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iPEGA PG-9025 Bluetooth Wireless Game Controller Gamepad Joystick for iPhone / iPod / iPad / Android Phone / Tablet PC
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- This product is a wireless bluetooth controller, which is designed for the Android system, with Nibiru software, without having to install any additional drivers and settings, the connection can be used directly
- A built-in lithium battery, it can be long-term use, security and stability;
- Built-in wireless Bluetooth 3.0, control range up to 6~8 meters, With telescopic stand, the phone can be placed on the holder, convenient for playing games, (Maximum support for 5.5-inch mobile phone.)
- Includes 5 multimedia function keys which are compatible with X / A / B mode, Built-in rechargeable Li-battery, can play about 20 hours continuously after fully charged
- Energy-saving, it will enter power saving mode after disconnection, Ergonomics design for comfortable and enjoyable play
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|Item Dimensions||2.36 x 6.3 x 5.51 in||2.49 x 4.33 x 5.9 in||3.8 x 9.7 x 7 in||3.4 x 5.9 x 1 in||4.33 x 2.36 x 1.3 in||2.17 x 2.8 x 1.1 in|
Supports the vast majority of games:
App store: such as Gunman Clive, Helium Boy, League of Evil League of Evil 2, Muffin Knight Free Stardash, Temple the Run, and so on.
Android: Wild blood, Dungeon Hunter, Zombie, FC simulator, Shadow gun, Riptide GP, etc. Exclusive iPega game lobby only for Android.
Note: Accessories only, mobile phone is not included~
Battery: 3.7V 380mAh
Charge time: about 1 hour
Play time: Approx. 20 hours
System required: Android 2.3, ios 4.3 and above.
Controller size: 12.5*7*2cm / 4.9*2.8*0.8in
Controller weight: 85g / 3oz
Package size: 18.5*14*3.5cm / 7.3*5.5*1.4in
Package weight: 215g / 7.6oz
1 * Game Controller
1 * USB Cable
1 * User Manual
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I've spent quit a few hours testing out this controller now, and feel comfortable reviewing it. I previously purchased and reviewed the ipega PG-9023, which I absolutely adored. Deciding that something more compact would be useful on busy public transit, I opted to get an ipega PG-9025, based on some general reviews and recommendations i've seen. I've now used the controller for quite a few hours over the course of the last two weeks or so. I will be making some comparisons here to the ipega PG-9023, my preferred controller.
What did I think of it? Well, let's start the review.
First, the pictures.
Here's the controller along with my keyboard and the ipega 9023 from my previous review for scale.
Sorry for the potato quality on this one, the light's not great at my desk. As you can see, this is a *tiny* controller. Very small for a unit with a built-in phone clip. We'll get into how the size affects use in a bit, but here's an album of the phone at various angles so you can see the triggers, the back, and so forth:
I'm holding the controller in a few pictures to give another idea of the scale. I'm a short manlet. 5'7"-ish. I don't have tiny hands, but I don't have big hands in any way either, and you can see this thing is just dwarfed in my hand.
This controller was used for emulation on my phone, and was tested with multiple emulators with no issues. It paired as a native gamepad, no software needed, and just worked for the most part, no issues beyond some basic control mapping in a few emulators.
Let's talk about the details now.
**Construction and Design**
This section will probably be a bit long, there's a lot to cover.
Already this one's not looking too great compared to the ipega PG-9023. The construction on the PG-9025 feels...cheap. There's no good way to say it. The controller is extremely light, feels like it would fall apart if dropped, and the plastic used has a strange texture or coating. I think the feel was supposed to be grippy, but instead it feels slippery, and if you have a heavier phone in the clip, it feels both top-heavy and slippery in your hands, not a great combination.
The extender clip is passable, but nothing to write home about. The clamps have a sort of grip material on it, and aren't terrible, but feel a bit flimsy, like they will eventually snap off, and the are small and will not securely hold your phone while it's in a case. I can't speak for everyone, but my phone is always in a case, and I'm not taking it out just to fit it on this, it kind of defeats the purpose of the convenience of the device.
In the case, the clips barely hold my phone, and it pops out easily. For the sake of review, I tried using it for a while without a case on my phone. It does fit more comfortably that way and is more secure. The top heavy feeling is lessened, but doesn't go away.
The size is a problem for me, though this may vary for others. I found I couldn't use this controller for more than 15 minutes at a time without my hands cramping horribly. Most of this stems from the fact that the controller doesn't really have "arms" or handles like other controllers normally do, and is too small to comfortably palm it. It led to me holding it in almost a claw grip while playing, with the base pressing in the space between my index finger and thumb, instead of resting more comfortably on the pad of my thumbs and palm. The previously noted texture of the controller also did not help with the grip. Those with smaller hands may have a better time than I did, but it feels to me that this controller was designed for a child's hands, and not with adults in mind.
Note that in one of the photos in the album above, there's an ipod touch 4th gen in the clip. To give you a reference, that device has a a 3.5 inch screen, and is about 4 inches long, total.
Also, the trigger placement is a bit odd. L1 and L2 buttons are directly behind your phone, and so close, that those with thicker phones may have issues. My phone is not that thick (LG Volt), but I found my knuckles rubbing against it when hitting the L1 and R1 buttons even when my phone was not in a case protector. When my phone was in its case in the clips, it wiggles when my knuckles rubbed it, and more than once I unintentionally popped it out of the clips with very slight pressure.
The L2 and R2 buttons are on the back of the controller. Odd placement, but it works well enough. The only problem I had was the placement of these buttons contributed to the claw grip I mentioned above, as well as the hand cramping. Were the placed slightly higher it might have been better, but they're almost centered on the back of the controller, and uncomfortable to reach. Either you place your fingers over them and likely accidentally press them since they require little pressure (just resting your fingers on L2 ro R2 is nearly enough to press them down), or you have to move your fingers further than you'd like to hit them.
I'll get into more details about the buttons below.
This part is similar to the PG-9023. The sticks feel good. Concave Xbox style grip, rubberized, and movement like a PS3's controller. If you've read my PG-9023 review, there's little to say about them, the PG-9025 is the same. The sticks are good. A bit sensitive with a fairly large deadzone, but otherwise fine, and feel comfortabl.
One positive here: The stick placement is better than on telescoping controller. It's laid out like the XBox 360, with the right stick to the left of the face buttons, and definitely feels more natural than the other controller's right stick design.
**Face buttons and triggers**
The face buttons again have a solid xbox texture, but the squishy press of a PS3 gamepad. The feel of the buttons is quite nice. Unfortunately, this time they've been shrunk down and pushed close together. It feels more like the buttons on a portable, like the PSP or the Vita. I am not a fan of the smaller layout, don't personally like it, but it's not horribly bad either. They're just making optimal use of the controller's face.
In good news, the Start and Select buttons are now on either side of the home button in the center of the controller, and have a nice mushy feel. Start and Select are soft and rubberized, instead of the hard, clicky start and select buttons of the PG-9023, and this is definitely a plus. Playing a NES game like *Punchout!!* where the Start button is used regularly now feels much more natural.
I mentioned the triggers above, but in terms of design, I think they screwed the pooch here. The L1 and L2 buttons are flat and not particularly ergonomic, and yo ucan easily brush your fingers on the back of your phone in the clip as they are placed too far forward in my opinion. Also, the L2 and R2 buttons are odd and small, and in the middle of the controller's back, as you can see in the photo album. It was an odd choice, and one I don't favor. Opinions may vary on this.
One thing they didn't mess up. The d-pad is pretty much identical to the one on the PG-9023. It's fairly close in design to a Nintendo d-pad, and is quite nice to use. It's stiff initially, but after an hour or two of use it loosened up, and by the time I was done, it felt good and I had no problems with complex motions, like Street Fighter 2 special moves, or general maneuverability in platforming titles. I tested a good deal by playing Mega Man X4, with no complaints regarding the pad.
**Software and documentation**
Throw it out. Seriously, ipega's documentation tends to be terrible. This time around it wasn't as badly translated as the page that came with the PG-9023, but I learned from past experience to just ignore any potential software downloads and just start it with X+Home key to sync as an Android gamepad. No issues after syncing, and it reconnects quickly and without problems.
**Input lag and latency**
None to speak of. The PG-9025 has been quite responsive, despite my other complaints. Multiple button presses are recognized, movement is fluid and instantaneous, and there's no lag at all, something very important for platforming titles and action games. This part is great. As before, I used Punchout!! to test, along with Mega Man X4 this time (previously used the original Mega Man X). Quick dodging in Punchout!! worked perfectly, and I never felt like I got knocked out or in MMX4, died, due to anything but my own mistakes, there was no moment anywhere that I could have blamed the controller for the fact that I walk into bullets and fists alike.
No issues at all. As a native Android gamepad, it was recognized by every emulator I tried, without fail. All worked as expected, and as before, PPSSPP automatically detected and mapped every button. Other emulators mapped the d-pad, but mapping on other buttons and sticks varied, most required it to be set up, but otherwise worked fine. (Note - for proper sticks and d-pad on ePSXe, set up the left stick with X/Y axis, and be sure the d-pad is set up as "hat" or you'll have the left stick acting as d-pad instead).
Overall, I didn't like the PG-9025. I found it to be a bit cramped, and uncomfortable, and using it quickly led to hand cramping. I tortured my hands for quite a few hours, off and on over days. I played for anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour at a time, and my hands would cramp up without fail by or before the 15 minute mark.
Another thing, is that the controller's compactness left me with a tendency to pull my elbows in when playing. My wife noted this while watching me play, and I realized with other, more comfortable controllers, your elbows tend to sit comfortably at your sides or flare out slightly. The elbows forward and in position lent itself to shoulder and neck cramping due to the forward hunch it caused.
This controller was just not a winner for me. I'm surprised, because over a month later, I still adore the PG-9023 Telescoping Controller. In fact, I like the 9023 even more now than when I originally reviewed it. I might have expected more after using that one, but the PG-9025 was a disappointment, and not something I'm likely to use as more than a backup in case another controller breaks.
Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments!
* Multiple modes by holding down a different button when turning on.
* Well placed L2/R2 buttons in the middle of the back for better ergonomics and better stability
* Similar button number and layout to Xbox360 and PS3.
* Can play wired.
* When plugged into a PC shows up as Xbox360 controller making it vastly easier to play controller supported PC games with no need to setup anything.
* Volume buttons on the controller will help if the mount blocks easy access to the phones volume controls.
* Your index fingers over R1/L1 will be touching the back of your phone.
* No tilting adjustments.
* Relaxed hand positions will have the screen at a less than ideal viewing angle.
* R2/L2 and not pressure sensitive like Xbox and ps3 controllers so there is a slight loss in function.
* Media control buttons are pretty pointless when you can't use the controller as a viewing stand due to no tilt functions.