The Mad Catz C.T.R.L i was available (and playable) on the show floor, but deep inside of the bowels of E3 we managed to track down the Micro version of the same controller. What's weird is they both feel great, and of the controllers we've seen at E3, the Mad Catz entries seem to be our favorite. Solid construction, good button feel, and a neat clamp system for your phone make for some winning devices:

Like the Mad Catz C.T.R.L i, the Micro iteration is still yet to be released. And just like these other controllers, we hope to hook up with Mad Catz after the show to do some more in-depth coverage and comparisons.

  • Kevin MacLeod

    Based on my experience, the sticks on the big one ARE definitely loose, it wasn't just your impression - glad they're fixing that with the small!

  • bilboad

    Ooh, nice! I wonder how this compares with the small SteelSeries Stratus. It looks a bit bigger. I bought a Stratus but ended up returning it because I couldn't get comfortable with how small it was. I did like its portability though. I wonder if the MadCatz Micro will be a better compromise between portability and usability for me.

    • Dman

      Ya, might be a happy medium between portability and full-sizeness (if thats a word).


    When is it available?

  • defunct32

    Whether a game support a controller is up to the dev to update their game apps, right? I have many RPGs I am dying to play with physical control, *sigh*.

  • Dman

    This really is the YEAR of MFi Controllers.

    • Dman

      Now if we can only get these controllers to come to market, THEN will have something!

  • Sevallis

    This one looks very promising.

  • apolloa

    I like the look of this one, not too big and not too small. Don't want a full size controller cause you want it to be a bit portable.

  • iPhallex

    Can anyone comment on how well the visibility is on these controllers that hold onto your phone? Can you still make out the screen with all the movement of your hands mashing buttons on the controller?