Gaming on a touchscreen device can be cumbersome at times, because the response time may not always be up to par as with a physical control pad. Even if there are third party gamepads available on the market for your tablets or smartphones, those devices can sometime be too much of a hassle to lug around. This is where the iMpulse comes in. It’s a tiny control pad (the size of a key chain) that is compatible with the iPhone, iPad, Android devices, and even PCs.
Black Powder Media is currently looking for backers on Kickstarter, and so far they have exceeded their pledge goal, which only goes to show that this nifty little device might be worth the investment.
The maker claims that the iMpulse is “the SMALLEST wireless controller for mobile devices.” It’s tiny, and that’s no joke, and this is the specs of the iMpulse:
Size: 2.7"L x 1.3"W x 0.6"H
Battery: Rechargeable Lithium Polymer.
Battery Life: 10 hours playtime, 30 days standby.
Bluetooth Version: 2.1 low power protocol
Effective Range: 100 feet.
Not only does the iMpulse act as a gamepad, but users can also use it as a media controller. The D-pad acts as the volume control, and the action buttons can be used to mute, play, reverse, and fast forward a video.
Imagine running your Game Boy emulator on your smartphone and having this little bad boy as a controller, sick! Check out the Black Powder Media Kickstarter page for more details.