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iControlPad is Finally Available to Order

iControlPad is Finally Available to Order

Posted February 8, 2011 at 12:03pm by iClarified · 15369 views
After a painfully long wait, the iControlPad BT gaming accessory for the iPhone is finally available to order.

The iControlPad uses Bluetooth to communicate with your mobile phone, so it can basically be used with any modern Smartphone - or even your PC! It offers various different Bluetooth protocols, including standard HID. This is to ensure that you can use the iControlPad with current and future Smartphone generations.

The iControlPad has exchangeable clamps to make it possible to use any Smartphone out there. Just grab the clamps that are designed to fit with your Smartphone and you're ready to play. And if you ever buy a new phone: No need to throw your iControlPad away, just get a new set of clamps and that's it!

Current side clamps support:
iPhone 3, iPhone 3G, iPhone, iPhone 3GS, iPhone4, iPod touch (some require padding), Motorola Backflip (needs padding), Lg Optimus S, Lg Ally, Blackberry Touch, Samsung Intercept (may require adjustment), HTC Dream, T-Mobile G1, Era G1.

● Supporting any phone/console/computer with Bluetooth.
● Digital Dpad, 2 Analogue nubs, 6 face buttons and 2 rear buttons.
● Clever side clamp system allowing it to attach to almost any phone
● Multiple BT protocols supported
● Should 'just work' on any Android app which supports a PC gamepad.
● Internal 1500maH battery can also charge your phone via USB when playing.
● Upgradeable firmware, new features can be added, restrictions can be bypassed.
● Delivery starts in February.

The first units will be shipped around the 16th of February, the units are arriving in batches of 1000 until the full 3000 have been produced. The PCBs are made and populated in Germany, the case, the final assembly and testing in England.

iControlpad with V1 sides, Battery, USB Charger, and Manual costs $74.99.

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Nick - February 8, 2011 at 4:43pm
I think that Apple needs to build a controller device and allow developers to build it into their apps. That way you could play games by either having the physical controller, or by using the touchscreen. This would get all the people that want a controller for handheld gaming instead of a touchscreen to consider the iPhone or iPod Touch, it would be a win for Apple.
PReaper - February 9, 2011 at 2:18am
If so then I'd probably use the controller at home and the touch on the go, would be awesome though!
thejett - February 8, 2011 at 4:37pm
Yeah, but does any game support this? How is it going to work with FPS games where you have to touch to shoot? Nice in theory!
PReaper - February 8, 2011 at 12:35pm
Sure would make some games even more fun to play on a touch device :)
Nick - February 8, 2011 at 12:06pm
If anyone buys this please let us all know how it works. Also, are they only making a limited number of these? Or will they produce more once the initial release is sold out?
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