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12-14-2009, 04:56 AM #1
iHandstick Clearly Has 'Control' Issues
It's been decided by everyone but the executives in Cupertino that the iPhone and iTouch represent the future of handheld gaming. And although these particular mobile devices weren't designed with video gaming prowess at the apex of the priority list, avid gamers have fallen for the iPhone and it seems little can come between these two lovers.
Yet one of the greatest obstacles (according to some gamers) prohibiting the iPhone from taking off and never looking back within the mobile gaming community is the lack of a controller-esque feel and functionality. In an attempt to resolve this issue for those it bothers, the makers of iHandstick are hoping to capitalize on the potential of the iPhone gaming market by giving gamers exactly what many want.
As luck would have it, the iHandstick that has recently entered the iPhone market as an accessory is said to ease up your gaming experience and take it to a new level. Now this hand held device is probably what everyone is looking forward to.
It is so easy to use that all you need to do is snap on your iPhone or iPod Touch onto the hand held grip of the phone. The iHandstick is compatible with the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G and the 2nd and 3rd generation of the iPod as well.
The biggest thing keeping the iPhone from rendering the Nintendo DSi and Sony PSP Go obsolete is its lack of physical buttons. You just can't play some games with a touchscreen. And this wacky iHandstick does nothing to solve that.
12-14-2009, 05:11 AM #2
iControl Pad has been in development for like 300 years now. They are said to release the hardware sometime around Christmas 2020.
That should give the gamers what they want!
Honestly the control scheme is great! The only time I personally NEED physical buttons is while using one of ZodTTD's emulators. This is primarily because of the poorly implemented cross pad. If he would just re-work the cross pad to work like a gameloft virtual control stick then there would be no need for physical buttons.
12-14-2009, 06:22 AM #3
I still believe the iPhone should remain a "phone" and not some gaming device. I don't want Apple putting all of their focus on gaming. I would rather have Apple focus on the core elements of a "phone" with better functionality. If i want portable gaming I'll use my PSP. I don't mind the other games for the iPhone but the intense gaming is too much for the current battery it has. But that's just my opinion...
12-14-2009, 06:59 AM #4
I always find that my right hand covers the speaker when playing games - this looks like it does nothing to solve that either.
I think I can just about hold my iPhone without a handle so will probably give this one a miss.He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.
12-14-2009, 07:54 AM #5
Wow, no analog stick or buttons. When will a company just make a dockable controller. Is it just me or does plugging a Nunchuck into a iPhone sound like a good idea?
12-14-2009, 08:49 AM #6
12-14-2009, 09:21 AM #7
Anyway who the hell would want to carry this huge plastic thing around? It's so useless lol. Reminds me of all the Wii plastic ad ons. I can hold my iPhone just fine without this thing lol.I'm MYAATT DAAAMOOON!!!
12-14-2009, 11:21 AM #8
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12-14-2009, 01:32 PM #10
i have to agree this doesnt seem to revolutionize anything quite yet...has potential for future ideas.killall Terminal
12-14-2009, 03:58 PM #11
-have 8-12 physical buttons preferably analog and dpad.
-have a builtin external battery
that's all I ask...[/] Yellowsn0w
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12-14-2009, 04:17 PM #12
You stop and look at this stuff before i ever switched and got my iphone 3g my phone had all of this. If apple was really focusing on what phones have and what people use in the first place, we wouldn't be having this conversation.
12-14-2009, 06:13 PM #13
12-14-2009, 06:16 PM #14
yea nice design on a controller but we want buttons. this is basically useless as of now, im not gonna drop 20$ or so for something to just hold the phone and give it a false feeling of a controller. WE WANT BUTTONSOriginally Posted by ??????
12-15-2009, 07:41 AM #15
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12-15-2009, 08:14 AM #16
My original point still remains the same...what has ******** about what the iPhone can and cannot do with a third party piece of hardware trying to make the phone more usable TO THOSE THAT WANT IT. Everyone else who couldnt give a monkeys about playing games...heres a thought, dont.
12-15-2009, 10:18 AM #17
ButtonsThis is getting a lil' ridiculous...