Through the years, the iPhone and iPad keep obsoleting other devices. Stand-alone GPS units, point-and-shoot cameras, even scanners have all gone the way of the dinosaurs. Our beautiful Apple devices can show-up nearly any of these gadgets. In 2014 Apple set its targets on the traditional gaming consoles like Nintendo’s Wii U, Microsoft’s Xbox, and Sony’s Playstation. They did this rather slyly. Not by introducing their own video game system, but rather by launching their MFi Game Controller Program. This allows game controllers to be linked to any iOS 7 compatible iPhone and iPad via bluetooth.
In our set up we’re using the Mad Catz Micro C.T.R.L.i Mobile Gamepad [Amazon Link] which surfaced as the best of the breed in our research. We’re also mirroring our iPhone screen on our TV using the Apple Lightning to HDMI adaptor [Amazon Link].
Once all the pieces are in place, you’ll be gaming on your TV as if you had one of those expensive stand-alone consoles. Even better, you’ll be able to take advantage of the cheap App Store game prices and get all the fun for a lot less. Check out this video which shows you our simple set up.
The game we are playing is Joe Danger Infinity [iTunes Link]. But the list of MFi comparable games is growing by leaps and bounds. The app below will let you browse all of them right on your iPhone.