New iControlPad Prototype Controls the iPhone with Dual Analog Nubs

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The iPhone gamepad case is back with an overhauled design that brings controls to the front, and adds dual analog nubs (the same as the Pandora gaming handheld). There's also an internal battery that charges the iPhone while playing.

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The previous design was a lot sleeker, and placed the controls on the side. But it didn't have those awesome nubs. A test run of those units were shipped to selected people in February, and early feedback, plus a "sleepless night", lead to the updated, bigger look.

You'll need to Jailbreak your iPhone, but the iControlPad is supported by some of the biggest iPhone devs (including ZodTTD's PSX and GBA emulators). If you're interested in placing a pre-order, sign up for the newsletter over at: [iControlPad]

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Brookespeed
Brookespeed

I have to wonder why Apple isn't getting on board with interface jackets like this more quickly. For the first 5 years of iPod expansion all you'd see were docks in every size and shape. Now they talk about the iPod Touch and iPhone as a core system. The one GPS (vaporware? anyone seen it yet?) and their own POS system are the only official ones I've heard about. It seems this market is really slow to develop. I was planning on pairing a smaller candybar phone with wifi to use as an ad-hoc wireless point with an iPod touch but I keep thinking the iPod is too locked down and has too many caveats. Enhanced experience jackets or peripheral attachements for the system would really change that thought. #icontrolpadnewdesignanalog