When OnLive launched, it was touted as a way for gamers to get high-end titles on low-spec machines. Back in those days, this usually meant netbooks, but with tablets on the rise, OnLive is turning its gaze to less traditional gaming devices. Its latest effort is the $49.99 OnLive Universal Wireless Controller, a cross-platform version of the MicroConsole controller that’s meant to complement OnLive’s PC, Android, and upcoming iOS offerings.

But if you use OnLive already, or are in the market for a new PC gamepad, is this the one for you? Based on our experience, it depends on what you’re looking for. We tested the controller over three devices — a notebook, the Asus Eee Pad Transformer tablet, and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone. Some smart TVs are also supposed to start shipping with an OnLive app soon, at which point you’ll be able to use the controller for those as well. Anticipated TV use aside, read on to find out whether OnLive made me want to replace my trusty Xbox 360 controller.