Amkette Evo Gamepad Pro with Bluetooth Controller for Android Devices
The rapid evolution of the smartphone/tablet ecosystem has ensured it can do lots advance computing and gaming efficiently.
These days you can easily replace a 10-year-old laptop with modern tablets. Modern smartphones have shown greatest improvement on the gaming front. Games like Asphalt 8, Modern Combat and NOVA 3 have already proved what a simple pocket-friendly device can do. Moreover, PC game makers like Rockstargames and EA are now focusing the smartphone world more than ever. We have already seen the launch of GTA VC and GTA SA on the Play Store.
Why you need a Gamepad
A touch interface does provide ways in which a user could control a game. However, lacking predefined and fixed input pattern always creates a problem. This is why Amkette launched its Evo Gamepad Pro just a few months before.
The controller device has been very popular in the online shopping arena. In fact, on Amazon India, it is the bestseller Android gamepad under 3000 rupees. We have interviewed few happy buyers, who had a lot to say in its appreciation.
Recently, Amkette launched a new version of this Gamepad device called the Evo Gamepad Pro 2. The new variant comes with better multimedia controls.
The first generation controller has been out of stock on the manufacturer’s website, but it is available on Amazon with a price tag of 2790 rupees. Here, I would urge you to go with the second-generation device as it packs more features at less price. For the Amkette Evo Gamepad Pro 2, you need to pay only 2229 rupees.
A Fully Fledge Controller
Experts say that smartphones cannot be used as a gaming console, but that is not true anymore. This controller allows users to enjoy console experience with their portable and budget phones. It is true that the manufacturer has used a different keypad setup, but the main idea remains the same. Gamers find themselves comfortable with it within a few hours of use.
Pairing this device with a smartphone is a really easy thing to do. First, you will have to install the Evo Gamepad app from the Play Store. This app will only get unlocked when the user will enter the code printed on the controller’s package box. Now it is time to put the controller in paring mode by pressing the home button and “M” key simultaneously. In the next step, the users need to turn on the Bluetooth connectivity of the smartphone and select the controller from the listed devices.
After doing the setup, you are all set to play games using the controller. However, there is a catch. This device does not support all games available on the Google Play Store. Currently, about four hundred games are supported, but this number is growing day by day. The good news is most popular and graphic intensive games are already on the list of playable.
Inbuilt Clamp To Hold Smartphone
One of the main highlights of this controller is that it comes with an inbuilt clamp, which can be used to attach the smartphones on the deck of the controller itself. This makes a much easier setup for the end user to play games in full excitement. However, it is not always necessary to use this clamp. As this device is connected through Bluetooth, you can place the smartphone meters away and still control the games.
No Need to Touch the Smartphone Screen
Once a game is opened, you will not need to touch the display for any other thing. All the supported games come with drivers that allow this device to take control of the menu. Moreover, the second generation Evo Gamepad Pro also sports multimedia buttons at the center, which will allow the users to take control of media settings.
Sturdy Build And Good Battery Life
The Gamepad product offers a really sturdy and durable form factor. Amkette has used ABS plastic materials in the making. All the control keys are sturdy and easy to manipulate. However, the controller does not offer a good feedback that can disappoint some customers. It packs a 400 mAh inbuilt battery that lasts for about 10 hours on a single charge. Therefore, there is a great chance that your smartphone will run out of battery before fuel of this controller dry up.
- Offers all the necessary controls
- Comfortable and compact design
- Highly portable
- Strong clamp
- The inbuilt battery offers decent power backup
- Can only work with Android devices
- Not all games are supported
Considering we spend thousands of rupees in purchasing smartphones accessories like covers, headphones and screen protectors, this Amkette controller can actually be a great product at this price point. The best thing is it is a onetime investment. As the Evo Gamepad supports all android devices, so it will also work perfectly with your next smartphone (if it runs on Android OS).