Zeemote – SHINY VIDEO REVIEW

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Zeemote, sounds German yes? “Pass me zee mote”. But it’s not. The Zeemote is Bluetooth anologue controller for all your mobile gaming needs, neato!

The Zeemote is a lovely feeling little device, its ergonomics are actually rather impressive. It sits rather brilliantly in your hand and offers you two trigger style buttons with the joystick and a power but on top for your thumb to do with as it pleases. The rubberized texture also gives you the purchase you need for some hardcore, extended mobile gaming.

Connecting it to your phone via Bluetooth is easy as wink, as long as your phone supports it. After you’re paired launch a game an you’ll get a prompt asking you if you’d like to use the Zeemote, and you’re away.Zeemote.jpg

The in-game experience itself isn’t too shabby, the Zeemote actually works perfectly, you feel like you’ve got far greater control than you ever had prodding at the two, four, six and eight buttons. The Zeemote really comes into its own with flying games where you’ve got the analogue’s full range of movement at your thumb’s disposal. And due to its cunning design it works for leftys and rightys equally.

The Zeemote ships with special edition Sony Ericsson W705 Walkman phones free on T-Mobile. So, if you’re desperate for a control for your on-phone gaming, it’s there waiting.

The Zeemote is only supported on a limited number of phones (W705, Nokia N97, XpressMusic 5800, Samsung INNOV8 & LG KT770) but perhaps it needs to match up with some of the other big boys – the iPhone being top of the list – before it really hits the big time.

Oli Jones