Check Out This Awesome NES Controller Concept For The iPhone



If you’re an iOS gamer, there’s no better accessory for your iPhone than a game controller that allows you to use physical controls within your favorite games. And there’s no better game controller than this one, inspired by the retro gamepad from the Nintendo Entertainment System.

It was created by Fabio Basile, a designer based in the U.K., who hates the virtual joypads presented in most iOS games. It comes in two parts, one of which connects to the 30-pin dock connector in the bottom of your device, and the other into its headphone jack at the top end.

Before you get too excited, however, remember this is just a concept at this point. Though Basile is working to get it made. In a post on his Dribbble page, he toys with the idea of starting up a Kickstarter project:

My ideal iPhone accessory!
I hate digital buttons, this will be an immediate buy! Should we start a funding round on Kickstarter? :)

While that would be awesome, and almost a guaranteed success, unfortunately Kickstarter is only available to those in the U.S. Basile also admits that he knows nothing about hardware design, or the iOS framework.

According to iDownloadBlog, however, Basile is seeking alternative help with his idea, and is determined to make it a reality.

What do you think of this concept?


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