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Make Your Own NVIDIA Shield Using a Smartphone: Ghetto Shield

by Lambert Varias
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If you’re planning on buying the NVIDIA Shield mainly for its ability to stream PC games, you might want to try out this crude workaround shared by Linus Tech Tips. The great thing about this setup is that you don’t need to have a compatible NVIDIA GPU to stream games from your PC like you do with the actual Shield. The bad thing about the hack is that the quality of the stream will depend heavily on your router and smartphone. But that’s why it’s called a Ghetto Shield.

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To make your own portable PC gaming setup, you just need a smartphone running iOS, Android or Windows Phone. Then download Splashtop, a free program that lets you control a desktop computer from a mobile device. That’s right: this “hack” will not only let you play PC games away from your PC, you can do a lot more with your PC using Splashtop and a mobile device. Install the required apps on your device and computer, attach the compatible controller to your PC and off you go.

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There are many other remote desktop programs aside from Splashtop, so if you’re more comfortable with another program or if Splashtop isn’t working for you feel free to try its alternatives. The metal sheet that connects your phone to the controller is optional but it will make your setup more Shield-like.

That wasn’t bad at all, considering the actual thing costs $300.

[via Lifehacker]

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