Wednesday, January 21, 2009

iPhone Gets an External Game-pad

Mobile gaming is getting bigger and better on a daily basis. Dedicated gaming handsets are being designed just to provide for that demand. So far, one of the better gaming handsets available on the market, or at least the one that games look best on according to us is the iPhone. The problem has always been control though as the handset’s lack of buttons sometimes poses a problem.

iPhone games will be glad to hear that a site called has developed a console like controller casing for the handset that should allow for a true gaming style feel on the phone. The casing is simple and very neatly designed to slip right over the device. It features -
A D-pad for navigation
Action Keys (ABXY)
A start button
Power LED
Select key
The controller add-on has been in development for sometime now and has finally reached a stage where the developers believe it’s ready for mass production. In order to use the device though, your device will need to be jailbroken. There’s no confirmation yet, but it’s likely that the company would also develop an iControlPad for the iTouch. The availability of the device or pricing has not been disclosed. All we can say is, it's going to take mobile gaming to a whole new level.