It’s hard to go a week without hearing about new or popular games releasing for Android and/or iOS. Mobile gaming is rapidly becoming a big deal as smartphones and tablets become more powerful and less expensive.
But smartphone and tablet gaming isn’t always the most natural way to play. Some of us prefer that meaty feel of a button-laden controller for precision and comfort. There are some options available out there, but nothing quite with the intrigue and compatibility of the Drone by Evolution Controllers.
The Drone controller has that familiar button layout for those who’ve enjoyed years of Xbox or [easyazon-link asin=”B000K6TOK6″ locale=”us”]Playstation[/easyazon-link] gaming.
You get two analog joysticks with center button, a directional pad, six more face buttons, two triggers, and two bumpers. That’s enough to satisfy just about anyone, especially since they went through lots of testing to find the perfect shape.
At 3 inches by 5 inches by 1 inch thick, this Drone controller is seriously portable. Combine that with more than 17 hours of playtime from just a 4-hour charge and compatibility with Bluetooth smartphones, tablets, laptops, and computers, and you pretty much have all your bases covered.
All of the code is open source, and the developers invite people to be part of the community by creating and sharing custom firmware. The Drone is not going to be compatible with every single game right from the start, but it sounds like they’re eager to work with game developers to enable controller support.
I, for one, would love to be able to play some of my favorite Android games with a precision controller. Check out the Drone controller Kickstarter page for more information and to pledge (with choice of color!)