ALL About XIM 4 Keyboard and Mouse Adapter for PS4
You are reading this article because you accept the fact that PC is the master race, or you somehow want to play your favourite game on PlayStation 4 (or other consoles) by using mouse and keyboard. Well, XIM 4 is just the adapter you are looking for. Before jumping to the features of XIM 4 you should make sure that the PS4 (or the any other console version) version of your game does not have a keyboard support by default. Say for example, the PlayStation 4 version of Street Fighter V does have a keyboard support where you can just plug-in your keyboard (without any adapter) into the PS4 and start playing the game.
Price of XIM 4: $ 248.99/-
The XIM 4 adapter allows you to play your game via mouse and keyboard on following consoles:
- Sony PlayStation 4
- Sony PlayStation 3
- Microsoft Xbox One
- Microsoft Xbox 360
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However, XIM 4 is not a plug-n-play adapter. You need to map the keys by downloading ‘XIM 4 Manager Software’ from XIM 4 website. Keyboard mapping is easier as they do have ‘XIM 4 Manager App’ for android. Once you are done with keyboard mapping, you are good to go. XIM 4 is capable of connecting wirelessly with compatible android & iOS devices via Bluetooth or you can connect to PC via USB for the gaming configuration. XIM 4 can store multiple profiles which again is an advantage while switching to different games.
In terms of performance, we tested XIM 4 with Call of Duty Black OPS 3 and the input delay was negligible. You can even play fighting games on keyboard by using this adapter. As any other gaming peripheral, XIM 4 also comes with braided USB cables which anyhow make it durable.
However, there are some drawbacks of the product which you might want to consider before purchasing this product:
- The dual shock 4 (or the PS4 controller) needs to be connected with the XIM 4 each time you are playing the game. It’s not like once you configured the XIM4, you can unplug the PS4 controller. This was not the case with “Penguin Eagle Eye” adapter which required just one time mapping of the keys and then you can remove the PS4 controller. Since Penguin Eagle Eye does not support anything above PS3 or Xbox 360, we are out of options.
2. XIM 4 is overpriced up to some extent. You can get ‘IOGEAR KEYMANDER’ (Price= $74/-)at half of XIM 4’s price which does the same thing. The only difference is that ‘KEYMANDER’ does not have a wireless connectivity or an android manager app.
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