It's been hinted at that Amazon could be working on a new controller for some time now, though details have been incredibly thin on the ground. The rumours swirled around for a while, in the same pit of endless speculation as the fabled Amazon console, but now we might have gotten our first look at the Amazon controller and it's got some interesting additions beyond the norm.
It may of course simply be a prototype piece of kit, so it might change to something more exciting, but at the moment it looks very familiar. However, the new buttons aren't your typical start and select. At the bottom there's media buttons, for play/pause, forward and back, and just above the D-Pad and right thumbstick, is a set of buttons more commonly found on smartphones, suggesting that it could well be for an Android console of some kind, or more likely, is capable of hooking up to smartphones wirelessly.
Expect tablets from Amazon like the Kindle Fire to support it too.
There's also some LED indicators along with the left and right side, one said to show battery life and the other bluetooth connectivity, though it seems like when holding the controller, you won't be able to see them.
I like that it seems to be covered in that soft rubber material, but the shape doesn't seem that ergonomic. What do you guys think of the design?