The Clippad mobile accessory turns your smartphone into a renegade GameBoy Advance!

Emulators can only go so far, right?

Giacomo Zangani’s Clippad lets you get a much more authentic Nintendo GBA experience by strapping a set of GameBoy controllers to the side of your smartphone. The controllers attach themselves using a clip at the back (similar to the Microsoft xCloud controller concepts we featured earlier), working with practically any phone to turn them into a GameBoy Advance-inspired gaming console. The controllers connect to your phone wirelessly, and let you play a whole bunch of games with authentic-feeling buttons and controls rather than tapping on screen-based buttons. My personal go-to game? Pokémon Yellow.

Designer: Giacomo Zangani