The conceptual 'Clippad' controller has been designed by Giacomo Zangani as an aftermarket accessory for smartphone users that will enable them to enjoy a nostalgic experience when gaming. The system consists of two controllers that will clip securely onto the sides of a smartphone to add on physical controls to transform the device into a GameBoy-like console. The controllers stay connected to the smartphone in a wireless manner, which further streamlines connectivity and allows them to be used on the fly.
The conceptual 'Clippad' controller is characterized by its tactile keys that will emulate the nostalgic experience of analog controllers from the past. This acknowledges the demand for a more physically stimulating user experience as smartphone gaming becomes more popular and players seek out a more immersive interface outside of the touchscreen.