The best iPad gaming controllers

The best iPad gaming controllers on a coloured background
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If you want to use your Apple tablet for gaming, you'll absolutely want to snag one of the best iPad gaming controllers to get the most out of your slate. While they're certainly not gaming-first devices, there are an abundance of mobile games available, as well as the option to leverage features like GamePass and Remote Play on your consoles.

While there aren't too many bespoke iPad gaming controllers like we see for mobiles and other handheld devices, plenty of popular PC and console controllers can connect to iPads via Bluetooth. It's certainly a lot easier than using touchscreen controls, which are the bane of many a mobile gamer, meaning you can still have a competitive edge in multiplayer games while on your non-gaming device.

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Duncan Robertson
Freelance Writer

Duncan is the Hardware Editor over at GamesRadar. Before that, he was an editorial intern at Expert Reviews and a freelancer for The Scottish Games Network. Duncan has over five years of experience writing about the video game industry and its various technologies. When he attended Edinburgh Napier University to read Journalism, he tilted as much of his education into covering those areas as possible, honing his digital content creation experience through articles, videos, podcasts, live streams, and student radio. In his spare time, you can either find him dissecting game design, testing out the latest pro controllers, or playing tennis.

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