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Gamevice Controller for iPhone and iPhone Plus

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  • Overview

    Gamevice’s controller for iPhone and iPhone Plus offers classic, truly functional hardware controls that deliver satisfying gaming — whether you're a casual, mainstream or hard-core gamer. There’s no more need for pairing or for balancing your iPhone against a coffee cup to get the right angle for playing with both hands. ABXY, L1R1, L2R2, Dual joysticks and D-Pad are all you need to game anytime, anywhere.

    Highlights

    Dual analog joysticks

    A, B, X, Y fire buttons & D-Pad

    Left and right fire triggers

    Left and right bumpers

    Lightning connector and receptacle

    Power pass-through to charge iPhone while you play

    Audio DAC and 3.5mm headphone jack

    Patented flex bridge technology

    Did You Notice?

    The optional Gamevice Live app gives you a list of all known controller-compatible games live on iTunes.

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    Experiencing classic hardware controls for playing games on your iPhone or iPhone Plus.

    What’s in the Box

    Gamevice Controller for iPhone and iPhone Plus

    Instruction manual

    Stickers

    Postcards

    Tech Specs

    Input Type: Lightning Connector

    Height: 8 cm/3.1 in

    Length: 2.54 cm/1 in.

    Width: 8 cm/3.1 in.

    Weight: 150 g/5.3 oz

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    Mfr. Part Number: GV157

    UPC or EAN No.: 850771004406

    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

  • iPhone Models

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

      Almost perfect with one glaring issue

      This controller is almost perfect, but I can't recommend it for one major reason: The Left/Right buttons (L1, L2, R1, R2) don't work properly. They feel nice, This controller is almost perfect, but I can't recommend it for one major reason: The Left/Right buttons (L1, L2, R1, R2) don't work properly. They feel nice, but when you press them nothing happens. After the button clicks, if you press down harder you can get the button to register, but it makes gaming almost impossible. In one of my favorite games, the R1 button is held down for targeting. I constantly loose/re-acquire the target(s) without letting up on the button at all. If I put considerable pressure on the button it will hold the target, but soon after my hand starts cramping. Originally, I thought I just got a bad controller, so I exchanged it at the store (I bought it from an Apple Store), but the replacement has the same problem. I contacted Gamevice and it took them 4 days to respond but they have indicated they will replace it. I'm hoping these were just a bad batch run or something, because I'd really like to use this controller. I'll update this review once I get the replacement from Gamevice. Pros: - There's no battery to charge or maintain. While it does use your iPhone battery, I've not noticed any real drain. - Easy to attach and no need to pair with the phone. Just clip it on and play. - The phone sits between the controls, makes it feel like a Nintendo Switch. I personally like this better than the phone sitting above the controllers. - The Analog sticks are accurate, sensitive and generally awesome. I like them better than any I've used before (including even the PS4 controller). - D-pad is accurate. This sounds obvious, but the d-pad has frequently been an issue with other controllers. - Separate headphone jack... useful for iPhone 7/7+ when you want to use a regular headphone sans adapter. - Uses a Lightning port for pass-though charging. Saves me from carrying a separate cable. - One of the most portable controllers I've used. Gamevice shows them stacked and they attach to each other via magnets. However, you can also easily store them side-by-side so they don't bulge in a bag. Really big plus for me as all other controllers have always been too bulky. Cons: - As mentioned above, the L/R buttons don't work properly. Something I should add is the ABXY buttons actually have the same problem but only barely. It's possible to press the button down without triggering it but you really have to try (press very lightly). In practice, it doesn't pose a problem to me. I had to explicitly test the buttons to notice. I never noticed an issue with the ABXY buttons while gaming. - You can't use a case with the controller. If you have one, you'll have to take it off before you use it. Not a biggie to me, but if you have a case that's difficult to remove/attach, it could be an issue. - The lightning port does not transmit audio. If you bought an iPhone 7, you got lightning headphones. You won't be able to use those with this controller. You either have to use BT or a regular headphone jack. Not a big deal in my book, but you should know the limitation. - This will fit the current generation iPhones (from 6 to 7+). It probably won't fix the next generation. I really want to use this controller. It's pretty much everything I want in an iPhone controller. If the issues with the LR buttons are fixed, this would be the perfect controller and I would have no problems giving it 5 stars.

      • Written by Aaron H from Madison

      22 of 28 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Almost perfect with one glaring issue

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Great dedicated iPhone controller

      I'd tried the previous Gamevice but the thumbsticks never felt that great. This is such a nicer device to hold now. It's funny how much of a difference sticks w I'd tried the previous Gamevice but the thumbsticks never felt that great. This is such a nicer device to hold now. It's funny how much of a difference sticks will make. If you play a lot of games on your phone, and play games that are compatible, then you should definitely get this. It's a better way to play games such as GTA, Sonic, Oceanhorn etc. Also get it if you're intending to have your phone for the next two or three years. Don't get it if you're going to upgrade this year - there's no guarantee it will fit whatever Apple introduces. Don't get it if you only play games like Candy Crush. Get a Bluetooth controller if you have a lot of Apple devices and want to be able to use one controller for many devices.

      • Written by Robert H from London

      20 of 25 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Great dedicated iPhone controller

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      The Most Amazing Device

      This item is very useful for many games. I use it a lot and it is better because it is easier to use for multiple games. I recommend this item! I use it for min This item is very useful for many games. I use it a lot and it is better because it is easier to use for multiple games. I recommend this item! I use it for minecraft and it makes it easier to use.

      • Written by Srinivasa K from Pembroke

      17 of 23 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?The Most Amazing Device

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Worse than cheaper controllers

      This is so much worse than other similar controllers that can be purchased on amazon for a fraction of the price and it doesn't even begin to compare to a legit This is so much worse than other similar controllers that can be purchased on amazon for a fraction of the price and it doesn't even begin to compare to a legitimate handheld gaming device, which is not the phone's fault. It's this controller. There was a lot of opportunity here to make something great but this controller just isn't even good. The buttons don't all work properly all the time. No extra room to accommodate even a small case. It's actually pretty inconvenient and you will probably not really use it.

      • Written by Shawn L

      Is this review useful?Worse than cheaper controllers

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      A waste of my time ��

      This device felt like a cheap knockoff of an attachment Nintendo created for the 3ds back in 2010. I returned it very quickly after seeing how quickly it can br This device felt like a cheap knockoff of an attachment Nintendo created for the 3ds back in 2010. I returned it very quickly after seeing how quickly it can brick your phones battery.

      • Written by Troy L from Danbury

      3 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?A waste of my time ��

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      excellent controller no customisation of button functions

      My wife bought me this and I love it for many reason some I will list below. I also have only one issue with it that for the most part I don't mind about but on My wife bought me this and I love it for many reason some I will list below. I also have only one issue with it that for the most part I don't mind about but on some games is really annoying, and is the only reason I did not give this product 5 stars. first it fold really small and feels really great in the hands when using it, does not feel flimsy. The battery life will easily out last my Iphone 6s so don't have to change it every day, but you can charge you phone and the controller at the same time using the one port a micro usb. So can be used to convert my Iphone to a micro port if I don't have Iphone charger handy. They have a free app that list all the compatible games and what each buttons does in it. ( My only issue is you cannot change this option so if the game has a strange layout you cannot change it button by button. This is true for all the games I have played so far. It has a good range of games that it will work with for me, everyone likes a different type of game. I have had for about 6 months and will be using for many more I hope.

      • Written by arran V from coningsby

      5 of 6 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?excellent controller no customisation of button functions

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