Fructel, a gaming peripheral company, says the Gametel (http://www.gametelcontroller.com/) now supports iOS devices. Previously only compatible with Android smartphone and tablets, the Bluetooth controller now transforms your iDevice into a portable games console. It costs approximately US$64.
Compatible with iPhones running iOS 4.0 or later and iPads running iOS 3.2 or later, Gametel supports hundreds of arcade titles from the iCADE suite, including classics like Missile Commander, Asteroids, Centipede, Pong, Super Breakout, Lunar Lander and Warlords. Alongside these retro titles, other selected iOS games, such as No Gravity, Silverfish, Super Crossfire HD and Terra Noctis, are also available to download from the Apple App Store.
Gametel connects to the device via Bluetooth while a built-in adjustable spring-loaded clamp allows secure docking of an iPhone or iPad. Once paired the Gametel automatically connects to the device every time it’s powered on.
With a familiar controller design, Gametel’s D-pad, quartet of buttons and two shoulder triggers replicate console-style gaming controls, according to Bo Nyman, CEO of Fructel. A nine-hour battery life provides more than enough playing time for long journeys and weekly commutes, he adds.