MFi Game Controllers Stories January 24, 2017

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Gamevice is one of the more popular options for Apple-certified, Made-for-iPhone (and iPad) game controllers. Today the company is introducing a new version of the controller specifically designed for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus with a built-in headphone jack and a Lightning port for charging. It also has second-generation controllers launching today and later this month for iPads.

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MFi Game Controllers Stories October 26, 2015

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From 9to5Toys.com:

Update (1/11 2:00pm): With the release of tvOS 9.2, Apple has officially added support for Bluetooth Keyboards on Apple TV. You’ll find our top-picks below.

The new Apple TV is now available for pre-orders with the first units set to ship on Friday. Apple has introduced a number of features to its new streaming device, including an App Store, a fresh remote with Siri built-in, universal search and support for MFi gaming controllers. However, the fourth generation Apple TV is pretty light on included accessories. It doesn’t even come with an HDMI cable.

Head below for all the must-have controllers, add-ons and accessories to take full advantage of Apple’s latest release.

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MFi Game Controllers Stories September 10, 2015

The new Gamevice MFi game controllers will fit your iPad Air and iPhone 6s just right

From 9to5Toys.com:

There is a wide selection of MFi game controllers out there, most of which enhance many of the games we play everyday on our iOS devices. For some gamers out there, those soft controls just don’t cut it. After Apple dropped the details on this year’s hardware lineup (and more) yesterday, it looks like Gamevice will be one of the first out of the gate with its upcoming iPhone 6s and iPad Air controllers:

Much like its already available controller for iPad mini, the new Gamevice iPhone 6 and iPad Air series gamepads will essentially open up to snap onto either end of your device. In terms of design, they work similar to the now $9 iPhone 5 series Logitech Powershell. You can expect all the usual fixings here, including 4 face buttons, dual bumper/trigger shoulder buttons, a D-pad and dual analog sticks. Both models will pack in additional battery power via your Lightning port.

The iPhone 6 series controller will work with the new iPhone 6s/6s Plus and last year’s models. Both iPad Air 1 and 2 will slide nicely into the Air series. Just like the iPad mini version, all three will sell for $99.99, but you’ll have to wait until later this year for the new iPhone 6 and iPad Air options (“Q4” and October respectively).

If the snap-on style doesn’t appeal to you, be sure to check out the new Steelseries Nimbus.

Remember, you can get all the best iOS deals in our daily roundups:

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Source: Gizmag

MFi Game Controllers Stories April 14, 2014

9to5Toys Last Call: SanDisk wireless iOS flash drives up to 20% off, iPad discounts, MFi game controller, more

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This weekend’s can’t miss deals:

Last Call updates:

 

SanDisk Connect Wireless iOS/Android Flash Drive: 64GB $80 (Reg. $100)/32GB $50 (Reg. $60)

Target Apple Deals: Free $50 gift card and 5% discount on iPad Air/Retina mini, iTunes cards 10% offmore

MOGA Ace Power MFi Lightning iPhone game controller w/ built-in battery $67 shipped (Reg. $100)

Heartbleed Sale: 1Password for Mac/iOS/PC/Android is 50% off

Other deals from today:

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MFi Game Controllers Stories January 27, 2014

Price war! Logitech drops iPhone MFi game controller to $70 in response to Steelseries’ $20 cut

It appears that lukewarm reviews and less-than-stellar demand is creating fierce competition amongst early-entrants into the MFi game controller space. Just last week SteelSeries knocked $20 off its Stratus controller, and now Logitech is going even further and slashing $30 off its PowerShell controller. The news follows our in-depth look at the MFi game controller program where we talked to companies about complaints over pricing and the less than stellar reviews of the controllers.

Despite the well-documented shortcomings of the PowerShell, we didn’t hesitate to recommend it for casual gamers. The deal is only scheduled to last until February 1st, but something tells us other discounts and promotions can’t be too far off.

MFi Game Controllers Stories January 8, 2014

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iOS gamers are not going to be short of options when it comes to choosing a games controller for their iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. After earlier dock-based controllers from Logitech and Moga, and Monday’s announcement by SteelSeries of the first Bluetooth controller, Signal has just announced the first full-size Bluetooth controller in the shape of the RP One …  expand full story

MFi Game Controllers Stories December 6, 2013

Razer to join PowerA and Logitech in the iPhone game controller battle

Gaming specialist Razer is joining MOGA and Logitech in launching a game controller for the iPhone after Apple created an MFI program to licence support for hardware controllers.

Leaked photos from @evleaks show it to be similar in appearance to the Logitech controller, though a hinge allows the iPhone to tilt up 45 degrees and, like the MOGA unit, it is said to be equipped with additional buttons on the shoulders of the device. The action buttons are apparently backlit.

Razer’s company motto is For Gamers, By Gamers and it claims that all its execs live and breathe gaming.

Just ask our CEO, who will happily lay the smack down on you in Quake Live or our President, who has over ten level 80’s on his local server. Hell, he will even take you on a raid in the middle of the work day.

MFi Game Controllers Stories October 25, 2013

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Since Apple first unveiled its new MFi game controller framework at WWDC earlier this year, we’ve already got a look at a couple controllers hitting the market in the near future from both Logitech and ClamCase. One of the other companies that Apple mentioned at WWDC was Moga, and today we get a look at what might be the first press shot for the company’s upcoming MFi controller dubbed “MOGA Ace Power” (via Evleaks). A second image below shows the controller when in “closed” mode without an iPhone docked:

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We don’t get many details about the controller above, but judging by the configuration and the fact that Apple already announced Moga was working on a controller, it’s a pretty good chance we’re indeed looking at the company’s upcoming MFi controller. Like some of Moga’s current controller products, the Ace Power will apparently sport a 1800mAh battery that will charge your device while docked in the controller.  expand full story

MFi Game Controllers Stories October 1, 2013

After teasing its first iOS controller that would work with Apple’s new MFi standard for game controllers, today we get what appears to be an official press shot of Logitech’s upcoming gamepad for iPhone that first leaked at WWDC earlier this year (via @evleaks).  We noticed that Logitech left space for the rear camera, which is nice for augmented reality apps and other games that utilize the iPhone’s camera.

Apple will offer 2 types of game controllers through its MFi program and two configurations all with pressure sensitive buttons and consistent layouts. The first type of controller is the form-fitting controller (much like Logitech’s above), which allows your iOS device to be docked right into the controller. The second will be a standalone controller that connects over Bluetooth. Above we’re looking at Apple’s standard layout, but there will also be an Extended layout for MFi controllers that adds dual thumbsticks and an extra set of shoulder buttons.

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MFi Game Controllers Stories June 17, 2013

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Crytek, the company behind CryEngine and the popular Crysis series, is planning to release a new tactical action game later this year for iOS called ‘The Collectibles’.  We’re told the company implemented support for Apple’s new MFi gaming controller framework just in time to give developers a preview of the game and new controls during a session last week at WWDC.

Developers tell us team members from Crytek’s Budapest studio demoed the game on stage, which has the player command a squad of five through your typical war-torn environment. It isn’t the first time Crytek has released a game for iOS devices, but it is the first time it’s bringing a shooter of sorts– the genre its best known for– to the platform. There doesn’t, however, seem to be any first-person shooter elements, as the title looks to be an overhead, tactical action game from the screenshots below. expand full story

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