Texter enables button combinations for typing on PS2, Xbox 360

Cyrus Farivar
C. Farivar|11.17.06

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Cyrus Farivar
November 17th, 2006
Texter enables button combinations for typing on PS2, Xbox 360
If you've ever wished there was a faster way to type out messages within a console video game system other than the painfully arduous process of manually selecting each letter on-screen -- or plugging in an external keyboard -- thank your lucky stars that a company has heeded your prayers. Blue Orb has just released what it calls the "Texter", a small dongle that attaches to your PS2 ($25) or Xbox 360 ($30) and allows you to type by using certain two-fingered button and joystick combinations for each letter. Of course, like any new input system, it'll take time before you've mastered the new combinations and can type whole sentences without having to bust out that Character Guide cheat sheet. First person using the Texter to type out "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" quickly, accurately, and without looking should get a prize, but we're betting that it'll take awhile to get to that point.

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