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Best MFI Controller for Development(<$100)

10-31-2015, 01:52 AM
#1
Best MFI Controller for Development(<$100)

Hey,

I am looking for an MFI controller which is compatible with iPhone6,iPad Air2 for developmental purposes.
I am from india and am finding only old models in many online Stores here.


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Ganesh Mamadapur.

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10-31-2015, 06:10 AM
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I got a steel series one which I am happy with.

Don't bother with a cheap knock off they don't work unless you want to implement iCade (which doesn't have the same degree of control as the mFi controllers anyway.

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11-01-2015, 05:56 AM
#3
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Originally Posted by Destined View Post
I got a steel series one which I am happy with.

Don't bother with a cheap knock off they don't work unless you want to implement iCade (which doesn't have the same degree of control as the mFi controllers anyway.
Seconded. We got a really cheap chinese controller that works in iCade mode only. it is flimsy, barely works, chews power etc. If you really want to support controllers then I think you should just invest in a decent controller. You can't be half pregnant.

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11-02-2015, 01:12 AM
#4
Thanks,
I am looking at one of the steel series controllers.


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11-05-2015, 04:45 PM
#5
I use a "Mad Catz" C.T.R.L.i. which I got for a good price from a local electronics chain. It got good reviews and It's very small and therefore easy to carry around if you work form different locations.
01-19-2016, 06:13 AM
#6
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Originally Posted by Destined View Post
I got a steel series one which I am happy with.

Don't bother with a cheap knock off they don't work unless you want to implement iCade (which doesn't have the same degree of control as the mFi controllers anyway.
Atleast Unitys support on the iOS side on the Steel Series XL controller is pretty bad, almost nonexistent... Well I suppose it works well Xcode

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01-19-2016, 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Shadow Bug View Post
Atleast Unitys support on the iOS side on the Steel Series XL controller is pretty bad, almost nonexistent... Well I suppose it works well Xcode
I always test on device! If you want to test in Unity you can use any USB controller. Just make sure you plug it in before opening Unity.

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The light box, can you solve it (free) (on google play too)
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01-20-2016, 12:57 AM
#8
Hey,
Thanks for the suggestions I got the Stratus Xl and already integrated was pretty ok since. I had already integrated an Xbox controller on Windows side .

But the painful part was the UI support
You guys need help integrating controllers using Xcode you can Pm me
01-20-2016, 09:58 PM
#9
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Originally Posted by Destined View Post
I got a steel series one which I am happy with.

Don't bother with a cheap knock off they don't work unless you want to implement iCade (which doesn't have the same degree of control as the mFi controllers anyway.
Hmmm. I've been looking at bluetooth wireless controllers and I'm interested in one that works with both Android and IOS, lately been looking at the Nes30 Pro, but I've heard it only works with iCade like you said for IOS and also doesn't work with hardly any games, so that sucks! Been looking at that little steel series stratus controller, but from what I understand, it doesn't work for BOTH either. Only one or the other. I'd love to find one of these controllers that work well with both Android and IOS so I could use it with my iPad and phone! Oh, it also needs to have two thumbsticks. Regardless, they STILL won't work with EVERY game. Why the hell is this too much to ask for?!
Anyways, do any of you know any of these that is any good that works good for both? I would appreciate someone pointing me in the right direction regarding this!!

Last edited by bigrand1; 01-20-2016 at 10:00 PM.
02-05-2016, 03:29 PM
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Originally Posted by bigrand1 View Post
Hmmm. I've been looking at bluetooth wireless controllers and I'm interested in one that works with both Android and IOS, lately been looking at the Nes30 Pro, but I've heard it only works with iCade like you said for IOS and also doesn't work with hardly any games, so that sucks! Been looking at that little steel series stratus controller, but from what I understand, it doesn't work for BOTH either. Only one or the other. I'd love to find one of these controllers that work well with both Android and IOS so I could use it with my iPad and phone! Oh, it also needs to have two thumbsticks. Regardless, they STILL won't work with EVERY game. Why the hell is this too much to ask for?!
Anyways, do any of you know any of these that is any good that works good for both? I would appreciate someone pointing me in the right direction regarding this!!
You are out of luck with this situation, all the good ones (Steel Series and MadCatz ones) have separate ones for iOS and Android.


I have the Steel Series Stratus XL and I find the battery performance and joystick is very responsible, but it does not a phone holder.
I have heard a lot of good things about the MadCatz controllers too, they have a phone holder.

I am assuming you have an iPad?,
PS4 Fan - Steel Series Stratus XL
Xbox One Fan- MadCatz Controller

I did research on rest of them and they fall short in many cases. These 2 controllers are your best bet

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