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06-24-2009, 05:04 PM #1
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.
22Moo (thanks to Logan Easter (Compnerd88) for the email).
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06-24-2009, 05:08 PM #2
Thats funny. Technically the controller is going to be bigger than the console
06-24-2009, 05:14 PM #3
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06-24-2009, 05:17 PM #5
^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.
06-24-2009, 05:22 PM #6
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
06-24-2009, 05:23 PM #7
This could work if the feel is bang on. Have 2 wait until September to see...
06-24-2009, 05:25 PM #8
im not feelin itI am not a jailbreak n00bI like to drink iPhoneahol...Circa 2008
06-24-2009, 05:37 PM #9
Ideas spot on, design is fuglyThe Original Autobot of MMiJesus couldn't turn into a fire engine
LOL -> "Winterboard does not interfere at all with my performance."
Suck it up, Sucker
06-24-2009, 05:37 PM #10
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)
Last edited by Rescuer; 06-24-2009 at 05:40 PM.
06-24-2009, 05:39 PM #11
Could be interesting, maybe i should start buying games .. or maybe not
06-24-2009, 05:43 PM #12
06-24-2009, 05:44 PM #13
Wait till the protocol or program/whatever comes out then youll see others make it work for the ps3 gamepad
06-24-2009, 05:45 PM #14
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.
06-24-2009, 05:45 PM #15
06-24-2009, 06:02 PM #16
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.
06-24-2009, 06:25 PM #17
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
06-24-2009, 07:21 PM #18
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
06-24-2009, 09:46 PM #19
Its alright... Cool.
06-24-2009, 09:55 PM #20
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.EVGA P55LE Mobo/Core [email protected]/Corsair H50
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