We are fans of the Philips CD-i system who aim to keep the platform alive and usable using custom designed hardware. While CD-i systems are widely available there is a shortage of CD-i controllers. This makes it harder to enjoy CD-i titles today.
We had the idea to design a Bluetooth module for the Philips CD-i that acts as a controller on the input port to allow for standard Bluetooth controllers like the Xbox, Switch or PlayStation controllers to be used with CD-i devices. We built an open source program for the Arduino platform to make this happen. It does require some custom hardware and soldering to work. This is why we designed a module to combine it all for a plug-and-play experience!
The CD-i Bluetooth Module is as simple as plugging in the cable to the box, put your controller into “pairing mode” and you are ready to play!
Just like the CD-i gamepad it supports the D-pad and 3 buttons, but with the additional joysticks to use just like the original remotes!
We hope to bring a solution to expensive second hand controllers for all CD-i fans who want to play retro games or enjoy the plenty of other interactive CDs! We sell our boards at a small profit margin which we invest back into the community. If you have questions feel free to reach out to us!
For US customers you can also order it from Stone Age Gamer: https://stoneagegamer.com/cd-i-bluetooth-all-in-one-controller-adapter.html