Hori Horipad Overview

Hori Horipad iPhone and iPad Controller Overview Image

The Hori Horipad controller is an Extended layout iPhone and iPad game controller produced by Hori.

As per the Extended MFi controller layout specifications, the Horipad features 4 face buttons, a d-pad, 2 left and 2 right shoulder buttons, 2 analog sticks, and a pause button. The face buttons, shoulder buttons, analog sticks, and d-pad are all pressure sensitive.

The Hori Horipad connects to the iPhone and iPad via Bluetooth, and is compatible with the iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad 4, iPad Mini (1,2, & 3), iPad Air (1 & 2), and iPod Touch (5th Gen). Due to Apple’s policies, the Horipad is not compatible with any iPhone or iPads that do not have a Lightning port.


Hori may not be a common name in the United States and Europe, but they're a prolific and well regarded Japanese controller maker.

Hori has a history of making products that are every bit as good as first party products. In some cases, Hori’s designs are superior to first-party offerings, both in layout and in build quality.

The Horipad is based on a design Hori has been refining since the PlayStation 2 era, but with a few modern touches. The shoulder buttons feel like a PS2 controller, but the analog sticks are reminiscent of an Xbox 360 controllers. The circular d-pad is unique to this version of the controller, but is exceptionally good for a circular pad.

Compatible Games

A complete list of all games compatible with MFi game controllers, including the Hori Horipad, is available here on AfterPad: MFi Controller Compatible Game List


The Horipad was the subject of an extensive review here on AfterPad, based on months of regular use.

Hori Horipad - The AfterPad Review

For questions and comments about the review, a discussion post is available on the Forums.

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