Designer pitches iPad gaming wheel
Plastic circle to improve tablet's cornering?
Wacky iPad accessories are slowly starting to surface, with one designer convinced that a steering wheel is what’s required if you hope to play games on the Apple tablet.
The iDrift, designed by Michael Greenberg, is essentially two thin, circular plastic halves that fix onto either side on the iPad, turning Apple’s tablet into a steering wheel with centrally-placed touchscreen display.
Designer Michael Greenberg's iDrift: better iPad gaming?
But before you howl with laughter at Greenberg’s design, remember that Nintendo has launched a similar, if very slightly more technically advanced, peripheral for the Wii: the unimaginatively named Wii Wheel for use with Mario Kart.
Production costs will be pretty cheap
Greenberg’s iDift – if it ever makes it past the conceptual stage – should make holding the iPad while playing driving games slightly easier, we reckon. ®
And when you finally tire of the lack of multitasking and the inability to see your favourite Flash-based website, you can turn your iPad into a Frisbee and hurl it against a wall!
A good point, and one that, not having a iDevice, I overlooked.
It's still an incredibly daft way to play driving games, though. This just shows that it's the platform that's FAIL for driving games instead of the peripheral.
Now, let me get back to my Logitech G25 and remember how it's done properly.
re: what a pointless product
quite, the plastic steering wheel is quite cool though
Don't you have to use your thumbs on the touch screen to accelerate and brake with these driving games?
With the wheel attached wouldn't your thumbs be too far away from the screen to do this?
Doesn't that reduce this products customer base to those with impossibly long thumbs?
I need answers!