Gametel accessory adds physical controls to all Android phones

A company called Fructel is about to launch its Gametel gaming accessory in the UK, which is a wireless Bluetooth controller able to connect to any Android phone running Android 2.1 or higher. As well as buttons and a d-pad, there’s a “built-in adjustable spring-loaded clamp” to hold your precious smartphone in place while you play.

The company says “Over 50 compatible games” are already in the Android Market with support for the device, with the developers of titles like Cordy and Zenonia having adapted their code to make it work. This is it:

gametel android

Gametel will cost £49.99 and will be available in early December. But by early December you may be able to buy an Xperia PLAY for £49.99. Here’s the press release:

Gametel: real gaming for Android

Wireless gaming peripheral brings console-style controls to smartphones and tablets

Fructel, a gaming peripheral company, announces the launch of the Gametel, a wireless controller that transforms your Android smartphone and tablet into a portable games console. Designed for both casual and hardcore gamers, the Gametel enhances mobile gaming, bringing a level of gameplay accuracy never experienced before on a touchscreen phone.


Compatible with Android smartphones and tablets running Android 2.1.1 Éclair or later, Gametel connects to the device via Bluetooth while a built-in adjustable spring-loaded clamp allows secure docking of any Android handset. Once paired the Gametel automatically connects to the device every time it is powered on.

With a familiar controller design, Gametel’s D-pad, quartet of buttons and two shoulder triggers replicate console-style gaming controls; an impressive nine hour battery life provides more than enough playing time for long journeys and weekly train commutes.

Over 50 compatible games are available now to download from 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.

Bo Nyman, CEO of Fructel says: “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 more responsive physical controls.”

With many of today’s Android smartphone and tablets featuring built-in HDMI connections, mobile gaming can also be brought to the big screen. Hook up an Android device to an HDTV, wirelessly connect up to four Gametel controllers and you can bring your favourite mobile games into the living room with a console-like multi-player set-up.

Gametel has an RRP of £49.95 and is available to buy from early December. Please see Gametel.co.uk for further information.

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  1. Dean

     /  November 17, 2011

    Sounds like a lot especially when you can get the Phonejoy controller for less – and it’s just like an old school PS3 controller;

    http://www.mobilefun.co.uk/phonejoy-bluetooth-controller-for-android-p31405.htm

    Phonejoy are also bringing out an analogue version anytime now..

    Should finally be able to play my old games on fPSe the way they were meant to.

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  2. Lee D

     /  November 17, 2011

    I was interested until i saw the price.

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  3. Rich

     /  November 17, 2011

    Hmm… I don’t think the iControlPad guys are too pleased!
    http://boards.openpandora.org/index.php?/topic/6148-icontrolpad-rip-off-announced-gametel/

    I’m not biased but the Gametel accessory does seem more expensive but with less features…

    Reply
  4. Dave

     /  November 17, 2011

    If this worked with emulators, then I’d be up for it.

    Reply
  5. Rik Hemsley

     /  November 17, 2011

    This is better than a Wii controller how?

    Reply

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