The launch announcement describes it as follows:
Duo Gamer is a Bluetooth-enabled wireless controller that allows gamers to play fast-paced console-style games on their iOS device, with the familiar controls of a handheld controller. Simply dock your iOS device in the handy Duo Gamer stand, connect wirelessly via Bluetooth, launch your favorite Gameloft game, and then game away using Duo Gamer. In addition, gamers can connect their iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch to a TV for an even more immersive gameplay experience. “We’ve worked closely with Gameloft to ensure that Duo Gamer is optimized to the fullest extent for their rich, immersive game apps,” said Mike Sievert, CEO of Duo Games. “By providing gamers with the first and only console-style gamepad controller for iOS, we are giving them the ability to enjoy a 'kick back' experience while still harnessing the power and graphics capabilities that iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch offer. This will be a game-changer."
The controller package includes twin-thumbsticks for more nuanced control, a d-pad for those fighting-game fans, six buttons for all-purpose inputs, bluetooth connectivity to make the pad even easier to use, and a helpful stand to hold your mobile device. The package also includes several Gameloft titles, including Asphalt 7: Heat, Order & Chaos Online, and N.O.V.A. 3 – Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance, with more to come soon. The Duo Gamer is available right now for $79.99 and can be found at Apple.com (starting October 5th), Amazon.com and at Target. A satisfying controller for mobile devices has been a long time coming. If you get a chance to use the controller, let us know how it feels.