There's been word on the street about the Nyko Type Pad for the Playstation 4 for a while, but now the gaming accessory is finally officially available through retailers.
The Nyko Type Pad is essentially a miniature keyboard that you can attach to the DualShock 4 controller, which makes typing on the Sony-made console a heap easier. The pad connects to the PlayStation 4 through a Bluetooth connection, and it has its own battery pack built in. Although it's an attachment for the DualShock 4 controller, there are no electrical connections between the two aside from a headphone jack passthrough. To charge the unit, you can use any standard Micro-USB charger.
The layout is a standard QWERTY layout, with some additional shortcuts and an analog navigation nub to traverse your way through menus. The extra keys include "@", ".com" to make typing email addresses and websites a little easier, and there is a selection of less commonly used symbols that are accessible through the shift function.
The MSRP was set at $34.99, but the street price is a little lower, with the Type Pad costing a wee bit friendlier $29.99 at GameStop (opens in new tab). At other retailers it still goes for the MSRP price.