The iControlPad is the stuff of legend. It has long been one of those fabled unicorns of the Apple Accessory community, having been long rumored, yet having never actually seen the market until this historic day. Now, it has officially presented itself as available. Yet those of you unfamiliar are asking: Sure, but what is it?
The iControlPad is, as it’s name suggests, a fully functional gaming controller for the iOS platform, although it works with other platforms as well. It includes a directional pad, a couple of joysticks, and the action buttons that you’d come to expect from a game controller. But it’s uniqueness comes in how it cradles the iDevice (or other device), and the fact that it operates via bluetooth rather than a physical connection.