iMpulse Is a Wireless Mini-Controller You Can Attach To Your Keys

A wise man once said, “The best camera is the one that’s with you.” That’s pretty much the idea with the iMpulse gamepad, an upcoming accessory that looks to keep a wireless gamepad always within your reach. The iMpulse’s small stature means there’s never a reason to leave your controller at home, a problem facing just about every other mobile gaming controller on the market. It attaches easily to a set of keys meaning that no matter what delays, hangups, or long lines you face, you’ll always be ready for impromptu game sessions on your phone or tablet.

The iMpulse connects to any Bluetooth supported device and you can connect up to 2 controllers on 1 device for 2-player gaming. What’s more is the mini-controller can be used for more than just gaming. The iMpluse also acts as a media controller for your music and movies, a remote camera trigger, and a remote key finder. MicroUSB port was added for convenient charging the iMpulse will be good for 30 days of standby time, or 10 straight hours of gaming.

If you’re smelling what the iMpulse is cooking, you can help fund the mini-controller on Kickstarter for only $30, where the accessory has managed to raise $13,000 of their $50,000 goal. Check out the video below for a message from the creators of the iMpulse and to see the controller in action.

[Kickstarter | iMpulse]

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    Looks good on paper, but i’ll hold off till it starts selling, and people review it.

  • Jnewell05

    I’ll buy one when it releases as long as it’s not too terribly expensive

  • Brett

    Might actually pledge for this one.

  • Sharif Salih

    I hate you guys. I almost never play games, but this concept and device seems so amazing. I had to pledge money.

    • Chris Chavez

      I backed it for $30. Can’t wait to give it a try :)

    • Rinkesh621

      I pledged money as well. I never bought any of the controllers for my tablet since they didn’t seem refined to me IMO, but this one looks promising! :))

  • DarrenR


  • Juggals

    if there were and illuminated buttons that would make it perfect

    • Michael Thompson

      Yeah, because you spend so much time looking at your controller?

  • Nick_Lopez_Loya

    What’s that ugly thing to the right lol?

    • a)

      Either the iPhone 4, 4s or 5 …hell, they all look the same!

      • toomuchgame441

        They are the same, lol… Apple puts the same phone a different box every year

  • a)

    Tony Stark once said, “The best weapon is the one you don’t have to fire!”

  • enomele

    My first impression of this wasn’t good, only one stick? Then I keep reading… Camera button is good idea. But then I came to the line about a key find feature. That’s a REALLY good idea. I’m the type of person that would lose my head if it wasn’t attached so I could really get into that.

    Oh and Minor typo, you put MicroSD instead of Microsoft. ;-)

    • enomele

      Microsoft should be MicroUSB. Damn auto correct.

      On a side note, if anyone ever comes across a remote Disc Golf disc finder let me know. =) We have some really good courses around here (Midwest wisconsin) but I tend to lose those in all the Damn trees.

      • Chris Chavez

        Fixed and thanks :)

  • OaklandSharksFan

    Can someone explain the difference between the $25 pledge and the $30 one? It looks like the $25 pledge would potentially include a charging cable but I don’t see anything about that with the $30 version. Unfortunately the $25 version is sold out. What am I missing that the $25 pledge would be a better bargain than the $30 pledge?

    • Chris Chavez

      The $25 was for the first 100 early birds. It’s gone now =/

  • Christopher Woodruff

    Went ahead and pledged for the $45 metal finish case version.

  • LawrenceMcatee

    Pledging tomorrow I would kill to own this device.

  • RozJC

    When I get paid, I’ll back this…

  • Tokiemon

    How do you suggest one plays a mobile game with a game pad while standing in line? I mean you can’t hold both your phone and game pad at the same time.

    • Chris Chavez

      Interesting question. I guess you could always sit and wait in line. Like at the DMV or something? O_o

  • J Dub

    Needs to be collapsible so you can expand it to be a little bit longer.