CES 2017: Kanex Debuts GoPlay SideKick Game Controller for iOS & Apple TV

Posted in Accessories, Apple TV, iOS, News on 04/01/2017 by Chris Hauk

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Kanex on Tuesday debuted its new GoPlay SideKick game controller for iOS and Apple TV at CES 2017. The SideKick is the first in a series of pocket-sized wireless game controllers for iPad, iPhone, and Apple TV devices,

CES 2017: Kanex Debuts GoPlay SideKick Game Controller for iOS & Apple TV

Certified by Apple, this portable controller works with almost any controller-supported game on the App Store. The rechargeable battery provides 20 hours of gameplay and uses Bluetooth 4.0 to connect to your device. The patent pending, innovative clamshell case protects your controller and serves as a stand to prop up your device and experience console-like gameplay wherever you go.

The new controller offers a layout inspired by traditional console controllers, featuring pressure-sensitive buttons, dual analog joysticks, trigger buttons and a D-pad. Kanex says the controller offers precision control for your favorite mobile games.

The controller’s rechargeable battery provides 20 hours of gameplay and uses Bluetooth 4.0 to connect to your device. The controller also includes a clamshell case, which protects the controller while it’s in your pocket or backpack, and also acts as a stand to hold your iOS device at the correct angle for gaming.

The new Kanex GoPlay SideKick will be available February 2017, with an MSRP of $59.95. More information about the new controller can be found at the Kanex website.



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