|Submited By: Capt. Plu on 07/29/2010|
I bought this for messaging over PSN with my friends.
Pros: Nicely made. Doesn t drain DS3 battery. Comes off easily. The touchpad feature is nice, but I never use it because I don t websurf on the PS3.
Cons: I really wish it had been more like the Xbox 360 messenger keypad. It should be on the bottom between the grips. For $50, having a backlight would have been much better. When I game, I usually have a light on only around the TV, not behind me, so it s hard to read the keys. It s especially hard to see the alternate characters. The buttons are too small and I make frequent errors (maybe I ll get better with practice). I have fairly skinny fingers too. I would have preferred a lower price with a backlight and no touchpad feature. Honestly the analog stick is probably easier for web pointing and clicking.
Some things are unnecessarily complicated, like Caps Lock. You have press a colored button and then caps lock. Why not just hold down the Shift button for two seconds?
In comparison, I got the Xbox 360 Live 12 Month Messenger Gold Pack with a keypad, PGR4, 12 month XBL card, and wired headset for almost the same price as this.