We have introduced several nice game controllers for iPhone, iPad and Android devices, but if you want more functions such as typing, the following iControlPad 2 open source game controller may be more suitable for you.
iControlPad 2 is a multi functional game controller that measures 61 x 117 x 11.5mm. As we can see from the images, the game controller features portable design, and comes with an integrated full QWERTY keyboard, so the game controller doubles as a portable wireless keyboard for comfortable typing experience. Most importantly, the wireless controller not only can be used on smartphones or tablets, but also be used with anything from your Raspberry Pi, Dev-board or USB Stick computer, to PC, Mac, set-top boxes and anything else with Bluetooth.
Moreover, thanks to new overlay software, the game controller works with almost any app, and the game control system that consists of D-pad, 2 analogue nubs, 4 face buttons and 2 shoulder buttons let you comfortably enjoy your favorite mobile games, and its integrated phone holder allows you to flip the game controller behind your smartphone for portability.
Apart from that, the open source feature lets you add new functions via updating its firmware from PC or Mac, and the game controller can be used as a USB gamepad, keyboard, mouse and etc. After the break, check out the following demo video.
The designer of iControlPad 2 is raising fund on Kickstarter. Pledge $49 will let you own the versatile game controller. If you’re interested, jump to Kickstarter official site for more details.