rp one controller

We were hoping that this year’s CES would see the introduction of new iOS 7 gaming controllers, given how dismal the options are right now, and so far it hasn’t disappointed. Yesterday, SteelSeries introduced its new Stratus controller, and today we’re adding another option to the list.

What you see above is the ‘RP One,’ a Bluetooth gamepad with a traditional console-style layout made by Signal. As you can see, the controller is wireless—meaning you’ll be able to use it with your iPad and any other compatible iOS devices—and it looks a lot like the popular Xbox controller…

From Signal’s press release:

SIGNAL™, a new brand focused on design and performance, is providing CES attendees with an exclusive preview of the RP Onewireless game controller concept. Designed for compatibility with all iOS 7 devices, theRP One is a Bluetooth enabled wireless controller that delivers a console-quality experience in terms of playability and performance.

“We are at the dawn of the next major era of gaming,” says SIGNAL Director of Business Development & Channel Marketing, Mark Prince. “The RP One is our invitation to the future. Gamers want to experience their favorite titles anywhere, anytime, without limitation, and the RP One enables them to do it. It is the first full-scale controller designed specifically for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.” 

The RP One is lightweight, and features precision triggers, buttons, a d-pad and a pair of joysticks. The controller comes with a universal stand for your iOS device (compatible with most covers and cases) and a charging cable. And the built-in lithium ion battery provides up to 10 hours of play.

Here’s a hands-on video from our own Jim Gresham:

Game compatibility is on par with the other controllers—works with any game that supports iOS 7 game controllers—as is its price tag. If you’re interested, the RP One is expected to be available in the first half of this year with a price tag of $99.99. For more information on Signal, click here.

  • Merman123

    $100? No thank you.

  • Anonymous

    Rip off not worth $99

  • Christian Mejía

    Cause that looks nothing like an xbox controller

  • Rowan09

    I wish it was cheaper as I would buy one to play Grand Theft Auto through my Apple TV

    • Luis B.

      Im waiting for Blutrol to be updated to do just that. I havent even played the game much cause the controls suck. $4.99 + PS3 controller is way better than $100

      • InfinitePlusOne

        Where can yu download blutrol?

      • Luis B.

        Its legally available in the Big Boss Repo, just search for it. Again its only compatible up to iOS 6.1

      • Rowan09

        Did that actually work before I never heard of it?

      • Luis B.

        Yes, I had it on iOS 6.0.2. Just takes some configuration beforehand but it very simple and you only do it once.

      • Rowan09

        I just got it, I kept my iPad on 6.1 because of safari uploader so in playing GTA San Andreas right now with my PS3 controller

      • Luis B.

        Is it working well?

      • Rowan09

        Yes it does. There’s a horrible lag on my Apple TV though so I just used it for my iPad.

  • Bob

    that looks nothing like an xbox 360 controller

  • iPhone Gruru

    Did he say max payne? I dont think that has controller support

  • Curtis Morales

    what the hell are they smoking at that price point???

  • Bobby Sammarco

    I’ll just wait for a Blutrol update with PS4 controller use. $100 is crazy.

    • Just Abe

      my thoughts exactly, a waaaaaay better controller and I already have that one

  • DJsmilesULTIMATE .

    if you noticed he couldn’t do any tricks on the ramps, such a rip off.

  • gameman12

    Wireless controllers for iDevices are basically waste unless you have a kickstand case. I wish someone would develop the current wireless controllers which attach on he iPhone like a case. It makes gaming more functional and enjoyable. Not to say wireless controllers aren’t good for iPads and such.

  • TinTonB

    Why so damned expensive?!

    Atleast the Logitech one and the Moga charge your phone.

    $100?! Seriously, this probably has less of a manufacturing cost than a PS3 controller. At max I’d pay $45.

    I mean come on. It’s a controller for iOS games, I’d love one to play GTA:SA with, but no WAY am I paying $100 for something in which has NO REASON to be that pricey.

  • Steven Code

    100$$$??? Hell no!!

  • JoJo

    The ps4 controller is much cheaper and it has a Touchpad and six-axis accelerometer/gyroscope. There is no reason for this plain thing to be so damn expensive.

  • Dan

    Why are these things all priced at 99$?? Even a xbox 360 wireless controller is half that…

  • Jonathan

    $50? Maybe. $30? Yeah, okay. $100? See you next year.