Retro gaming enthusiasts are likely familiar with 8bitdo and its beautiful retro gaming controllers. By leveraging Bluetooth technology, the brand has been able to bring modern day amenities to old school consoles. 8bitdo has taken to Kickstarter to unveil its latest creation, this time inspired by the Apple II. The AP40 is a full-featured controller with load-out buttons, directional pad and analog joysticks. It is compatible with a multitude of devices, including iPhone and iPad, Mac/Windows, Android and more.
Features aside, Apple enthusiasts are sure to be drawn in by its design aesthetics. The AP40 takes it cues from Apple’s original multi-colored logo. It is splashed with bright hues and a tiny Apple leaf on top. What’s more, 8bitdo includes a tiny keyboard like stand for holding your smartphone or tablet while gaming. Available for pre-order today, the AP40 has an early bird price of $49 and is slated to ship in January if all goes to plan. Check out the rest of 8bitdo’s lineup for more retro-inspired accessories.
The AP40 is a Bluetooth controller. Connecting it with any of your devices is a breeze. It pairs the same way that most other Bluetooth devices pair. You start by putting your controller in “Bluetooth mode” then in your devices Bluetooth setting, select the controller and it’s paired. Check out the video below to see how easy it is to pair with each device. To honor Apple’s pioneering Apple I in 1976, we designed a stand modeled after the original Apple II computer. It is designed to elegantly hold your AP40 controller, smart phone or tablet. 8Bitdo has a lot of experience manufacturing and shipping products. We’ve designed, produced and shipped over 15 products in the last 3 years. We’ll be manufacturing the AP40 and other items with the same manufacturers we’ve been partnered with since 2013.