When you’re playing a multiplayer game with friends on PC, there’s no problem telling them exactly what you want to say via text. Your fingers can move a mile a minute thanks to the years of training typing messages on your phone and PC have given you. Through a keyboard, whatever enters your mind can become words within seconds. When you move to console, the idea of typing out so much as a sentence is painful as it takes several times longer to tap out.
If you want to be able to whip out a full text conversation on your PS4 without feeling as though you need a computer-sized keyboard, then this Nyko Type Pad is perfect for you. Not that many people really talk through text anymore for games, as it’s usually better to be on a live chat with headphones. However, if you just want the ability to type quickly on your PS4, this will let you do it with a full QWERTY keyboard.
It has an analog nub for quick directional menu navigation, and has a built-in rechargeable battery that won’t suck the life from your controller. You won’t need to worry about much fuss with putting this on, as it’s a simple snap on. The black keys fit into the PS4 controllers aesthetic, with orange as a highlight. This is going to cost you $34.99, and don’t worry, you’ll still have access to your headphone jack.
Available for purchase on Nyko