Chinese device maker Xiaomi makes inexpensive but high-quality products including phones, tablets, and TVs. Now the company is launching a Bluetooth game controller.

The first 300 people to buy the controller on September 25th will be able to pick it up for just 1 Chinese Yuan (or about 16 cents in US currency).

xiaomi bt game controller

I suspect the full retail price will be a bit higher.

The device looks a lot like a Playstation or Xbox controller and features a D-pad, two analog sticks, Y,X,A, and B buttons, and shoulder buttons, along with a few Android-specific keys or back, menu, and home functions.

You should be able to use the controller with Xiaomi’s smartphones, tablets, or TV box… although I suspect it’d probably work with non-Xiaomi devices as well.

via Tech in Asia

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4 replies on “Xiaomi launches a Bluetooth game controller”

  1. The true test of a good game controller is how it performs after heavy use. My xbox360 wireless controllers are doing pretty well (not perfect). I am waiting to see reviews of amazon’s wireless controller after people have put it through at least a year of heavy use.

    1. I would not be surprised if Xiaomi and Amazon fire controllers have an identical BOM (and firmware). I really enjoy my hacked wii… so much better than these new boxes and controllers.

      1. Seeing since Xiaomi signed a deal with Ouya to get access to its games for the devices mentioned above, its probably more like an Ouya controller bar the touch pad.

    2. Totally agree. I was pretty impressed with my controller after playing several hours of Dynasty Warriors 8 where I spammed the right trigger button almost non-stop.

      Still, at that price point , you can get tens of them and it will be still cheaper than other controllers-if the price stays that way.

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