CircBoard Makes Console Typing Almost Pain Free (video)
We’ve long believed that the Xbox and PS3′s spell input methodology is beyond antiquated. Sure, you could invest in a keyboard, but seriously, who wants to plunk down extra cash when you could put that towards a shiny new game or peripheral.
While the CircBoard remains in the concept stages into a developer scoops it up, it’s probably the best solution that we’ve seen to date when it comes console typing. The system calls for the alphabet to be divided up into bubbles that mimics the controllers button layout. The left analog stick serves as a selector and the right stick or buttons, as the input method for those letters. Hold the left trigger and you can activate caps, and if you want to enter a backspace or a space you use the left and right shoulder buttons respectively. Intuitively the d-pad serves as a cursor keys and the right trigger, not to be left out in the cold, can add a secondary key set.