Category Archives: Accessories

The iOS platform is home to some great input methods. Developers have utilized multitouch, tilt, and, in some cases, even the gyroscope and microphone for some incredibly creative games that would only be possible on iOS devices. But what about more traditional games that can't be controlled this way? As many of you know, that's where the highly debated virtual joysticks and buttons come into play. The problem with these virtual controls is that for as great as multitouch input is, no iOS device can offer any kind of tactile feedback for virtual controls...

So it started off like this, over at ControllerOrBust.com:..




Last year we posted early details surrounding the forthcoming iPhone game controller accessory from 22moo, the GameBone, which will offer official iOS 4 support (read: no jailbreak necessary). The accessory-maker has recently posted additional details on the item to their website...

New Potato, who brought us the Jackpot Slots [App Store] game / accessory for the iPhone, has just released another such bundle for the iPhone and iPod touch -- but this time around, the game in question is pinball...

PosiMotion is responsible for quite a few games and apps on the App Store as well as gizmos like the G-Fi VS. Recently they've entered the iPhone and iPod touch accessory market with the PosiMotion Helix Gaming Grip, a grippy molded piece of plastic that you can snap your device in to in order to quite literally get a better grip on it...

We all know that iPhone platform devices are capable mobile gaming devices. There are some real gems in the App Store that take particular advantage of the iPhone's unique capabilities, with more on the way. Apple knows it too -- they've long been advertising the iPod touch specifically as a game machine. An Apple patent application that was made public on April 1 may indicate that Apple wants to take iPhone gaming to an even higher level...

We've been following the iControlPad project since it was first revealed in May 2008. A new video has been revealed showing the latest prototype hardware which has been significantly redesigned. Their blog explains:..

Australian company 22Moo announced today the development of "the world's first" iPhone OS 3.0 compatible game controller which will feature an 8-way D-pad with 6 buttons, incorporate a 2000mAh battery and support both Bluetooth and 30-pin dock connector connectivity. Specs include:..

After Apple's announcement of the iPhone 3.0 firmware, we've been looking forward to the possibility of iPhone and iPod Touch gaming accessories. These could come in the form of virtual control pads (such as iControlPad), steering wheels and more. ..

Earlier in the week we pointed readers to Marware's upcoming Game Grip accessory for the iPhone and iPod touch, a silicone hand grip arrangement designed to enhance the gameplay experience of accelerometer-based game. It's a great idea, but at $50 (which does not include the optional battery pack) it feels a bit on the expensive side...

Game Grip Accessory from Marware

November 4th, 2008 11:26 AM EDT by arn in Accessories

Belkin Says No JoyPod in the Works

September 2nd, 2008 1:38 PM EDT by arn in Accessories

Well, it seems the App Store gaming accessory from Belkin was too good to be true. ..

Last week we published an article about upcoming iPhone gaming controllers. Specifically, we recapped the iControlPad project, but also published a diagram (see right) of what appeared to be another gaming controller for the iPhone that was in development...

iPhone Gaming Control Pads in the Works

August 25th, 2008 2:23 PM EDT by arn in Accessories

The developers at iControlPad have posted some updates to their site since we originally wrote about them back in May...

The iControlPad developers posted a video of an early hack connecting the original SNES gamepad to control an emulated SNES game on the iPhone...

iControlPad Rendering and Q&A

June 6th, 2008 10:38 PM EDT by arn in Accessories, News

iControlPad updated their site with renderings of the planned iControlPad as well as answers to some frequent questions. iControlPad is a hardware accessory that will give the iPhone and iPod Touch PSP-style buttons for playing games...

We recently brought you news of the iControlpad, a Sony PSP-style control pad for the iPhone and iPod touch.  The folks behind the iControlpad recently posted a technology demonstration video to their website...

iControlPad is working on a hardware accessory that that will give the iPhone and iPod Touch PSP-style buttons for playing games...

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