New iphone game pad!

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Diode, May 24, 2008.

  1. Diode macrumors 68020

    Diode

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2004
    Location:
    Washington DC
    #1
    Don't know if anyone read the engadget post today but some clever developers have come up with the iControlPad.

    [​IMG]

    This is just a prototype but according to the developers the final version will be sleeker and have both a start and select buttons.

    Should be a nice addition when software 2.0 comes out (and I assume this will be made for both the original and 3G iphones)
     
  2. zmit macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2008
    #2
    hey wow.... thats definitely different to what a lot of us were thinking when the game pad was mentioned before...

    so instead of making it look bulky... they'll make it look like a PSP instead!

    im sure it will go down pretty well though....
    (heres hoping the have a dock connector on the outside of it as well.... so you can charge the damn thing!)
     
  3. ~*allison*~ macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2008
    Location:
    Somewhere You've Never Heard Of, NJ
    #3
    Wonder if it will be universally compatible with any cases...or if I decided that I liked it enough to actually use it, if I'd have to keep taking my case on and off. Maybe if they designed one with some sort of adapter than allowed use with a variety of cases. Well, anyway, neat concept, but I don't think I'll be trying it. More power to the creator though. Not a bad idea.
     
  4. Diode thread starter macrumors 68020

    Diode

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2004
    Location:
    Washington DC
    #4
    The controller becomes a case.
     
  5. SFC Archer macrumors 68000

    SFC Archer

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2007
    Location:
    Troy, MT
    #5
    My version allowed for external charging and external amplified sound. Sadly, I do not have the resources and time to implament it.
     

    Attached Files:

  6. ~*allison*~ macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2008
    Location:
    Somewhere You've Never Heard Of, NJ
    #6
    Understood. But the point I was making is that I like my case. I put a lot of time and effort into designing it the way I want it. I wouldn't want to keep that game pad thing on there all the time anyway. It's not very attractive. LoL. ;)
     
  7. rstansby macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2007
    #7
    Good idea, but I wonder if this will be any cheaper than buying an actual gameboy.
     
  8. Diode thread starter macrumors 68020

    Diode

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2004
    Location:
    Washington DC
    #8
    I would wait for the final design to pass judgment on the design.

    They claim it will be more sleek.
     
  9. imaketouchtheme macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2007
    #9
    This was developed YEARS* ago!!




    *slight exaggeration may have been included with my post
     
  10. ~*allison*~ macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2008
    Location:
    Somewhere You've Never Heard Of, NJ
    #10
    ;) Don't get me wrong, I'm not putting it down. Just saying I wouldn't want to walk around with any added bulk on my iPhone (oustide of my case of course). For all of those that would enjoy it, more power to ya! I'm just not a huge "on phone gamer." LoL. I think it's a great idea. Just merely stating that it wouldn't be of any practical use for myself, but for others it may be great! :D
     
  11. sunfast macrumors 68020

    sunfast

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2005
    Location:
    London
    #11
    There will have to be some excelllent games on the app store to make this worthwhile. Good idea though
     
  12. Diode thread starter macrumors 68020

    Diode

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2004
    Location:
    Washington DC
    #12
    They updated their renderings ...

    [​IMG]

    Looks good to me ....

    Just wonder if it will support the new iphone.
     
  13. Andronicus macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2008
    #13
    I like it! I hope "EarthBound" for SNES can be played on it.
    :D That's the greatest game in history!!
     
  14. ChrisN macrumors 65816

    ChrisN

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2007
    Location:
    Demarest, NJ
    #14
    That + NES will rule.

    ChrisN
     
  15. Chronimac macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2008
    #15
    I gotta say even with the updated renderings, it still looks pretty cheap.
    I love the idea, but they need a much better design for this to really be worth getting.
     

Share This Page