Back in February 2012 Think Geek unveiled the 8-bitty, a retro-styled controller for iOS and Android devices. Today, the 8-bitty made an appearance on the FCC, winning approval for its Bluetooth wireless capabilities. FCC documents for the 8-bitty include external photos, above, as well as internal photos, which show of the controller’s Broadcom BCM20730 processor. The 8-bitty’s user manual is included in Think Geek’s filing as well, and unfortunately it appears that the controller requires a screwdriver to open its battery door…retro indeed.
The 8-bitty will cost $30. A release date is not yet available for the controller, but you can view the 8-bitty’s product page on Think Geek here.
Why wait for the Nintendo Wii U, when you can have an LCD screen on your controller right now. That’s what Datel Design and Development offers with its TurboFire EVO controller for the Xbox 360. The controller, which passed through the FCC today, features a 1.7-inch display known as the “Combat Command.”
Sure, the display doesn’t really do much – it basically just gives users a visual interface for adjusting controller settings like speed, recoil, button mapping and rapid fire. But does that really matter when you’re the only one with an Xbox 360 controller with an LCD screen? No.