Conclusion: Once again Archos is leading the way with a new type of mobile device. The GamePad leverages on the ever-improving Android gaming market by offering users real, physical controls with which to play. The idea is sound, even brilliant, but unfortunately the product itself isn’t. The physical controls on the GamePad are very disappointing, and using them is often more frustrating that using the touchscreen.
Pros: Great concept, Reasonably priced
Cons: Poor game controls, Uncomfortable ergonomics, Can make games harder to play, Disappointing touchscreen