Mad Catz Debuts 'C.T.R.L.i' Wireless iOS 7 Game Controller

Gaming peripheral company Mad Catz has debuted its C.T.R.L.i iOS 7 gaming controller at Mobile World Congress 2014, reports Engadget. The offering from Mad Catz brings yet another choice to the iOS gaming controller market that saw the release of the SteelSeries Stratus last month and the Logitech PowerShell and MOGA Ace Power last year.

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Similar to the Stratus, the C.T.R.L.i can connect to any iOS 7 device through Bluetooth instead of using a Lightning port, and includes a spring-loaded mount that can be used with the iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, and iPhone 5c. The controller itself is based on Mad Catz's popular MLG Pro Circuit Controller for the Xbox 360, and features console-style controls such as a directional pad, two analog sticks, four face buttons, shoulder bumpers, and left and right triggers. The C.T.R.L.i's Bluetooth capabilities also allows connectivity for up to four controllers.

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At the current point in time, multiple games offer iOS 7 controller support, including titles like Rayman Fiesta Run, Dead Trigger 2, and Asphalt 8: Airborne. Additional developers have also pledged to build controller support into their apps now that hardware is available to consumers, as more iOS games appear to be receiving updates that enable game controller support.

The Mad Catz C.T.R.L.i iOS 7 gaming controller will be available for $80 in April, and will come in colors of black, white, red, blue, and orange.

Top Rated Comments

WilliamLondon Avatar
132 months ago
this is great!

but sadly going way to slow

Agree! I love that another controller is being released, but it's going agonisingly slowly, I thought by now there'd be 10s of controllers on the market easily. Still waiting for the perfect one, not yet taken by the ones available yet, but I'm sure it's coming, just a bit longer to wait.

Someone else who thinks playing games with a controller on iPhone is stupid?

this belongs into the same category as smartwatches - Stupid & Useless

What's the point of these comments? To make those of us who actually think they're interesting products feel bad about ourselves and our opinions, or to bolster your own opinions of yourselves, or both?

It blows me away that people feel compelled to go into a thread just to drop a flaming turd in the room because you don't see the point and this isn't interesting to you. If it's not a topic you find interesting, I've got a suggestion ...
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Baklava Avatar
132 months ago
Someone else who thinks playing games with a controller on iPhone is stupid?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
easy-peasy Avatar
132 months ago
This MFI controller looks like the best one yet due to the holder on top to place your phone while you play instead of making the controller a really long rectangle.

Too bad they still are charging a ludicrous $70 - $80 for these controllers. I'll wait for the next few generations when the prices drop somewhere between $40 - $50.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
pmz Avatar
132 months ago
$$$

When an iOS controller hits $39.99 I'll start paying attention.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Zimmy68 Avatar
132 months ago
You had me at...

Wait...

$80?!?!?

What?

<clicks next thread>

Good luck with that.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
0098386 Avatar
132 months ago
Looks like a cheap knock-off Xbox 360 controller.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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