Feb 16th, 2011

We’ve just been informed that the Game Gripper has evolved – it’s now Bluetooth enabled. Before, you’d need a phone with a keyboard to take advantage of the Game Gripper, and considering keyboards are different shapes, sizes, and layouts from phone to phone, you had to hope that one would come out for your device.

Throw all of that out of the window: the Bluetooth functionality inside this new version makes it device agnostic. It works just as an HID Bluetooth keyboard would once paired up, and it’s really as simple as that. From there, games or emulators that support custom input options will be able to interface with the Game Gripper.

The device has a sliding clip so that it easily fits any phone you’d want to use it with, and since it’s Bluetooth, they’re now able to add shoulder buttons that are important for MANY games. Really exciting stuff if you liked the original Game Grippers, and even if your phone supports those, you’ll want to pick this one up.

That said, it’s not exactly ready for launch as the resources needed for this undertaking will prove to be a challenge for the folks at Game Gripper. They’ve gone to KickStart, a service that startups can use to raise funds toward an interesting idea and goal. If you decide to make a donation, it’ll be treated as a preorder for the device. Head on over there if you want to participate.