Hyperkin's PS3 Remotext weds Blu-ray remote with keypad controller, DualShock 3 frets

With the PSN finally back up, it's time for important things -- you know, messaging your buds for a Black Ops pwning spree or hitting up Netflix. Hyperkin's Remotext for PS3 wants to help you get back into action with its hybrid remote / controller / chatpad. It features a slide-out Blu-ray remote panel, QWERTY keypad -- better positioned than SONY's offering -- and two analog nubs with a near-complete set of gaming controls. There's no sign of rear triggers, and Bluetooth connectivity is absent too, but it does come with a wireless USB receiver and rechargeable battery so you're not left scrounging between the couch cushions for AAs. Although we're doubtful it'll prove functional for gaming, it could be appropriate for PS3s that spend more time sitting at the movies than getting their Move on. The DualShock 3 shouldn't have much to worry about, but we'll find out at E3, when the Remotext will be officially showcased. There's no word on pricing or availability yet, but if you're dying for more in the meantime, a press release is beyond the break.

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Remotext Offers full range of Functions Including QWERTY Keypad and DVD/Blu-Ray Control

NEWPORT BEACH, CA (MAY, 2011) – Hyperkin, a recognized and trusted brand of video game peripherals, has announced the upcoming launch of the PS3 Remotext. The PS3 Remotext, which will be launched at E3 in June, includes a full QWERTY keypad and DVD/Blu-ray Control. The Remotext enables you to text other players on the Playstation Network, or use its dual analog sticks and buttons to navigate PS3 games. The PS3 Remotext will be on display at Booth # 417, South Hall.

The PS3 Remotext allows you to easily control the playback of Blu-Ray movies, DVDs, CDs and media streams on the PS3 system. It also features a slide out QWERTY keypad that enables you to text other players on the Playstation Network or you can use its dual analog sticks and buttons to play PS3 games. Simply attach the included USB receiver to an open port on the PS3 system and you can control your PS3 system with ease.

Product Highlights:

· Complete DVD/Blu-ray Media Control

· Full Slide Out QWERTY Keypad

· Directional Analog Control

· Rechargeable Battery

· USB Charge Cable

· Full Remote Control

· Includes Receiving Dongle

· Available Summer 2011

· SRP: N/A

"The PS3 Remotext is a great solution for texting and watching movies," states Steven Mar, Hyperkin's Business Director. "It has everything you need to access all of the PS3's major functions, providing an easy-to-use way to control and enjoy the system." Mar continued: "We are eager to exhibit this and our other line up of new products at E3 and anticipate an enthusiastic response from the media, retailers and consumers."