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15th July 2012, 07:40 AM |#131  
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Hmm, after skimming through all of these posts I’m surprised I haven’t heard any mention of the Phonejoy bluetooth game controller. It looks to be practically the same design & dimensions as the PS3 controller with the exception of the home button, the “flipped” charging port, & upper-top portion of the controller. It is also compatible with a wide range of non-rooted androids devices (Android 2.2 & up).

I actually just ordered a Phonejoy, after testing out the Gamestop tablet wireless bluetooth controller (works great but not much support behind it & its device support is a bit limited), a PS3 controller (wired), & a Wiimote (too few buttons & awkward handling w/ a nunchunk) with my non-rooted Samsung Galaxy S III.

After spending some time searching for Bluetooth game controllers & several possible mounting mechanisms for my phone for an awesome mobile gaming experience, I stumbled upon info. about this “GameKlip”, & it seems to possibly solve all of my problems. This is an excellent accessory, no doubt - but based upon the few photos that I've provided, do you think the GameKlip would fit a Phonjoy bluetooth game controller? If so, I'd definitely buy one?
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15th July 2012, 05:55 PM |#132  
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If the felt ever falls off, I'm going to dip the contact points in that rubber stuff they use to coat metal tools. They sell it at Home Depot.

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they also have it in spray can form fyi.

Plasti-dipp I love the stuff. I have it on the rims and tail lights of my Jeep. Yes its off topic but I love plasti-dipp.
15th July 2012, 06:53 PM |#133  
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Plasti-dipp I love the stuff. I have it on the rims and tail lights of my Jeep. Yes its off topic but I love plasti-dipp.

I have it on rims, grille, badges, diffuser, cup holder, shift knob, console trim, etc!

So controllers have charged all night, still nothing. I think it's something i enabled or didn't enable on the phone that is holding me back. anyone got any ideas?
15th July 2012, 11:10 PM |#134  
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What's the approximate weight 3d nirvana?

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I don't have a scale avaliable at the moment, but if I remember right its about 45 grams with packaging. I'll get a better measurement soon!

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15th July 2012, 11:14 PM |#135  
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Hmm, after skimming through all of these posts I’m surprised I haven’t heard any mention of the Phonejoy bluetooth game controller. It looks to be practically the same design & dimensions as the PS3 controller with the exception of the home button, the “flipped” charging port, & upper-top portion of the controller. It is also compatible with a wide range of non-rooted androids devices (Android 2.2 & up).

I actually just ordered a Phonejoy, after testing out the Gamestop tablet wireless bluetooth controller (works great but not much support behind it & its device support is a bit limited), a PS3 controller (wired), & a Wiimote (too few buttons & awkward handling w/ a nunchunk) with my non-rooted Samsung Galaxy S III.

After spending some time searching for Bluetooth game controllers & several possible mounting mechanisms for my phone for an awesome mobile gaming experience, I stumbled upon info. about this “GameKlip”, & it seems to possibly solve all of my problems. This is an excellent accessory, no doubt - but based upon the few photos that I've provided, do you think the GameKlip would fit a Phonjoy bluetooth game controller? If so, I'd definitely buy one?

Thank you! It all depends on how close the analog button is to the edge. It looks like it might though if all the other dimensions are pretty close! Unfortunately I don't have a phone joy to test to make sure

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16th July 2012, 12:23 AM |#136  
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Any idea when you will have the nexus 7 gameklip ready? Can't wait to get one!!!

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16th July 2012, 02:52 AM |#137  
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Thank you! It all depends on how close the analog button is to the edge. It looks like it might though if all the other dimensions are pretty close! Unfortunately I don't have a phone joy to test to make sure

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No problem! I see a lot of potential as this being an excellent accessory for the Phonejoy as well, as there is no rooting required to pair this controller with androids devices (Android 2.2 & up), & it’s only priced at $35 w/ the exception of shipping & possible discounts. With the Phonejoy & the PS3 controller being nearly identical in design, the GameKlip would only need a few minor tweaks to accommodate the Phonejoy, but overall it could possibly open the GameKlip to an even wider audience.

I figured the analog button may be positioned a bit too close to the edge of the controller for the GameKlip to fit properly & I was curious as to how the GameKlip would sit on top of the Phonejoy, being that there is a “switch” at the top of the controller near the LED lights. I have yet to actually receive the controller, but when I do I wouldn’t mind measuring a few of it’s proportions if you’re interested.

I also read about a few people’s concerns about battery life. I figured you could just buy an external usb battery pack & velcro it the back of the GameKlip, if needed. Problem solved, and they sell many of those on Amazon.
16th July 2012, 03:31 AM |#138  
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I would like to pre-order this as well but do you have to be rooted in order to use a controller with the S3? Is it only compatible with certain games, emulators, etc?

Also, are the ps3 controllers compatible with the Canadian Rogers S3? (saw someone mention earlier that the controller isn't compatible with some American variant of the S3)
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Any possibility of adding a nexus 7 mount to my pre-order? Or can I cancel and order 2, one custom for the n7, and a s3 model to save on some shipping?

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16th July 2012, 05:31 AM |#140  
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I don't have a scale avaliable at the moment, but if I remember right its about 45 grams with packaging. I'll get a better measurement soon!

Sent from my Galaxy S3

International shipping should only be about $5-$7 for that weight, but you have to manually calculate and add postage...I've shipped ~4oz to Europe for that price
16th July 2012, 07:35 PM |#141  
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Any idea when you will have the nexus 7 gameklip ready? Can't wait to get one!!!

Hopefully soon! I'm concentrating on getting the standard GameKlip™ out the door first though

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I would like to pre-order this as well but do you have to be rooted in order to use a controller with the S3? Is it only compatible with certain games, emulators, etc?

Also, are the ps3 controllers compatible with the Canadian Rogers S3? (saw someone mention earlier that the controller isn't compatible with some American variant of the S3)

I haven't heard anything about the Rogers S3 specifically. You will need to be rooted to use the Sixaxis Controller app to play wirelessly. On most versions of the S3, you can play without root or any special apps via a wired connection. Via wired connection, the app must either support button mapping, which all emulators I've heard of do, or support controllers by default, which many games in the play store do. I can include all the required cables if you select the wired package at checkout. Let me know if I can answer any more questions!

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Any possibility of adding a nexus 7 mount to my pre-order? Or can I cancel and order 2, one custom for the n7, and a s3 model to save on some shipping?

Unfortunately the GameKlipTablet™ is not available for pre-order at the moment. I'm working on getting the standard GameKlip™ shipped first I'll let you guys know when I'm ready to take pre-orders!

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International shipping should only be about $5-$7 for that weight, but you have to manually calculate and add postage...I've shipped ~4oz to Europe for that price

The prices given by PayPal are all for priority shipping. I haven't been able to find any, reasonably fast, international shipping method that's cheaper, but I'm looking into it! Thanks for the tip

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