Macworld at CES: More standout gear
Posted 08 January 2011 - 02:25 PM
With the explosion of games in the App store, it simply boggles my mind that there isn't at least one - if not five! - companies that have iPhone cases with a D-Pad on the left and a couple of buttons on the right with the iPhone in the middle.
It's simply astounding that the first case with buttons only has two and is aimed at the camera (hear that Apple? Camera+ wasn't too far off on using the volume buttons for the shutter!).
Posted 08 January 2011 - 04:14 PM
Sadly the iControlPad, CP GamePad, etc. don't seem to be real products just yet...
I'm also puzzled that Bluetooth game controllers don't seem to be widely available for the iPhone (etc.) or for Android/Windows 7 Phone/other phones.
Also, since many iPhone/iPod/iPad music apps (SynthStation, iMS-20, NanoStudio, etc.) support USB MIDI keyboards via Apple's USB Camera Connection Kit, I don't think it should be difficult for games to support USB game controllers, which are inexpensive and readily available.
This post has been edited by blecch: 08 January 2011 - 04:20 PM