A Video game accessories manufacturer, Nyko teamup with Samsung, and has taken the wraps off its new product. Known as the PlayPad VR. The Nyko-made gamepad has all the regular controls that one might anticipate, but is specifically made for use with the Samsung Gear VR, and suits where a samrtphone might typically go when the headset isn’t in use. The controller will be demonstrated at E3 between June 13th and June 15th. You cloud also check out more information on the controller at Nyko.com.
Nyko claims its wireless controller for the Gear VR combines “console controller precision” in an easy-to-use form factor. The controller additionally happens to be well match with previous model of the Gear VR.
The PlayPad VR is in any other case a reasonably widespread Bluetooth gamepad. Design-wise, Nyko’s PlayPad VR takes after Samsung’s own controller but is a bit more squarish. The compact controller makes only some concessions to obtain its slim profile; a D-pad, two joysticks, four shoulder buttons, and is compatible with Android’s integrated controller support, so most games should just work out of the box. And like the Galaxy S8, it charges via USB-C, so that you will be capable of use a single cable for everything.
A few other things worth citing about the PlayPad VR is that you can clip it onto the front of a Gear VR headset as opposed to the regular cover so that you’ll constantly understand in which it’s far. The Bluetooth connectivity possibly means that it cloud be mounted to a PC for traditional gaming or high-power VR, however the press statement announcing the controller did not point out anything of the sort.
The PlayPad VR will be available in the market for purchase later the year and will cost you around $50. The company will display it off for the first time at the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2017 in Los Angeles, that’s scheduled to begin on June 13.