Apple’s lineup of iPhones, iPads, Macs, and more have the ability to benefit a bunch of users — from working on projects and keeping in touch with friends, to helping them achieve everyday tasks, such as the accessibility features that are readily available. When it comes to gaming, and you’re looking to stream something to your device such as Xbox Game Pass, or taking advantage of the best Apple Arcade games out there, you’ll need a new controller to get the most out of it. With Cyber Monday live, now is the perfect time to look into this.
Where to find the best Cyber Monday controller deals
- Amazon – Tons of reduced controllers
- Best Buy – Incredible savings on controllers
- Target – Big reductions on controllers
The type of controller that’s right for you depends on how you plan on using it. If you want to extend your iPhone 15 Pro Max into a gaming console, for instance, you may want a controller grip. If you plan on playing with Apple TV, a Bluetooth controller would be the best option.
- Xbox controller deals: Amazon | Razer | Dell | Best Buy | Walmart
- PC controller deals: Best Buy | Dell | Amazon | Razer | Walmart
Backbone One |
$99.99 $69.99 at Amazon
The Backbone One, as far as I’m concerned, is the absolute best iPhone controller grip you can buy. Basing its design on the PS5 Remote, it looks clean, feels nice, and it’s durable enough to take on the go. If you have a recent iPhone, this will likely be a bit better value than the PlayStation Portal and a little more convenient too.
8BitDo Ultimate |
$69.99 $59.49 at Amazon
My colleague, Daryl, swears by 8BitDo, claiming he would pick them over a PS5 or Xbox controller any day. The 8BitDo Ultimate stands out from the others here, thanks to its charging dock, anti-drift sticks, and custom profiles you can switch between on the fly. Thanks to the 8BitDo Ultimate app, it’s compatible with all Apple products running iOS 11, iPadOS 11, and macOS 11 or later.
Price Check: $69.99 at Best Buy | N/A at Target
Amazon Luna |
$69.99 $39.99 at Amazon
The Amazon Luna controller took me by surprise when I first tried it, thanks to its sturdy feel, satisfying buttons, and excellent connectivity. Though the Luna service itself is a pretty decent streaming subscription, you can use this controller as a normal Bluetooth controller without it. It also has built-in Alexa functionality, meaning you can play games and listen to music with just your voice.
Price Check: N/A at Best Buy | N/A at Target
Grab bargains on Apple devices this Black Friday
If you're looking for the best Black Friday Apple deals as the annual sales season kicks off, we've got you covered. From now right through to Cyber Monday on November 27, we'll be serving up the best offers on iPhone, MacBook, Apple Watch, iPad, HomeKit smart home devices and more. Save a small fortune by checking back on our daily deals coverage.
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