MGT Mobile Gaming Controllers The Best Mobile Gaming Controller for iPhone/iOS

The Best Mobile Gaming Controller for iPhone/iOS

best mobile gaming controller for iPHONE

For the longest time, Android users have been treated to a massive collection of mobile gaming controllers and the choices seem to get better and better with each passing year. But what about people that are die-hard fans of the iPhone and iOs? Well, all that has changed and there are plenty of controllers on the market for the Apple community.

From telescopic controllers to the more standard design we’ve all come to know and love there’s something for everybody in the current landscape and it’s crazy to see just how far the tech has come since the first controllers hit the scene. So which controller is the right one for you?

There’s rarely a one size fits all, especially since they aren’t all made for the same size device and can make picking the right one tricky. The last thing you want is your first controller to be something that you can’t use or enjoy.

That’s what we’re going to take a look at today. I’ve put together a list of some of the best mobile gaming controllers for Apple users to shine a light on the massive collection that we have as well. So, without further ado, here are the best mobile gaming controllers for iPhone and iOS.


Razer Kishi


Product: Mobile Gaming Controller

Brand: Razer

Model: Kishi

Price: $89.65

Best Place To Buy: Amazon


The Razer Kishi has been taking the world by storm but, when it was first released, it was only made available to Android users but after a few months, Razer finally released a version of the Kishi with its own lightning port connection that fits perfectly on most iPhones running iOS.

Its design closely resembles the original Xbox One Controller and that’s obvious from the moments you first get your hands on the analog sticks. It features fully analog triggers as well, making it perfect for any driving fans since you can easily adjust the pressure of your pull on the RT or LT.

One of the only downsides would be the fact that this controller’s design limits the number of devices that are compatible and you would need to double-check and make sure that you have a compatible device before you make your purchase but, if you do, it’s the best way to take your mobile gaming experience to the next level.

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iPega Red Knight





Price: $29.99

Best Place To Buy: Amazon


Now for something that’s a lot more affordable and caters to those that are using a mobile gaming controller for the first time, the iPega Red Knight (9087s). It’s one of the first controllers I got to use myself and it’s a great stepping stone before eventually upgrading to something that’s a little more premium.

While its design may be a bit on the small side, the end result is one of the most portable controllers n my collection that I could transport around with me without an extra carry case or backpack. It literally just slipped into the back of my pocket and that’s the level of portability we wish all controllers had.

But, that extremely small size can sometimes be a bit of a hindrance as well. For full-grown adults, it may become a bit of an issue since I often felt like I couldn’t use it for more than an hour or two before my hands would cramp and I’d want to switch controllers but for quick bursts of gameplay on the go, it can’t be beaten.

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Xbox One Controller

Product: Gaming Controller

Brand: Microsoft

Model: Xbox One

Price: $64.99

Best Place To Buy: Amazon

It may not be a well-known fact but the Bluetooth controllers from the eighth generation of consoles do exceptionally well as mobile gaming controllers and it feels great to have such a premium peripheral for mobile gaming. But, out of the two main contenders, I have to go with the updated Xbox One Controller.

It’s as simple as connecting your Airpods and is easily discovered through a quick Bluetooth search. Plus, the majority of games with controller support, including the many retro emulators out there, can easily detect the controller, making it the perfect mobile tool.

Its ergonomic design is second to none and It’s great that one of my main controllers can also double as a great mobile gaming controller as well and, for a long time, it was my main peripheral of choice. All you need to add is a mobile phone clip and you’ll be right at home.

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Backbone One





Price: $99.00

Best Place To Buy: Amazon

One of the newest controllers on the market, the Backbone One is fast becoming the go-to controller for iPhone users alike. It’s one of the only controllers that are specifically designed for the iOS ecosystem and will fit neatly into your arsenal of other Apple gadgets.

It connects directly to your phone as well and features a spring-loaded telescopic design that fits most iPhone designs. Not to mention the fact that it is one of the few controllers recognized by Call of Duty: Mobile that isn’t Playstation’s Dualshock 4 or an updated Xbox One controller.

It also comes with its own app that can easily be accessed via the home button once you have the app installed. While it doesn’t come with its own set of games, it does consolidate all of your games together and allows you to start playing immediately similarly to PS Remote Play and Xbox Cloud Gaming.

Which One Would I Pick

I’ve been looking for a great mobile gaming controller for my iPhone for a while and I think I would have to go with the Razer Kishi. I was highly impressed by the Android version and the one made for Xbox Cloud Gaming and having an option for an iPhone model seems completely ideal.

Other than that, my next choice would have to be the Xbox One Controller. I’ve been using it for mobile gaming for years and it has delivered the most premium experience I’ve ever gotten from a premium controller. All I needed was a phone clip and fit right at home in my setup.

Are you an Apple/iPhone user? What controller would you pick? Let me know in the comments section below.


-Stevius Maximus

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