More

    Apple starts selling updated Rotor Riot Drone and Game Controller

    What you need to know

    • Play iOS games or control a drone
    • The only MFi iOS game controller that has L3/R3 joysticks
    • On sale for $49.99

    A solid upgrade to a fan favorite

    The Apple Store has a new addition when it comes to gaming on the go. Rotor Riot, the company that started focused on taking the first-person view mini-quad experience further. has also begun to move into mobile gaming. Their flagship to support this venture, the Drone and Game Controller, has been updated with some features that iOS gamers are really going to appreciate.

    The Drone and Game Controller is MFi certified by Apple for iOS and, unlike a lot of controllers focused towards iOS gaming, only comes in a wired configuration. Rotor Riot argues that the reason to get things wired is simple: it ensures low latency and a guaranteed connection, so your commands will be instantaneous and you won’t have to worry about your controller dying right in the middle of that boss fight.

    The controller sports what Rotor Riot claims to be a Zero-G device holder, which means that you shouldn’t notice much of a weight difference even with your iPhone or iPod Touch hooked into the holder. It also features Power Passthrough Charging. There is a lightning port on the bottom of the controller that lets you charge your iOS device while you are playing.

    It is also the only MFi iOS game controller that has L3/R3 joysticks, letting gamers to make a command by pressing in on each joystick. Having L3/R3 on an MFi certified controller will allow developers to port their console and PC games to iOS without forcing them to use the iPhone’s touch screen for these functions. This will move iOS even closer to achieving a console-level gaming quality on mobile.

    On top of gaming, the controller also works with a lot of the most commonly used drones on the market, supporting brands like DJI, Parrot, Ryze, and Teal.

    The Rotor Riot Drone and Game Controller is selling for a pretty reasonable price of $49.99. It is compatible with all iOS devices with a Lightning connection running iOS 7 or greater. You can find the controller at Apple’s website.

    With Apple Arcade only a few months away, these kinds of advances in the quality of gaming controllers for iOS is really exciting to see. We’ll have to wait to find out if the games that Apple Arcade is offering work with Rotor Riot’s new capabilities, but regardless it’s good to know that things are moving forward for all mobile gamers.

    Recent Articles

    Rumor: 6.7-inch iPhone 12 to be thinner than iPhone 11 Pro Max, more sizing details

    A new supply chain report from Macotakara today sheds new light on the sizing details of the 2020 iPhone lineup. The report also includes...

    Extreme Arctic melting has a new suspect: The same powerful gases screwing over the ozone

    They were once abundant, in our hairsprays, bug sprays, and refrigerators. And then scientists figured out these substances ripped a hole in the ozone...

    Samsung Galaxy S20+ vs Galaxy Note 10+: What to Know

    Samsung Galaxy S20+ vs Galaxy Note 10+: What to Know is a post by Cory Gunther from Gotta Be Mobile. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10...

    Pokémon 068 Machamp

    Name: Machamp (Japanese: カイリキー Kairiky) Classification: Superpower Pokémon Type: Fighting Generation: Gen I Kanto Region Gender Ratio: 75% Male to 25% Female Height: 5' 3" (Machamp) 82'+ (Gigantamax Machamp) Weight: 286.6 lbs (Machamp) ???...

    Instagram Drops IGTV Button Due to Lack of Use via @MattGSouthern

    Instagram is dropping the IGTV app from its home screen, saying very few users have been clicking on it.The post Instagram Drops IGTV Button...

    Latest Stories

    Stay on op - Ge the daily news in your inbox