Unlike the Xbox 360 Chatpad, which leeches off the controller’s power to function, the PlayStation 3 Wireless Keypad “has a separate battery — beyond the spring-loaded clamp, it’s completely independent of the gamepad.” Click here for first picture in gallery. Here’s the bottom line:

So, is it a useful gadget and, more importantly, is it worth your $50? Despite its annoyances it does what it advertises: it makes the process of entering text much easier than the alternative of using the D-pad.

[via Engadget]

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