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  • Fling Game Controller Coming Soon to iPad


    Ten One Design is currently taking preorders for their new “Tactile Game Controller for iPad.” Fling game controllers will set you back $25 for one or $38 for a 2-pack. If you’ve ever wanted a real game controller to use with an iPad, then this may be what you’ve been looking for.

    The controller is made of high-grade resin and attaches to the iPad with a pair of suction cups. It has been designed so players will feel like they’re using a regular game controller with their iPad and it even centers itself when you release it. The device uses a spiral shape to give players tactile feedback and the center of the ring uses an electrically conductive material that the iPad can pick up on. Games that use virtual joysticks will benefit most from this device. Some games are better suited for Fling than others of course.



    Touch Arcade got a preproduction test unit and tried it out with a variety of games. Super Mega Worm uses a virtual joystick and adding a Fling game controller to it just made the game that much more enjoyable to play. When playing N.O.V.A 2 they commented, “I almost felt like I was cheating in N.O.V.A. 2 HD [$6.99] my overall accuracy improved so much. It's really incredible just how much of a difference it makes, almost making N.O.V.A. 2 feel like an XBOX game with a real controller.”

    Unfortunately, Fling is too large to fit on an iPhone or iPod Touch as it would block too much of the screen to be enjoyable. Hopefully, Ten One Design will be able to come up with a smaller version of Fling for the iPhone in the near future.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zNbYpscv-8&feature=player_embedded]YouTube - Fling Game Controller for iPad[/ame]


    Source: TouchArcade
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Fling Game Controller Coming Soon to iPad started by Wiley John Wright View original post
    Comments 21 Comments
    1. Doran's Avatar
      Doran -
      Interesting. I wonder how well it would do for COD Zombies....
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Doran View Post
      Interesting. I wonder how well it would do for COD Zombies....
      I was thinking the exact same thing lol
    1. manickbarry's Avatar
      manickbarry -
      Now I might buy that, you just can't beat a tactile controller for playing games
    1. iNT3Rv3NTiONZz's Avatar
      iNT3Rv3NTiONZz -
      make one for iphone FFS!!!!!
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      I'm not gonna lie, this seems like an idiotic idea
    1. n00neimp0rtant's Avatar
      n00neimp0rtant -
      These pseudocontrollers are getting kind of ridiculous. Why can't some company make a Bluetooth controller w/ SDK and be done with it? Maybe even build it into a case form factor like the original iControlPad prototypes? (new one looks ridiculous, should have stuck with old PSP style) The Wii Remote works so great with emulators on iPad.
    1. zoso10's Avatar
      zoso10 -
      That looks really nice. Definitely would feel like you have a lot more control during a game.
    1. coolguy742's Avatar
      coolguy742 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Doran View Post
      Interesting. I wonder how well it would do for COD Zombies....
      I want that, I think it would be amazing on CoD Zombies
    1. iPhoenix3g's Avatar
      iPhoenix3g -
      wonder how quick apple will stop them making this ...
    1. Volerikan's Avatar
      Volerikan -
      How about a DPad and a button. (Sonic Games)
    1. rampagebegins's Avatar
      rampagebegins -
      Saw something very similar to this at best buy for the iPhone a while ago.. Came with more and were a lot cheaper
    1. wmtj's Avatar
      wmtj -
      Quote Originally Posted by n00neimp0rtant View Post
      These pseudocontrollers are getting kind of ridiculous. Why can't some company make a Bluetooth controller w/ SDK and be done with it? Maybe even build it into a case form factor like the original iControlPad prototypes? (new one looks ridiculous, should have stuck with old PSP style) The Wii Remote works so great with emulators on iPad.
      YouTube - iPhone Car Racing with Bluetooth Zeemote Joystick

      I thought this was pretty interesting. Old news, though.
    1. andsoitgoes's Avatar
      andsoitgoes -
      I'm interested in knowing if this will work with a screen protector like the invisibleshield.

      If so... I might just be in the market, but I can't see how it would work without damaging it.
    1. quidam_brujah's Avatar
      quidam_brujah -
      This could solve some of the 'big finger' complaints that people have.
      I have fairly small-normal sized fingers but I still have 'roll' or 'bleed over' problems where my finger does a lateral roll (?) and makes contact on the sides instead of the bottom pad of my finger.

      I could see a D-pad and button set based on this concept.

      On a related note, I like my Pogo Stylus but it still isn't 'perfect'. I'd like a stylus that has more of a solid point instead of a spongy point (and an actual point instead of blunt) and yet won't scratch.
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      I would be afraid of it rubbing on the glass or rubbing through the screen protector sooner or later and damaging the glass. Sometimes when people are playing games they get carried away! lol

      The person in the video was setting there all nice and relaxed... how about using that with one of those shoot em up games?
    1. politicalslug's Avatar
      politicalslug -
      Brilliant!
    1. Chad711's Avatar
      Chad711 -
      nothing worse then seeing a idea you thought of being produced...bah guess I should do more then think about it
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      Quote Originally Posted by n00neimp0rtant View Post
      These pseudocontrollers are getting kind of ridiculous. Why can't some company make a Bluetooth controller w/ SDK and be done with it? Maybe even build it into a case form factor like the original iControlPad prototypes? (new one looks ridiculous, should have stuck with old PSP style) The Wii Remote works so great with emulators on iPad.
      I don't think that apple will allow devs to do this, might be against the rules

      Quote Originally Posted by whereswaldo View Post
      I'm not gonna lie, this seems like an idiotic idea
      With a statement like that you need state why you think this. I think it's looks great in the video, seems to work great for the demonstrator.
    1. n00neimp0rtant's Avatar
      n00neimp0rtant -
      Quote Originally Posted by EskimoRuler View Post
      I don't think that apple will allow devs to do this, might be against the rules
      ever since 3.0 SDK apple provides groundwork for devs to use extra hardware via dock connector or bluetooth
    1. Armoredangyl's Avatar
      Armoredangyl -
      Id give my left nut if someone could get a PS3 controller to work with the NES, SNES, etc emulators. The wiimote works great, but I hate having to plug the classic controller into it.