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Here are 4 Ultimate Mobile Gaming Controllers for Gamers on the Go

10 September 2017 | Reymart Jan Sarigumba

Today’s mobile operating systems in Hong Kong boasts a plethora of games that rival some of the standard home consoles like the PlayStation 4. From Mobile Legends to Hearthstone – the list seems to grow longer every day.

But if you game on your smartphone, you may need one of the best game controllers available on the market.

iPega PG-9017

The iPega PG-9017 may have an unconventional design but it works to its advantage. Its wider-than-normal base and slim bezels let it accommodate iOS and Android tablets up to 10 inches in size. While its 380mAh battery charges plugged-in devices between gaming sessions. It pairs via Bluetooth up to 26 feet away. Also, it has a special battery-saving mode, which flips on when the controller’s not in use, delivering up to 100 hours of standby time (or 2 hours of active playtime).

On the downside, the PG-9017’s button layout isn’t for everyone due to its two parallel joysticks which are short. The four-way directional pad is almost on the same level with the controller’s casing.

iPega Controllers

8Bitdo Zero

The 8Bitdo Zero appears to be a not-so-subtle homage to controllers of the Super Nintendo era. It absolutely nails the retro aesthetic with a matte gray finish and stylish protective case. Plus, it packs all the programmable buttons you could possibly want in retro arcade iOS and Android titles.

However, the 8Bitdo Zero is smaller and lighter compared to the standard mobile gaming controllers. Aside from that, it only packs just a handful of buttons, including a four-way directional pad, a start and select button, four action buttons, and two trigger buttons.

But there’s more to it than meets the eye. The 8Bitdo sports a snap-on bracket that attaches easily to most Android and iOS devices. Also, it carries a 180mAh built-in battery that lasts a whopping 18 hours on a single charge!

8bitdo Gaming Controllers

Gearbest Gamesir G3s

The Gearbest Gamesir G3s may be affordable but that doesn’t mean it lacks quality and features. It is a full-sized controller that boasts a curved, ergonomic design that’s dimpled and textured — giving you a solid grip that doesn’t feel as flimsy as some of the competition.

The button layout is similar to the standard dual analog configuration, which includes a start button, a select button, and two sticks. Found on the right side are four action buttons and on the back are two shoulder buttons and two triggers.

In addition, the Gearbest Gamesir G3s is equipped with a 600mAh battery, which connects to your phone via Micro USB cable and charges it while you play. Although this feature is not unique, it has one of the largest batteries of any game controller in the market today.

Gearbest Controllers

NGDS N1

The NGDS N1 may not be as stylish as its competitors but it excels in other aspects. It’s highly configurable, widely compatible, and lasts hours on a single charge.

The N1’s buttons include two joysticks and a four-way directional pad in the left-hand corner. Found on the controller’s right and center are four action buttons, including a start button, select button, power button, and an LED power button. Plus, it comes with two bumper buttons and two triggers to round out your gaming experience.

Affordable NGDS controllers

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