Nyko has announced a new controller accessory at E3 that allows you to attach your smartphone to your Xbox or PS3 video game controller. The idea behind the controller accessory, called the Smart Clip, is to make it easy for gamers to attach a smartphone to the controller to provide an integrated second screen experience. There are applications out there for both the Xbox and PS3 that run on smartphones.
The Smart Clip is designed to hold any iPhone, Android device, Windows Phone, or BlackBerry device that is up to 3.5-inches wide. The idea is to allow users to attach the smartphone to the controller while running something like the Smart Glass app or the PlayStation App. That would allow gamers to look at maps, walk-throughs, and tips among other things while playing.
The Smart Clip will be made available for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 later this year. The company also unveiled a new Charge Base to keep controllers charged for the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 featuring rechargeable batteries and for two controllers. The other new accessory unveiled at the show is a Headset Adapter for the Xbox One that plugs in the HDMI port and adds stereo RCA audio outputs for gaming headsets.
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