The Most Popular Android Controllers from China
Gaming on mobile devices is booming and Chinese manufactures are keeping up with the pace. In this article, we will take a look at four very popular Android controllers and see what they have to offer.
iPega PG-9025 is a wireless Bluetooth controller designed for the Android operating system. It runs on a built-in lithium battery which should last about 20 hours of continuous play time so you don’t have to worry about having enough AA or AAA batteries around. Telescopic phone stand supports up to 5.5″ mobile phones and clamps are equipped with a grippy material to keep your device in place. The gamepad is surprisingly small and at only 112g it weights less than one would expect. This makes the controller feel rather cheap and fragile and if you have a bigger hands you may experience problems with cramps after a longer gaming session.
The controller supports key mapping and you should be able to play the vast majority of games and emulators right out of the box without any tinkering. There is basically no lag to speak of so even the most demanding games in terms of response time like Street Fighter or Guilty Gear are a pleasure to play.
- Operating System Compatibility: Android 3.2+, iOS 4.3+, WinXP/Win7/Win8
- Connection: Bluetooth 3.0
- Keys: 19
- Range: 6-8m
- Battery: Built-in Lithium battery (380mAh)
- Working time: 20 hours
- Standby time: 100 hours
- Size: 16x6x14cm
- Weight: 0.270kg
The iPega PG-9025 can be purchased on Amazon.com for $16.99.
iPega PG-9021 is in many ways similar to iPega PG-9025 but it looks like a Xbox 360 controller. At 186 grams, it has a bit more weight to it so it doesn’t feel cheap like the PG-9025. This gamepad is powered by a lithium battery which should provide up to 20 hours of gaming time and is charged by the provided USB cable. The telescopic stand can be stretched to hold 3.2″ to 6.44″ cellphones.
When choosing between this controller and the PG-9025 the main point you should consider is their weight and size. If you have a small hands or if you want a very portable and lightweight controller the PG-9025 is for you. On the other hand, if your hands are on the larger side or if you are used to X360 controller then you should definitely buy the PG-9021.
- Dimensions: 6.3 in x 4.53 in x 2.36 in (16 cm x 11.5 cm x 6 cm)
- Weight: 6.56 oz (186 g)
- Range: 6 to 8 meters
- Phone size: 3.2″ to 6.44″
The iPega PG-9021 can be purchased from GearBest.com for $18.99.
3in1 Bluetooth Controller
This cheap yet very handy Bluetooth controller from Aliexpress.com is a great tool that will help you enjoy your media or even control music during your house party. It supports iOS, Android and PC and the built-in Bluetooth 3.0 transmitter has a range from 2 to 10 meters depending on conditions. The built-in 180 mAh lithium battery can last 40 hours and you can easily recharge it with USB cable.
The ways in which you can use this controller are limited only by your creativity and the software you use. Anything from a remote shutter, turning pages in your ebook reader, controlling music or video playback, and even playing games on NES emulator – this little controller can do it all.
- Size :2.87×1.22×0.51 inches
- Wireless: Bluetooth 3.0
- Distance: 2-10m
- CPU: ARM968E-S Core
- Battery: Li-battery 3.7V 180mA
- Continuous time: about 40 hours
You can purchase this controller on Aliexpress.com for $7.91.
SNES USB Controller
Who doesn’t like a bit of old school goodness? This USB SNES controller lets you enjoy your favorite retro games on your PC, Mac or Android (with OTG cable). It is completely Plug-and-Play with no extra drivers needed. All you have to do is to configure your favorite emulator and you are golden. It has an approximately 9 ft. long cord and that is really all you need to know since you won’t recieve anything else in the box.
This cool SNES controller costs just $3.61 on Aliexpress.com.