Shintec’s SmaCon controller turns your Android phone into a PSP

Uploaded on 21 September, 2012

Shintec is showing off its SmaCon at Tokyo Game Show this week. The unusual name might make more sense once you twig that it’s a contraction of “Smartphone Controller” — the device is a Bluetooth gamepad for Android phones. Once attached, it makes your phone look like a PSP Go, or (if you’re feeling pessimistic) an Xperia Play. Unlike those devices, though, the controls are permanently fixed below the screen, so you’ll need to detach the Sma-Con entirely and pop it in a bag if you want your phone to remain in a pocketable state.