Navigating a virtual keyboard with a controller is as annoying as it is time consuming. If you want to message your best friends or happen to browse Netflix and YouTube a lot, it might be best to pick up a chatpad. With any of these physical keyboards that connect directly onto your controller, you can search the storefront or message your friends with ease.
Collective Minds’ chatpad features a backlit keyboard, headset port, USB charging port, and comes with two rechargeable batteries. The downside is that it can take several hours to fully charge.
The choice for most gamers is this bluetooth chatpad. It may not feature a backlit keyboard, but its reviews alone speak for its quality. Its built-in battery pack can be recharged while the controller is in use and features an on/off switch to conserve battery life.
Chatpads tend to be cheap, and this is one of the cheapest you’ll find. That doesn’t mean it’s bad, though. With no need for any extra wires and boasting an easy set-up, this LED chatpad is quite the appealing purchase.
One of the more expensive chatpads on the list, the ETTGear Wireless Keyboard Gamepad another popular choice among gamers and features a transmission range of 8 to 10 meters, perfect for your office or living room.
The Whiteoak PS4 Keyboard also supports a transmission range of 8 to 10 meters, but it features softer buttons than some of the others on this list, which could make or break your purchasing decision depending on your preferences.
Nyko’s made a name for itself selling quality peripheral accessories, and its chatpads are certainly included in that list. What’s unique about this one is that it sports dedicated “@” and “.com” button shortcuts along with a small analog stick in the upper right corner that can be used as a tab key for navigation.
You have your pick of whichever chatpad you prefer, but we’d recommend the Nyko Type Pad Keyboard for its brand name and its dedicated buttons. If those don’t interest you, then the Gamers Digital Mini Bluetooth Keyboard Chatpad is the way to go for its popularity and reviews, so long as you can live without a backlit keyboard.
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