Video Shows Off New Galaxy S4 Gamepad Accessory in Action Doing More Than Advertised

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For our members who were excited about the new gamepad accessory for the Galaxy S IV, we have a treat for you. A video has just cropped up on the web regarding this unique accessory for the SGS4. The video sheds new light on the functionality of this new device and it looks even more intriguing than before. Apparently it isn't just a dock. Here's a quote with the details,

Up until now most of us had assumed that this accessory would work just the way it’s been pictured with the smartphone attached to the controller while in use, however a new video posted on Youtube by GamerHub.TV gives us an entirely different look at this thing in action. In this video you’ll see the Galaxy S IV in the Samsung smart dock which will send the whatever is on your screen from your phone to your TV via the built in HDMI connectivity. This allows for games to be played just as you would with any other gaming console. In the video we see demonstrations for Sonic and Need For Speed, and while we only see it on the television for a few short seconds the graphics look pretty impressive. ~ AndroidHeadlines

As you can see from the video, this device is reminiscent of NVIDIA's new Project Shield and although is not quite as functional as that product, could give it a run for its money due to aggressive price differences. It's really exciting to see just how far Samsung is taking this Galaxy branding. The mobile world is evolving so rapidly, it will be hard to predict what the next "Next Big Thing" will be able to do.

Also, for our folks who want to get the full skinny on everything the new Galaxy S4 is capable of, please remember to check out our dedicated thread on the subject over at Droidforums.net. Here's a link: http://www.droidforums.net/forum/sa...d-know-about-samsung-galaxy-s4-now-least.html
 

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So who's interested in getting the game pad? I might... just might. ;)
 

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only if the make a universal version that can dock the note 2 or sgs3 AND works as an external battery

That looks like it wasn't using any batter other than its own. I however want this for my S3. I'm sure there will be a way to do it with ROMs and what not, but I'll wait to buy for my S3 when I see that happen.
 

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That looks like it wasn't using any batter other than its own. I however want this for my S3. I'm sure there will be a way to do it with ROMs and what not, but I'll wait to buy for my S3 when I see that happen.

I'm talking about the docking feature the blue tooth works regardless.

Yes it had it's own battery in talking about being and to plug it into your phone to charge your phone while it's connected to it. It would be a game pad dock charger all in one

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looks promising, im due for an upgrade in june and definately would like either an S4, Note2 or Note3 as well as this game pad.
 

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I don't know if I am that impressed. I was doing the same thing back in 2010 with my Droid X and a WII controller. I think this is a neat idea, but I bet we might find it loses it cool factor pretty quick and ends up in a drawer somewhere.

Will be interesting to see where it goes from here though.
 
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