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  • JoyPod - FAKE. Belkin Speaks Up.


    The JoyPod, rumored to be the first venture into iPhone game pads by a major player in the accessory industry (Belkin), turns out to be a fake. The original article came from a site called TouchArcade, and it looks like they've taken us all for a late April Fools. After sleuthing just a tad, we received this email from Belkin:

    Hi Cody,

    Thanks for the email! The "JoyPod" is as much of a surprise to you as it is to us! The "JoyPod" is not a Belkin product, but simply a false rumor. We have no plans to release such a product.

    Thanks!
    Melody

    Melody Chalaban
    Public Relations Manager

    Belkin International, Inc.
    Corporate Marketing
    iControlPad, however, first mentioned back in May, is nearing completion, and we've heard it works great. I know ZodTTD is supporting it fully with his apps, and hopefully Jonathan Zdziarski will support it with his NES.app as well. It will be interesting to see how a hardware device aimed purely at jailbroken phones will do... I'll be ordering one.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: JoyPod - FAKE. Belkin Speaks Up. started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 15 Comments
    1. dale1v's Avatar
      dale1v -
      Lol, is it fake? Massive stamp, lol
    1. cubiCPixel's Avatar
      cubiCPixel -
      I'll be ordering one to help out the developers. I'm certain this will be appreciated by other fellow iPhone users. Maybe this will even make people choose to jailbreak.. you know we all need a bit of mario in the metro

      I would personnaly pitch in more monney to have a smoother looking pad though. Don't get me wrong, functionality over design is a must in hardware.. but ya know, its iPhone!

      Thanks for your time snatching work!

      pce
    1. smirkis's Avatar
      smirkis -
      ill be ordering a icontrolpad as well. can't wait
    1. Imahottguy's Avatar
      Imahottguy -
      lol, I freakin' knew it! I'm pretty excited about the iControlPad
    1. b3ta's Avatar
      b3ta -
      yeah i think i'll be ordering one aswell..

      I've tried those emus with the hardware given and they're not really making fun.
    1. JazJon's Avatar
      JazJon -
      My order is going in the minute I get notified it's available. If you havnt done so already, sign up for the news letter in the upper right hand corner.

      "(we will send you an email when you can order)"

      iControlPad - Add real gaming controls to your iPhone!
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Before i go committing myself to buying another hunk of plastic... how much is this thing going to cost? Hopefully < 30 bucks?
    1. b3nny's Avatar
      b3nny -
      really not surprised on this one. icontrolpad ftw. i'll order one as well as long as they keep the price reasonable, and as long as ZodTTD stays on board. In Zod We Trust!!
    1. alcala315's Avatar
      alcala315 -
      Im not surprised since Belkin would have released the news themselves if it was real.
    1. iBwizzle's Avatar
      iBwizzle -
      ^^^Can we all get a group discount?^^^

      -sent from my iPhone
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    1. shmeetz's Avatar
      shmeetz -
      yeah! MMi special introductory rates!
    1. mogwais's Avatar
      mogwais -
      i have to say that kinda sucks balls...i was hoping that belkin making their own icontroller type thing would mean apple was endorsing it somewhere down the line...guess not

      ps. someone punch steve jobs in the imouth and get him to release 2.0.3 already
    1. sikdaz's Avatar
      sikdaz -
      wow what a bummer! thanks for the update
    1. WillyDavidK's Avatar
      WillyDavidK -
      Quote Originally Posted by mogwais View Post
      i have to say that kinda sucks balls...i was hoping that belkin making their own icontroller type thing would mean apple was endorsing it somewhere down the line...guess not

      ps. someone punch steve jobs in the imouth and get him to release 2.0.3 already
      *ahem* I think you mean 2.1
    1. iphonemajjik's Avatar
      iphonemajjik -
      I'm actually kinda dissappointed