Posted on Jan 8 2014 - 11:03pm by Anurag Kumar
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Sony has provided DUALSHOCK3 Wireless controller support in many Xperia smartphones so that you can connect your PS remote controller with your Xperia device and play your games in a more comfortable way. For those Xperia smartphones who don’t have that support and users who can’t afford PS remote controller, for all those users another wireless Bluetooth controller will server the purpose.

You must have heard of famous “MOGA” game controller for android devices, today we will be reviewing exactly same kind of wireless Bluetooth controller from “ipega”. ipega wireless Bluetooth controller supports both android and apple devices. It is priced at £29.95/$49.99/36.99€ inclusive of VAT at MobileFun.

[ REVIEW ] ipega wireless Bluetooth controller

ipega wireless Bluetooth controller comes in a very good box with description and compatibility of the controller written on its front side. Inside the box there is 1 controller and 1 USB cable to charge it and an user manual.

ipega wireless Bluetooth controller - Front Cover

Back of cover reads the controller’s button description

ipega wireless Bluetooth controller - Back cover

Electrical Characteristics 

ipega wireless Bluetooth controller - Electrical Voltage settings

  • Input – DC 5V 500 mA
  • Working Voltage – DC 3.7V
  • Working Current – 20 mA

Specifications 

ipega wireless Bluetooth controller - Pairing it with Xperia Z1

  • Bluetooth 3.0 powered.
  • Range – Can be controlled with in 6-8 m.
  • It can support at maximum 5.5 inch phone, so it will go well with Xperia Z1, Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, Xperia Z1 Compact, Xperia Z1s, Xperia L, Xperia SP, Xperia C and other Xperia 2012 and Xperia 2013 models.
  • Android Required – Works well with android 2.3+ versions.

Games Supported

It supports a lot variety of simulator and racing games like FC Simulator, SFC Simulator, Shadowgun, Sonic, 9 Innings 2013, Angry Birds, Temple Run, Fruit Ninja. You can also play games which support virtual keyboard like Gunman Clive, Helium Boy etc.

ipega wireless Bluetooth controller Buttons 

There are two lights on the ipega wireless Bluetooth controller, top one blinks when the ipega wireless Bluetooth controller is paired with Bluetooth with another device and lower one blinks when you charge it with the USB cable.

Joystick Mode

To enter in joystick mode, press “X” button continuously then “home” button till you see Bluetooth red LED lights blinking. Now just pair it with your device.

Keyboard Mode 

To enter in joystick mode, press “A” button continuously then “home” button till you see Bluetooth red LED lights blinking. Now just pair it with your device.

Mouse Mode

To enter in joystick mode, press “B” button continuously then “home” button till you see Bluetooth red LED lights blinking. Now just pair it with your device.

ipega wireless Bluetooth controller Buttons

Connect USB cable at its bottom to charge it as in one full charge it lasts for 5-8 hours.

ipega wireless Bluetooth controller - Charge via USB Cable

You can use it in iCade mode ( for iOS users only ), mouse mode, keyboard mode and joystick mode.

ipega wireless Bluetooth controller for Xperia Devices - Review

How to adjust phone on it ?

Slide the extensive holder upwards and then gently put your phone inside. We tested it with our Xperia Z1 and it goes very well in it 🙂 Don’t try putting Xperia Z Ultra inside it rather out Xperia Z Ultra on dock and then pair it with the ipega wireless Bluetooth controller and then use it in different modes.

ipega wireless Bluetooth controller for Xperia Z1

How to pair your device with ipega wireless Bluetooth controller ?

Press “Home” button on the ipega wireless Bluetooth controller and wait till you see red LED lighted on then switch on the Bluetooth on your Xperia device, make it discoverable and it will be paired automatically and if it doesn’t then ipega wireless Bluetooth controller’s Bluetooth will be switch off automatically, once paired it red LED will glow continuously.

How to pair your device with ipega wireless Bluetooth controller ?

We also tested it pairing with our PC and it also goes well. It works well with most of the games but do read the manual which comes with as it will clarify your all doubts on how to use it in different modes in different games.

Pros

  • Wide range of device supported.
  • 4 different modes in a controller.
  • Light Weight.
  • Huge list of supported games.

Cons

  • A bit typical to use for the first time users.
  • Short ranged, should have been atleast 1om.
  • Build plastic quality not so great.

If you’re looking to buy it, head over to ipega wireless Bluetooth controller listing page from MobileFun, they ship worldwide 🙂

If you have used this ipega wireless Bluetooth controller, do let us know do you like or you are using any other controller within same price range. Drop your comments regarding this.






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11 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Camilo January 8, 2014 at 11:15 pm - Reply

    I prefer MOGA Pro,

  2. empe February 6, 2014 at 3:30 pm - Reply

    so i can’t use the gamepad with my z ultra?

    • Anurag Kumar February 6, 2014 at 4:37 pm - Reply

      I think so…as max size of phone is 5.5″ that can be fitted in this case. I don’t know about Moga Pro cases.

  3. Sarah November 3, 2014 at 3:39 pm - Reply

    Is this controller working on Xperia Z2 as well?

  4. salman May 5, 2015 at 10:55 pm - Reply

    does my Xperia requires root access to support ipege,……plzzzzz reply for if not how to connect to Xperia c…..

    • Anurag Kumar May 5, 2015 at 10:57 pm - Reply

      No root needed. Just open your Bluetooth settings, pair your iPega controller with your device. IT must be showing in available devices under Bluetooth settings in XC. Do Open Bluetooth of controller.

  5. Tushar June 7, 2015 at 3:00 pm - Reply

    Does it works on my sony xperia c?

  6. Tushar June 15, 2015 at 11:40 pm - Reply

    Thank you bro..?

  7. XC user August 8, 2015 at 12:57 pm - Reply

    No…it not doesn’t work… it keep saying pairing failled

  8. satwik naskar February 19, 2016 at 8:59 pm - Reply

    does it support xperia m4 aqua.. plzzz rply fast cause i am gonna bye the phone next week.. if it doesn’t support i hve see other phones..

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