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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

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Comments (23 posts)

Reccaman18
Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 10:20:18 PM
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Damn! X box aint got notin on that!

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Minishmaru
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 11:39:21 AM

they do but its kinda bulky. its on the bottom part of the controller vs the top that the PS3 has. I think the PS3...well anything Sony makes compared to M$ always looks sexier.

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WaR_HaWk
Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 10:27:34 PM
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kinda expensive

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MarvelZombies
Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 11:42:29 PM

Not to bust your bubble or anything but they do...and thats coming from someone who hates the shitbox360...

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WaR_HaWk
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 6:02:50 AM

i dont hate xbox 36o. i just dont like it cuz mine got RROD.

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MarvelZombies
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 10:15:06 AM

Sorry...comment was ment for Reccaman18

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Minishmaru
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 11:42:05 AM

its a decent price...I think 30 would've been more attractive tho

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AceTatsujin
Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 10:50:39 PM
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50? that's cake for a price. I thought it would be 100.

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AntDC
Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 11:35:10 PM
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Nice. This is exactly what I need.

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Dan
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 1:42:06 AM
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The Wireless Keypad is a Bluetooth device that can not only be used with the PS3 system but with any other Bluetooth enabled device that has Keyboard functionality. You will be able to use it with your smart phones and other portable devices that are equipped with Bluetooth. With the PS3 system, it can be paired and charged seamlessly just by connecting them with a USB cable.

source: http://boardsus.playstation.com/playstation/board/message?message.uid=37834849

There is also an image there of the keypad attached to the controller.

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Jed
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 10:54:54 PM

that is awesome

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Akuma07
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 4:10:01 AM
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is the word sony upside down?

or is it just me

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Minishmaru
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 11:37:24 AM

lol....i think you're looking at the bottom part as the top part. Its almost like a pair of tighty whities. The narrow part is the bottom XD

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tramp_17
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 4:20:21 AM
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just u

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Jizmack
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 5:37:17 AM
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hmm not sumthing i want to buy.. i still need another ps3 controller, and a bluetooth headset.

and i just bought mgs4 YeaY!

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shaydey77
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 9:19:19 AM
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Meh..USB keyboard is just as easy especially coz mines wireless!

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Minishmaru
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 11:44:38 AM

??? this thing is wireless too...or are you just saying your keyboard is wireless just to say yours is wireless? XD

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Caballo
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 10:20:27 AM
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it looks nice, a little bulky though. And what's up with that long thing on top? lol. I don't know but a keypad sold for the same price as a controller? Not cost effective that's for sure. And the Sony name is upside down, unless that's how the whole thing works... upside down! LOL

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Minishmaru
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 11:50:55 AM
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Ummm...the long thing is at the bottom ::giggidy:: lol I think everyone is looking at it upside for some reason. So the Sony is there correctly and it attaches on the top of the controller vs the bottom

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The_Vandelizer
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 12:11:44 PM
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50 bucks is alil to much i would get it for 30 or less

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SpinningBeat
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 6:03:12 PM
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Yea everyone seems to be looking at it upside down , just imagine that long bar above sony being the space bar and you'll see it's right side up. Also pay attention to the placement of the home, start and select buttons. I think madcatz already had a ps3 keypad for a while now. I'm pretty sure it's cheaper than this one too.

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Reccaman18
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 9:47:38 PM
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marvelZombies, what does the 360 have that can match that? And Im talking about functionality as well as how it looks.

Last edited by Reccaman18 on 8/26/2008 9:49:01 PM

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AntDC
Saturday, August 30, 2008 @ 5:09:41 AM
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Guys! Click on the picture and look at it close up. You'll notice that not only the word Sony is upsidedown, but every letter, and the PS button, and the start and select buttons... ;)

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