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Rotor Riot - RR1800 Controller for iOS devices - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 3.7 out of 5 stars with 27 reviews

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would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does what it needs to do, but with some caveats

    Posted
    EmbeddedEE
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    I mainly purchased this item to use with the PS4 remote play app for when I’m traveling light and don’t want to bring my laptop. Things like the DS4 touchpad and the Share button remain on screen, but all others are supported by the controller. Note: The Ludu Mapp companion app is a must for this controller to work properly. The Good: 1.) Being a wired controller, there is little-to-no latency. 2.) After reading many reviews about the battery life of their phone while using this controller, I was nervous about the purchase. Playing games on my phone drains the battery pretty fast, but I don’t see much of a difference in the amount of time with or without the controller. Sure it’s going to affect battery, it is drawing some power through the port; however, it’s nowhere near what people had me fearing before I was able to test it. 3.) L3 & R3 Support! 4.) Works great with PS4 remote play and a few games I’ve picked up from perusing their support list in app. The Bad: 1.) The cable is pretty thin and runs the risk of creating an open (e.g. breaking) with moderate to heavy use. 2.) There is no charging passthrough option. Tilt the controller down while holding it and look between your hands. You see a port cover there that looks suspiciously like they had an idea to put one there, but alas they did not. 3.) The controller does feel like a cheap Xbox knockoff. The sticks have way too much travel and button response is stiff. I haven’t had any issues with buttons not responding (as some reviewers), but the tactile feel leaves a bit to be desired. 4.) This item is overpriced from the manufacture for what it is. I can only guess they are covering the cost of the free companion app with a higher hardware purchase price. Given it’s pretty much the only controller supporting L3/R3 on iOS right now probably also leads to the pricing. So if you’re really in need of a L3/R3 controller for your phone, this isn’t a bad choice. Save a Best Buy coupon and pick it up < $50. This is the best place to buy it IMO. If you can wait for the competition to catch up though, I would suggest it. Either there will be a better made option, or it will drop the price of this device to make it more palatable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good choice for wired gameplay.

    Posted
    klave7
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    The build quality feels pretty solid. The phone holder holds the phone well. My iPhone Xs Max fits fine. The cord on the controller is about 2 ft long and it has nice cable management on the back of the phone holder to wrap up the slack. The cable also has a velcro tie to keep it wrapped up nicely while traveling. It works well as an MFi controller, the buttons are very responsive, but I wish the d-pad wasn't round. I wasn't really able to try the L3 & R3 buttons as software needs to be updated to support it, but the clicking mechanism feels like you would expect. Removing and re-attaching the phone holder is a little cumbersome but it is very secure and I don't worry about it falling off. It would have been nice if it had a lightning input for passthrough charging of the phone for long gaming sessions.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not Bad, Could be better for the price

    Posted
    Bminus
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    This controller works with my iPhone X and Fortnite. The controller feels cheap for its price and while playing I noticed I had to push the buttons really hard in order for them to function. Could be my controller? I don't know. The Cell phone holder is tight and don't have to worry about your phone falling. Easy Install and play. This is my first control for a mobile game and maybe I just need to get use to it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So Far Super Great

    Posted
    aaronkeener
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    I use it for R-Play and PS4 remote play. To start be sure to open the LUDU App, go to settings and immediately update the firmware. This update is what enables the L3 and R3 to work. So far the controller works great. At first I was hesitant about having to plug it in, but I actually think it’s better than using Bluetooth, because it truly eliminates lag. I mostly use the Rotor Riot controller to play The Division 2 on my iPhone X and it works fantastic.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Controller

    Posted
    ChadL
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I wasn’t sure when I first read about this controller but all of the reviews seemed solid. They were right! I was amazed at how easy this controller was to set up and start playing. Rotor Riot also has a useful app that shows you all the games you can play and gives you tips as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    I only used it for Fortnite.

    Posted
    Andy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Bought the controller strictly for fortnite, based off of reviews read online as well as store employees. The controller may work best with other devices such as drones or other apps but for Fortnite mobile there was a slight delay that pretty much ruined Fortnite mobile for me. At least with the controller. Wouldn’t recommend if you plan to use for that purpose.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Doomed to fail

    Posted
    Johnc
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    Bought the controller on 2/1/19. Lightening cable stopped working after using the controller after 1.5 months. Probably should have expected this since all lightening cables have a short lifespan. Best Buy’s return policy no longer allows me to return the controller although I bought it < 2 months ago. DO NOT BUY THIS CONTROLLER!!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Gaming Controller

    Posted
    Juan
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    Almost perfect for Fornite!! Hopefully with updates it can be even better. It is an audio jack and lightning port splitter (for charging phone while playing) from being perfect!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bought as a Gag gift for my nephew

    Posted
    Young13
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    I bought this as a joke for my nephew because he’s always playing on his phone and I tease him he’s going to get arthritis lol. Turns out he loves this because it reminds him of playing with his XBox controllers

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    does as promised

    Posted
    Bryan
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    With IOs support for PSR, this seems like the best option at the moment because l3/r3 are supported. I did have to do a firmware update before it would work.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The only PS4 iOS controller

    Posted
    Alex
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    Will be able to function l3+r3 when iOS adapts technology. No other controller available has the joysticks that can click in.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    R3 L3 Don't work

    Posted
    lund888
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    The R3 and L3 buttons don't work on Fortnite. Same with the Steel Series Nimbus. I don't think they make one that will work on mobile ios.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great controller

    Posted
    Elii
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    Great control just the down side I can’t charge my phone will I’m playing bc I have to be connected to the wire on the control

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good after firmware update

    Posted
    Brett
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    Using this for ps4 remote play very much enjoy it after updating the firmware that allows the l3 and r3 buttons to work

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Controller

    Posted
    Gamer
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    This remote uses the cellphone battery and made the cellphone get hot. I would recommend using a wireless remote.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for fortnite

    Posted
    Ashley
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    I got that for my son who plays (too much) fortnite on his phone. It is perfect! His phone isn't right up to his face and it works!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent controller for iPhone!

    Posted
    Matt
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    Excellent controller for iPhone. Been using it for remote play for ps4 and it works great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for PS remote play

    Posted
    JonP
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Works awesome for PS remote play on iPhone and iPad. Had some trouble updating the firmware.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Doesn’t work

    Posted
    Bman
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    It takes you to a app that really does nothing, but I was told it works with iPhone 8 and it doesn’t

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good IOS controller

    Posted
    Yobas
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    The controller works good. Only thing that could be better is the L3 and R3 buttons.

    I would recommend this to a friend