There are so many high-quality games for iOS devices now that there’s almost no reason for most casual gamers to buy a dedicated video game console anymore. Almost. Touchscreen controls will never be as good as a gamepad when it comes to controlling your games, but you don’t need an Xbox One or a PS4 to play games with a controller. Check out the Mad Catz Micro C.T.R.L.i Mobile Gamepad, which was made specifically for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It works well with any iOS device, but if you play with an iPhone or iPod touch you can event mount it right on the top of the controller.

Some highlights from the product page:

  • Officially Apple Certified – Meets performance standards for devices running iOS 7 or later: iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad (4th generation), iPad mini, and AppleTV
  • Multiplayer Support – Ideal for video games like Skylanders: Trap Team, FIFA 15, Real Racing 3 and Monster Hunter: Freedom Unite, up to 4 controllers can pair to 1 iOS device. Bluetooth connectivity easily links Micro C.T.R.L.i to most Apple products
  • Extensive Battery Life – Includes AAA batteries for up to 40 hours’ gameplay on Apple smartphones, tablets, and AppleTV. This iOS controller plays nicely with Terraria, Powerpuff Girls, BioShock, Secret of Mana, Final Fantasy 3, Disney Infinity: Toy Box 2.0 and more
  • Travel Ready – Mobile gaming at its best, an adjustable smartphone clip attaches an iOS device atop Micro C.T.R.L.i. Great with games like GTA: San Andreas, Thomas was Alone, The Wolf Among Us, Dead Trigger 2, Bastion, Limbo, Beach Buggy Racing and more
  • Fantastic Big-Screen Gamer – An HDMI cable and Apple Lightning Digital AV Adapter (each sold separately) can connect an iOS device to your HDTV. Add Micro C.T.R.L.i iPhone controller for a console-grade gaming experience on the widescreen

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