The unit pictured to the right is merely a prototype but once the AppStore drops, this puppy is going to be an absolute necessity. The iControlpad is a hardware accessory designed to transform your iPod into a portable gaming device with a dedicated directional pad and four rubber gaming buttons. It fits snugly around the iPhone and connects to the dock port in order to interface. But it will take a bit of work before app store games are compatible with the iControlpad, and that’s where a simple jailbreak comes in handy. Yes, all ZodTTD emulator projects are fully compatible with the iControlpad. Translation: All the Playstation, Genesis, Nintendo, Super Ninendo, etc games you can handle on your iPhone with a real gaming controller to rock them out with. Prototypes have already been distributed and hopefully we’ll see the Order link light up soon.

[Via iPhone Alley]


Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than a decade, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.