For all the dross that finds its way onto Kickstarter, it occasionally plays host to a proper gem of a project. The sequel to the iControlPad mobile gaming add-on is one such stroke of genius, and it’s just smashed its target. This is good news.

“Well as I’m sure you have all seen the KS is a success, and we have waited until it is well past the goal just to be sure before posting this,” says the official update to the iCP2’s Kickstarter page.

“We’re now requesting part invoices and arranging the moulding process for the rubber membranes and plastic parts – the battery company will also start production of the cells. Once the KS ends we will post the first production video and you will see us start making this real!”

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The joypad raked in $163,000 of a $150,000 target, and with good cause.

As the below video explains, the iCP2 is completely open source and has support for touchscreen button mapping, which means it should work with any iPhone or Android game you throw at it – as well as the upcoming OUYA console and the Raspberry Pi.

Watch the video for all the facts:

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