Samsung’s wireless gaming controller is my favorite accessory of the night


You burnt out on Samsung Galaxy S4 news yet? Good. We have one more little tidbit of news you might find interesting. If you watched the live stream, you may remember Samsung touting the Galaxy S4’s all new S Health application and a variety of accessories that would bring additional functionality to the app. Things like a Nike Fuelband-esque wearable wrist strap and a body scale that syncs up to S Health and yells at you with the voice of JK Shin for putting on weight (maybe not).

Well, if that whole health thing isn’t really your cup of tea (I wouldn’t blame you), maybe this is. A prototype gaming controller was spotted on the showroom floor, looking like a cross between an Xbox controller and something out of Nintendoland. Actually, the controller — which doesn’t even have a formal name as of yet (I’d guess “S Controller”) — shares a lot more in common with the MOGA we showed you guys a few months back. The controller comes with the standard 4-button layout along the front, 2 analogs and a d-pad, left and right shoulder buttons, and a hefty clamp up top for fitting a wide variety of Android devices (yes, even the Note 2 but Note 8.0 is pushing it). Have to admit it’s pretty slick.

To compliment the controller was a gaming hub application packed with a variety of games that no doubt offer S Controller functionality out of the box. We’ll have to wait and see what Samsung’s plans are regarding this little accessory as far as pricing and availability, but let’s just hope this forgotten like the wireless charging accessory for the original Galaxy S3.

[via Engadget]

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Count me in…me likey !!!!

  2. maybe now I won’t burn my fingertips on a hot display, raping people in NOVA 3. yes, raping. I show no mercy.

    1. Careful how you use the word “raping”.

  3. Sweet. Does the S4 have wirless charging? Sorry haven’t made it through all the news yet. I’m pretty much hooked on wireless charging. What a great way to end the day, just plop the ole phone down and pass out.

    EDIT: Yes it does … but you need to buy a separate back cover, $40, and a wireless charger, $60. Hopefully it is Qi compatible and will work with other Qi chargers.

    1. It is qi compatible… Here looky

  4. Nintendo Xbox Wii60 controller?

    1. lol @ Wii60 … nice!

  5. looks like it has no extra features/buttons compared to the moga.

    the moga pro will be a lot better.

    1. I read that moga doesn’t work with every game and that you have to buy through their app if you want compatible games, maybe this one will be universal.

      1. the official moga pivot app indeed only works for certain games, but there’s a moga universal driver app that works with any app/game with keyboard or gamepad support.

  6. Battery on the controller? Booo~ where is recharge ability?

    1. Not a big deal, just get a pair of rechargeable double AA’s.

    2. I’d much rather see a company be smart enough to include batteries, then having to be tethered to an outlet or other charge source, atleast this way you can throw in some Li-ion batteries and have it last for a very long time rather then a few hours (another interesting thought is if those batteries could also charge the phone while in use)

  7. Those analog sticks look like 100% crapola. Hopefully they get changed to something a bit better. That d-pad also looks somehow worse than the xbox360s.

  8. I don’t usually say this… but shut up and take my money!

  9. Will the Moga people sue Samsung?

    What i like about Samsung’s take is the retractable grip, seems to close in nicely whereas the Moga’s flips up leaving that depression in the middle.

    1. Probably MOGA and Microsoft combined.

  10. Why does that gaming controller reminds me so much of the early ’90s Game Boy?

  11. RED SAMURAI bluetooth controller is what i use and its great, got it for 25 bucks at Gamestop. and looks and feels like a playstation controller and it has built in rechargeable batteries. This is just a blatant rip off of the Moga controller, and in white it just makes it look MUCH cheaper. Those analog sticks are the worse too, if you have ever used a Moga controller it is a pain in the ass.This controller comes with raised analog sticks like the PS

  12. Will this still work if there is a case on the S4? It looks like the top lip doesn’t have much room for a case (the way it hooks over the front of the phone), but hard to tell from pictures.

  13. Love it! Just let me use it with my htc One when I buy one and I’ll be happy!

  14. My favorite accessory of the night was the mouse on my desktop,to click away from the program.

    Seriously,this is cool for those that want it,as there was something for everyone in SAMSUNG’S U/I.
    That’s where SAMSUNG will succeed w/this phone,carefully straddling the line between features & bloat.And that last point is almost moot now,w/the processing power all the latest phones have.Just use what you like/ignore/disable the rest & enjoy!

  15. Oh… How I hate that design. I’ll just expect the GameClip to expand to the GS4. That controller looks very uncomfortable. =.[

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