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Game-Gripper Fulfills Your Droid Gaming Needs

Motorola Droid gamers, prepare to be blown away.  The Game-Gripper has arrived.  I’m really not sure what to think of this thing, but the video at least shows it in action.  Is it weird that I’m laughing while typing this?  Not laughing at it, just laughing at the idea of tossing a gaming pad onto your Droid keyboard.  The stuff people continue to come up with just amazes me.

You can purchase one here for $14.99 plus another $5 for shipping.

As far as I can tell, this is not a joke either.  Check it out…

Cheers to everyone who sent this in!

  • http://www.blindandshutterpro.net/wood-shutters.html BlindAndShutterPros.net

    Good point..It does have that “professional” manufacturing look, like something you would buy from verizon. Although i am happy with it and dont care how it looks just how it works. Thanks for the tips…

  • aczm1988

    Well i just got a grey game gripper with black keys today and well heres my scoop on things.

    1. Already a dramatic improvement on games (well super mario) as it has raised keys, it makes gaming on the droid ten times better.
    2. Fits snug no sliding, however i have a Zagg skin on it so thats probably why its snug for me.
    3.Can definitely see some key wear and tear in my near future from “excessive” emulater playing, however i dont have all the time in the world to play so i expect it to not wear out as quick. Also i personally dont even care as long as i can still read the keys.
    4. It does have that “professional” manufacturing look, like something you would buy from verizon. Although i am happy with it and dont care how it looks just how it works.

    Overall i would rate it 9 out of 10 stars. Losing 1 star on the “plastic” keys. I think if it had rubber keys instead of plastic the wear and tear would not be as bad. Maybe an idea for future designs. All in all i would highly reccomend if you like to play emulators such as snesoid.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ThinkPete Peter Souza IV

    I got mine today, the correct colors and they seem to work great. I had an issue with it sliding around a little and hitting the macros for search (Menu+S) but as long as you're somewhat paying attention, it shouldn't happen to you much. The plastic buttons look a little cheap, and the part that makes contact with the Droid keyboard looks like it may scratch it after extended use, but it definitely works as expected.

  • chaozu

    I got a black one with green buttons. I hate playing playing roms on the key pad.

    • Justin

      Did you get it yet? What do you think of it!?!?

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  • andrew401

    Ahhh I'm not really feeling it. I mean, it's def a coop option if you do in fact play a lot of games on your droid. But me personally, I don't so I wont but purchasing it. But it is a really cool idea.

  • Justincase Milestone

    Can i use this gamepad also on my Milestone u guys think?

    • phenom

      I'm sure, UNLESS they keys on a milestone are laid out differently, but my understanding is that they are the same. I know some of the South American and Russian Droids have completely different layouts (obviously) but I don't think the Milestone is French-Canadian, or UK-English, so you should be good. :)

    • Justin

      if not, submit a request to him to make one for the milestone: http://sites.google.com/site/gamegripper/other-

  • tozlink

    Here are a few quotes from the web site that attest to the quality of
    the device:

    From the FAQ:

    “#2 Why are there small lines and air bubbles in the buttons?

    The buttons are made with a plunger style injection molding machine.
    With these machines air gets trapped in the plastic as it is injected
    into the mold. The lines are formed because of the relatively low
    pressure of the plunger and the slow cooling of the plastic. These
    features could have been avoided but it would have doubled the cost.
    Most people like the way they look and like the lower cost, so we did
    it this way”

    “#4 Will the Game Gripper damage my phone?

    Because they push specific keys on your phone, hours of games play
    will wear out these keys faster than the others. We have not done
    extensive tests to see how long. However, the buttons are smooth and
    rounded and that will reduce the stress concentration on your phone
    keys.” – Boy, that's a relief!

    From the “Buy” page:

    “The Game Gripper is loose fitting so it slides on and off easily.”

    In for one.

    • dsweets10

      Change the color (Black/green;Black/red) and drop the price to about $8 + $5 (shipping) so = $13 out the door, and i'm sold. :) Nice work BTW!

  • Justin

    How does it attach I wonder?? (if it does at all)

  • Famf

    I'd like to see a better version of something like this come out.

    The colors are the worst part.

  • http://www.MediaCenterMaster.com/ Pete Souza

    I just preordered 2 in black. We'll see how it goes.

  • Cowpoke

    Looks like it pushes the keyboard buttons for you, wonder if there is a chance of it eventually damaging the keyboard? Cool, cheap idea.

  • Justin

    Ahh, kellex has once again been the cause of my wallet losing a few bills.

  • Anothamexican

    I just tried to buy one and they are sold out!! I wish I had something to sell for the magical Droid. Kellex your words are powerful.

  • http://www.madisonhorns.com Terry

    haha, I was the one that told you about this morning. I came home and bought one. Now if they would make a full sized keyboard that would work in the usb slot, hum……………..

  • Wraithix

    Looks great! It's also available in black. Thank you Droid Life! You always have the cool links.

  • kellex

    I'll see if I can get ahold of one to review. No promises though.

  • placebo

    I can definitely see the need for this, i use the dpad and buttons on the bottom of the screen, and while it works, your fingers slide off a lot. One thing to do for the nesdroid, is to use the touchscreen for the dpad/ab buttons, but play with the keyboard open. Then set your quick save and quick load buttons, which allow you to save at any part of the game. for me i do K and L, and if i have to do a difficult part, I'll hit 'K' quick before attempting it, and then 'L' if i mess up which will put me back to the original positions It makes the touchscreen more tolerable that way so you don't have to start at the beginning of the board if your fingers are in the wrong position to press the a or b buttons.

  • CheeseMcGee

    Hilarious! Dude had to go to Best Buy to make his video.

    As for the game pad, might actually use it after seeing a review and having different color options.

  • lantandroid

    Hey Kellex, how about a tutorial on how to get a N64 (or any other console) emulator up and running on the DROID? Along with how to get and install ROMs etc..?

    • Anothamexican

      I Googled where I can find instructions on how to load roms for my emulator and…….BAM!!!! i found it, the site is http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-games/60
      easy as pie. MMMMmmmmmmm pie…………

      • lantandroid

        you sir have mastered the google. tyvm!

  • Keith

    Looks like if you pre-order on the site you can request it in black now. I'll probably get one, but would like to see an actual review first.

  • maizekidstill

    Ill take two lol

  • mathewdev

    that's nice

  • Jason

    Looks awesome!

  • df7003

    ummmm good concept but i couldnt see me buying this ill rather stick to the on screen dpad and buttoms. and what up with the colors (red and white)?

    • Octotron

      I agree… the colors are a bit gross. Black and red would have fit the motif a bit better… or even black and gold.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tsuftko Tomi2Gun

    Already Pre Ordered One… it's a really cool add on… will make my Gensoid and Nesoid much more enjoyable to play.

  • Octotron

    The guy who was holding the Droid looks like someone on the sex predator app.

    That being said… I am not one for weird little accessories like this, but I can definitely see the merit in this pad.

  • http://twitter.com/camsummerson Cameron Summerson

    I dig this. I think I may buy one in a couple of weeks, if there is not a review by then, I may do one. :)

  • gonzo319

    how did he get super mario world on the droid, is that an app. That was cool.

    • df7003

      he downloaded the app Nesoid from the market and found the rom on the internet i use the site http://www.doperoms.com they have everything.

      • gonzo319

        thanks man, I'm going to try it.

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  • Jer

    …..wow….thats all i can say…i like it but i cant see myself busting that out in public. I always play roms waiting for class to start and breaking in between. Maybe I could use this baby at home

  • http://www.facebook.com/bhaxprime Ben Hackney

    OK, this is cool!