Mad Catz Interactive today officially started shipping its C.T.R.L.i and Micro C.T.R.L.i Bluetooth-enabled mobile gamepads. Announced earlier this year at Mobile World Congress, the controllers are compatible with Apple's latest iOS devices running iOS 7 and iOS 8. While there has been some limited availability of at least the larger model through several retailers in recent weeks, today's announcement indicates both models should now be broadly available.

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Both controllers use Bluetooth to connect to an iOS device and support multiplayer gaming, allowing up to four gamepads to connect with a single iOS device. Available in five colors, the controllers feature dual joysticks, dual left and right triggers, a D-pad, and four controller buttons. They also include clips that allows users to attach their iOS devices to the controllers for mobile game playing.

Mad Catz's C.T.R.L.i gamepad is a full-size controller for gamers looking for a console-like experience. It is available now for $49.99 and is compatible with the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5/5s/5c, iPad Air and Air 2, iPad mini 2/3, and the iPod touch (5th Generation). Compatible with the same suite of devices, the Micro C.T.R.L.i is 20 percent smaller and retails for $39.99.

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Richdmoore Avatar
100 months ago
How long does the battery last? What types of batteries does it take or is it rechargeable?
It uses 2 AAA batteries. I don't know how long the life is, but I have finished a couple of games already with my micro without issues, it shows about 60% still on the helper app. (So basically not a huge issue, if it becomes one for you simply get rechargeable AAA batteries.)

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According to their website: http://madcatz.com/gamesmart-micro-c-t-r-l-i/

It only works on ios 7. does anyone know if it works for ios8 or if it will VERY soon?

"Mad Catz’ Micro C.T.R.L.i Mobile Gamepad delivers traditional gaming controls for devices running iOS 7."

Even on the website it is written in BOLD.
I have had a micro for a few weeks. No issues on iOS 8 at all.


FYI: a good list of games can be found here: http://afterpad.com
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mdelvecchio Avatar
100 months ago
that photo is ridiculous. "let's all go outside and play video games. also, let's wear headphones so we don't have to listen to each other!"
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