G-pad bringing physical Game Boy buttons to your iPhone

On April 15, 2014


I don’t know about you guys, but for me growing up in the 90’s meant having a Game Boy. Perhaps this is why I am so excited to see Game Boy emulators making their way to iOS. However after having spent hours playing games on the iPhone I have come to the conclusion that touchscreen controls just really aren’t the same as physical buttons.

This is where the G-pad hopes to bring back nostalgic memories. The idea arose when a dad saw his son struggle while playing GBA games on the iPhone. That was when he decided to create a sleeve out of silicone that replicates Game Boy Advance controls.

The G-pad Indiegogo project still has 53 days left to reach the goal of raising $16,000. If you back the project with $13 you will get a G-pad when it is finished. According to the Indiegogo site once these enter retail stores the price will be $33.

You can check out the video below to see how the G-pad works in real life.