Apr 14 AT 10:33 AM Taylor Wimberly 22 Comments

Game Gripper brings classic controls to Droid

Do you enjoy playing classic games with an emulator on your Motorola Droid? Hyrum Fairbanks has “invented” the Game Gripper to bring classic controls to the Motorola Droid. The plastic accessory snaps onto a Droid and transfers the button presses to the keyboard below.

The Game Gripper has been tested with GameBoid, Nesoid, and SNesoid but it should work with any emulator that allows you to map out the controls on your keyboard. Customers can purchase the Game Gripper for $14.99 ($5 shipping) from the official Game Gripper site.

[Thank you Hyrum for the tip]

Source: Game Gripper

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  1. russGuest 5 years ago

    Haha, illz!

  2. TimGuest 5 years ago

    I think i may buy this. I cant stand playing games using the cramped keyboard and having the d pad on the left. Would love to also try it out on quake.

  3. Why is he in a Best Buy?

  4. AlexpeegsGuest 5 years ago

    I have a REALLLLLLLY weird question

    wouldn’t this work for the HTC DROID incredible

    because it has the micro-usb on the same spot????

    • DanoGuest 5 years ago

      Well it looks like it’d work, but the game gripper seems to snap onto the Droid’s keyboard for stability, so I think they’d have to make a more solid version for the Incredible. Honestly, these guys might be onto something, imagine if they made a slightly more more advanced version for the Desire/Galaxy S?

      • AmtjpmuGuest 5 years ago

        It actually doesn’t work by plugging in to the USB port, it just transfers the physical button press to the corresponding key below on the keyboard. If you look closely in the video when he is attaching the device, the phone is already plugged in to a charger, before the device is even on the phone. So, unless the Incredible has an identical keyboard (or at least identical in over all width and you are lucky on the key placement), it wouldn’t work.

  5. Wow, this completely addresses the only reason I don’t play emulators on my Droid. I just went and bought one before I even finished reading the post. Too bad it’s on backorder right now.

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    just ordered mine…ordered in black and red. once it gets here and i play with it some i’ll leave a full review if anyone is interested!

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