Computer Controllers

Wireless Controllers
 

Wireless controllers are controllers that do not need to be connected to your computer with a cable. 

They offer much more freedom of movement and portability than their wired cousins. Their downside is that they rely on batteries to work.

 

Some are compatible not only with the PC but with other consoles as well. Click on their model or picture to go to the offsite store page for each one.

 

Keep in mind that most of these controllers connect to your PC via Bluetooth. If your computer doesn´t have Bluetooth (like many home computers) you will need an adapter in order to play with them. 

Model
Characteristics
Consoles
Company
Steam Controller
Completely programmable buttons and inputs. Has trackpads and motion controls. Can vibrate.
PC
Valve
Wireless Controller with Adapter
The Xbox Controller with an adapter to play on a PC without Bluetooth.
Xbox and PC
Microsoft
T4
Clear faceplate with LED backlight. Has Vibration functionality
PC
GameSir
Wireless Controller
Has motion controls and can vibrate.
PC and Switch
JmeGe
Pro Gamepad
15-20 hours of battery life.
PC,Switch, Android, PS3
Bowei
Wireless Controller
Can Vibrate. Comes with rechargeable battery.
PC,PS3 and android.
EasySMX
Mobile Gaming Controller
20 hours of battery life.
Android, PC, IOs
SteelSeries
Wired Controllers
 

Wired controllers are connected to the computer by a cable, usually a USB one. While they have a more limited range than the wireless counterparts, you don´t have to worry about battery life with these ones. 

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Model
Characteristics
Consoles
Company
C40 TR
Has wired and wireless modes. Has extra remapable buttons and a headphone jack..
PC and PS4
ASTRO
Revolution Unlimited Pro V3
Has customizable sticks and a heaphone jack. Can vibrate and has a directional pad.
PC ,Mac and PS4
NACON
Neo Geo Pocket
Wired retro controller with 20 classic SNK games pre loaded.
PC, Android, NEOGEO mini
SNK
Wolverine Tournament Edition: 4
Has "Hair Trigger Mode" for rapid fire and remapable buttons.
Xbox and PC
Razer
Wireless Controller with cable
The Xbox Controller with a cable to connect to your PC
Xbox and PC
Microsoft
Wired Gaming Controller
A regular wired controller.
PC,android, PS3
EasySMX
XONE
A regular wired controller.
PC,android, PS3, Switch
IFYOO
T4w
Clear faceplate with LED backlight. Has Vibration functionality
PC
GameSir
ZD-C
A regular wired controller.
PC,Android, PS3
ZD
ZD-V
A regular wired controller.
PC,android, PS3
ZD
Tribute 64
Wired retro controller.
PC,Switch
Retro-Bit
V108
A regular wired controller.
PC,android, PS3
IFYOO
ZD T
A regular wired controller.
PC,android, PS3
ZD
Steam Game Controller
Can vibrate and has a backlit decorative board.
PC, android and PS3
IFYOO
Tribute 64 (clear)
Wired retro controller. Transparent faceplate.
PC, Switch
Retro-Bit
Gamepad F310
A regular wired controller with a switch to change between input standards (Xinput/DirectInput)
PC and Mac
Logitech
Wired Controller
A regular wired controller.
PC and android
IHK
Retro Controllers
 

These are controllers made to look and feel like the classic gamepads of the NES and SNES era. Made to play emulators, these gamepads don´t have thumbsticks and have fewer buttons, so they are not compatible with most modern games. Click on their model to go to the offsite store page for each one.

Model
Consoles
Company
Classic USB Gamepad
PC
iBuffalo
SNES Retro Controller
PC and Mac
iNNEXT
SNES Retro Controller
PC and Mac
iNNEXT
Keypads
 

When it comes to aiming with precision, nothing beats the mouse. Likewise, you can´t control a MOBA quite the same without having a keyboard in your hands.

 

However, some people find the keyboard to be a tad too big and cumbersome. If you are interested in having access to the keys but don´t want a whole keyboard in front of you, what you need is a keypad.

 

These controllers are basically stripped-down keyboards made to be controlled with one hand. 

Model
Characteristics
Consoles
Company
Orbweaver Chroma
Has backlit keys that can be reprogrammed with macros.
PC
Razer
Aimswitch
Has a wireless mode and 4 extra programmable keys. Comes with a mouse.
PC,Xbox,PS4 and Switch
GameSir
Tartarus v2
Has 32 backlit keys, a thumbstick and macros.
PC
Razer
Motospeed
Comes with a mouse and is compatible with gaming consoles.
PC,Xbox,PS4 and Switch
ZJFKSDYX
K585
Has backlit keys and seven programmable macro keys.
PC
Redragon
V100
Compact and with backlit keys.
PC
HXSJ
Mobile Controllers
 

These are controllers made primarily to play with a smartphone, but they can also be used to play on PC (or rather, most of them can). The main difference with a regular controller is that they have a small stand that holds your smartphone in place so that you can comfortably look at the game at the top of your gamepad.

Model
Characteristics
Consoles
Company
Phantom ShoX Blaster
A special controller made for shooters that takes advantage of the gyro.
PC,Android,IOs
iPega
Mobile Gamepad
Mobile controller for Apple smart devices
IOs
Megadream
Apex Wireless Controller
Has vibration, four extra buttons on the back and RGB backlights
PC,IOs and Android
Flydigi
ipega gamepad
Mobile control for smartphones
PC,IOs and Android
Bigaint
Mobile Game Controller
Mobile control for smartphones
IOs andAndroid
Megadream
G3S
With vibration and "Turbo" functionality
PC,PS3 and Android
GameSir
PG9021
With rechargeable built-in battery.
PC and Android
PowerLead
Horizontal Mobile Controllers
 

An offshoot of regular mobile controllers. Instead of putting your phone on a stand atop the gamepad, these ones let you put it in the middle of the grips.

 

The result is something not unlike the Nintendo Switch, with your buttons and sticks at the sides and the screen in the middle. 

Model
Characteristics
Consoles
Company
Bluetooth Gamepad
Integrated gyro for better motion controls.
IOs andAndroid
Flydigi
Wireless Remote Gamepad
Mobile controller for smartphones.
IOs andAndroid
Game-Yorker
PG-9023
Controller for Android devices
PC and Android
Bigaint
Android Game Controller
Controller for Android phones
Android
Daqi
PG-9087S
Has Turbo function.
PC,IOs and Android
Mutop
Controller Adapters
 

If you already have a current-gen gaming console, and you don´t want to buy a new gamepad for your PC, you can buy these adapters to play with your already owned controller on your computer. 

Model
Characteristics
Company
DUALSHOCK 4 USB Wireless Adapter
Allows you to play on your PC or Mac with the Dualshock 4
Sony
Xbox Wireless Adapter
Allows you to play on your Windows 10 with Xbox Wireless controllers
Microsoft
USB-C Charger Cable
A USB cable that can be used to connect your Switch Pro Controller into your PC
Agvee
Conclusion
 

There are a variety of controllers available to play on PC.  There is no default option, but you have a great selection to choose from. You can even use the official Xbox controller, the Pro Controller or the Dualshock (as long as you have an adapter) on your PC.

It doesn´t matter how you prefer your gamepad, there is an option for you.

 

If you are tired of the keyboard or find it too uncomfortable, there should be something on this page made for you. If not, you can check our selections of Keyboard and Mice on this here.

 

Or you might want some more specialized controllers, like wheels or fighting sticks, in that case, here we have another great collection.