SteelSeries Nimbus Wireless Gaming Controller

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  • Overview

    The SteelSeries Nimbus wireless controller lets you play hundreds of your favourite controller-supported games on your new Apple TV, iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. This full-sized controller's ergonomic design is perfect for gaming. It gives you 40-plus hours of game play with just a quick charge using the Lightning connector, along with LED notifications, an easy-to-navigate menu button, and pressure-sensitive buttons for the most precise gaming controls.

    Highlights

    Pressure-sensitive buttons for precise gaming control

    Console-style left and right analog triggers

    Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity

    Lithium ion battery recharges via Lightning connector for 40-plus hours of gaming

    Four LEDs display your player status during multiplayer gameplay

    Colour-coded action buttons

    Comfort and ergonomics of a full-sized controller

    Did You Notice?

    The Menu button gives you full control of your Apple TV experience.

    Apple Recommends For

    Experiencing full-control gaming on your new Apple TV and iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

    What’s in the Box

    SteelSeries Nimbus Wireless Gaming Controller

    Tech Specs

    Other Features: Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Compatiblity: Bluetooth 4.0

    Power: Lightning connector for charging

    Batteries: Rechargeable lithium-ion

    Height: 6.32 cm / 2.49 in.

    Length: 11 cm / 4.33 in.

    Width: 15 cm / 5.91 in.

    Weight: 242 g / 8.54 oz.

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    UPC or EAN No.: 5707119025676

    Warranty

    Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple’s Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.

    Warranty: 90 days from original date of purchase

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  • 3.5 Average
    3 out of 5 stars
    Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      You must own this to game on the AppleTV!

      The gaming on the AppleTV was compelling enough for me to upgrade. The remote is fantastic but it isn't ideal for intensive gaming. My first game was Rayman Adv The gaming on the AppleTV was compelling enough for me to upgrade. The remote is fantastic but it isn't ideal for intensive gaming. My first game was Rayman Adventures. It worked possibly with the remote. Once I paired the Nimbus it took the game to a whole new level! I was able to work on mastering the game and not the controls. This is really mandatory for anybody that wants to seriously game with the new AppleTV. It brings the console experience to Apple!

      • Written by andrew M from Belmont

      89 of 107 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?You must own this to game on the AppleTV!

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Fantastic/Beautiful Pro Gaming Controller!

      Received the controller in the mail today and was pleasantly surprised. The build quality and design far exceeded my expectations. Incredibly easy to connect an Received the controller in the mail today and was pleasantly surprised. The build quality and design far exceeded my expectations. Incredibly easy to connect and use. Responsive and very comfortable to hold. Probably the best controller I've used. Feels so good. $49 really isn't that expensive for an incredibly designed, expensive feeling, easy to use product. For you guys whining about that lack of a charging cable, remember one came with your apple TV, iPhone, iPad, iPod etc. I'm pretty certain it's not that big of a deal to use that charging cable for a few hours per month to charge your controller. If you are worried because it's not "designed by Apple in California", just buy the thing! It is up to par with apple's design for sure.

      • Written by Nicholas M from Lehi

      67 of 80 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Fantastic/Beautiful Pro Gaming Controller!

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Sticky joystick

      I am now on my second Nimbus from Apple as I took my first one back on the 12th December 2015, it feels nice to hold and does not feel cheap but on using it on I am now on my second Nimbus from Apple as I took my first one back on the 12th December 2015, it feels nice to hold and does not feel cheap but on using it on the Apple TV I have found that the left hand joystick keeps sticking and not returning to the neutral position. It was replaced with a new one but that has also gone the same way as the first on so I will return that one as well for yet again another. They have only had light use.

      • Written by Colin A from Liverpool

      65 of 77 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Sticky joystick

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Manuals very bad for new users company so cheap no lightening cable include

      You buy the item, open the nylon bag to find very little instructions on how to use the Nimbus . This company is the cheapest (Denmark) company I ever seen the You buy the item, open the nylon bag to find very little instructions on how to use the Nimbus . This company is the cheapest (Denmark) company I ever seen they charge so much for the product and do not include a 3’ lightening cable that might cost them in China maybe a couple of pennies . That’s why I love Apple they include what you need to start your product with . If I did not had one at home I would have send it back and bought a deferent item .But so far I am unhappy still charging it for 3 hours where I do not understand my head to my toes as I said I am a new user . But bought the New Apple TV 64GB and saw this so I bought it hope I will learn other wise it goes back .

      • Written by Sam I from Henderson

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Manuals very bad for new users company so cheap no lightening cable include

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Super excellent controller for new Apple TV 4K

      Simple to set-up and pair with Apple TV and iPhone. Uses lightening cable - a huge plus in my household. Sturdy feel in hand and it is very responsive. Just as Simple to set-up and pair with Apple TV and iPhone. Uses lightening cable - a huge plus in my household. Sturdy feel in hand and it is very responsive. Just as good or better than any Microsoft or Android controller. Only negative, works only with MiFi enabled apps and it would have been nice if they included a lightening cable for charging (although we have plenty at home. Great value for the money. It really works great and makes Apple TV even more fun. Definitely highly recommend! :)

      • Written by Martin G from Pompano Beach

      0 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Super excellent controller for new Apple TV 4K

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Just perfect!

      I like it so much! It feels comfortable, and such sensitive D-Pad and more new features... Better than the xbox(I think).

      • Written by Mateo V from Tampa

      Is this review useful?Just perfect!

  • Answers from the community

    • Does this work with a Mac as well?
      • Asked by Stephen P from South Dildo
      • on 1-Apr-2017

      Best Answer:

      The SteelSeries Nimbus Wireless Gaming Controller works with Mac OS X. I have successfully used it The SteelSeries Nimbus Wireless Gaming Controller works with Mac OS X. I have successfully used it with OS X Snow Leopard (10.6) through OS X Sierra (10.12). I hope this answer is helpful.

      • Answered by James R from Covina
      • on 13-May-2017
    • Is this controller compatible with Steam?
      • Asked by William B from Cedar Park
      • on 14-Jul-2017

      Answer

      It works on few of the games I have tried but steam games may have difficulties recognizing all the It works on few of the games I have tried but steam games may have difficulties recognizing all the buttons! And the other major problem is with the steering! Just a light and short pressure on steering joy stick rotates the steering wheel fully, but when the keyboard is in control of the steering, it turns the wheels very smooth and slightly AS IN REAL WORLD. I have the same problem with the Nimbus controller on my AppleTV games too, the steering is AWFUL. If I use the AppleTV controller, slight rotation of the controller, turns the steering wheel slightly!! (I will refer this issue to Steelseries company ASAP, they may consider it for the future update of the controller firmware)

      • Answered by Seyednezamaddin A from Søborg
      • on 26-Jul-2017
    • Does it work with VR Apps?
      • Asked by Nancy H from Harvard
      • on 23-Jul-2017