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Nyko’s TegraZone PlayPad game controllers now available: two different styles for $39.99 each

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Nyko's TegraZone PlayPad gaming controllers land

The PlayPad and the PlayPad Pro controllers from Nyko have just reported for Android gaming duties, each carrying a $39.99 sticker. There’s no sign of the multicolored options we saw back in June, but the PlayPad does come in black or white and is bundled with a carry case and a folding stand for phones and tablets, while its larger and apparently more ergonomic sibling is offered only in black and is a GameStop exclusive. The wireless duo latch on to Android (3.0 or greater) devices using Bluetooth and are optimized for those with a Tegra processor, such as the Nexus 7 and the HTC One X+. There’s an app — called Playground — which lets either controller work with legacy titles that don’t specifically support its Bluetooth instructions, along with a mouse mode, PC and Mac support, and even the option to play on iOS devices loaded with iCade games. Sure, these controllers may not have faux-recoil or venomous branding, but perhaps they don’t need to — especially since they’re cheaper than some of the competition.

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Nyko’s TegraZone PlayPad game controllers now available: two different styles for $39.99 each originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 07 Nov 2012 09:41:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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