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I HAVE MOVED THIS CAMPAIGN TO INDIEGOGO with a lower goal requirement! https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-genx-cardtroller-bluetooth-game-controller/x/8773360

If you decide to pledge, please pledge at the link above! We have a much higher chance of success with them. Thanks alot!

                                    WELCOME EVERYONE!!
-=Check out the updates page for the original commercial which has a much more in depth explanation of whats going on, and a quick demonstration of a working prototype=-

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--- 9/23 Patent filed and processing - Awaiting 9/28

-- 9/28 USPTO Provisional Patent APPROVED AND FILED!! ITS OFFICIAL! 

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This is a Kickstarter for The Genx Cardtroller - A patented, high quality, solid bodied, Bluetooth game controller that is the size of a credit card. It has 12 buttons conveniently arranged in multisystem configuration including a directional pad, 5 buttons + start button and 2 shoulder buttons. Popular systems include button configurations to accommodate Atari, Nintendo , Super Nintendo, Sega genesis, Gameboy/Advance/color, and just about any game that can accept a controller. It is compatible for any Android or Iphone, and also PC, Mac, and game systems that support a Bluetooth controller. 

 Unit contains built in memory (up to 64 GB) and may contain the contents of all your roms or other games. This is great for being able to save your game information no matter what device you use. Whip out your wallet and pull out one of these controllers and enjoy some gaming on your phone any time you want without having to use annoying onscreen controls or clumsy game pads. It has a 2 hour runtime and charges by sliding the corner of the card into a micro usb plug. Other features include comfortable spacing for keys and ample room for your fingers to grab hold of, along with a solid and rigid plastic injection skeleton with ergonomic finger grooves as to keep the user from feeling like there’s something tiny in there hands.The outer body is sealed with a semi flexible skin that will make the unit highly water resistant and feel soft and comfortable to the touch, No more slipping because of sweaty palms anymore!

Micro-USB plugs right into the side for easy charging!
Micro-USB plugs right into the side for easy charging!

The on board memory storage functions like a wireless Bluetooth storage interface containing software like emulators, roms, games or other applications while also allowing the user to upload their own files. This can allow software producers to promote their software by including a controller with it. This is especially important in the quickly evolving software market since, Who would go to a store to buy software you can get online for cheaper? It allows the developers to add a physical material value to their product.

I've designed a printer that carefully melts the circuit traces straight onto a board thinner than a sheet of paper. This in combination with the new Lithium-polymer battery allow me to create a method economically enough to have the circuit and mechanics placed within a material its self - completely ridding the need for bulky screws, pesky snap technology, or stuff thats been "glued" together. The final product will be a single, solid, device with no seams at all. This isn't just a video game controller, its an entirely new technology!

This product would retail for $15-$25 It would come pre-packaged with approved emulators and roms to get ones collection started, and a development kit for those that wished to design themselves! For the developers out there we will have service to offer bulk production and shipping services by uploading your software and manufacturing them with your custom front surface logo - exponentially lowering costs.

Risks and challenges

Typically with a project like this, One could face a huge amount of problems. From developing it, to writing the software, then engineering a device that could be produced economically, and then finally designing a manufacturing process to handle it all. Fortunately for me, my career/business/and passion have been doing all of that for the last 10 years. Educated in computer electronics and engineering technologies, a business structured on research and development - making a project like this a reality is no stranger to me. I have the ability to economically create a reliable, aesthetically pleasing, comfortable and convenient technology without sacrificing features and quality - like you see from cheap import manufacturers. My products are created and produced right here in ONLY America for the BEST quality around.

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    This is for those people that just want to see this thing succeed! For this, We have a nice collection of games just for you guys. :)

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    -$10 – A Genx Innovations keychain usb sdcard reader with an SDcard containing approved emulators and roms for several game systems.

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    One controller pre-loaded with approved emulators and roms.

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    One controller, pre-loaded with emulators and roms plus a collection of development tools and free literature for game creation.

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    Two controllers, pre-loaded with approved emulators and roms.

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    One controller customized with an image of your choice as the front surface, Pre-loaded with emulators and roms plus a collection of development tools and free literature for game creation.

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    Two controllers customized with an image of your choice as the front surface, Pre-loaded with emulators and roms plus a collection of development tools and free literature for game creation.

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    Two controllers customized with an image of your choice as the front surface, Pre-loaded with emulators and roms plus a collection of development tools and free literature for game creation. AND a laser cut stainless steel "Thank you" desk clock card with your name or a personal message laser engraved.

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