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iControlpad Turns iPhone into Sweet Portable Gamer

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]


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Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.