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  • iControlPad In Production - Gamepad For your iDevice Coming Soon!


    The iControlPad has come up a few times in discussions, and we've all seen various photos and demo mockups of the iControlPad. The news that's floating around these days is that the iControlPad has already been sent to production and will be shortly available.

    Our friendly Jailbreak Dev, @stroughtonsmith sent out a tweet today talking about the iControlPad being near release and in production, although it's not exactly coming from @craigix's mouth.

    For those of you that don't know, iControlPad is an iPhone & iPod Gamepad Accessory for playing various games on your jailbroken iDevice. Yes, as this point, you must be Jailbroken to use the iControlPad. No word on wether or not they will bring out an AppStore app for this, but then again, there probably wouldn't be much use for it on many AppStore apps. This gamepad is ideal for emulators.

    There is currently a survey going on at the iControlPad website, and any input would obviously help the direction of this accessories release. I look forward to this one, as long as it's priced right.

    iControlPad - Add real gaming controls to your iPhone!
    Source: [@stroughtonsmith]

    This article was originally published in forum thread: iControlPad In Production - Gamepad For your iDevice Coming Soon! started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 39 Comments
    1. Evilsaint's Avatar
      Evilsaint -
      kinda cool but then again i wouldnt want to carry it around just cary my psp and play on it cus the battery on the iphone sucks even though i dont play any games on it
      (and im new here)
    1. reeko's Avatar
      reeko -
      Wii mote works just fine here aswell
    1. santaf's Avatar
      santaf -
      cool but meh haha i dont know what to say about it i jsut want to post soemthing haha. what will this work for because we all want it to work with apps we already have, it would make gams so much easier to play on the iphone, but the appw ould ahve to be developed to workw ith it wouldnt it?
    1. mwr_allen's Avatar
      mwr_allen -
      I agree tat their earlier design was much better looking but as they wanted to add dual analogue buttons then it wouldn't work with that old design so then they designed it like this but maybe they should have designed it to look like the old prototype but also adding only a little more space for the analogue buttons, they could have even made the older prototype a little wider and added the analogue buttons just under the directional keys and the buttons on the other side.
      Just my thoughts.
    1. ghscion's Avatar
      ghscion -
      i woud be interested in buying it if it is not ridiculously expensive
    1. Dorkington's Avatar
      Dorkington -
      I'll be getting one.

      It's not something I'll keep around all the time, but will be great for extended gaming sessions while flying/taking a train, or whatever. Hopefully its released in a couple weeks so I can have it for a flight at the end of March
    1. klouud's Avatar
      klouud -
      I hate the new design. You know, I would actually pay for the emulators if ZODTTD would re-work the directional pad on the left side of the screen to work like a virtual joystick much like in gameloft games.

      The only reason why this is useful is because ZODTTD will not improve his emulators' controls.

      This new monstrosity is massive! I am not going to lug that ugly thing around. The old design - yes. This would be sure fire buy for me if it provided additional battery life as well.

      So when its all said and done, I WAS excited about this project... but given the new direction... they will not get my money unless an alternate unit is designed.

      tim
    1. iMack007's Avatar
      iMack007 -
      Quote Originally Posted by dadon4sho View Post
      So what if u have a case on ur phone do you have to take it out of the case and put it on the igaming thing?if so that's faking retarded


      Right!! OK??.....I suppose it's realistic to expect one to be built that can accommodate all varying kinds of iPhone & iPod Touch device cases, is it?

      It makes more sense to build it to fit the standard sizes of the devices as opposed to cases. Just my 2 cents worth

      Oh sh..! I just made my 100th post! haha lol, I'm now a serious noob
    1. SnowLeo's Avatar
      SnowLeo -
      since OP obviously seems to be able to communicate with stroughtonsmith how about asking him how things are going along with his stack v3 project
    1. extremzocker's Avatar
      extremzocker -
      looks a bit bulky to me
    1. Imahottguy's Avatar
      Imahottguy -
      It may not be the belle of the ball, but it looks freakin responsive! I see that they have some sort of battery in it, I wonder what size? I like that much. This is being made specificially for Zodttds emus if I'm not mistaken, I doubt there would be any way to get this work for app store games.
    1. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by lolcats1 View Post
      this ruins the point of having an ipod. if you want this, get a DS and an ipod
      I completely agree. I have zero use for this... but I'm sure some people will.
    1. saunderse4's Avatar
      saunderse4 -
      I just wish someone would write something to connect my PS3 controller to my Iphone and I would be happy. They did it with the Wii remote so I would think it could be done with the PS3 controller. I like this iControlPad however.
    1. lolcats1's Avatar
      lolcats1 -
      there's no need for emulators anymore. games for the iphone have become a booming genre, just downloaded "abuse". best contra style game I've played in years.
    1. pyromcr's Avatar
      pyromcr -
      that would work so good for eliminate pro!
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      well this should proove interesting indeed
    1. Kenjari's Avatar
      Kenjari -
      I think this is going to be Icy. I like PSP's, DS's and others but if I can pull an emulator on the old idevice and use this thinging......breaking them out the box baby!!!!


      But...I read a couple post earlier, how is folks using their Wii remote to play games? I need to know this.

      Second, curious to how the makers of this icontrollerpad has expanded the emulator screen to fit the entire device and render so well.

      NIICCCEEE!!
    1. GhStRdR2k's Avatar
      GhStRdR2k -
      My question is, Will I be able to play SF4 with this controller?
    1. Dorkington's Avatar
      Dorkington -
      I'm assuming developers would have to program support in to their apps. So, by default, no SF4 wouldn't be supported unless Capcom decided to play nice with the jailbreak community (I assume they wouldn't).