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Categories > Mobile Gaming Accessories > MAD CATZ > Mad Catz C.T.R.L.R Mobile Gamepad (Dual BT) - Gloss Black

Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1 Lags on Android, nonstandard inputs on PC/Mac games, AWFUL support
Pros: Exactly the same form factor as the Xbox 360 controller.
Cons: I was excited to get this controller and, wow, what a disappointment.

1) With Android (Nexus 7, 2013 [latest version]): If you're hoping that buying a premium product from MadCatz would avoid the need for digging around forums for glitch fixes, you'll be disappointed with this product. After a second or two of using it on my Nexus 7, the controller starts lagging. Only by a half second, maybe, but that renders it useless when trying to play a game. I dug around for a fix and found that if you turn off and on bluetooth and then re-pair the device, the lag will usually go away. Sometimes you have to do this multiple times to get it to work.

2) With OS X: HUGE disappointment because this is 90% of why I bought the C.T.R.L.R. It doesn't use standard gamepad inputs, apparently, because none of the controls match up with what controller-friendly games are expecting. That means you have to tell games to ignore the gamepad and only use mouse & keyboard, and THEN create or install a profile that emulates the keys. This eliminates any bit of convenience you could hope for this thing over a 360 controller. Why create an exact clone of a 360 controller and then completely change what inputs it's sending the computer so that it requires custom programming or installing game profiles (if available)? You're MUCH better off getting a 360 controller and the USB transceiver, even though it requires a 3rd party driver. I was hoping this device would be more convenient, since it doesn't require a USB dongle and has an OEM driver, but nope. For gaming on a Mac, this C.T.R.L.R is definitely not a good solution. They should disclose that they have their own proprietary set of inputs that NOBODY supports... but then maybe they'd have a problem selling their controllers if people were actually informed about the all the issues.

I learned a lot about MadCatz with this experience and will not buy another product of theirs again.
Other Thoughts: MadCatz support is a joke. I opened a ticket and they took two days to respond, only to ask me if the ticket was still open. After I reaffirmed that, yes, my ticket was still open, the rep just repeated the pairing instructions, which I had already done numerous times and said as much in my ticket. In other words, he didn't even READ my ticket before replying with a copy-and-pasted response meant for folks who can't even pair a Bluetooth device to their computer. After I explained, again, what the problem was, I heard nothing back and that was 3 days ago. It turns out the problem was actually with OS X Yosemite & Bluetooth (reset the PRAM to fix it), which I updated him with so hopefully he can tell other customers with the same problem, but the ticket wasn't handled well at all. If you have so many people slamming you with tickets that days go by and you have to ask customers if their tickets are still open, you have a SERIOUS quality control issue with your products.
Reviewed By:Banzai,10/31/2014 2:11:09 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is Somewhat High and has owned this product 1 day to 1 week.
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Categories > Mobile Gaming Accessories > PowerA > PowerA Moga Ace Power IOS 7 Controller

Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1
Pros: none
Cons: Clunky, cheap, doesn't hold power, doesn't connect with game easily
Other Thoughts: This product sucks. Don't buy it!
Reviewed By:'Noyed,9/21/2014 11:39:49 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is average and has owned this product 1 month to 1 year.
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