Sony’s PlayStation is one of the most successful game console platforms ever developed in history of gaming. It is almost considered more popular for gaming than any PC platform, since many software titles are still being released only for the game console and not for PCs, like the Metal Gear Solid series. Sony has constantly developed the platform and introduced the latest multimedia and networking capabilities into the platform, like the BluRay disc and the online gaming service, the immensely popular PlayStation Network.
PlayStation Network, what is that?
It started out as an internet access capability geared towards PlayStation 3 related interactivity, like online multiplayer gaming and download of titles and similar. Since the introduction in 2006, it grew into an online social network and portal, where users can not only access Sony PlayStation 3 stuff, but also search and browse the internet, connect with friends, send and receive instant messages, visit chat rooms, and also watch and listen to an increasing number of multimedia content.
Is a keyboard necessary for accessing the content?
A keyboard is not necessary to access any of the content, everything can be done with the use of the gamepad, but it is very convenient if the user wants to send instant messages or surf the Web. Some users strictly refuse to use a keyboard, but there are others who are already used to use a keyboard with their computers or laptops and have trouble adjusting.
What keyboards are available for PlayStation 3?
Any keyboard and mouse with Bluetooth, which is supported by the PlayStation 3 console, as well as a USB keyboard, could work with your unit. Since that practically any keyboard and mouse can be used, that have either Bluetooth or USB, the choice is rather big and comes down to personal preference.
With a keyboard and mouse is setting up a PSN account much easier, you can type all the required information with the keyboard and jump around by clicking with the mouse. It is an internet page anyway, anything that needs a text input would prove much easier to do, if you have the keyboard and mouse set up. Some people who just switched gaming from a computer to the PS3 platform even play games – those that support keyboard and mouse – the way they are used to. It is interesting to note, though, that the USB port that is first on the left is the only port that will recognize the keyboard properly.
Additionally, there are several keyboard and mouse converters that can be plugged into the console and which allow not only the use of keyboard and mouse in general, but convert the data from keyboard and mouse as if they come from the gamepad. This allows the user to use them with any game, even if the original programming has no provision for it. It may be a smart idea to use the new keyboard with the integrated touchpad device. It has been developed with the PlayStation 3 use in mind and is easy to pair with your unit; there is no reason to download a driver.
written by Andy G
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