Signal RP One iOS Controller Announced

A company called Signal has just announced at CES 2014 that they’ll release a Bluetooth iOS controller that looks like something you might actually want to use. It’s called the RP One, and it looks more like a console controller than any of the other iOS controllers that have hit the market so far.

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The picture is just a prototype, so the final product remains to be seen. But the RP One will work for iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches. It comes with a stand, so you don’t have to worry about your phone falling over while you play. The RP One will be released in the first half of 2014 and will cost $99.

The controllers that are available now, like the Logitech PowerShell and the MOGA Ace Power are tougher sells, being priced at $99 and made with less-than-optimal build quality. They also house your iPhone, which means they don’t work with iPads, or with any future iPhones that have new form factors.

[Via The Verge]

3 thoughts on “Signal RP One iOS Controller Announced

  1. Yeah, the $99 price-tag is a bit much for any controller. If they can get it around $50, then they can become competitive & folks might begin buying them.

  2. These MFi controllers will never get the mass popularity in purchases unless they drop to $50. Why do they cost so much? Is it Apple’s doing? Or are these hardware makers taking advantage of early adopters. Either way, the pricing for these controllers have been overly shameful.

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