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

  • 3.0 Average
    3 out of 5 stars
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    • 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

      57 of 71 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

      34 of 43 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

      31 of 43 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?The Most Amazing Device

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      How did this make it into Apple stores?

      I assumed the bad triggers were just a limited issue affecting a few people, but they're actually unusably bad. I played for less than 5 minutes then boxed it b I assumed the bad triggers were just a limited issue affecting a few people, but they're actually unusably bad. I played for less than 5 minutes then boxed it back up for a return. So bad.

      • Written by James V from SCARBOROUGH

      Is this review useful?How did this make it into Apple stores?

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      not for gamers

      Please, please do not buy this product if you value responsiveness or precision in your games. I can push the buttons on this thing with exactly the same force Please, please do not buy this product if you value responsiveness or precision in your games. I can push the buttons on this thing with exactly the same force as I do my Xbox, Playstation and WiiU controllers and I will get roughly a 60% response rate, where I would get 100% on the console controllers. This thing does not register presses unless they are forceful, which means it is impossible to do, for example, combos in fighting games or rapid fire in shootemups. It is not a question of quality control - it is how they are designed, with pressure sensitive buttons instead of on/off buttons. The pressure is set too high. Which is a real shame as I just spent about 100USD on one.

      • Written by Gerald F from Sutton

      3 of 5 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?not for gamers

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Great controller

      Solid feel. Yes the travel of the buttons are a little higher than normal, but in my case I normally mash the game pad buttons anway so It suits me fine. NO Solid feel. Yes the travel of the buttons are a little higher than normal, but in my case I normally mash the game pad buttons anway so It suits me fine. NO latency whatsoever, It feels so liberating to be playing some good games, with the correct controls :)

      • Written by Aaron W from Alvor

      3 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Great controller

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