Originally Phonejoy controllers were a digital d-pad affair with limited control options. This was fine and dandy while emulators were stuck in the 8- and 16-bit realms. But now that developers have made the jump to newer systems to base their emulators on, such as the Nintendo 64 and Playstation, there was a need to evolve the controller to the analog format found on those consoles.
The product is basically a modified USB-style Playstation controller, but the company has also made changes to the Bluetooth module to allow connections via the free Bluez-IME app to your device. Very well designed, Phonejoy controllers will be able to withstand your abuse while granting you the fine tuned controls that a pure touchscreen control experience does not provide for games such as Street Fighter or Contra. If you have ever tried to do a quarter circle or line up well timed jumps in a platformer on a touchscreen, you will understand how liberating the accuracy the Phonejoy will grant your gaming.
Coming in at $34.90 for the analog model and $29.90 for the older digital model, Phonejoy is currently operating on a preorder system due to a small production capability. Even so, the company promises to deliver the goods within a period of less than 45 days.
Check out a video review of the controller below.
[Phonejoy via Clove]