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GameKlip brings your Android phone and PlayStation 3 controller together

Physically together, at least

Product: GameKlip | Manufacturer: GameKlip
 
GameKlip Android, thumbnail 1
A new week, a new physical controller for smartphones.

Last week saw the iPhone-based Bladepad turn to Kickstarter for funding, so this week it seems fitting that Android phones are getting some attention with the new GameKlip.

Unlike the Bladepad, which is a standalone controller, the GameKlip requires you to have a spare PlayStation 3 Sixaxis Controller and a means of controlling your Android Phone with said controller.

So if it provides neither the controller nor the software you may well be wondering what, exactly, is the GameKlip?

Essentially, it is a clip to anchor your Android phone to your PS3 controller.

Klipped Wings

The potential to control an Android phone with a Sixaxis Controller has always existed, but recent apps like Sixaxis Controller ($1.99 / £1.49) have made the process of syncing the two rather simple.

GameKlip extends the symbiotic syncing process and creates a physical union between the phone and controller, allowing for a rather elegant gaming experience that does not require a tabletop stand or freestanding display base.

The GameKlip is available in wired ($23.00 / £15.99) and wireless ($15.00 / £10.49) models, and is custom made to fit the following Android devices:
  • Galaxy SIII (All Variants)
  • Galaxy SII (Epic 4G Touch, Sprint)
  • Galaxy SII (Skyrocket, AT&T)
  • Galaxy SII (International)
  • Galaxy Nexus (HSPA+)
  • Galaxy Nexus (LTE)
  • Galaxy Note (AT&T)
  • HTC Evo 4G LTE (Sprint)
  • HTC One X (All Variants)
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Matthew Diener 7 August 2012
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aros | 12:45 - 8 August 2012
Hopefully HTC can step in to release the spiritual successor to XP if there's no news on XP2 by March of next year
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JaguarWong | 15:32 - 7 August 2012
Wow, that is bizarre.

I haven't had an HTC since the old Wildfire but you'd think, with them first up doing the third party Sony thing, that they'd be all over something like this.
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@alvysingerUK | 15:12 - 7 August 2012
It does, but no USB host mode. This means there's no support for USB devices, only Bluetooth.

It's a strange, strange move by HTC and seemingly one the company is reluctant to fix.
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JaguarWong | 14:37 - 7 August 2012
I though One X had ICS?
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@alvysingerUK | 14:14 - 7 August 2012
If only you could actually use a pad with the One X without rooting. Value my warranty too much to go down that road.
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JaguarWong | 13:49 - 7 August 2012
Um...

*Speechless*

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aros | 13:12 - 7 August 2012
If you're going to use a PS3 controller you may as well play on the console.
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JaguarWong | 12:45 - 7 August 2012
I think it being about a tenth of the price might provide some motivation - I also doubt it's intended to be portable as an assembled unit.
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aros | 11:59 - 7 August 2012
I can't understand anyone using one of these over an Xperia Play- you couldn't use it in public
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JaguarWong | 09:08 - 7 August 2012
That's actually quite clever - especially with ICS supporting the DS3/Sixasis without additional software now.

Not elegant though is it?!
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