Oct 19th, 2010 publishUpdated   Jan 16th, 2015, 1:59 pm


Most of the Android mods we talk about are strictly at the software level. Users hack device firmware and put together custom ROMs, root handsets and slap said ROMs onto them. But one industrious owner of the Samsung Epic 4G wasn’t satisfied simply with hacking the heck out of their software. They obviously had no use for the original QWERTY keyboard, one of the major selling points of the Epic, either. Instead Cary Golomb got a bit destructive and created his own ultimate game pad for his Android device.

You can read more about the history of the project and the motivations behind it over at this blog post, but you probably just want to see the thing in action. For that I present to you the following video:

Pretty neat, but definitely not for everyone. After dropping the cash on a handset prized for it’s keyboard we doubt too many people will take the plunge. To each their own, I suppose.

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