@xPenguinHD I've been through two sets of those. The first was expensive. The second pair was about 35 bucks. Still though many reviews about the build quality and the left ear speaker going out because of poor wiring.
I bought an MFi controller a while back, and was very disappointed with the selection of games that actually support it.. The only ones I've found to be somewhat fun are Leo's Fortune and Monster Hunter Freedom Unite.
@kadagan I would definitely give a recommendation on MHFU. Fully fledged game, ported from PSP to iOS. Definitely an amazing game, however it does have the general pitfall of most Jrpgs (very grindey). I never played it much, but it is really good.
@JonT no no! ultra-maximum-burrito! My point was actually that the timing was perfect. My iOS devices are jail broken, and I can use a PS3 controller to play games, aaaand, Modern Combat 5 finally added MFi support, so my kids and I can play multiplayer together. I ordered and hope this will work well.
I have the MadCatz C.TR.L.i and it's awesome and $45. I highly recommend spending the extra $15 on a full size controller. This smaller one has nub sticks that just aren't good. If you insist on SteelSeries Stratus get the XL. Unless you really value portability this controller isn't as good, but if you are gaming on the go, why bring a controller anyway?
MFI controllers are awesome, but full size is where it's at. Spend the extra cash on a better gaming experience and save yourself the hassle.
Hey, I bought this last time! I guess I'm $45 poorer. Thanks for rubbing it in meh!
It works fine but I will confess I haven't used it very much. It is tiny, but reasonably comfortable to hold; the analog sticks seem solid and the D-pad has a nice soft, responsive feel to it. I've been mostly using it to play random f2p Japanese mobile games. No complaints on my end so far; pairing works flawlessly.
I've read articles elsewhere discussing why the MFi program is terrible when it comes to game controllers and drives prices up in the supposed name of quality, but if you have an iOS device and are in the market for a bluetooth controller, $30 is a steal. I imagine that represents a very small proportion of meh buyers though.
Things that are new since the last sale:
Maclife put up a list of games that work well with MFi controllers that seems reasonable to me, but it notably doesn't include the all-important Monster Hunter iOS port.
Well... I Can tell you the funny story of why I'm not getting one... Last year this caused quite the stir in the sohma family... I got one for my wife, thinking she'd like casual gaming, and She got one for me... However... I didn't realize she would buy from Meh... So I almost ended up contacting Support asking why I got two... Until my wife let me know that I ruined the surprise and I have opened up one of the best gifts for Christmas. (yes I can say this was one of the best, but she was making up for it on my birthday in January) So... All in all... the controllers work great, just be careful if you intend to gift it... You may get one too!
Seriously, my forehead hurts from slapping it the past few nights. I sure we're on the verge of seeing the Fuku Frustration Show any day now too. You guy are really disappointing me, keep up the good work