Android is well served from Bluetooth controls, no shortage of options. But what about the iPhone? In this article, you will check out the best controls for iPhone and iPad, where to buy and price range of them.
What is MFi?
MFi is an Apple qualification seal for products that the brand attests as “made for your iDevices”. This seal is especially important for controls, because gamepads with this emblem have standard Apple specifications.
PXN Speedy – 6603
This control is the iPhone and iPad gamepad with the cheapest MFi today, and easier to find as well. It is the control that best works out in the cost-benefit set.
The PXN – 6603 has a good black piano finish. The set of buttons, and body, resemble that of the Xbox 360. In addition, the 6603 features a grip to dock your iPhone. It supports iPhone from the 5S to the 8 Plus.
Like any MFi control for iOS, just connect it is recognized by the iPhone and the game.
- Charging time: 2 hours
- Play time: 30 hours
- Battery capacity: 550 mAh
- Charging mode: USB charging
- Compatible system: IOS7 or above (all Apple devices)
- Connection: Bluetooth connection
- Compatible with games: Compatible controller game introduced by iTunes App store
- Package Size: 15.3 * 11 * 6.1 CM
- Weight: 0.59 KG
- Color: Black, White
Price of the Speedy 6603 ranges from $ 130 to $ 200.
Where to find?
8 SF30 Pro (and others resembling those of Nintendo)
8Bitdo is a manufacturer that produces controls with great compatibility. They have Android, PC and iOS support. However, be aware that these controls are not MFi (they may not work right in some games on iOS). But they’re great for emulators.
There are several models, the SF30 Pro (Super Nintendo), N30 Pro (Nintendo 8bits) and other simpler versions. Our tip is to also buy the hook to couple the iPhone in control, and have a real laptop in the hands.
The price of the 8Bitdo controls vary from $ 100 to $ 150 reais.
Mad Catz CTRLi and Micro CTRLi
Mad Catz manufactures two controls for iPhone and iPad, the CTRLi and Micro CTRLi Both are very similar, the only difference is the size. Both gamepads have full support for the MFi system.
Mad Catz’s Gamepad is very reminiscent of PXN’s, with similar buttons and analogues. They are well built and of a well known brand. However, it is difficult to find them for sale. The best options to look for are Amazon or Ebay.
REBEL is another member of this category of MFi iOS controls. He remembers a Pega 9021. In fact, it was Pega who was inspired by the control of the competitor.
It turns out that MOGA no longer sells the control in its store, and it seems that the company is badly financially. But the controls work very well. Just like those from Mad Catz, the best options to find it are Amazon or Ebay.
Gamevice Control for iPhone and iPad
It’s time to talk about iPhone controls sold in Brazil. Do not miss the absurd. Around here, iOS controls, in official stores, sell for more than R $ 1,200 reais (almost the value of a Xiaomi Mi6). RIDICULOUS!
But fortunately, it is possible to find Gamevice in other places. One of them is Ebay, where it is sold in the house of $ 200 Reals, with freight already included.
The Gamevice format is Gamepad type in which your smartphone is “inside” the control. Thus, it turns into a kind of portable console, such as a PSP.
There is also a version of Gamevice for iPad, with versions for iPad Mini and iPad Pro.
The great differential of Gamevice’s gamepads is that they do not need bluetooth. You do not have to match or anything like that. Just attach your smartphone or tablet and you’re done. Thanks to the connection model (via connector), the latency (delay) of the commands, is very low.
Steelseries Nimbus is a control for Apple TV, which if you have no options, you can use it on your iPhone and iPad without problems. But you will have a problem. There is no feature in the control to attach your smartphone or tablet. So you need to support your gadgets somewhere to enjoy a game.
Nimbus is also sold in Brazil. The price of it here is one we already imagined, $ 799! But on ebay it is possible to find the Nimbus for around R $ 200 reais.
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