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Ipad controller

12-09-2014, 04:29 PM
#1
Joined: Feb 2013
Location: yuma, az
Posts: 34
Ipad controller

Going on a long vacation and I'm looking for a good controller that will work with my ipad 2. Games I will be playing are Modern Combat 5, Neon Shadow, Asphalt8 and rip tide. Any suggestions. I've heard to many good and bad tings about several controllers I just want one that works and what others are using.

Thanks!!
12-09-2014, 04:33 PM
#2
Joined: May 2013
Location: Berlin
Posts: 864
MC5 doesn't support controllers yet.Yes,it's true.Unfortunately

Best bang for the bucks seems to be the Madcatz now (both)unless your priority is clearly a very good D-pad.Check out this great side for all the infos needed:

www.afterpad.com

I'm currently using a Stratus but it will be replaced by a Madcatz in a couple of days.
12-09-2014, 04:58 PM
#3
Joined: Feb 2013
Location: yuma, az
Posts: 34
I've thought about the Mad Catz but I'm not a big fan of the xBox controller configuration but it does seem to work. Is the build quality nice or does it feel cheap? Also whats your opinion of the Status?
12-09-2014, 05:19 PM
#4
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 1,279
Ipad 3 and below do not support mfi controllers. Only iOS devices with Lightning connections. Unless you jailbreak.

Got lost on my way to GameFAQs...
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12-09-2014, 05:50 PM
#5
Joined: May 2013
Location: Berlin
Posts: 864
Quote:
Originally Posted by waderain View Post
I've thought about the Mad Catz but I'm not a big fan of the xBox controller configuration but it does seem to work. Is the build quality nice or does it feel cheap? Also whats your opinion of the Status?
I recommend reading the (very good!) reviews about both madcatz on afterpad.Build quality on both seems top notch.Better than most other MFI controller out there.And better build quality than older Madcatz gear as well

The stratus...well.It was ok when i bought it in january and there was just no competition.Unless you REALLY need the small size (it's surprisingly well build)there is no reason to buy one today imo.Except you can shoot one second hand for pocket money.Mine is on sale for 30,-€ now. (was 70,-!)

They still sell this thing for 70 bucks which is (still) ridiculous.

The stratus controller also have a small lag under iOS8.I compared it to my old Mini Retina with iO7 and noticed the difference as well.Not gamebreaking for me,i could still enjoy all the games i played before but others might be more sensitive to it.Steel Series are also working on it.