Motorola Droid and Game Gripper game pad

We've got more than enough power in our hands to run a game emulator. Problem is, we've been lacking proper game pads to really get our game on. Enter the Game Gripper for the Motorola Droid. It's a pretty simple accessory -- a rubber mount with a standard directional pad and eight buttons that you can customize within the emulator to serve as whatever key you need. Let's check it out after the break.

The Game Gripper costs $14.99 and is available here.


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Review: Game Gripper game pad for the Motorola Droid


I just ordered one of these earlier this week after seeing someone comment about it on Reddit. I can't wait to try it out!

I've had mine for about 3 weeks now, and It works great. I have the Black with Red buttons which goes perfectly with the Droid.

It really does make a differance to playing games on the Droid, with actual buttons to push I find that I'm not pushing so hard and my hand aren't cramping up when I play.

Oh my bad. I didn't realize it just fits over the keyboard on the Droid and you use the Droid's keyboard to work it.

My bad.

Not sure I'm convinced... Copied from their FAQ:
"Will the Game Gripper damage my phone?
Probably not, but please see our disclaimer page to see that we aren't responsible if it does."

Hmmmm. I dunno. Maybe this is not the best idea (to mash plastic buttons against the keyboard). Maybe if they were firm rubber instead of solid plastic I might try it. Seems like it might marr the keys eventually. I'll wait and see.

The warning is mainly because with the Game Grip in place the only keyboard buttons you'll be using are the ones beneath the Game pad's buttons. Which means these buttons will wear faster than the others. Sorta like how the WASD keys on my keyboard wear out faster because of the games I play.

I wouldn't worry about the mashing problem as I find that with the Game Grip I'm actually using less force to press the buttons because now they aren't just one flat square among many.