Gametel Bluetooth Controller Gives You a GamePad for Your Android Games [Video]

We’ve heard so much about the GameTel but it’s still relatively new. It’s so new, in fact, that it came out in the United Kingdom this past December and hasn’t even seen a US release yet (though GameTel says they’re still planning on that one).

The device is a Bluetooth gaming controller which allows you to play any games that support custom input options. Various games from the Android market are already compatible and there are some off-market emulators swirling around that are sure to support custom inputs. Since the device uses input APIs directly built-in to Android compatibility with existing and future games is a non-issue.

From what I could see the device can fit most devices on the market, though anything┬ábigger than 4.7 inches will be trouble – the rep laughingly tells me that you might as be on a tablet for gaming at that point. And yes, it does work beautifully with tablets.

Since it’s Blluetooth no physical connection is required so you could be halfway across the room and still able to use it. A great use case for this is if your device has video out and you hook the device up to your television – you pretty much get a pocketable gaming console that.

It’s priced at around 50 British pounds but there’s no way to tell how they’ll be pricing it for the US market. We’re eager to get our hands on it once it does make its way across the pond but the video above should feed your appetite until then.

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  • Scott Souder

    Might need this for my GNex since it doesn’t do multi touch very well.

  • Magus2300

    They need to make something akin to a Playstation controller.  That way things like NOVA would be less painful to play.

  • MarcusDW

    I can’t understand why regular games like Dungeon Defenders or NOVA don’t use PS3 style controllers yet??

  • Hohlraum

    You can already use a wii classic via bluetooth on a android phone

  • http://youtu.be/GvPlAyTG4ik?hd=1 1PhoneDoesnt.com

    Good idea, still want to see a 10″ tab with ps vita type controls, it will be bigger screen and higher rez, cheaper and play millions of games for under $10! most free or a buck or two

  • johnbathens

    My PhoneJoy is on its way, a ps3 controller that uses standard bluetooth, unlike an actual ps3 controller that needs a rooted bluetooth driver to work.

  • thedicemaster

    not the first of this type of BT controller though.
    the icontrolpad (compatible with PC, iStuff, and android) has been available for a while for a similar price.
    although the mounting options for it aren’t as effective and it isn’t as comfortable, it does have some very useful features the gametel is missing:
    updatable firmware(not sure if gametel has this)
    dual analog input
    and several connection modes to simulate different devices/layouts like mouse, keyboard, standard gamepad, bluez-compatible, and iCade gamepad modes.