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Mini USB gamepad for those with small hands

Tell us this doesn't look exactly like that other mini folding USB gamepad we blogged back in February. There's only one way to crown a king in the battle for world's smallest portable USB gamepad ... a size off!

  • The USB Pocket GamePad measures 3.93x1.81x0.47 inches, and weighs only 0.07 pounds. Total volume: 3.34 cubic inches!
  • The Buffalo USB Micro-pad measures 3.93x1.85x0.47 inches, and weights only 0.11 pounds. Total volume: 3.42 cubic inches!
It was a close battle, but the cleverly-titled USB Pocket GamePad took the lead. As much as size matters, we'll concede there are other distinctions to be made. For example, the Buffalo comes in two varieties, one with the classic D-pad and another with a PSP-style thumb-nub (pictured above). But, uh, that's about it. Otherwise, we're talking about the same button arrangement, layout and, for the most part, ergonomics. So the real question is price and availability which, alas, we don't have for the Buffalo USB Micro-pad yet.

[Via Engadget]

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