the things I appreciated were you mentioning that you have to hit a button to use as a mouse and then touch it again to make it a keyboard
another is that is has to charge seperately. I was thinking maybe integrate the keypad to charge the controller that way you do not have to have two cords coming to your controller
another is backlit issue and the small buttons, okay I guess small buttons arent so bad because well all cell phones are small
and the backlit issue isnt too bad cause I don't play in the dark, its just not good for your eyes
good review though, thanks
I still may get this some day!
Complaint # 0
Its in one of those annoying plastic sealed boxes that takes 3 hours and six knives to open.
Complaint # 1
In order to get the finger swiping to work, you need to push a button to enable it and then hit it again to type.
Why not just use the d-pad?
Complaint # 2
The thing doesn't actually connect to the controller other than just clipping on top which leads to...
Complaint # 3
its got its own battery which means that its ANOTHER thing I have to keep charged.
Complaint # 4
It attached to the top of the controller so you have to completely stop what you are doing to text
Complaint # 5
The keys are too flipping small. Its impossible to type with any speed or accuracy.
Even if you do have midget fingers you still can't type because the flipping thing isnt backlit. Thats right, you can't see what you are doing in the dark. The thing has it own battery, yet its not backlit?
0 - Do you not own a real pair of sicsorrs or kitchen shears?
1 - The finger swipeing this is supposed to mimmic a touch-pad mouse
2 - That's a good thing
3 - Rather have it have it's own battery then drain the controllers
4 - If you have really small hands
5 - It takes some time to get used to
6 - It's a standard QWERTY keyboard, which has been the standard keyboard/typewritter layout since the 1870s if you don't know where the buttons are without looking at them then how can you even comprehend playing games.
Your not trollin dude. Just posting your valid opinion on a product that is directly related to the subject matter of the forums. Good post, great opinion review.
Personally I was never plannin on buying it, but after reading the facts you pointed out... even if I had a whim or impulse one day and an extra $40 in my pocket your review just saved me $40!! I always use the keyboard that I purchased for use on my PS2 a long-long time ago. I never texted all that often anyway until Home (not that I use Home all that much either). But the keyboard works just fine. I have a usb extender so the keyboard sits nicely on my coffee table right in front of where I sit while gaming. Simple setup. Although a wireless keyboard is in order for the near future. But I would rather spend the $40 (prolly more tho) on that as opposed to the clunky POS keypad attachment.
Good Post. Kudos.