By Spencer . August 20, 2008 . 10:19am
The Wireless PS3 Keypad will be released around the world this holiday season. North America gets it this November for an unspecified price. Plug the device into the back of a PlayStation 3 Sixaxis or Dualshock 3 controller to type messages in games like LittleBigPlanet and PlayStation Home. You can also use the Wireless Keypad independently by powering it with a USB cable and connecting it via Bluetooth.
The keyboard has extra keys to switch to your message box, jump to your friends list, and change the entire surface to a touchpad. Very interesting, but the surface looks bumpy so it probably won’t function the same way as a touch screen. Sony only announced the Web Browser will support the touchpad for mouse-like browsing, but it’s easy to imagine games with optional slide controls coming in the future if the accessory sells well.
Here's a picture of Sony's Wireless Keypad without the controller.
Images courtesy of Sony.