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Controller for iPad?

04-27-2017, 08:08 AM
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 2
Controller for iPad?

Let me start by apologizing if this is in the wrong section of the forum.

I was looking for a controller for my PC, when I started to think about a controller for my 4th gen iPad.

It's simple, really. I have many unfinished games, like Zenonia and those like that, which I never beat because the controls were not great and it hurt my hands after awhile. So my question is to users that have more experience in this: Is there a comfortable iPad controller out there, in which to play my games with? It has to fit with more than just Zenonia, though, if there's even a controller that can do that out there.

Oh, and I know this may be asking too much but, controller support for Infinity Blade would be awesome as well. I find that game often does not respond well to my input, so I put it away.

Thanks in advance.
04-27-2017, 08:56 AM
Check out the Steelseries and Horipad MFI controllers. There's also the Gamevice, but those clip on to and plug into your device which I don't like so I can't recommend them myself, but I hear a lot of good things about them from people who don't mind that aspect.
04-28-2017, 07:26 AM
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 2
Doesn't look like those will do it for the games I'm looking for. Turns out I don't really have any MFi compatible games. =P

Guess I'll just have to find another way to finish those games. Though the Zenonia series was free, so there's no pressure, there.

Thanks, anyways. =)
04-28-2017, 07:36 AM
Joined: Jul 2013
Location: Europe, CET
Posts: 3,486
Saw this thread only now.
First of all, welcome to Toucharcade, enjoy your stay!

Don't know anything about controllers, as I never use them. But I do know a tad about RSI by now, so that's what I'll write about.

You write that your hands started to hurt after a while. Well, as someone who has it too, sounds very much like RSI to me. Welcome to the club

Do you have that under other circumstances too, e.g. when typing a lot on a keyboard?
Depending on what exactly causes it, a controller might not help (much). Best to consult with your doc and have it checked out.

Personally, I avoid any games that require a lot of - especially rapid - tapping; typically when you need to tap for each attack in a fighting game, instead of keeping the button pressed and you continue attacking: that's horrible for me, and makes my RSI flare up within minutes.

Anyways, best of luck, both with the controllers and your hands. And get the latter checked, please.

Last edited by Nullzone; 04-28-2017 at 12:53 PM.
04-28-2017, 11:09 AM
Joined: Apr 2017
Location: UK
Posts: 12
I just got the Steelseries Nimbus, and it's great! I really recommend you check it out - makes games so much better!

Check out my tech site, The Nerdy Student!

04-29-2017, 05:14 PM
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Upstate NY/USA
Posts: 2,449
If you ever do want a controller for mfi supported games the Nimbus pairs with my iPad 4 easily and feels comfortable when held, also the button placement is good.