• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Comfortable and easy to use

    This remote will remind you of an Xbox controller and it's super easy to use. Pairing couldn't be easier.

    16 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No charging instructions or cable!

    Needs a lightning cable to charge it: OK, I've a couple, but how cheap can you get to not include one in the box. I hunted high and low and figured I'd been sold a duff deal, but checked here and saw that others made the same comment. Duh!

    It's no big deal to figure out, but there are also no instructions whatsoever on how to recharge the controller. I know it's obvious, once you've figured out that it'd done via lightning cable, but none of that gets a mention in the somewhat worthless booklet Mind you it begs the question of how long you have to charge for (both initially and for top-ups).

    I tested it out in the Apple Store and it's alot better than Apple's Remote. Remains to be seen whether it lasts the course.

    9 of 17 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Flipper lag in Zen pinball

    I just picked this up today since Zen pinball is hard using the apple remote. I see an earlier reviewer reporting the same issue. You can adapt to the lag somewhat but only when the ball action is such that you can pull the trigger ahead if time. I may return though other reviews are excellent so I will try some other apps first.

    Aside from that issue - which I suppose could be the Zen app - the product seems well built.

    I left this on while charging (no realizing) and the LEDs show charge level so maybe that's the answer to several earlier posts - just leave it on.

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nimbus = New Age Of IOS Gaming?

    This wireless controller is very well built & has a similar feel/design as the Xbox 360 controller. The one difference is that you cannot 'depress' the analog sticks. It charges via Lighting cable.

    Despite being wireless via BLUETOOTH, the actions are very smooth. I didn't notice any latency.

    If you are interested & not sure what games are compatible, there is a FREE APP called 'NIMBUS' that lists all the compatible games. Some of the AAA games that are compatible include:

    Dead Trigger 2
    Star Wars: KOTOR
    Metal Slug Series
    Bastion
    Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions
    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
    Star Horizon
    Halo: Spartan Assault

    This is compatible with the new APPLE TV designed for gaming, so this is a Future-Proof investment if you intend to but the new APPLE TV. As this is a product sold on the Apple website, & the NEW APPLE TV will likely have more future games, this controller is worthwhile.

    So why only 4 stars? For the price of the controller: it does not include it's own APPLE LIGHTNING CHARGING CABLE. This is not a deal breaker as most users 'may' already have their own lighting cable for their iphone/ipad. Nevertheless, it's rare to find a product that doesn't ship with the very cable that is needed to charge it.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's a must if you want real enjoyment with your gaming experience on Apple

    I think this is a great addition to the new Apple TV. My only flaw is not with the controller but the lack of really great High Def quality games. Don't get me wrong between this my Plastation and my WiiU this certainly keeps me playing at the best of times I love the controller reminds me of an early Xbox controller and at the right weight. Cost may be excessive but with 6months battery life between each charge it's a must in my eyes.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Controller, I just...

    Excellent Controller, I just wish it had a way to dock the phone to make gaming easier with my mobile ios devices. I don't have an Apple TV, in fact, I don't even have a television. However, gaming on this controller with the iPhone and iPad is an absolute blast! I played Sonic 1 from Sega (in the App store) and it was EXTREMELY nostalgic! :) You are limited to slightly less buttons than a console controller and not every game works with the controller, because the game was meant for your fingers. But when you do find a game that works, like Grand Theft Auto!! It's amazzzziiiinnnggg!! :) Also so happy I paid $50 and not $100 lol

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not exactly happy with this

    i thought this would be like a joystick from long ago. Plug it in & it will work with everything, but this only works with certain games, most of which I do not have. A couple listed games on their app don't work. It would be nice if it would work with everything, as the AppleTv4 remote leaves a lot to be desired, at least IMO.

    Live & learn - I really need to stop buying this stuff.

    13 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Left stick failure

    I purchased two of these in November. I'm not a heavy gamer, but on the one that I use (there are very few two-player games yet of the Apple TV), the left controller joystick started not returning to center, and then it just failed altogether. So, I picked up and started using the second one while I waited for a response from Nimbus tech support, and the very next day the controller I seldom used also failed in exactly the same way. I have seen other similar comments about the same issue. It was an OK controller when it worked.

    19 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    The best MFi controller yet but...

    This is an excellent controller to use, very comfortable with well laid out buttons and properly shaped triggers. The convenience of charging via Lightning cable is also fantastic, although the battery life is so long it rarely needs a charge. When switched on it will automatically connect to the last device it was paired with but it can also be easily connected to another device if you want to switch from playing on the iPad to the Apple TV.

    However, there is a significant fly in the ointment. After only two months one of the buttons has stopped working and Apple will not replace it. Instead they want me to RMA it via SteelSeries who are in Denmark. SteelSeries in turn won't send a replacement but instead give me credit to buy a new one from their website. This is all a huge hassle and has left me with a seriously bad impression of Apple's support.

    Only get one of these if you're willing to jump through many hoops and be without the controller for weeks if it breaks.

    53 of 60 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Zen Pinball Flipper Lag on Apple TV

    It is almost impossible to play any of the tables with this controller via Apple TV. The flipper lag means you have no accuracy of ball control. Tried everything to resolve. Latest firmware. Latest Apple TV upgrade. Stand next to Apple TV. Nothing. You can see the delay it's bad. Any suggestions would be very much welcomed.

    17 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Yes. This.

    Of all the MFi controllers I've tried, this is easily my favorite. Solid controller feel and good response. Also, a fair price.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than expected!

    When I first got my Apple TV 4th gen, I liked the Siri Remote for the games I got, and I played a few times a week, but then I decided to buy my first MFi controller! The SteelSeries Nimbus Wireless Gaming Controller! Because of the types of games on the TVOS App Store, I was kinda skeptical about how well the games would convert, and what the extra buttons do, if anything; plus, I mean, the Siri Remote has the Play/Pause button, the touch pad, the clicking of the touch pad, and the motion sensor in it (I might be missing one.) That's 4 buttons. This controller has X, Y, A, B, Right Stick, Left Stick, Menu button, D-Pad, and two "bumpers" on each side. But most every game I've played with it on ATV4 has become MUCH more like a gaming console. A must-need for Apple Gamers. I see a bright future for games on the TVOS App Store!

    Last tid-bit, this controller is kinda like an XBOX 360 Controller, but a bit smaller. Easy set-up, and easy on-off switch. Thank you for reading!

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nimbus wireless controller

    Bought this controller a week ago from the apple shop, it's a good solid controller works with my apple tv 4 and ipad and iphone, the cost is about what i woulld expect to pay, the price is equal to an xbox controller or playstation controller so people saying that its expensive need to have a look at the other controllers cost, it has a built in battery unlike xbox contollers, for the same price and charges from a lightening cable, apple need to get more apps that support this controller

    26 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works wonderfully with iPad Air 2 and Apple TV!!

    Just got it delivered today and So far I have spent hours playing Asphalt 8 on my Apple TV and IPad Air 2. IT only takes a few seconds to pair with your devices. One of the best apple acceceries I've ever bought in my life!!!

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing controller!!!

    The Nimbus is one of the most comfortable controllers out there. I bought it to play Asphalt 8 on my Apple TV and it works flawlessly. There is no lag, and the controls are spot on. It cannot double as a steering wheel. The whole point of a controller is to get more precise control. The included Siri remote is what you want to use if you want to steer by turning your hands. This controller seems to be getting bad reviews from people who aren't used to playing actual video games. The Nimbus is for people who want traditional video game control and feel. I have multiple charging cables. One came with the new Apple TV. Problem solved.

    Apple, encourage more support for the Nimbus. As an avid gamer, the Nimbus and my iPad have become my go to portable gaming rig. I don't touch my PlayStation Vita anymore. Nimbus owners, download the Nimbus app and when synced to the controller, it allows for firmware updates. The app also shows what App Store games support the Nimbus. It's made finding those games easier.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great But

    Got this for xmas from my lovely wife. Great product which feels great quality when using. Was great that it works with my Imac as well as my apple TV which was a bonus to me as had just downloaded Elite Dangerous and playing on a keyboard is not easy. My only gripe would be that for the cost of it, I was disappointed that you didn't get a lightning cable to charge it in the box. Fine if you have the new apple TV or an Iphone with a cable but if you don't this is a bit like getting a christmas present without the batteries!!

    12 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works good for us

    I bought this with the new Apple TV. I bought two of these remotes for me and my three kids to use. Easy to connect, easy to use. Has worked great for us and I like the charging capability.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it when it worked

    The controller was working great in the first hour. Connecting it to my AppleTV was very easy! My only issue is that after about an hour of play, the left control stick started sticking to the sides. Makes it impossible to use in majority of games. I will be exchanging it at my local Apple Store in the hopes that this was just a rare issue.

    6 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Confusing

    Have spent all day to get these to work with new Apple TV and they seem erratic and unreliable (we got two), even some basic instructions would help, it's finding and 'connecting' them but it stops there and we keep having to revert to the Apple TV remote....a pain in the posterior to be honest.

    5 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing! ios and Apple TV developers BETTER take advantage

    I took 1 star off for not providing a charging cable.

    Always have been a big fan of steelseries straightforward design with keyboards.

    The same sturdy solid feel comes with the controller. Far from feeling like a cheap madkatz accessory THIS FEELS like it fits within the apple ecosystem.

    Top Notch.

    LOVE that it charges off lightning cable too!!

    Turns games like OceanHorn from a 1 star rating to a 5 because it woks so well with the game and it feels right!

    10 of 13 people found this useful