Picture courtesy of Engadget

Third party game controllers for iPhones are all the rage in Asia’s mobile-centric society. Peripheral company Mad Catz is set to capitalise on it with its latest creation: the C.T.R.L.i.

According to the latest announcement during Mobile World Congress (via Polygon), the iOS 7 controller will set enthusiasts back by US$80 and will be out this April. The device will support iOS 7-powered devices such as the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, as well as work with controller-enabled games on the App Store.

As you can tell from the picture, users dock their phones onto the clip so that their devices are just above the controller. Alternatively, they can sync it with whatever tablets they have on hand. It will be powered up with two triple A batteries that can last up to 50 hours.

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This isn’t the first experiment the company has done to create peripherals for mobile devices; it released the rather exorbitant M.O.J.O micro console for Android. Mad Catz is renowned for its plethora of arcade sticks and sponsoring high-level tournament players under its banner such as Daigo Umehara and Hajime ‘Tokido’ Taniguchi.