What seems to be the first d-pad controller for the iPhone, iControlPad is now available for order on their website and will start shipping next week.
After being revealed some time two years ago, it switched designs from being controlled through the dock connector to being controlled through Bluetooth. The hardware design has also received a significant makeover from the original prototype’s, and it seems like the final product is made up of two parts: the controller itself alongside some sides that are used to secure your device.
Shipping will begin around February 16th, and units will be shipping in batches of 1,000 until the first 3,000 units are produced.
The iControlPad as a whole will cost $74.99, with the sides alone costing $14.99 and the controller $59.99. It is compatible with the iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, the original iPhone, iPod touch (may need some adjusting), and other mobile devices. Also note that the iControlPad will not work with all games and must be supported by the games themselves for the hardware to work.
You can go on their website and begin ordering now.