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  • GameBone Pro - iPhone Game Controller via BLUETOOTH!

    The GameBone pro looks like a bone. A dog bone. But its actually one of the world's first iPhone OS 3.0 compatible 8-way D-pad 6 buttons game controller to incorporate a 2000mAh battery, both Bluetooth and Apple's 30-pin dock connector connectivity, built-in speaker and 3.5 audio headphone jack.

    Slated to come out Sept of 09, the thing will come with a stand to support vertical or portrait modes, and "a clip-on rotating 'I' stand that will allow the GameBone Pro to be attached to the iPhone / iPod touch while in use."

    You may remember the iControlPad... which was supposed to be frickin sexy, but never really came to fruition.

    The guys at 22Moo are releasing an SDK for the device soon, hit up their site to register for notification when it launches.

    The GameBone Pro features :
    • Dual connectivity - Connect with Bluetooth wirelessly OR use the 30-pin dock connector cable
    • 2000mAh Lithium-ion Battery for additional power for your iPod touch / iPhone*
    • ED showing charging state and capacity
    • 8-way D-Pad with 6 buttons
    • Bluetooth button for pairing and status
    • Built-in speakers, mic and 3.5 audio headphone jack
    • "Made for iPod" and "Works for iPhone" certification (pending Apple approval, heh)

    This is interesting... they're OPEN TO PRICING SUGGESTIONS! heh...

    What are currently open to pricing suggestions from the public. We want to ensure our customers get the best value possible and our distributors/resellers receive a decent margin as well. Please feel free to suggest a recommended price for our GameBone Pro.
    Looks good...

    22Moo (thanks to Logan Easter (Compnerd88) for the email)
    This article was originally published in forum thread: GameBone Pro - iPhone Game Controller via BLUETOOTH! started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 41 Comments
    1. cpjr's Avatar
      cpjr -
      Thats funny. Technically the controller is going to be bigger than the console
    1. bender o's Avatar
      bender o -
      Quote Originally Posted by cpjr View Post
      Thats funny. Technically the controller is going to be bigger than the console
      lol xD
    1. capttanhowdy's Avatar
      capttanhowdy -
      Seems useless
    1. cpjr's Avatar
      cpjr -
      ^I dont think so, there are several games I would enjoy but HATE trying to play them using the iphone as the controller.

      I dont play alot of games on the phone anyways....but for someone that does it could be quite useful.
    1. malevo's Avatar
      malevo -
      not useless, since iphone/ipod touch doesnt have any keys appart from the ones on-screen it might be useful to make games suit more comfortably
    1. iFokust's Avatar
      iFokust -
      This could work if the feel is bang on. Have 2 wait until September to see...
    1. xwinger's Avatar
      xwinger -
      im not feelin it
    1. reeko's Avatar
      reeko -
      Ideas spot on, design is fugly
    1. Rescuer's Avatar
      Rescuer -
      It would be amazing for somebody to come up with an app to use a ps3 controller or wiimote via bluetooth

      wiimotes connect to PC's easily. the ps3 conntects to PC's via usb still (maybe bluetooth someday)
    1. iPhoenix3g's Avatar
      iPhoenix3g -
      Could be interesting, maybe i should start buying games .. or maybe not
    1. Rescuer's Avatar
      Rescuer -
      Quote Originally Posted by iFokust View Post
      This could work if the feel is bang on.
      this controller is a bone and you want to know if the feel is bang on?

    1. equlizer's Avatar
      equlizer -
      Wait till the protocol or program/whatever comes out then youll see others make it work for the ps3 gamepad
    1. OPTICS's Avatar
      OPTICS -
      Pardon my French, but that is the stupidest f*cking thing I have ever seen. I have nothing against a controller for the iPhone, but damn that thing looks stupid.

      Are they trying to go for a joke by having a "bone" in your pocket? Is that a bone in your pocket or are you just happy to see me? I seriously hope the product wasn't based on this saying, if so that is just dumb.
    1. cpjr's Avatar
      cpjr -
      Quote Originally Posted by reeko View Post
      Ideas spot on, design is fugly
    1. Rescuer's Avatar
      Rescuer -
      they need to make it smaller and compact so people can actually carry it around.

      they have so much potential to make a lot of money on a good product if they make it smaller and more flattering.
    1. wolverinemarky's Avatar
      wolverinemarky -
      they should redesign the shape if they keep that i wouldnt pay any more then 20 bucks for it, i agree with most of everyone else it looks ugly
    1. treble26's Avatar
      treble26 -
      the idea is obviously a great idea but the design is really bad. its ugly. i wouldnt buy something that looks like a toy for my rottweiler. i really hope that they change the design on this. i will buy this product if it comes out but i will wait a while until a new and similar product gets released if this is the final design
    1. lilskaterpunk's Avatar
      lilskaterpunk -
      Its alright... Cool.
    1. cpkirkley's Avatar
      cpkirkley -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rescuer View Post
      this controller is a bone and you want to know if the feel is bang on?


      I like the idea, but it seems a little impractical to travel with. My messenger tote is already crowded enough with my work material, and netbook.

      Imo, the best design for external buttons wont change the dimensions of the platform as a whole... Kind like that battery pack/case combo. Something like that with DPad (or analog stick...) and buttons on the top and bottom. Same functionality without too much extra bulk, nor do you look like a tool on the subway.
    1. Rescuer's Avatar
      Rescuer -
      plus, if you are out and about, where do you put your phone in order to play on it? in your lap? on the table propped up against something?

      remember that other controller being made last year where you basically dock your phone in the middle of the controller, making it kinda resemble a psp?

      that could have been an amazing product if it was made properly. people like that just need some investors.