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I'll be honest: I thought that US$150,000 as a Kickstarter goal for the iControlPad 2 wireless controller was too high, but it turns out I was completely wrong. Not only was the project funded, but backers have pledged $190k and still counting with a few more hours to go. The impressive respo...

October 12th 2012 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Product 3 LLC, the company behind the original iControlPad, has successfully funded a successor: folks, meet the iControlPad 2. While there isn't much to its name, the sequel boasts a handy QWERTY keypad along with an optional swivel-mount that you can attach to any smartphone. It works over eithe...

October 11th 2012 at 2:49am 0 Comments
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Product 3 LLC is in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign for its mobile gaming device, theiControlPad 2. With just under two weeks to go, the project has met over half of its $150k funding goal.Improving on the original iControlPad, the device includes a QWERTY keypad as well as a swivel-mount that...

September 29th 2012 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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The iControlPad -- a peripheral we first learned about in 2008 -- is still alive, kicking, and ready to be ordered for $74.99 before its initial February 16 ship date. The device attaches a simple Bluetooth game pad to your smartphone of choice using various clamps, which currently support iPhones...

February 9th 2011 at 5:00am 0 Comments
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The iControlPad hasn't been flirting with vaporware status for quite as long as Duke Nukem Forever but certainly long enough to make us wonder if we'd ever be able to use it to kick some in-game butt before we ran out of bubblegum. We've been tantalized by this formerly iPhone-exclusive adapter sin...

February 8th 2011 at 10:27am 0 Comments
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The folks at iControlPad can't seem to catch a break -- the design for the plug-in iPhone controller was finally finished, but the creators are now backing off of that design. Specifically, they're worried about Apple's lawsuit against Sanho, in which the battery manufacturer was sued for creating...

October 1st 2010 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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It's supposedly already headed into production, but it looks like the iControlPad is still undergoing a few last minute changes. The group behind the iPhone game controller peripheral has just announced that the device will actually use Bluetooth instead of an Apple dock connector -- a change that'...

September 28th 2010 at 3:51pm 0 Comments
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After a few fits and false starts, the image above shows the iControlPad in what's purported to be its final production form, according to inventor Craig Rothwell's Twitter account. Pricing hasn't been announced yet, and sales are supposed to start sometime in September, but Rothwell says the unit...

August 25th 2010 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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It's been promised for years and was said to have gone into production before, but it looks like this time it's for real -- that's the very first iControlPad fresh off the production line pictured above. No orders are being taken just yet, but that's promised to be announced soon on Craig Rothwell'...

August 25th 2010 at 10:10am 0 Comments
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We've mentioned the idea of an external game controller on the iPhone (and now, the iPad) before, but this is the first we've heard of Apple working on one themselves. Apparently a new patent would cover applying buttons, joysticks, or direction pads to an external controller, something that would...

April 2nd 2010 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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It's been a while since we last got an update from ZodTTD on his iControlPad iPhone controller accessory, but this latest prototype looks like it was worth the wait. The controls have been moved from the sides of the phone to a more comfortable-seeming bottom placement with dual analog sticks and r...

November 8th 2009 at 5:29pm 0 Comments