Mobile gaming has evolved. Right now our smartphones have as much processing power as an Xbox 360 or PS3, and the next gen of Tegra and Snapdragon chips promise a mobile experience with even greater power. With that power comes freedom to produce and play mobile games way beyond simple touchscreen games. Developers are responding with mobile game experiences that meet the growing demand for true handheld gaming. Titles like Dead Trigger and Fist of Awesome, which started life with only a touchscreen interface, now support controllers to fully showcase what true mobile gaming can be.

And there’s another sea change happening right now: the big players are in. With Apple and Google developing their own game systems and Amazon Fire TV just launched, developers are making their mobile games as rich and complex as console titles, knowing that there’s enough processing power and a big enough audience to support mobile gaming as it’s meant to be played.

Choices, choices… Why you’ll want the C.T.R.L.R

There are a bunch of mobile gamepads on the market now, and you have to decide what you need. Some are wired, some wireless. Some lock onto your phone like a case, others are separate but require you to lean your phone on something in order to play. We’ve made what we think is the absolute best full-size game controller for your smartphone, your Android micro-console, and your Fire TV. The Mad Catz C.T.R.L.R Mobile Gamepad is durable, precise, simple, comfortable, and able to connect to as many devices as you need.

Here’s why we like it so much:

You can play anywhere — The C.T.R.L.R is made to give you the best mobile gaming experience no matter where you play or what device you play on (almost).

On-the-Go — The C.T.R.L.R comes with a spring-loaded, rubber-padded clip to securely hold any size smartphone. Your Android phone will easily connect to the C.T.R.L.R with either Bluetooth 4.0 or Bluetooth Classic.

On your HDTV — Connect your smartphone to an HDTV (via HDMI cable and an inexpensive MHL adapter) and you can play mobile games from the comfort of your couch.

On your Fire TV — Works with Amazon Fire TV and Mad Catz M.O.J.O., perfect for Asphalt 8: Airborne, Dead Trigger 2 and multiplayer games like SevZero and Bombsquad.

On your PC. The C.T.R.L.R doubles as a wireless gamepad for PC gaming.

Bluetooth Smart AND Bluetooth Classic inside

CTRLRDualCompat400The C.T.R.L.R has both Smart and Classic which means if you have a phone with the Kit Kat OS, you can take advantage of the super low latency and long battery life that comes with Bluetooth Smart. If not, no problem – the C.T.R.L.R is backwards compatible with regular Bluetooth Classic devices.

3 Switchable Navigation Modes

GameSmart Mode lets you take control of mobile games by giving players a fully functional controller. It’s here that the C.T.R.L.R shines. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Rochard, Wonder Momo and many more titles just weren’t meant for touchscreens.

Mouse Mode emulates the use of a mouse, and is a convenient way to navigate touchscreen games and media apps.CTRL_R_switch

The last mode on the C.T.R.L.R is one some might not know about, but is an awesome added feature. Sliding the switch to PC Mode turns the C.T.R.L.R into a PC compatible gamepad capable of playing any PC games with controller support. Steam Big Picture mode is the ideal environment to play games like Batman: Arkham City and communicate to others on PC and it’s been specifically built around controller support. Play your favorite PC titles as if you were playing on a console.

More games are becoming controller compatible every day. You can find the latest titles by visiting our C.T.R.L.R Compatibility page.

The C.T.R.L.R is part of Mad Catz’ GameSmart range of products, giving you the best gaming experience possible, on as many devices as possible, with state-of-the-art connectivity and high-performance specs.