I love gaming on my iPad, but for certain titles, virtual controls just don’t cut it. First-person shooters, fast-paced platforms, and even sports simulators are much better with physical controls. And there are plenty of them for iOS devices, but the Audojo for iPad could be the most convenient.
It’s a case with built-in analog sticks and triggers that turns your iPad into a real handheld gaming machine. But there is one thing missing.
The Audojo is compatible with the second-, third-, and fourth-generation iPads. Once fitted, not only does it provide your device with protection from everyday wear and tear and the odd drop, but it also adds physical controls. Unlike other iPad controllers, however, it doesn’t connect via Bluetooth.
Instead, the Audojo connects to your iPad using its headphone jack. This comes with a number of advantages: not only does it provide you with controls that have the lowest possible latency, but it combines those controls with stereo speakers to provide you with greater sound. And for those who prefer to use headphones, there’s another jack on the case itself for that.
In addition to its two analog sticks on the front, the Audojo has two triggers on the back. This makes it ideal for things like first-person shooters. But there’s something missing, and that’s buttons on the front. There are no physical action buttons, which means you’ll need still have to use virtual buttons for certain functions — such as reloading or changing a weapon.
While that may not be a massive issue, I certainly think physical buttons would be better.
According to its creators, Audojo will be compatible with “many” games, and it’s easy for developers of Unity-powered games to integrate support with the Unity Package. Support for other game engines is currently being worked on.
If you’d like to support the Audojo, a pledge of $65 will get you a unit as soon as they begin shipping. That’s an early bird special, however, and once they’re gone, the price goes up to $80. When the Audojo hits retail, it’ll be priced around $100. Find out more and make your pledge by hitting the source link below.