8bitdo â€” the company behind some of the best classic-style Bluetooth controllers around â€” is making something special to celebrate Appleâ€™s 40th anniversary. Called the AP40, itâ€™s a wireless controller thatâ€™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 youâ€™re not using it. The controller works the same as the rest of 8bitdoâ€™s lineup, which means that itâ€™s compatible with PC, Mac, iOS, and Android, along with classic game consoles if you have a Retro Receiver adaptor.
But you canâ€™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. Itâ€™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. Thatâ€™s right: youâ€™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 â€” the controller and adaptor are around US$49 each, while the stand bundled with a controller is close to US$70 â€” and theyâ€™re all expected to launch in January.