Since the beginning of its beta, OnLive has always held a soft spot in our hearts. From the early testing and lag reviews we’ve done years ago we’ve finally come to this point. Onlive has the serious potential to be the gaming choice for mobile phones, tablets and PC’s/Macs as well with their very responsive technology. Instead of shelling out hundreds of dollars for video cards and super beast micro processors for gaming, you can simply get the tiniest console with a controller and have your way with some of the latest games around* (* If you have fast internet).
Now, we’re not saying that you need Verizon Fios or some crazy corporate fiber-optic network (though it be nice), we’re just saying something like your local cable provider or DSL provider, 4G, LTE, Wifi . You can forget Dial-up *cringe*. Now with Onlive having a controller that connects to today’s latest tablets and smart phone, its going to be easier for you to ditch Angry Birds for full on L.A. Noire on that sleek Honeycomb tablet! Check out the video review below and tell us what you think about the latest peripheral from OnLive and what our first impressions of it where after…
- Sturdy, well built and doesn’t feel like it can be easily morphed
- Easily connect to PC, tablet, or Ice Cream Sandwich Smartphone
- Get nerdy brag points for playing popular full games on the go
- Rechargeable battery back included
- Works as a wireless controller for Non-Onlive games as well
- No support for current gen 3.2/3.3 devices
We love the fact that Onlive wasn’t just thinking about their online playing experience making this a truly universal remote for Mac/PC/Tablet as well as being able to map buttons and play non-Onlive games. We hate the fact that its only currently compatible for one smart phone and a hand full of tablets but this is due to limitations in the current blue tooth spec. Still at $49.99, it’s a steal for a gaming controller that will stay up to date with the times.
Links: Onlive Universal Controller