In June of 2014, Wikipad confirmed that its Gamevice tablet controller would be coming to the iPad lineup, specifically built for the iPad mini. Some things have changed since then, while the company has also managed to officially reveal a launch date and starting price.
During CES 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Wikipad has officially announced that its Gamevice controller attachment for iPads will now be made for not only the iPad mini (all three iterations of the device), but also the iPad Air and iPad Air 2. The overall design of the device looks to be the same as it was when it was revealed in June of last year, including the four A/B/X/Y face buttons, the pair of analog sticks, a D-pad on the left side of the control pad, and “Start” and “Select” on either side of the display. There are also a pair of triggers on the back.
The controller fits onto the tablet and covers the back, while the tablet will connect via a Lightning connector.
There will be four models in total, with different models for different iPad types, and with varying sizes of batteries inside. The standard model will connect either to the iPad Air/Air 2 or iPad mini (any variant), and includes an 800mAh battery. The larger model of the Gamevice will feature a 1600mAh battery, as well as 4G connectivity.
As far as a release date goes, Wikipad says the standard model will go on sale in March for $99, while the larger model with the bigger battery and 4G connectivity doesn’t have a launch date or price tag just yet.