By Andrew Liszewski
I know, I know, I know. Another steering wheel accessory for the iPhone? Ugh… That’s exactly what I thought when I saw the Helix Gaming Grip at the PosiMotion booth at CES. But I’ll be damned if it didn’t make me want to download Need for Speed Shift from the App Store before I walked away, and the only thing I’ve ever played on my iPhone is Solitaire!
The Helix is pleasantly compact, and while it’s by no means pocket-friendly, the simple design actually won me over. Your iPhone can be placed in the slightly flexible grip in either portrait or landscape orientation and is held in place by nothing more than tension & friction, though iPod Touch users will need to use a small clip on adapter. Now I’m not sure if the Helix is something I’d go out of my way to travel with, even during my daily commute, but I could see it being stashed in a drawer and pulled out for the occasional accelerometer-based game.
The Helix Gaming Grip is expected to be available sometime in Spring of 2010, but you can pre-order one now on the PosiMotion site for $19.99.