I just love it when someone comes up with something that will ultimately make our iPhones just a little more geeky. We’ve all heard people talk about the awkward and odd way that Apple chose to incorporate their software keyboard, and there are a lot of people who do not want an iPhone just because of that fact alone. Some people just like the hardware approach to type things, and there is nothing that Apple can do about it. I have found that even though I am perfectly fine with the software keyboard, I have a hard time playing games on the iPhone because if its size. It’s a perfect cell phone, no question about it, but for gaming I think it’s slightly too small.
That’s what designer Alan Li is trying to fix with his ultimately cool idea called the iPhone Gaming Pod Extension. It’s basically an extension cover or case that will convert your iPhone into a full on handheld gaming device. The mount is quite simple, and all you really do is to place the iPhone in the middle of the case and press it all together, closing it if that makes more sense. Then it’s pretty much just to get on with your gaming and kick some royal butt!
The case itself is just a prototype design for now, but I am sure this concept would catch on if there was just some money for the development and production of it. When it is fully assembled, our iPhones will look like your average handheld gaming device, including the buttons and cross button that we are used to. I can’t wait for this thing to come out so that I can start playing games for real. Innovations like these are what drives the gaming industry, so all you designers out there, keep conceptualizing!
Via: [Yanko Design]