iPega PG-9028 Bluetooth Gamepad: Functions and Gaming on Android!


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In this video I go through how the iPega PG-9028 works with the Android operating system and also how it works with games.

I show how the touchpad works and how to navigate on Android with the controller. I show some of the games that work really well, some that just works and others which are unplayable on my device.

My conclusion is that this controller is really great but it is sometimes left down by software compatibility. In general it is worth buying this controller today and compatibility should only become better as the Android operating system evolves and more games with gamepad support are added to the Google Play Store.

Thanks for watching.

Tech Life

44 Comments
  • Slimeonex_
    Posted at 03:23h, 29 May

    Can you make a video on how to map the keys??

  • Slimeonex_
    Posted at 03:23h, 29 May

    Can you make a video on how to map the keys??

  • Dan-150
    Posted at 10:05h, 27 June

    For Sonic Racing you should just set up controller in game options

  • Yosha Monreal Jr.
    Posted at 01:44h, 07 August

    is ipega can use to play multiplayer rpg like zenonia, toram, etc. ?

  • Yo BoyBHD
    Posted at 05:23h, 23 August

    Damn I was looking forward to Grand Theft Auto San Andreas Controller support.

  • Shocked Cat
    Posted at 03:28h, 30 August

    For anyone wondering this controller works on PC too. You have to hold X button and press Home for it to connect in joystick mode. My controller didn't come with instructions so connecting to PC was a pain.

    For most Android emulators like SNES9xEX you have to connect by holding A button and pressing Home. For some reason other modes don't work with emulators.

  • Marcus Ong
    Posted at 08:57h, 19 October

    hmmm does it fit to the note 3 pls reple ASAP pls pls

  • Marcus Ong
    Posted at 01:21h, 23 October

    does it work on the game Grand theft auto : san andreas , if it works i will be getting one

  • Nicholas Coulter
    Posted at 01:47h, 26 October

    How about Asphalt 8 Airborne, Six Guns, Dead trigger 1 or 2, or Minecraft?

  • John Johnleung0002
    Posted at 14:47h, 13 November

    i can't contecn

  • brahms stein
    Posted at 10:39h, 29 November

    how to know if its running low on bat? i have the same controller

  • Alexandr Smeliov
    Posted at 17:15h, 20 December

    what is the name of game you showed on 7min 8 sec of the video?

  • ThisISCozmo
    Posted at 04:34h, 24 December

    Htc one m8?

  • Rayyan A
    Posted at 02:01h, 26 December

    Man sounds like a robot…

  • xangwei
    Posted at 01:40h, 09 January

    i play Asphalt 8 with it but still don't know which one is Nitro.

  • Giobytes
    Posted at 22:23h, 03 February

    Isn't there a keyboard input mode for this controller when games don't have controller support?
    I'd like to know so when a game doesn't have it I can just map the keys.

  • Technology World
    Posted at 20:46h, 12 February

    Awsome gamepad, I also just made review about it on my channel! 😀

  • Digger 55
    Posted at 12:29h, 08 March

    nice video, would this be good to use with VR headset , could you fully control the menus on the phone without having to touch it's screen ???

  • Feenix.IWU
    Posted at 10:37h, 18 March

    Does this Controller works with the new Samsung Galaxy S7 edge?

  • Rijhielly Rodrigues Correa
    Posted at 22:02h, 20 March

    Game ? 7:27

  • Ch12iSx727
    Posted at 03:22h, 31 March

    can you really game for 20 hours on this thing?

  • Atit patel
    Posted at 06:44h, 31 March

    Will this work with my sony android TV

  • boyaiman26
    Posted at 12:07h, 10 April

    does android need to be rooted?

  • Adrian Medrano
    Posted at 12:32h, 15 April

    Will this controller work with the gear vr? anybody here know?

  • مستر كلك بيت
    Posted at 22:13h, 04 June

    i play mudren combat 5 but icant fiar bekos 2 shefts fix

  • Yo BoyBHD
    Posted at 07:32h, 19 June

    Hey also Tech Life, you can get this free app that can rotate the home screen to landscape mode, pretty cool you should try it

  • Viper
    Posted at 12:59h, 29 June

    i bought one long time ago…Works perfectly!…but today,i paired the gamepad,everything works fine..but as soon i open mcpe,IT WONT WORK! No button works!! I tried other games…Still not working!! Do you have an idea why this happened?

  • Chalky
    Posted at 11:31h, 04 August

    I'm loving this controller, but the only problem is the ergonomics of it means it is not comfortable to play for long periods compared to an Xbox controller.

  • Zkungfui
    Posted at 11:39h, 06 August

    is there a new update firmware ipega pg-9028. i can't controller other games like Don't Starve PE and Trial frontier

  • Jb Nuguid
    Posted at 11:27h, 14 August

    Can the clip expand to fit in a Sony Z Ultra?

  • Barrator
    Posted at 14:02h, 21 August

    Does this controller have clickable analog sticks (L3, R3) and touchpad?

  • Patrick Kort Kamp
    Posted at 02:20h, 27 August

    I was wondering if I could play Bleach Brave Souls on it? And also, if this controller works on emulators like Playstation 1 (Castlevania SOTN).

  • Yex Yee Xuan
    Posted at 16:14h, 13 October

    need jailbreak?

  • insaneAbe30
    Posted at 11:40h, 21 October

    have you tried hungry shark world with this gamepad? does it work?

  • Op Boiii
    Posted at 18:09h, 08 December

    upgrade your phone

  • abghere
    Posted at 22:50h, 28 December

    Can the touch pad be used as hand writing input device in Android?

  • Wellington Silva
    Posted at 00:09h, 10 January
  • isolatedsound
    Posted at 16:06h, 23 January

    Have you tried using touchpad to aim in MC4?

  • João Pedro
    Posted at 11:28h, 25 January

    What smartphone is this????? please

  • vawa-ID
    Posted at 16:18h, 05 July

    after these controller already available, playstore still dont have controller in the filter, pffft google please!

  • Avadanei Andrei
    Posted at 23:09h, 31 July

    the game pad is poorly designed for PC Gaming! Unresponsive buttons, poor compatibility!!! works great for emulators on Android… it's mostly an android device pad. i don't suggest it for PC Gaming!
    it costed 25 Euro on Amazon

  • Im darmey
    Posted at 13:54h, 10 October

    does it work with pes2017?

  • Ceejhay L
    Posted at 14:13h, 25 March

    Can you play mobas with it? MOBILE LEGENDS, ARENA OF VALOR, ETC?

  • Kevin Reyes
    Posted at 07:26h, 17 May

    Does it works on ML, pubg 2k18 and ROS.