Mobile gaming has been the subject of much debate between those who consider themselves “true gamers,” mostly because of touchscreen controls. A lot of gamers out there like playing with a keyboard and mouse or a controller and find touchscreen controls to be sub-par when held up to the other methods. Enter GameKlip, which looks to merge the best of both worlds by making your smartphone play nice with a PlayStation 3 SixAxis controller.
Of course, GameKlip is nothing new, as it’s been around for a few months now, but today its makers have announced something big: it appears that GameKlip has been given a redesign. The new GameKlip (which you can see in the video below) looks a lot less bulky than previous iterations, and it’s made specifically for the Galaxy S III. Don’t have a Galaxy S III? That isn’t a problem.
That’s because GameKlip (the company, not the product) has launched a new universal case mount that can attach to any case out there. There’s one slight problem in that the adhesive the universal case mount uses is permanent, but that helps ensure that your phone doesn’t fall off its mount as you’re playing. If you don’t have a case for your phone, GameKlip offers a “growing selection of cases” on its store, so there’s a chance that you’ll be able to find a case for your phone there. Cases start at around $3 on GameKlip’s website, which isn’t too bad considering how expensive some cases can be.
Both variants come with a proprietary cable that can connect your phone to your controller, and both are available now for $14.95. If you have a rooted device, you can connect your phone to your controller wirelessly, but the cable should come in handy for those who don’t want to bother with rooting their device. Are you going to pick up a GameKlip for mobile gaming, or will you just stick with touch controls for now?