The versatile Ipega PG 9156 - 3 in 1 multi-device gamepad controller
Will the Ipega 9156 3 in 1 be the last controller you buy?
With quality construction and feel, it has a nice weight to it along with quality buttons D-pad, and dual joypads.
Having tested similarly priced controllers from local electronics retailers this one definitely feels and functions like a higher-priced unit - and includes its own 2.4Ghz dongle!
We use the PG9156 with our super console emulation boxes and smartphones making it a very versatile gaming controller.
With an inbuilt 380mAh battery you can expect up to 15hrs of gameplay and easy charging with the included USB Type A to Micro cable connected to a DC5V 500mAh source.
The 9156 can be connected to your phone, PC, tablet, android TV, Nintendo Switch or anything else that has Android 6.0+ /iOS 11.0+ or Windows 8,9,10.
This multi-device Ipega controller can connect to Bluetooth 4.0 and wireless 2.4Ghz devices. In addition, it comes with a 2.4Ghz wireless USB dongle so that you can ensure a stable connection with supported devices.
You can enhance your smartphone gameplay by using the BT 4.0 connection and phone mount without the use of additional software or apps.
Using the included wireless USB dongle you can connect to your PC or Android retro console or even smart TV - the options are limitless. That's right, no need to buy an additional wireless dongle - making the Ipega 9156 very cost-effective.
The device is compact and of quality construction with precise controls.
In addition to standard gaming, it can be used in mouse mode to control pointers or in media mode with volume, play, pause, previous and next functions.
With a wireless transmission distance of up to 8 meters, 15hrs usage from a full charge, and up to 30 days standby mode between charges, the PG-9156 is a truly versatile gaming controller.
Coming in at 195 grams with an ergonomic design, grip comfort, versatility, and premium controls - the 9156 is a flexible little powerhouse that's hard to pass up.
Pairing your Ipega 9156
Standard - Hold down both X and HOME buttons until the second right LED light near the home button stop flashing - you should now be paired.
Android - Hold down both ANDROID and HOME buttons until the two left LED lights near the home button stops flashing - you should now be paired.
iOS - Hold down both iOS and HOME buttons until the second left LED light near the home button stops flashing - you should now be paired.
Dongle - PC, Retro Consoles, Misc (2.4GHz Wireless)
Remove dongle from below HOME button on Gamepad. Insert into the desired device's USB port.
Hold down both L1 and HOME buttons until the two left LED lights near the home button stop flashing - you should now be paired. The Gamepad identifies as Xbox 360 or Shanwan.
|Phone Mount:||Suitable for smartphones max 8.5cm device-width|
|Connectivity:||Bluetooth 4.0 and Wireless 2.4Ghz|
|Compatibility:||Android 6.0+/ iOS 11.0+/ Windows 8,9,10/ Nintendo Switch/ PS3|
|Device bracket mount:||Up-to 8.5cm device width|
||Up-to 15hrs usage|
|Standby Time:||Estimated 30 days @ full charge|
|Battery:||380mAh : DC5V / 500mAh
|Size (cm) / inch :
||16.3 * 11 * 6.5cm / 6.41 * 4.33 * 2.56inch|
What's in the box
1 x PG-9156 Gamepad
1 x USB 2.4Ghz wireless receiver
1 x USB cable
1 x User manual
The boring stuff
- While we have tested this controller and gone by the manufacturer's specifications, given the vast variations of hardware and software setups out there, please keep in mind we cannot guarantee it will be 100% compatible with your existing setup.
- Due to the light and screen differences, the colour of the item may be slightly different from the pictures.
- Please allow up to 1cm size difference due to manual measurement.
- Smartphone in the picture is for reference only and not included.
I bought this along with a Dual Deck EX2 A9 and it works perfectly. I still like using the gaming deck for that original arcade feel, but it’s good to have the option of using this controller. Shipped promptly and safely with the Dual Decks. Quality build and responsiveness, worth the purchase.