This adorable wireless controller looks like a classic Apple logo – The Verge

8bitdo — the company behind some of the best classic-style Bluetooth controllers around — is making something special to celebrate Apple’s 40th anniversary. Called the AP40, it’s a wireless controller that’s functionally similar to a SNES gamepad, but is designed to look like the classic rainbow Apple logo. It even has a little green leaf you can plug into the USB port when you’re not using it. The controller works the same as the rest of 8bitdo’s lineup, which means that it’s compatible with PC, Mac, iOS, and Android, along with classic game consoles if you have a Retro Receiver adaptor.

But you can’t buy it just yet. Instead, 8bitdo is launching a Kickstarter campaign today, looking to raise $125,000 HKD (about US$16,000) to fund production. And the company is building more than just a controller. It’s also making an adorable stand modeled after the Apple II, as well as a new version of the Retro Receiver compatible with the Apple II/IIc. That’s right: you’ll be able to use a wireless controller with a computer built in the 1970s. You can get any of the three through different funding tiers — the controller and adaptor are around US$49 each, while the stand bundled with a controller is close to US$70 — and they’re all expected to launch in January.

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