With a massive screen such as the one on the Samsung Galaxy Note, chances are it's going to be used to play some pretty sweet games. On-screen game controls still take something away from the gaming experience though, and while there are ways to use controllers, it's never the most elegant way of gaming.

One thing we can never accuse the Android community of, is a lack of creativity. What we see here is a bit of a homebrewed effort at creating a portable games console using a Galaxy Note, a PS3 controller, and some bits and pieces. The results are pretty impressive, and just goes to show what a bit of desire and creativity can do. 

Source: Clove

There are 16 comments

gmonkey88 says:

Very cool idea.


lionsson says:

I've been doing this since the release of the Galaxy Nexus. Some game support Android's gamepad API that means you don't need to map any touch inputs.

List of games with support for conttroller API.
Grand Theft Auto 3
Max Payne
Riptide GP
Shine Runner
Hockey Nations 2011
Jett Tailfin Racers
Renaissance Blood

jm0 says:

I hope the person who created this gets credit :/

xaml says:

To mount a controller to a device, not a device to a controller.

Hand_O_Death says:

well since he is holding the controller, that makes it the base. So he is right, it is mounting the device to the controller.

mdotsteele says:


unglued94ta says:

Search the play store for sixaxis.

I've even gone one step further...
Ps3 controller
Mhl adaptor
Hdmi cable
xx" big screen TV

That equals your own extremely portable traveling gaming system.

Nazty111 says:

big screen tv = portable?

TomW093 says:

I think he means that everything else is portable. As long as he can find a TV with an HDMI input, he's golden.

unglued94ta says:

Sorry. I should have mentioned that most hotels I stay at for work have flat screen TVs in them.

Also use my tab 10.1 for gaming on the plane.

Jays2Kings says:

I do this with my Droid X all the time, but since it's not the most powerful of devices nowadays, I hope I can get a galaxy nexus dock soon.

Hand_O_Death says:

Now since I am buying a Vizio CoStar, I plan on getting the OnLive controller anyways. People have said that the OnLive controller pairs even better.

Any input into this by anyone? I would love to pair it to my New N7 when it comes.

imomperousse says:

+1 with that, just can't wait till a release date is given for the Costar!!!

Jeremy626 says:

NOTE 2 better be the same size as the 1.
hope it's 16:9 with virtual buttons.

SeeK says:

Pretty funky, but I just bought a Gametel instead. :)