There are always a lot of buzzwords and phrases at E3. One of the big ones at this year’s show was the “second screen experience,” using phones and tablets to enhance a game in one way or another. Whether it’s through Microsoft’s SmartGlass or Sony’s PlayStation app, it seems that one screen just isn’t enough for next-generation games.
Spotting this trend, Nyko was on the scene at E3 to showcase one of its cleverer peripherals, the Smart Clip. Attached to an Xbox 360, Xbox One or PlayStation 4 controller, the Smart Clip adds a cradle for mobile phones – similar to the Moga Pro controller. We were told it would accommodate anything up to and including a Samsung Galaxy Note 2. It seemed kind of silly in person, but we couldn’t deny the convenience of it, especially if second screen gaming becomes ubiquitous in the next few years.
Nyko has created some other accessories for the PS4 and Xbox One as well. Both consoles exclusively use HDMI for audio and video, so Nyko is preparing an HDMI pass-through adapter that will allow users to connect audio receivers and headphones that require traditional red and white RCA inputs. Finally, Nyko is crafting controller charging docks for both consoles.