25
May
zeemotetiny

The Zeemote is a plucky little device that keeps popping up around these parts. Normally $30, the Bluetooth controller pairs with any Android device to give physical controls to games that would otherwise be touchscreen-only. We gave away a thousand of them, and when I reviewed the little guy, I said it would be great, if it were just a bit cheaper. Well, for this weekend, it is. Use coupon code "JS1MDE12" (no quotes), and the company will knock 50% off the controller, bringing it down to a much more palatable $15.

The code works for one or more controllers, so if you want to grab a couple, your coupon code should stack. We were told when we did the review that some games require two controllers, though when I never encountered one that did. And I sure played my fair share of Zeemote-supported games.

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We're still hoping that more developers pick up Zeemote support. Last we checked, the likes of Rovio and Imangi still haven't made a space for third-party controls, but there are still plenty of games out there to make this purchase worthwhile. Which is something that we wouldn't (and didn't) say at the previous price point. So, if you were on the fence, it's time to jump on over.

The promo is live now. Grab the Zeemote here, then enter promo code "JS1MDE12" (again, no quotes) at checkout. So make sure you're not using 1-click purchasing. The promo code will be valid all weekend. Promotion ends Monday the 28th at 11:59PM.

Source: Amazon

Eric Ravenscraft
Eric is a snarky technophile with a taste for the unusual. When he's not obsessing about Android, you can usually find him obsessing about movies, psychology, or the perfect energy drink. Eric weaves his own special blend of snark, satire, and comedy into all his articles.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kam.w.siu Kam Siu

    i like the remote, but it's such a shame that the remote isn't widely supported. with that, i don't think it has much value. 

    • Clint Pedersen

      You can download Bluez IME to map the controller for use with other games. It's very easy to do.

      • http://www.zeemote.com/ Zeemote Technology Inc.

        Thanks Clint

    • http://www.zeemote.com/ Zeemote Technology Inc.

      Kam, appreciate the comment
      We're gearing up for a quite a few new game releases this summer...one of them being http://www.cs-portable.net which is a first person shooter or http://www.pyromamma.com a casual game w 2player mode, a skateboarding one that was recently a featured game in the Play Store, and more of all genres. 2012 is focused on getting great content. Thanks for the comment! - Iris

  • http://meatcastle.com/ Youre My Boy Bloo

    I have to say, I am a little disappointed with the remote. I got it from the free giveaway several weeks back. The build quality was roughly what I was expecting for that price point, but I was still disappointed with the functionality. Everyone had already complained about the recessed button that is almost impossible to trigger in normal play, but the biggest issue to me is that it is a single handed control. It just does not feel right in the hand. Using the analog stick is always a little off, not because it is not accurate, but because you do not have a hand stabilizing the control. Perhaps others will have better luck than me, and at $15 feel free to try it, but I know mine now lives in the drawer of abandoned electronics.

    • http://www.zeemote.com/ Zeemote Technology Inc.

      Sorry to hear that. I've actually heard from other gamers when we go to events that they're surprised at how easy it is to control the joystick. Thanks for taking the time to put in your 2 cents. - Iris

  • http://twitter.com/homncruse Aaron Burke

    At that price, I just picked one up. I don't usually game on Android, but when I do, I'd like a controller.

    • http://www.zeemote.com/ Zeemote Technology Inc.

       Aaron - wohoo! We'd love to hear your honest opinion of the controller once you get some playing time on it on Amazon.com reviews.

  • Rodney Livingston

    5 bucks for shipping!

  • Montygue

    Well, it would be nice if they didn't take down their item in the middle of the sale. :(

    • http://www.zeemote.com/ Zeemote Technology Inc.

      Hi Montygue, we didn't take down the item - we actually sold out on Saturday! Please feel free to send me an email at http://www.zeemote.com/contact so I can notify you when the item comes back in-stock and provide you a promo code. Thanks. - Iris

      • Montygue

        Thank you! I actually managed to get one on Monday. It popped up saying there was 1 left for just a minute before I was able to snatch it up. :D I'm hoping I like the zeemote. My phone touchscreen is spotty and my Xoom gets to be heavy to hold for a while. Thanks!

        • http://www.zeemote.com/ Zeemote Technology Inc.

           Oh great! Be sure to stop by http://www.zeemote.com/featured-games. We'll be populating our games inventory as summer approaches. Cheers! - Iris P.S. Feel free to leave a review on Amazon too!

  • Circlescenter

    I only see two "Used" buying options. Am I too late?

    • http://www.zeemote.com/ Zeemote Technology Inc.

       Hi Circlescenter, yes, we actually sold out on Saturday! Please send me an email at http://www.zeemote.com/contact so I can email you when it's back in stock (with a promo price, of course)

  • http://www.zeemote.com/ Zeemote Technology Inc.

    Hey guys, for all of you who weren't able to take advantage of the promo, please send me an email at http://www.zeemote.com/contact so I can notify you when the item comes back in stock and send you a promo code. For all of you who were able to get a controller (or more)... thank you! - Iris

    • http://twitter.com/homncruse Aaron Burke

      Might I say that it's pretty awesome of Zeemote to be so active in this thread?

      • http://www.zeemote.com/ Zeemote Technology Inc.

         Aaron, that's so nice of you to say! Your guys' opinions matter to me/us. - Iris

        • Montygue

          It was that fact that pushed me to get one. I was on the edge previously. :) 

    • David Akers

      $13 i s a bargain ... I'd pay the same again in postage if I could get one in OZ... amazon wont
      deliver here and none available locally as far as I can see... any way I
      can cover postage internationally !!