Novelty Dock Turns iPhone into Mini Pinball Machine

Who doesn’t love them some simulated pinball action? Me, that’s who, but I still like this tiny little box that turns your iPhone into a miniature pinball table: It’s so cute.

The dock can be bought at BestBuy for $40, and works with a free pinball game available in the App Store. The box hooks into the 30-pin connector and provides buttons for the flippers, a proper, spring-loaded ball-plunger and even another screen at the back to show your scores. There’s also a tilt-function in there should you get too feisty with the game.

Sadly the table only works with the provided pinball game and no others, making the fun somewhat limited, especially for $40. The app’s page on the iTunes Store currently looks a little odd, too: The single screenshot on display shows the three wheels from a one-armed-bandit, presumably from the developer’s other hardware/software game combo, Jackpot Slots. Now, make me one of these for the iPad and even I might be tempted to play.

Pinball Magic Game [iTunes]

Pinball Magic dock [BestBuy via Touch Arcade]

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