The 60beat GamePad: A Controller Designed For Your iOS Device

Playing games on mobile devices is still a frustrating experience. No, it’s not just because mobile games aren’t quite on parity with console games quite just yet, but because the lack of a physical d-pad makes it impossible to play games that require beyond simple touch controls without wanting to punch walls.

60beat has developed a new GamePad that works not by bluetooth, but by plugging the GamePad through an iOS device’s headphone jack, which is pretty cool. Still, I’m curious as to why 60beat’s decided to go with the wired route as opposed to the wireless. Headphone jacks are delicate and I’m sure if someone’s decided to game on a mobile device, they’d want the device on the go. Having something with wires is a bit inconvenient. I guess the cool thing is that the GamePad doesn’t need to be battery powered going this route.

The only issue that 60beat faces now, as with all those who have gone into niche market for developing gamepads for iOS devices, is finding developers who will support their device. As there isn’t a market standard for touch devices yet, whoever can gain the market has yet to be seen. However, if developers are interested in developing an app that’s compatible with 60beat devices, all they have to do is email 60beat for a development kit. The only drawback for a lot of indie developers? 60beat devices aren’t quite compatible with Unity just yet…

Either way, here’s a cool little video that demos the Gamepad:

Share this article:

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on tumblr
Tumblr
Share on email
Email
Share on whatsapp
WhatsApp

Recent Posts

Gaming News

Infinite Album Adds Customization to Your Background Music

As more and more people get into streaming, problems with finding the right music for every mood grows. Add on top of that, finding decent music that can be streamed …

Gaming News

A Different Take on Tower Defense – Hostile Mars | PAX East 2022

While browsing the PAX East show floor, Hostile Mars caught our eye right away. At first glance, it reminded us of No Man Sky but with a lot more combat. …

AmazeVR Gaming News

AmazeVR and Meg Thee Stallion Enter The Hottieverse | SXSW

VR is finally getting to the point where it makes sense for more users to have it in their homes. There are a ton of uses for the various headsets …

hro.gg Gaming News

Hro X DC Create Hybrid NFTs | SXSW

During SXSW 2022 Warner Media had a few activations spread around the city. You could just hang out at some, create unique wearables at others and experience the world of …

Halo SXSW Panel Gaming News

Paramount Plus’ Halo Series Takes Viewers on a Wild Ride | SXSW

One of the screenings that were on the top of our list for SXSW 2022 was the screening of the first episode of the Paramount Halo Series. I will hold …

DMZ Poster SXSW

DMZ Premieres at SXSW

DMZ is the latest comic book adaptation to hit HBO Max. If you are not familiar with the series, it is based on a comic book written by Brian Wood. …