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10 game controllers for smartphones and tablets

0. phoneArena posted on 18 Feb 2013, 08:27

As much as we love playing games on smartphones and tablets using on-screen virtual controls, we sometimes miss the tactile feedback that only a dedicated physical controller can provide. And we bet that many gamers – novice and veteran alike, would agree with us. But thankfully, there's a solution. Plenty of accessory manufacturers have come up with great game controllers intended to be used with the smartphones and tablets available on the market. Here's 10 of them – arguably the best ones you might find, so check them out and let us know which one you like the most...

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posted on 18 Feb 2013, 09:03 8

1. sorcio46 (Posts: 435; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)

in addition... the ps3 joystick on Android :D

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 09:38

2. nokia4ever (Posts: 9; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)

i loved the pad no 1 and 3 bec i dont need to handle the phone or trying to find a comfortable place to put it while playing i think one of these two pads need to come in box with a flagship device or any other similiar and comfortable gamepads jus like the xperia play and name it console phone so we can use the phone separetley or attach it to the gamepad it may sell more than the s3

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 09:48

3. Sharky (Posts: 244; Member since: 24 Jun 2008)

Wish they would make better joysticks for these. I've tried the Nyko and Moga and I can't play any FPS games because the joysticks aren't smooth enough.

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 11:07

4. bustervic (Posts: 26; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)

What game is that in the MOGA capture?

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 11:07

5. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

icontrol pad is obviously meant for a tv - mirroring use.
Some neat products here!
Does iDroid have a holder for the phone?

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 14:57

6. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

Too bad there was no mention of the Gameklip, since although it is not a controller itself, it allows you to clip on and use a PS3 controller with your phone... and honestly, the PS3 controller blows these out of the water. Well except maybe the iDroid, that looks like a good controller.

posted on 13 Jun 2014, 22:12

7. imparanoic (Posts: 88; Member since: 15 Oct 2012)

hori, the masters of joysticks and controllers with over 28 years experience since NES eras, have announced a iphone controller MFI which looks similar to their previous wireless ps2 (which i have), they produce the best controller ever, i predict it will be less than US$60-70

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