Earlier this month, Amkette made its debut by launching EVO Gamepad pro 2 (sequel to EVO Gamepad) with the tagline – The Next Level of Smartphone Gaming. But is it any good? Or it disappoints the users like its ancestor? This product is launched as an Amazon India Exclusively. It competes with gamepads from other reputed brands such as Mad Catz or Steel series and is fairly cheap comparatively. We did a EVO Gamepad pro 2 full gaming review and impression to find out more about this device.
Design: It works on Bluetooth 3.0 and is compatible with most Android devices out there. One can enjoy getting headshots in FPS titles like Dead Trigger 2 using the analog triggers and sticks for continuous 12 hours. Thanks to its 400 mAh rechargeable batteries. The Key Mapping is done keeping comfort in mind. The gamepad is comfortable to hold and the Rubber Grips around the holding area provides more Rugged and premium feel. The body of this gadget is a complete plastic build but have premium looks. It uses a 6 inch clip can hold up-to 5.5 inch devices.
We tested it with Galaxy S6 Edge + and Note 5 (Both > 5.5 inches), and it worked fine with the clip. But one can always use the included tablet stand with their favourite gaming device. When the device is clipped on , it becomes top heavy and topples. That is the major disadvantage of this device.The controller comes included with an App.
There are labeling on the box which says one can also play on a Tablet or a TV. Just to clarify, it means that a person can play their titles on an android tablet or mirror/ connect the device (Android tablet/ phone) to the TV using HDMI or WiFi and connect the your gadget to the device and play. One cannot directly play on their TV.
Wrap-up: Amkette claims that the gamepad supports 400+ gaming titles and so far we have not got a problem with the support with major titles like Asphalt 8, Dead Trigger, etc. We spent nearly a week testing in on multiple devices and playing multiple titles. The gameplay is a bit sluggish and the controller tends to disconnect between gameplay. But we like the nifty features included out of the box like one can use it as a mouse to navigate through the device. One can get a decent and comfortable gaming experience and as it says on the box, one can Play like a Pro. This device is best for beginners.
This cool gaming gadget is available in the Nepalese market for around NPR 5500. You can buy it in a very low price in Nepal at Rs 4999 from ShopLife.