpad so if you have a laptop this will be pretty familiar to you and can be pretty handy if you decide to surf the internet through your PS3. I recommend this to all PS3 owners because typing without this awesome keypad can be very troublesome.
it does take some getting use to
i have to admit i thought a keypad man that's expensive but after purchasing one my mind has changed this keypad is awesome it uses a touch sensitive membrain on the top of the keys so the keypad can be used as a mouse which is slick this means no need for a keyboard and mouse on the ps3 because it is together in one on this nice keypad. recharging is weird though why hasn't anyone release a charging stand for controllers and the keypad all the chargers i find don't work with the keypad which means you have to leave your ps3 on in order to charge the keypad not nice there sony i loved the fact of being able to move around with a keyboard doesn't lose connection and provides innovations in keypad design i wish sony would do a upgraded version of this keypad and make a full size keyboard that uses the same tech but this is worth it's price tag still a wonderfull edition to the ps3 gaming experiance
Great For Quickly Typing And Sending Messages.
I've had my Wireless Keypad for about a year and a half and it is still as good as the first day i got it. The keypad fits tightly and securely on your PS3 Controller due to the hinge that grips the back of the controller making sure it does not fall off. This keypad also has no issues with getting in the way of your R1 or L1 Buttons. Sometimes i keep this keypad on even though i'm playing heavy R1 L1 games like Battlefield 3 or Skyrim. The rate between Controller typing and keypad typing is increased to 300% So typing that lengthy paragraph to your friend seems more reasonable and "u dnt hv 2 type lke dis 2 say wut u need 2 say"Cons- i wish this was $30 bucks or even $20. You might as well get a headset if your going to be paying $50 for it. All in all, get this if you type a lot of messages or in chat rooms a lot. Questions? Message me on PSN: SquirmSquirrel
I was a bit leery when purchasing this accessory especially when the Gamestop representative said that I was the first person to buy it. Anyhoo, I've been using this keypad for a week now and am really pleased with it. I didn't have the problem the other poster did with the pad getting in the way of L1/R1 buttons. If you're used to texting on a small keypad like a Blackberry or something, then this product will no problem using. The only issue I have with it is that the keypad is not illuminated. I game in almost complete darkness and it would be nice to be able to see the keys when I'm typing. 'Course once I get used to where all the keys are, that shouldn't be a problem Other than that, I would highly recommend this product to anyone who does a lot of messaging on their PS3. Too early to give a durability score but I'll post something if it breaks :)
nice keyboard needs a rechargeable stand for it though like the fact it is bluetooth love the fact it is usb syncing dislike the fact it only fit's Sony's expensive controller the other issue is getting use to the thing not a bad experiance but don't expect to write really fast remember this is a keyboard not a race car i really love this product hands down the best product i have seen i have tried logitech's keyboard for the ps3 and at twice the price of this this is a better solution for anyone gaming in home or just chilling in chat with friends this is a awesome deal for a awesome keyboard thumbs way up way up i'm so happy i cant contain myself.. it just works it is so simple and user friendly it works. this product rocks i recommend it fully
Does not work as advertised
First off, I must say that this controler is a must for those who do not have anything for the PS3. It does however, have some shortcomings, for instance; there is not baacklight which makes this hard to see at night and the buttons are sometimes a pain to try and type due to their small design. The buttons are really tiny and sometimes you end up pressing morethan one if you are not careful. The touch pad feature does not work as advertised and is not worth messing with. There is a button that allows you to switch modes from typing to touch pad, and basically you use the buttons as a touch pad by scrolling yout fingers over the tops of the buttons. Great idea, but doesn't work like it should. It is a great thing to have but I think Sony rushed this one. I own the 360 keypad and that is so much more functional. I hope Sony makes an improved model, because I was really disappointed over the hype and fell for this.
This product works well. The typing is just like texting on a cellphone so if your bad at texting and think your faster at typing the other way then i dont recommend this product. This to me makes typing VERY convenient. 2 problems only with this product....the keys dont light up making it hard to see in dark and the touchpad build into it dosnt seem to work for me. Its very inaccurate and decides to go wherever it chooses instead of where im dragging my finger. Idk if my product was faulty or if there all like that but my touch pad clearly works horrible...
No Clipping Needed
So I wanted a keypad because the regular typing just gets old sometimes. I will admit this might not replace it but give you a second option depending on your typing mood. You will probably want this, or a keyboard, although it is VERY useful in LBP and Home alloing you to not disrupt movement or sight in the game by freely opening up by beginning to type you open a mini text box to type in, hit enter, and your messege was sent in any social gaming like Free Realms, Home, or LBP. THe major problems are in the design, the keys are tiny, that is expected and buyers usually are ready to accept it and suck it up. The big problem comes in the symbols, they are all in weird areas, not where they would be on a normal keyboard, they certainly are well executed with the shift, and two solder buttons but just the placement of what keys do what symbols can take a while to get use to.
Very NICE and Helpful
I'm a clan leader of a clan on killzone 2 and i get sooooo many messages from my members, like questions, comments, and just to chat. Well i wanted to type faster and i didn't want a huge key board in my room. So i went out and Got the Sony keypad, its sooooo great. its small, easy to use and looks very nice. It syncs in like 1 second, uses bluetooth, but to register it in the PS3 u just plug it in. In the top right corner it will tell you the battery power just like the Sony headset. Does not get in the way at all. usually take it off of my controller wen in a match in killzone but i forget because it doesn't weigh a lot and its not in the way. The worst part about it is the touch pad function, its too sensitive. but i never use it. because i have a controller. it has a quick jump to go to ur messages. This keypad really is the best, i love it a lot. if you want a keyboard, but not a large computer one, i recommend this.
Well worth it, very useful
I love this keypad. I use it every time I play ps3. My only gripe is that I personally cannot reach all the keys from my gaming position; I have to slightly adjust my thumbs to reach some of the keys. The touchpad function is fantastic, and makes internet browsing as easy as using a laptop. I can now type on the keypad almost as fast as I can type on a computer. The keys are durable and sensitive. The pad connects quickly to the playstation. My favorite function is the auto off/auto connect - i always leave it on, and when i want to message, i just press any key and wait 5 seconds. It connects, i type my message, then return to my game. The pad turns off after 5 (?) minutes, so the battery usually lasts me about 4 days. (I game and message for several hours a day.) All buttons are reachable with keypad attached; it doesn't hinder gaming at all. Fantastic product, well worth the money, connects easily, fits controller snugly, is very light, very durable, sensitive, great xmd shortcuts, and you'll actually USE the ps3 internet browser! Best **$ I've spent on my ps3!