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Evolution Controller hands-on

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Evolution Controller hands-on
It might not have as much recognition as some dedicated mobile video game systems like the NVIDIA Shield, or the Bluetooth mobile controllers from Moga, but the Evolution Controller still has a likable element to it that makes it a perfect companion to any mobile device. At its core, it’s a Bluetooth gamepad that’ll provide hardened gamers with an ideal experience – so that they won’t have to fumble around with on-screen controls ever again.

There’s a retro look with the Evolution Controller, which undoubtedly attracts the inner video game nerd in all of us. Unlike Moga’s selection of mobile controllers, the Evolution Controller is available in a wide array of colors – they include high-gloss black, matte black, white, cyan, magenta, and yellow. Constructed out of plastic, we’re pleased by the light weight feel of it, and as a whole, it looks almost similar to Moga’s own Hero Power controller.

Armed with all the usual buttons and triggers to appease the hardcore game in us, it packs along two analog sticks that make it perfect for any type of game play. However, it feel a bit strange attempting to use its various shoulder buttons, seeing that the left and right triggers are placed on the bottom portion of the controller – while the shoulder bumpers are positioned at their usual locations along the top edge. Aside from that, we can’t complain about the controller’s button layout.

Quickly testing it out, the Bluetooth connection is responsive enough to recognize all of our interaction with the gamepad – so there doesn’t appear to be any latency issues. Thankfully, the Evolution Controller is compatible to work with a variety of devices. Therefore, this open sourced Bluetooth controller is designed to work with iOS, Android, smart TVs, and PCs. If you’re curious about it, just know that it’s available for purchase right now for $80.

source: Evolution Controllers

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posted on 03 Sep 2013, 16:56

1. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)

$80 rip off imo you better getting the moga hero power which is not only cheaper but has more console like buttons aswel as a extender to hold your device. This has none

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 18:35

2. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

xD i actually just ordered one of these last week.
i got a blue one to use with my 2nd Gen N7.
the minimalist looks and the button layout was enough to justify the $60 i paid for it from Fancy.
great to see a hands on for it. i could hardly find any hands-on reviews for this anywhere.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 18:38

3. papss (unregistered)

That has got to be the uglies controller I've ever seen.. Also looks ridiculously generic and cheap.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 19:44

4. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2195; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)

what is this?

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 20:25

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

MOGA smokes this.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 01:09

6. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

how? have you handled both of them? huh? have you?

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