Signal’s Beefy Game Controller Turns Your iPhone Into A Console [CES 2014]



CES 2014 bugJust after we waxed rhapsodic about the new SteelSeries Stratus iOS 7 gaming controller comes a new controller to the news cycle, the Signal RP One.

If the picture above is any indication, this one is sized more like a typical console controller in the Xbox style than SteelSeries’ mini stature, which could bode well for Signal, as not everyone has the tiny hands to deal with a smaller controller device.

According to TouchArcade, the RP One has a full set of buttons and triggers and will have a rechargeable, ten-hour battery to keep it going. To further set it apart from the Sratus, you’ll be able to use the RP One while it’s charging, much like a typical console controller.

Sadly, the price is still ridiculously high, matching the Stratus’ $100 price point. Official console accessories typically come in around the $60 mark, so hopefully we’ll see a genearl price drop as more companies get into the act.

The RP One should arrive in the first half of this year, though TouchArcade rightly points out that since there’s only a concept version on the show floor at CES, it’s hard to recommend a pre-order just yet.

We’ve reached out to Signal and will see if we can drop by their booth this week to chat with someone there.

Source: TouchArcade


Daily round-ups or a weekly refresher, straight from Cult of Mac to your inbox.

  • The Weekender

    The week's best Apple news, reviews and how-tos from Cult of Mac, every Saturday morning. Our readers say: "Thank you guys for always posting cool stuff" -- Vaughn Nevins. "Very informative" -- Kenly Xavier.