Brass Monkey Turns Your Smartphone into a Gaming Controller

By: Peter Vallas - Published: May 15, 2011 • References: geeky-gadgets
The video game world is always changing, and as systems like Kinect, the PS3 Eye Toy and others have rolled out, consumers are always wondering how they can experience video games next.

A new start-up tech company known as Brass Monkey wants to bring a collaboration between the console gaming world and smartphones. The up-and-coming company has already won various awards for its concepts and technology of engaging consumers in the virtual world.

Brass Monkey's smartphone controller aims to gives gamers a more lifelike experience with real steering wheel images on screen for racing games and other options better than mashing a few buttons. If gamers have a habit of smashing their controllers after they lose, however, they may need to watch their anger when dealing with $500 smartphones.