The First iPad Gaming Wheel

The First iPad Gaming WheelIndy speedway, here we come! For those with the love for speed, you know how thrilling it is to watch the scenery pass by with lightning speed.

However, for some of us, these thrills have been relegated to our gaming applications and/or consoles. To best explain the situation for those of us who are among this vast throng, let me remind you of the first Nintendo Wii that you purchased. While at the time we were so impressed with this new innovation, it didn’t take long to realize how difficult it was to steer using the Wii controller alone. However, once we purchased the accessory pack, or the gaming wheel alone, we immediately noticed how much better our gaming experience became. In fact, I know that we were so impressed with the Wii that my wife and I bought three Wii consoles: one for ourselves and two for our grandkids. Then we ended up buying three gaming wheels to take better advantage of our ever-increasing inventory of games.

Today, the Wii has taken a back seat to our Apple iPad. Unfortunately, this means that Apple-compatible racing games require the user to tilt, twist, and/or turn the tablet in order to follow the course of the road. I don’t know about you, but for me, constantly adjusting the tablet in order to make the turns or avoid traffic works fine in the beginning, but I soon notice that my arms start to tire as the game progresses. To solve this problem, one company is in the process of developing a gaming wheel designed specifically for the iPad.

This new wheel, called the KOLOS, could revolutionize how future tablet computers are used for gaming. I know that the concept is not new since the idea is based on what is now a standard accessory for other gaming consoles, however, the people at Indiegogo have adapted the existing design to make it work specifically with the iPad. Their adjustments have included a unique design that securely attaches the iPad to the steering wheel while the steering wheel itself is affixed to a table for stability.

That isn’t all, though. If you watched the video above, you may have noticed another unique feature of this gaming wheel. The steering wheel detaches from the base and can then be used independently with the user standing or sitting nearby. In other words, you are not limited to having this gaming wheel always attached to a table. This alone makes this gaming wheel more flexible than the wheels used with other gaming devices and should make it a must have for iPad users.

With this being said, there are a few issues that you should be aware of before you jump into your car with the intention of buying one at your local retailer. The most important of these issues is that it is not expected to be released until May of 2013. In fact, the developers are in a quandary because they need funding in order to bring this gaming wheel to the marketplace. If this is a project that you would like to see come to fruition, there are various ways that you can become an investor. For a more comprehensive study of the investment opportunities, I would suggest that you look at the link below for additional information.

Comments are welcome.

Source: KOLOS for iPad and iOS at Indiegogo

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I have been writing for LockerGnome since relocating to Missouri seven years ago, where I continue to be a technology enthusiast who enjoys playing with the newest and latest gadgets.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/gpowerf G.Power

    Even though I just a casual gamer I’m glad to see gaming accessories coming out for tablets and phones. With AirPlay on a TV it should be nice, I’d like to know how well it works compared to a standard wheel with potentiometer in terms of accuracy.

    I may be a casual gamer, but I am a huge car aficionado so driving games are one thing that’s always appealed to me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001248720132 Bryan Miner

    I would get this in a heart beat thought I think the price is a little steep it would probably be worth it.