Nacon has announced the MG-X controller, a unique peripheral designed for Android players to experience Xbox Cloud Gaming in a new, comfortable way,
It's claimed to boast up to 20 hours of battery life (depending on the games played) and features a wireless connection to your Android smartphone via Bluetooth. Any Android 6 phone or later that is up to 6.7 inches in length is said to be compatible.
Pre-orders are open now ahead of its launch on September 20, with a special pre-order offer allowing you to receive a Thomson 10,000mAh external battery, delivery three days before launch and one free select Nacon PC game. Keep in mind this controller is only available in Europe for the time being, including the UK.
COMPACT & SECURE: The adjustable opening holds the smartphone securely and ensures maximum stability. The textured surface provides optimal grip.
- WIRELESS CONNECTION: Easy pairing of the smartphone to the MG-X with Bluetooth 4.2.
- 20 HOURS OF GAMING: The battery is charged via USB-C (charging cable included) and offers up to 20 hours of life. An LED light indicates the battery level.
- UNIVERSAL COMPATIBILITY: Works with all Android smartphones equipped with Android 6 and later systems, up to 6.7 inches (152.4 mm) screens.
Nacon has worked hard to bring some quality Xbox accessories to market, with more on the horizon. Back in July, the company announced the Revolution X Pro "premium" controller for Xbox and PC. It's expected to launch this Autumn and looks to be a quality third-party controller.
With more and more games entering Xbox Cloud Gaming, it may be the perfect time to invest in some snazzy new gear to truly reap its benefits.
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What do you think of the Nacon MG-X controller for Android? Let us know in the comments below.
Sorry but exactly what is unique about this controller? I mean, it looks ok, but at the best it's maybe a better made version of dozens of similar clamp-style controllers.
Also, being only wireless is actually a bit of a step-back for these devices. Many of these devices offer direct connections meaning zero latency, pass-through charging and no controller battery life at all to worry about. Finally does this have a headphone jack? That's pretty important to a lot of people and the video doesn't show one.
I encourage people to get the razer instead as it doesn't require Bluetooth, playing Xcloud using a Bluetooth controller created to much lag/latency
I love the look of it but the price is a tough ask considering it's bluetooth only. "Hard wired" controllers of the same ilk are going for less nowadays but it's good more companies are coming out with solutions!
I know most people prefer the direct connections, but I actually prefer not having one. I'm usually not gaming on my phone for any real length of time, and constant insertion of the connector and/or starting to charge your phone battery in small bursts isn't good. For long sessions it's better, but for short bursts it's wear and tear on the phone. Razer's large Raiju Mobile is good for that (and does direct connection OR BT, so you can do it both ways for the situation), but the Kishi doesn't, it's direct only, so this is an option for me, if it ever comes to the US.
Agreed with @UltimateOtaku91 though, BT and xCloud can be painfully laggy. Did that with Surface & Stock X1 controller for a while, but finally bought the USB dongle for real XB controller communications and life is much less laggy. I do use the Raiju in BT mode with my phone now and again though and don't experience the same lag. BT antenna matters, I guess.
I just want one of these controllers that’s big enough for the Galaxy Tab A 10.1. I have the Kishi for iPhone and find it amazing, but I want portable gaming on a 10” screen
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