PS3 Wireless Keypad On Amazon
Ever since the nifty new wireless keypad for the PlayStation 3 was unveiled at the Leipzig Games Convention last week, many gamers have been waiting for North American release information. Well, thanks to Amazon, it seems we have it.
As you can see by this recent listing, the new wireless keypad is slated to ship on November 30 with a suggested retail price tag of $49.99. This Bluetooth device snaps securely into the front of your Sixaxis or Dual Shock 3 controller, and it even features a couple important shortcut buttons and a great touch pad option. If you're online a lot, you may want to consider a purchase. This is certainly more compact and maneuverable than a standard USB keyboard, and if you don't use one, you're stuck with the relatively slow and cumbersome on-screen keyboard. The wireless keypad should streamline the entire process, thereby making your multiplayer communication that much faster. Some may consider $49.99 to be a relatively steep price, but remember, this is a fairly diverse peripheral.
So if you want to pick it up, you can place a pre-order with Amazon right now, or you can simply wait until December 1 to check your local game store. At the very least, the keypad will be on shelves during the holiday season, and that's a big bonus.
8/25/2008 Ben Dutka