Play pad Mini

Gaming has grown so much in the last decade that, you get smoother performance and life like graphics from games on every different type of platform. Consoles are known for the sheer pleasure they give with their respective controller in hand. Gives a all new feeling to it, like your actually there. Now this feeling is bestowed upon Android users. For gaming on the go for all those high end super smartphones, with a console-like feeling, thanks to Nyko. Nyko has just unveiled its new line of controllers for the Android devices.

Play pad Pro

The Playpad series is designed with help from our very own graphics giants “Nvidia” and is specially optimized for Tegra games (which support controllers). The game pad  or “Play” pad as it is called comes in two types, Mini and Pro. The mini consists of dual analog sliders, a tablet stand and a case, while the full sized Play pad Pro, is bigger in size and has all the features of a traditional console game pad layout. Though bad news for users with less than Android 3.0 as it is only available for phones with Android 3.0 and 3.0+. Though Nyko have mentioned that they will launch a compatibility application that will allow users to use the controller for legacy games that only support physical input. Read below for their complete press coverage.




Nyko Technologies®, the leading gaming peripherals manufacturer, today announced a new line of controllers to enable console-quality gaming experiences on Android tablet devices. Nyko is creating controllers to support games optimized for NVIDIA® Tegra® mobile processors, notably the high-powered graphics capabilities of the Tegra 3 quad-core processor. Available Fall 2012, the tablet controllers will offer a future-proof gaming experience, blurring the line between mobile and console video gaming.

“To embrace the enormous growth of mobile and tablet gaming, our new controllers will provide physical and familiar controls to tablet gamers for a console-like experience,” said Chris Arbogast, director of marketing for Nyko Technologies. “Tablet games are evolving, pushing the envelope of graphics and performance. The only limitation has been the lack of physical-input controllers, until now. We are happy to collaborate with the veterans at NVIDIA to create dedicated hardware that’s optimized for games running on the Tegra chipset.”

The Nyko tablet controller series/line features:
• Playpad Pro – Nyko’s full-sized controller for an at-home gaming experience, including dual analog sticks, d-pad, face buttons and shoulder triggers/bumpers for wireless tablet gaming in the living room.
• Playpad – Nyko’s mini controller includes dual analog sliders, collapsible tablet stand and a carrying case for gaming on the go
• Console-style control for ease of gameplay, perfect for first-person shooters and other complex games.
• No rooting required; controllers are usable out of the box
• Compatible with all Android 3.0 and higher tablets/phones with Bluetooth connectivity

The Nyko tablet controllers are being developed with input from NVIDIA to ensure compatibility with a large library of high-end mobile games optimized for all Tegra-powered devices. These games are available in TegraZone™, NVIDIA’s free app that showcases the best games optimized for the Tegra processor. NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 chipset delivers console quality graphics on mobile devices with the world’s only 4-PLUS-1 quad-core mobile processor, including a 5th battery-saver core.

Nyko has also developed a free Android app, called Playground, to provide backwards compatibility for their controllers with legacy tablet titles, including those that currently utilize keyboard mapping, touch mapping and mouse support. Playground provides profile management for customized control schemes, as well as pre-set profiles for top selling and popular games. Like Nyko’s tablet controllers, the app will not require rooting of the device.