RiotPWR Launches New Dual Lightning and USB-C Gaming Controller

RiotPWR, known for its line of gaming controller accessories compatible with Apple devices, today announced the launch of the RiotPWR Cloud Gaming Controller for iOS, which is designed to work with both Lightning and USB-C devices.

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The new RiotPWR controller is equipped with Lightning and USB-C cables so that it can be played with Lightning-based iPhones and USB-C based iPads. It will also come in handy if Apple transitions to USB-C for the 2023 iPhone lineup, as is rumored.

"While competitors' controllers come in Lightning and USB-C variations, the design of those controllers limits users to that one connection ability. This means that iOS gamers would need to buy a brand-new controller to play on their future Apple devices such as iPads," said Fraser Townley, CEO of RiotPWR. "RiotPWR has always made future-proofing a priority when designing our controllers with our unique swappable and upgradable connection design."

Modeled after console controllers, the RiotPWR controller offers two joysticks, Xbox-like button options, and an eight-way D-pad. Passthrough charging is available to keep your device battery full, and a phone mount accommodates any phone case.

There's a built-in share button for streaming and recording gameplay or social media, along with audio DAC and headphone sockets.

The RiotPWR Cloud Gaming Controller can be purchased from the Apple website for $70.

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Top Rated Comments

MacWiz_007 Avatar
17 months ago
To each their own of course but I've been gaming for 40 years, since I was two years old, and I have never thought it would be a great idea to attach a slab cell phone to a standard console controller to game...and I never will.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Madmic23 Avatar
17 months ago

I have a mount similar to this for a PS4 controller. It actually works pretty good, and I think this piece of plastic only cost me about $10. It's top heavy, but not uncomfortable to use.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
WestonHarvey1 Avatar
17 months ago
That can't be comfortable or balanced well. Nintendo perfected this form factor with the GBA SP and the DS series, and they knew to keep the top screen the lightest part of the unit. Adding a mount to an XBox controller and putting a half-pound iPhone on it? I can see this being enjoyable for about 0 minutes.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mukiex Avatar
17 months ago
Given that Switch, PS4/PS5, and XBox controllers are compatible now, I'm not sure what the point of this is.

The Mfi controller program was a dumpster fire. Apple required vendors to be used that basically guaranteed the controller would be a mushy mess that made 20-year-old Gamestop store brand knock-offs look like premium products. I have like 100 controllers because I don't throw ANYTHING away. I owned a Razer Kishi for three hours. Picked it up in the morning and sent that nonsense back to Amazon on my lunch break, due to how bad it was.

At this point I just want a good Joy-Con iPhone holder. Iine makes one, but you can't see the joy-con LEDs on it and there's no Qi charger on the back.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iAFC Avatar
17 months ago
This must be the most uncomfortable gaming setup ever.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mukiex Avatar
17 months ago

Prices range from $35 to $62, so it's cheaper than Joy Cons ($80 for a pair). OTOH, there are cheaper/3rd party controllers that are that affordable too. I guess more choice for consumers is also good, but yeah, if the execution of it was subpar, that would be a head scratcher.
Yeah, I did a terrible point of explaining my stance on that one. But yeah, in its price range, existing 3rd party wireless XB/PS controllers are typically better made, but much more so, a Joy-Con pair is monumentally better for actually playing with a proper grip that holds the phone in the middle. No palm-straining weight leverage to worry about.

I honestly wish this thing ('') was easier to buy online.
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