Featured Articles

Apple announces its Apple Watch

Apple announces its Apple Watch

Apple has finally unveiled its eagerly awaited smartwatch and surprisingly it has dropped the "i" from the brand, calling it simply…

More...
Skylake 14nm announced

Skylake 14nm announced

Kirk B. Skaugen, Senior Vice President General Manager, PC Client Group has showcased Skylake, Intel’s second generation 14nm architecture.

More...
Apple officially announces 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus

Apple officially announces 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus

The day has finally come and it appears that most rumors were actually spot on as Apple has now officially unveiled…

More...
CEO: Intel on target for 40m tablets

CEO: Intel on target for 40m tablets

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich just kicked off the IDF 2014 keynote and it started with a phone avatar, some Katy Perry…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 08:46

Kickstarter for iControlPad2 is interesting

Written by David Stellmack

kickstarter logo

Open-Source controller for your smartphone

Kickstarter has become one of our most interesting places to hang out these days to find new and interesting ideas and concepts looking for support. The latest thing to tickle our interest is the iControlPad 2, which is billed as an open-source controller for your smartphone, but admittedly it offers a lot of uses beyond your smartphone.

The iControlPad2 is a Bluetooth gaming controller which is able to support almost any smartphone, tablet, or computer. The unique design of the iControlPad2 makes for perfect compatibility with all of the emulators for classic gaming systems. In the iCade mode you can play over 30 apps from the Apple App Store, with more titles being developed all of the time.

What sets the iControlPad2 apart in our opinion is that it is small, compatible with all of the major devices, has iCade compatibility, includes HID Keyboard support, and a long life battery; and best of all, it can be upgraded and enhanced to add additional support or features through upgradeable firmware. It is being manufactured exclusively in the UK and Germany.

It looks like a very worthy project with a design so good that we wish we would have thought of it.  The iControlPad2 is looking for a goal of $150,000 in backing, and as of this article they had crossed $50K with 24 days to go. There is still time to back the project and support something with a design that we think could be a promising new product.

Find out more or back the project here.

Last modified on Wednesday, 19 September 2012 12:02
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments