Aug 4, 2012
The iPhone might be the best smartphone ever with regards to its unique and simplistic hardware design. Combined with great apps from the iOS App Store, it becomes undeniably true that the iPhone can offer great functionality and real-life solution to each and every mobile user. But let’s admit it. There’s no such thing as a perfect mobile solution that exists in a single packaging. Agree? This is the reason why there are so many iPhone accessories and add-ons that exist in the market and BladePad for iPhone is one of them.
When it comes to playing games on your iPhone, let’s admit that most of the time playing using touchscreen controls is really painful. To solve this, BladePad was designed to eliminate those painful experiences when playing games on your iPhone for long hours.
In my previous blog post, I already mentioned the difficulty of playing long hours using the touchscreen controls. The numbness extends to the bones of your finger that is much painful compared to the analog controls found on Playstation portables. Additionally with touchscreen controls you have to wipe the screen periodically to remove the smudges that might interfere with the onscreen controls.
The BladePad is a physical gamepad device that consists of a protective case and a detachable gamepad. To attach the iPhone to the BladePad, you have to slip the phone into the protective case and attached the case to the gamepad. To send and receive control information between the iPhone and BladePad, Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology is used. For the uninformed, devices that are equipped with Bluetooth 4.0 consumes less energy compared to the previous Bluetooth standards.
Using the BladePad for iPhone you can now enjoy your favorite iPhone games continuously without having to wipe the screen for smudges. The BladePad enhances your gaming experience by providing you (almost) the same controls found on Playstation Vita and Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. This gamepad comes with two joystics, four-way D-pad, four command buttons, select button and the start button. The BladePad also includes backlighting features and the (expected) L1, L2, R1 and R2 buttons that will surely make hardcore gamers happy.
Currently the BladePad Kickstarter Project is looking for backers and has set their target to $55,000. As of this writing, the project already receives a running total pledged of $4,628 from 80 backers. If you want to support this Kickstarter project you can pledge a minimum amount of $1 so that they can start the mass production immediately.
What do you think of this gamepad for iPhone? Tell us what you think by posting your comments below.
The Gametel Controller connects to your Android phone or tablet, iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch via Bluetooth to give full console control to a wide range of games. Gametel can also be configured to work with both Windows and OS X in HID Gamepad or HID Keyboard modes. Box Contains 1 x Gametel controller & 1 x quick start guide