This version CTRL R employs a premium dual-mode Bluetooth 4.0 chip to ensure power-efficient compatibility with current Bluetooth Classic devices. Courtesy of a USB to Micro-USB port, firmware updates will help ensure compatibility with upcoming Bluetooth Low Energy devices.
Thanks to integrated Bluetooth technology, the CTRL R is outstanding at power conservation. The included AAA batteries provide energy for up to 40 hours of continuous gameplay.
GameSmart products come with an intuitive software application which helps you get the most value from your new purchase. The downloadable Mad Catz A.P.P. for Android provides the ability to monitor battery levels, adjust Mouse Mode settings, and view the input of axes and buttons.
PC users can customize and then assign game-specific profiles to the controller. If your game lacks HID gamepad input, compatibility is attainable by assigning keyboard and mouse commands to the controller’s buttons and sticks. The software clearly identifies each programmable area of the CTRL R, and programming is very straightforward.
PC Mode provides operability with PCs, while GameSmart Mode controls Android devices. And when in Mouse Mode the controller functions as a mouse control for Bluetooth-connected devices by assigning navigation to the left analog stick and action buttons.
A super-convenient set of multimedia buttons – right on the face of the controller – adds remote-control functionality. Start and stop playback of a movie. Jump to the next song. And crank up the volume.