Pinball Magic appcessory turns iPad into table too

New Potato Technologies has has an iPhone/iPod touch pinball table stand/housing available for a while now, but the iPad version of its "appcessory" will no doubt rapidly rise to the top of many Apple fanbois Christmas wish lists.

The ball plunger, flippers and start buttons all work when it's combined with the company's free to download Pinball Magic app, and lights flash as if you're really in an arcade (or a small scale version of The Who's rock opera Tommy).

As add-ons for Apple's device, it's not cheap, costing $79.99 (around £50) - not including shipping. Nor do we know whether it is, or will be, compatible with other pinball apps on iTunes.

And there's the further problem that neither the manufacturer's own website (www.newpotatotech.com) or the retailer that originally listed it (www.brookstone.com) have it on their sites at present. Maybe it's just proving too popular on the run up to Christmas for them to keep up with demand. Either way, we recommend you keep checking back.

We know we will.

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