Sony did come out with rather cool portable computing devices in the past such as the VAIO UX range, bringing a whole new level of win to the UMPC (Ultra Mobile PC) niche market. Too bad us consumers figured out that the UMPC is nice to own, but it isn’t really all that practical for daily use as it is neither here nor there – unlike a smartphone or a netbook. Well, at least the UMPC had a good run for a while, and even starring in Mission Impossible 3 as agent Ethan Hawke helped saved the world. For those who still own a working VAIO UX, here’s news for you – it will play nice with the Sony PS3 controller thanks to a clever redistribution of resources, so to speak.

The PS3 controller has been mounted to the VAIO UX physically, and presumably they “talk” to one another over Bluetooth. The controller’s signature grips have been shaved away so that the whole shebang is a whole lot more bag-friendly – with the possibility of it being easier to hold in your hands very real. While the VAIO UX works well for a UMPC, it lacks the processing and graphical firepower to play modern games, so emulated titles from yore will work just nice.

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