gI_Graphic1.JPGCES 2010 hasn't been home to many iPhone gaming announcements, though we did have a couple of meetings that will bring some new iPhone gaming news soon.

One of the devices we found while wandering the floors was Posimotion's Helix gaming grip. Steering/gaming grips aren't really a new concept for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Posimotion's solution, however, is nice in its simplicity.

The Helix is a single piece of plastic that allows you to slide your iPhone or iPod Touch into the device in either landscape or portrait modes. Holes are cut out so you can still use your iPhone's camera while the device is in place. The primary goal of the device is to improve steering while playing accelerometer controlled games. Posimotion demos the unit in action:

Of course, the question remains... do iPhone gamers really want these sort of attachments to help with tilt gaming?

The Helix will be available in Spring 2010 for $19.99.

  • Qasim

    To be honest, I'm not liking this whole accessory idea. The purpose of iPhone gaming is the touch sceen itself and the accelerometer, without any external devices. Adding a controller type thing kinda defeats the purpose. I prefer playing without any devices. I don't really know how to explain what I'm trying to say, lol.

  • Qasim

    To be honest, I'm not liking this whole accessory idea. The purpose of iPhone gaming is the touch sceen itself and the accelerometer, without any external devices. Adding a controller type thing kinda defeats the purpose. I prefer playing without any devices. I don't really know how to explain what I'm trying to say, lol.

  • kiwii

    Someone makes one that can fold into something small.
    I still wont get it cause I don't need one but having a steering wheel for your iphone that can fold into something small would be the best one out there I'd say.

  • kiwii

    Someone makes one that can fold into something small.
    I still wont get it cause I don't need one but having a steering wheel for your iphone that can fold into something small would be the best one out there I'd say.

  • Qasim

    I just watched the video after I made my comment and I'd like to rephrase myself. This is even worse then a ctual controller. It's just a gaming grip (hence the title of this post. haha). And 20 bucks? I'll pass.

  • Qasim

    I just watched the video after I made my comment and I'd like to rephrase myself. This is even worse then a ctual controller. It's just a gaming grip (hence the title of this post. haha). And 20 bucks? I'll pass.

  • intake66

    Not interested in these types of attachments personally.What I love about games on my phone is that I can bust it out at any time and play a game. Having to worry about attachments seems unnecessary and clunky. If I want to use a steering wheel I will bust out my wii mario kart.

  • intake66

    Not interested in these types of attachments personally.What I love about games on my phone is that I can bust it out at any time and play a game. Having to worry about attachments seems unnecessary and clunky. If I want to use a steering wheel I will bust out my wii mario kart.

  • Christian Bale

    LOL!!!

  • Christian Bale

    LOL!!!

  • http://www.runningwithscissorsgame.com Chris

    lol i dunno how any physical object seller for these devices could look at the market and say "hey.. these guys would totally pay $20.00 for this!"

  • http://www.runningwithscissorsgame.com Chris

    lol i dunno how any physical object seller for these devices could look at the market and say "hey.. these guys would totally pay $20.00 for this!"

  • rob

    how slow is need for speed in the demo :S that can't be right ?

  • rob

    how slow is need for speed in the demo :S that can't be right ?

  • LBG

    That is so stupid. I would never use something like that.

  • LBG

    That is so stupid. I would never use something like that.

  • ACADIAAAAAAA

    Laaaaaaaaaame..

  • ACADIAAAAAAA

    Laaaaaaaaaame..

  • popejohn

    So with over 100 games on my iphone, will i need to carry over 100 pieces of plastic crap to play each one and have an "Advantage" over others?

  • popejohn

    So with over 100 games on my iphone, will i need to carry over 100 pieces of plastic crap to play each one and have an "Advantage" over others?

  • Stranger By The Minute

    I lold

  • Stranger By The Minute

    I lold

  • Bruce

    Actually I could see buying one to play driving games... For $5.
    Twenty bucks seems crazy for a single piece of plastic.

  • Bruce

    Actually I could see buying one to play driving games... For $5.
    Twenty bucks seems crazy for a single piece of plastic.

  • kaokien

    i would just get icontrolpad which will hopefully be released and most likely will only work on jailbroken devices time will tell

  • kaokien

    i would just get icontrolpad which will hopefully be released and most likely will only work on jailbroken devices time will tell

  • James

    I made my own already. Nothing to it.

  • James

    I made my own already. Nothing to it.

  • Qohnn

    Kinda funny how she says " Fits on your ipod" but she puts the iphone in

  • Qohnn

    Kinda funny how she says " Fits on your ipod" but she puts the iphone in

  • Anonymous

    I like the iPod Touch because I can stick it in my pocket and take it anywhere I want. THAT accessory will NOT be making it into my pocket! If you want the sensation of a steering wheel, pick up a USB wheel and play on your desktop computer on your 24" monitor.

  • Anonymous

    I like the iPod Touch because I can stick it in my pocket and take it anywhere I want. THAT accessory will NOT be making it into my pocket! If you want the sensation of a steering wheel, pick up a USB wheel and play on your desktop computer on your 24" monitor.

  • sk8erdude50

    put the price into the video and this could be on failbog!

  • sk8erdude50

    put the price into the video and this could be on failbog!

  • Mac

    ripoff

  • Mac

    ripoff

  • Adams Immersive

    I actually WOULD buy something like that, just for use at home, not on the go.

    Not for tilt’s sake, but for general comfort of having more ways to hold the device securely in my hands.

    (And since I’d use it at home, I’d want a power cable to be able to attach while it’s in use. Actually, a holder like this could help ease the strain on the cord when you tilt.)

  • Adams Immersive

    I actually WOULD buy something like that, just for use at home, not on the go.

    Not for tilt’s sake, but for general comfort of having more ways to hold the device securely in my hands.

    (And since I’d use it at home, I’d want a power cable to be able to attach while it’s in use. Actually, a holder like this could help ease the strain on the cord when you tilt.)

  • Kugi_igi

    that isn't needed
    especially for me
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqfFTmP1yrk :D

    • Aaron

      awesome, haha.

  • Kugi_igi

    that isn't needed
    especially for me
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqfFTmP1yrk :D

    • Aaron

      awesome, haha.

  • Deewin

    I won't be so quick to dismiss this because any accessory is good for the iphone/touch economy. It's good for people to have options, even though I will probably never buy anything aside from a car charger and speaker jack myself.

  • Deewin

    I won't be so quick to dismiss this because any accessory is good for the iphone/touch economy. It's good for people to have options, even though I will probably never buy anything aside from a car charger and speaker jack myself.

  • Masmo

    lmao, it's supposed to improve your driving but she's driving pretty horribly

  • Masmo

    lmao, it's supposed to improve your driving but she's driving pretty horribly

  • tsharpfilm

    Wow... One side of me wants to laugh LOUDLY at this, and my other side almost wants to buy it out of pity... In theory, this is a great idea, but I don't think most iPhoners would be able to tolerate the added bulk. What makes the iPod touch / iPhone so great is their tininess.

  • tsharpfilm

    Wow... One side of me wants to laugh LOUDLY at this, and my other side almost wants to buy it out of pity... In theory, this is a great idea, but I don't think most iPhoners would be able to tolerate the added bulk. What makes the iPod touch / iPhone so great is their tininess.

  • Hussman

    Hm..I dunno, maybe this will sell. I work at a local video GAME store and we sell a bunch of these peripherals on wii. Imagine the kids with an iPhone or Itouch, they will see this and go "yay, mom I need one of these" and there you go. Although I think that $20 is waaay too much since we are selling this kinda "plastic" device for like $10 on the Wii. But then again, kids can be persuasive, trust me I have 2 kids. ;)

    I wish them best of luck with this one.

  • Hussman

    Hm..I dunno, maybe this will sell. I work at a local video GAME store and we sell a bunch of these peripherals on wii. Imagine the kids with an iPhone or Itouch, they will see this and go "yay, mom I need one of these" and there you go. Although I think that $20 is waaay too much since we are selling this kinda "plastic" device for like $10 on the Wii. But then again, kids can be persuasive, trust me I have 2 kids. ;)

    I wish them best of luck with this one.

  • kevlar

    1, it looks really uncomfortable for your hands.
    2, look how far away her thumbs are from the screen, thats really going to help.

  • kevlar

    1, it looks really uncomfortable for your hands.
    2, look how far away her thumbs are from the screen, thats really going to help.

  • MrMuesli

    One of the biggest hurdles for big developers in making games for the iDevice is, I think, getting past the revolutionary controls (or lack of them). Maybe this will help iPhone gaming long term. Or maybe it will just encourage a whole load of non iDevice-centric games being made instead of innovative ones. I'm curious how it will pan out...

  • MrMuesli

    One of the biggest hurdles for big developers in making games for the iDevice is, I think, getting past the revolutionary controls (or lack of them). Maybe this will help iPhone gaming long term. Or maybe it will just encourage a whole load of non iDevice-centric games being made instead of innovative ones. I'm curious how it will pan out...

  • Mac

    I could see if this was some kind of specisl control pad attachment. This is not a control pad its just a piece of plastic. $20...get real. To make matters worst the person in the demo video could not even steer smoothly in the game.

  • Mac

    I could see if this was some kind of specisl control pad attachment. This is not a control pad its just a piece of plastic. $20...get real. To make matters worst the person in the demo video could not even steer smoothly in the game.

  • asosself

    holly sh... is this a batarang ? where's the batman ?!

  • asosself

    holly sh... is this a batarang ? where's the batman ?!

  • Ingwersen

    Looks cheaply made; lacking style! And demonstration wise: boy, sucky fps! Not even the kids will be wanting this...

  • Ingwersen

    Looks cheaply made; lacking style! And demonstration wise: boy, sucky fps! Not even the kids will be wanting this...

  • HelperMonkey

    Hard sell. A gizmo that makes your idevice less portable, or at least less convenient to carry, for a price at which you could buy 5, 10, 20(?) great games.

  • HelperMonkey

    Hard sell. A gizmo that makes your idevice less portable, or at least less convenient to carry, for a price at which you could buy 5, 10, 20(?) great games.

  • Gelas

    Looks like TIE fighter from Star Wars Universe ..

  • Gelas

    Looks like TIE fighter from Star Wars Universe ..

  • chris

    if i wanted one of these i would make it out of exotic wood.. maybe a real figured curly maple. :) least it could be left on the table as a piece of furniture if anything. ok,ok.. i mean art!! laughs. ill have to pass.

    chris.

  • chris

    if i wanted one of these i would make it out of exotic wood.. maybe a real figured curly maple. :) least it could be left on the table as a piece of furniture if anything. ok,ok.. i mean art!! laughs. ill have to pass.

    chris.

  • Comic Book Guy

    Worst. Idea. Ever.

  • Comic Book Guy

    Worst. Idea. Ever.

  • Sol

    I would buy something like this for home use but I would prefer it to connect via the dock, have a good quality headphone amplifier, built-in speakers and the ability to recharge my iPod while I am playing. I would also expect my thumbs to reach the screen while I am gripping this thing so it needs to be smaller.

  • Sol

    I would buy something like this for home use but I would prefer it to connect via the dock, have a good quality headphone amplifier, built-in speakers and the ability to recharge my iPod while I am playing. I would also expect my thumbs to reach the screen while I am gripping this thing so it needs to be smaller.

  • acidbottle

    for some odd reason this reminds me of an old zx spectrum driving game. it suggested in the instruction manual to use a sellotape roll nestled over the keyboard keys to simulate a steering wheel lol.

    (i tried and it didnt feel like anything other than a roll of sellotape rolling over a keyboard)

  • acidbottle

    for some odd reason this reminds me of an old zx spectrum driving game. it suggested in the instruction manual to use a sellotape roll nestled over the keyboard keys to simulate a steering wheel lol.

    (i tried and it didnt feel like anything other than a roll of sellotape rolling over a keyboard)

  • Mark Miller

    CTA Digital makes a similar looking plastic steering wheel for the iPod Touch/iPhone that I bought off of Amazon.com a few months ago for $10 (much better than its $20 retail price). When I first got it, I wasn't impressed, as it was just a big hunk of plastic, with no rubberized steering wheel grips or anything like that. But when I used it for playing Firemint's RealRacing game on my iPhone 3G, I came to like it the more I used it, and I find that I can play racing games much better with this steering wheel device than without it. Just my 2 cents...

  • Mark Miller

    CTA Digital makes a similar looking plastic steering wheel for the iPod Touch/iPhone that I bought off of Amazon.com a few months ago for $10 (much better than its $20 retail price). When I first got it, I wasn't impressed, as it was just a big hunk of plastic, with no rubberized steering wheel grips or anything like that. But when I used it for playing Firemint's RealRacing game on my iPhone 3G, I came to like it the more I used it, and I find that I can play racing games much better with this steering wheel device than without it. Just my 2 cents...

  • M. Nease

    FAIL!!!

  • M. Nease

    FAIL!!!