Image: Hugh Threlfall
May 30 2011
This deliciously daft piece of moulded plastic to turn your iPhone into a miniature, fully working pinball table is one of my favourite silly gadgets in a long while.
The weird thing about the iPhone Pinball Magic, though, is that while it is manifestly a piece of amusing tat, the way it works – and it works extremely well – is very intriguing. The tiny side flippers, in particular, don’t seem to have any detectable electronic contact with the phone, but are perfectly responsive. Sorry, no idea how it’s done. Brilliant.