No, that isn’t a modified Xbox 360 controller, though it may look like one. That is instead, SIGNAL’s new RP One wireless game controller for Apple’s iOS7 devices. The RP One is a Bluetooth wireless controller that will be able to work on any iOS7 device, not just those with Lightning ports. Each RP One will include a universal stand and charging cable and will be priced accordingly at $99, which again is in-line with what we’ve seen so far in terms of iOS7 controllers. The SIGNAL RP One is expected to be released sometimes in the first half of 2014.
LAS VEGAS- January 7, 2014– SIGNAL™, a new brand focused on design and performance, is providing CES attendees with an exclusive preview of the RP One wireless game controller concept. Designed for compatibility with all iOS 7 devices, the RP One is a Bluetooth enabled wireless controller that delivers a console-quality experience in terms of playability and performance.
“We are at the dawn of the next major era of gaming,” says SIGNAL Director of Business Development & Channel Marketing, Mark Prince. “The RP One is our invitation to the future. Gamers want to experience their favorite titles anywhere, anytime, without limitation, and the RP One enables them to do it. It is the first full-scale controller designed specifically for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.”
The RP One delivers all the performance advantages of a “pro style” game controller. The lightweight controller features an ergonomic design for a wide range of hand sizes, comfort for extended gaming sessions, precision triggers, buttons, and d-pad; as well as highly accurate and responsive joysticks.
Included with every RP One is a universal stand for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch that is compatible with most covers and cases, and a high quality charge cable. Because the RP One connects wirelessly, users can charge and play both the controller and their iOS device at the same time- resulting in virtually unlimited play time. When playing on the go, the RP One’s built-in lithium ion battery provides up to 10 hours of continuous play.
The RP One will be available in the first half of 2014 for $99.99 SRP. The controller will be compatible with all iOS 7 devices, which presently includes the iPad (2nd/3rd/4th gen), iPad Air, iPad mini, iPhone 5/S, iPhone 5C, iPod touch v5, and iPhone 4/S.
Additional products SIGNAL will unveil at CES include: OnGo, a line of portable power solutions featuring 2.4 amp USB ports to quickly charge power hungry mobile devices, including tablets. Powerstation 5, a high performance charger able to juice up to five USB devices simultaneously via 2.4 amp ports. And InConcert Pro, a premium wireless speaker that pairs with, charges, and holds most mobile devices. All products are available for personal demos at Booth #6006 at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show.
SIGNAL’s mission is to deliver performance and design-driven consumer electronics and accessories, with a focus on mobility. Founded in 2013, SIGNAL creates innovative power, audio, and gaming accessories for today’s leading mobile devices. The SIGNAL team includes leading hardware and software developers with extensive MFi partnership experience, backed by management with a history of success in consumer electronics. To lean more please visit www.signal-usa.com.