Tag: control pad
Introducing the GameBone Pro – the oddest iPhone add on yet?
Bored of using the sophisticated touch screen input to play your iPhone or iPod Touch games? Want to use a more traditional D-pad and button setup?
Well, you can with the bizarrely shaped GameBone Pro. It’s basically a SNES control pad, but shaped like a bone. It has dual connectivity – Bluetooth or via the dock connection, a 2000mAh lithium-ion battery and also has built-in speakers, microphone and 3.5mm headphone jack.
These latter inclusions indicate that you should be able to use the GameBone Pro as a Bluetooth handset. If you wanted a bone shaped handset.
The thing that strikes me as the most odd about this device though is that you’ll need two hands to operate it, leaving you exactly zero hands to hold your iPhone. You could balance your very expensive iPhone on your knees I suppose.
Makers of the GameBone Pro, 22Moo, plans to ship the device with a horizontal and vertical stands for your iPhone but this would, in effect, make your iPhone a very small TV in a games based setup.
There is no price as of yet, as 22Moo are leaving pricing suggestions up to the public. It should be out mid September.
Check out our video review of the slightly less weird, but still not entirely conventional Zeemote: