Fructel, a gaming peripheral company from Sweden is introducing a new way to play games on your smartphone. Here comes Gametel – a console-style wireless Bluetooth controller that turns your Android smartphone and tablet into a portable gaming console.
Gametel is compatible with Android 2.1 (Éclair) devices and once paired, it automatically connects to your device every time it’s switched on. It comes with a D-pad, quartet of buttons and 2 shoulder triggers; replicating actual console-style gaming controls. Surprisingly, the device boasts up to 9 hours of battery life – making this a must-have controller for passionate gamers and casual gamers alike.
Gametel is compatible with over 50 games on the Android Market including popular titles like Cordy, Asphalt 5 HD, Reckless Getaway, Guns’n’Glory, MotoX Mayhem, Happy Vikings and Zenonia, with more games being added every day.gamers alike. There’s also a free Gametel driver app on the Android Market that you can check out before buying the controller.
There is a limit to what a touchscreen (and even gestures) can do. According to Bo Nyman, the CEO of Fructel, “Playing casual games on a touchscreen phone is fine but when it comes to playing the more addictive and immersive titles, seamless gameplay is impossible. The Gametel controller overcomes this problem by delivering a console experience on your Android device, freeing the screen from fingers, opening up a bigger viewing area and delivering a more responsive physical controls.”
This device will go well with today’s HDMI enabled Android smartphones. Hook up an Android device via HDMI, connect your Gametel, and you could just elevate yourself to techgeek of the year status in your neighbourhood.
The controller will be available at about $78 and will be available mid-December, making it a great Christmas present for your lovable Android geek. Check out Gametel.co.uk for detailed information.
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So instead of carrying around ONE device with an integrated game page, like Sony Ericsson’s Xperia PLAY (“PlayStation phone”), I shoud carry around TWO devices?
This game pad is a neat idea, but I’m pretty sure Sony Ericsson won’t loose too much sleep over this…
Well, look on the bright side, you can pair it with several devices, and not restricted to one. You can use it with a tablet, or a mid sized screen like the Note, or even a smartphone. If you’re happy with the Xperia play, then good. But this device has so much more potential than a single device.
The main advantage I see is that I can theoretically buy this once and not keep paying for the game pad (and possibly getting worse specs in return) on each phone I upgrade to. Not that I play that many games on my phone…
78 bucks ?pretty expensive but good idea if you want play emulators,android games,movies..etc . wia hdmi cable on big tv. i have xperia play and its The great portable gaming device. but no hdmi slot .thats shame
it may be an add-on to a standard phone and as an add-on it may be ok, but the xperia play has its own set of games made/converted to be used with only the xperia play, so unless you start releasing games specificly designed on the android market for this product it cant compete. neat idea for people who want to play games but cant fork out the play’s pricetag, but in that case get a ps vita or ipod touch, plenty of good games on those.