I have one of these, and let me say it's a huge pain in the **** to use. The keys are way too small, and unless you have the fingers of an emaciated 5 year old, you're going to find that you end up with a lot of typos. What's more, for keys so small they require a significant UMPF to actually press them in. Truly bizarre.
Yeah, I agree putting down the controller to type is a bit of a pain, so instead of investing in an aborted keyboard fetus, you should put the $40 into a mic and a vent server so you can communicate hands-free with those who you probably interact with the most, your ls mates.
This is the kind of info I was looking for.
Sadly the majority of the LS I'm in dislike voice chat. For some of the older players, with wives and families, it's kinda hard to put on a headset and cut yourself out from the rest of the household. Personally I'd prefer vent but since this groups operates on text only, I'm trying to make do.
and before the predictable response of "get a better LS" comes along, this is the only group I've found to date that has upwards of 15-20 people online at any hour of the day. It's rapidly becoming one of the largest english speaking LS's on Figaro.
Ferrish Draiodoir - Figaro Server
75BLM 75WHM 75PUP Garuda (quit May 2008)
Kelly's Fockleyr Gaelg - Baarle (Manx Gaelic): Ferrish - fairy, elf, naughty child; hand-steel.