|Product||Discovery Bay Games Duo Gamer Controller||iCade 8-Bitty Retro Wireless Game Controller (iOS, Android)||Logitech PowerShell Controller + Battery||SteelSeries Stratus||Ion Audio iCade Mobile|
|CNET editors' rating||1.5 stars||3 stars||3 stars||3.5 stars||2.5 stars|
|Average user rating||4 stars||3.5 stars||0 stars||0 stars||0 stars|
|Release date||October 3, 2012||Info unavailable||Info unavailable||Info unavailable||Info unavailable|
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The good news: the iPad has a game controller. The bad news: it only works with a few games. Meet the awkward Duo Gamer.
iCade succeeds in shrinking last year's arcade cabinet down to a clever pocket size with the 8-Bitty controller. Even though it won't work with many iOS games, the price is low enough that some people will want to buy it anyway for the novelty.
Logitech's first stab at an iOS game controller nails design and feel, but lacks flexibility or extra features.
The SteelSeries Stratus is the best-feeling and most versatile iOS game controller, but it's a lot to pay for an accessory.
The iCade Mobile is a retro gaming oddity for the iPhone that adds physical buttons, but for a lofty $70 price. Its lack of universal compatibility, lack of analog sticks, and large size relegate it to strictly novelty status.
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