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GameKlip Lets You Pair an Android Device With PS3 Controller

By - Source: Gizmag | B 10 comments

Turn your smartphone into a PSVita-like device!

As creatively entertaining some mobile gaming applications can be, any iOS or Android gamer can attest to the fact that many games are lacking in the controls department. Since there's only so much that poking at a touchscreen and tilting a phone can do, some developers and accessory creators have focused their efforts on inventive gamepad attachments.While some of these attachments are nice, none of them replicate the feel of current-generation consoles like the GameKlip. But that's probably because the GameKlip actually uses a current-generation console controller as an attachment. Taking advantage of the Sixaxis Controller app for rooted Android phones, GameKlip conveniently attaches a PS3 controller to your compatible Android device, effectively transforming it into a much more versatile miniature gaming console.

Designed by Ryan French, the GameKlip is nothing more than a simple plastic mount that lets you connect the controller to an Android phone. But this little piece of plastic can definitely change your mobile gaming experience for the better. Unfortunately, the app isn't compatible with every Android device out there, but the developers have been working hard to add more devices to its list.

GameKlip for Android

For Android users who haven't rooted their device, French is also offering a version of the GameKlip with included cable attachments, but the list of compatible unrooted phones is pretty much limited to the latest Galaxy phones and a few of HTC's recent models. Either way, mobile gamers with PS3 controllers can purchase the GameKlip for a measly $15 or $23 for the one with included cable.


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    alidan , August 13, 2012 1:04 AM
    this would make phone and tablet gameing a viable option.
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    killabanks , August 13, 2012 2:17 AM
    very cool good price
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    alidan , August 13, 2012 4:00 AM
    killabanksvery cool good price

    its a piece of plastic and a usb cable... the price is a bit high, but i assume if it ever catches on, the price would get more reasonable.

    but i got to love how saying this is a good idea is getting us downvotes.
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    teknomedic , August 13, 2012 4:26 AM
    theres also an app... not just plastic and usb
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    kawininjazx , August 13, 2012 1:11 PM
    I have the sixaxis app, I think it was like $.99. If your device is rooted, you can get your BT mac address from your PS3 controller and pair it with a little help from your computer and a free program they offer. It takes about five minutes. I have my Nexus 7 and a rooCase which props it up horizontally or vertically and the controller works great. I don't see how anyone can play any emulators or FPS games with the on screen controls.
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    kab1985 , August 13, 2012 2:12 PM
    I didn't even have to root my Asus Transformer (TF101) to connect my dualshock 3. I just plugged it into the usb port (of the dock) and hit the PS button and it paired up when I disconnected the usb cable. Didn't work that way before ICS though. I love the idea of hooking up a screen to the dualshock!
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    subaru41 , August 13, 2012 4:41 PM
    Another reason why Android is so awesome, and Apple's lockdown iOS is inferior and way behind in technology.
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    purtykitty23 , December 8, 2012 5:23 AM
    is there only one device for different types of android phones or there is a specific gameklip device for a certain kind of phone?