• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Controller Yet!

    I just bought my Apple TV to be a mixture of entertainment devices. While in the Apple Store, I happened to notice two controllers, this being one of them. The second I picked it up, I knew that this was the controller for me. It feels very secure in my hand, very similar to the feeling of a PS4 Controller. The price is great, the fact that it is wireless is even better, and finally the fact that I have charged this controller once and it has lasted me four days and counting is the icing on the cake. This is a must have for gaming on the Apple TV. Charges via lightening cable. I play Real Racing 3 the most on the Apple TV and this is the perfect addition for gaming.

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing!!! Works great!

    So I had recently bought a gaming controller on online and it didn't work at all. I totally regretted getting it. So I decided to look more into controllers and came across this one, I decided to buy it and give it a try-- I received the gaming controller in the mail today and I absolutely love it totally worth the price! It works amazing with the iPhone 7 Plus. It's compatible with a lot of games.

    19 of 25 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Controller!

    Being a person that works from home I tend to have a lot of free time between jobs and I fill that time with gaming. I bought this controller the day it came out with my Apple TV. Fast forward... ummm... a long time and the controller has held up pretty well. There are some things that could be better, sure. The triggers on the bottom (L2 & R2) aren't as responsive as I'd like them to be. The rubber on the right stick has worn down exposing the plastic underneath. However, all things considered I think it's a solid controller; in fact, I am buying a second one tomorrow (the white one).

    11 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Won't last long

    The controller is great when it's working. In the last couple weeks the controller was acting weird and wouldn't connect to the appleTV. I would need to plug it in to charge for it to work. Now, it connects to the appleTV but the controller won't work. I get no response when pushing any of the buttons. After reading other reviews about this controller, this seems to be a problem.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No Gyro

    Although a nice controller, this device has no gyro--so its very hard to play racecar games. Shame on you Apple!

    15 of 65 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not too bad, actually

    I see people complaining here about lack of support, or partial support only, for their favorite game on some Apple platform. Others, comparing the Nimbus to Xbox controllers a.s.o. You need to compare Apples to Apples, if I may say so.

    Well, Apple could do a better job at letting users know that support for MFi Game Controllers in any particular app is at the latitude of the app developer. Customers know, when they buy the device, that Apple don't service it and RTM is the only option after the usual 14 days. Other than this, Xbox and PS4 have 20 years experience behind them and this accounts for some optimizations.

    My 2 cents:

    Cons: The left thumbstick is indeed a bit problematic; as a developer, I chose to use the DPAD for navigation. Both thumbsticks are a bit rigid ("elastic"), which makes control of their position around the center (the default position) a bit difficult, thus aiming targets in motion is a bit complicated; this is the only point where I found the Horipad Ultimate better than the Nimbus.The real problem is more insidious and it's for developers to address: when the player moves the thumbstick to 100% of its run, sometimes it sends a "0" signal instead of "1", as if it was in the center. The same applies to shoulders and triggers. It's random but must be factored in, which complicates game development.

    Pros: The overall design is elegant, controls are responsive, the feel of the triggers and shoulders is great. Hand grip is good. Battery life is very good.

    Overall: I like the Nimbus and I think that currently it's the best option in terms of MFi Game Controllers for the Apple TV.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a complete gamepad controller.

    Bought this for 4th generation Apple TV for use with AG Drive. Works fine for that. I sometimes use Airplay to the AppleTV to run Feral Interactive Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga with our grandson so I thought I'd pair the Nimbus to the ATV and airplay the game.
    That was not a good experience. Sent information to Feral and they responded as follows:
    "Steelseries Nimbus controller cannot be fully supported due to it not having the L3 and R3 analog stick clicks that are required for full control in some titles" Not a big deal since I have controllers that do work. Just be aware that it is not a complete controller.

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Be Careful

    This is a nice controller but it is not compatible with a Mac. Works ok with Apple TV but is not a "crossover product" except on a PC. Unfortunately Apple sells games like Oceanhorn on the Mac that are not compatible between the platforms so game controllers fit the theme of being incompatible. Should I pay twice for a game that I probably didn't want anyway? Seriously, I called SteelSeries tech support in India and they claim it works just fine with a Mac.....

    ps. this game needs a controller. Sad choice by Mac to charge customers for a game that is unplayable without a controller.

    30 of 52 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    Product feels solid and good quality. The Nimbus pairs to the Apple TV or iPhone very easily and uses the lightning charger, everything is very convenient.

    At first glance I thought this item was expensive but compared to other controllers its actually quite reasonable, for example other brands charge extra for a rechargable battery pack but this is included in the initial price for the Nimbus.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome �� now I can play GTA like on console

    I purchased this controller to play GTA games on my iPad Pro 12.9 and it works with all GTA games it has an app nimbus where you can update firmware etc and check what games are compatible and download them via link to App Store this controller doesn't come with a lightning cable so make sure you have one of those .... but it's Easy to pair, good battery life the way iPad games are ment to be played, only gripe I got is no analogue stick click buttons (as apple don't support this feature anyway so no point putting it in)

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good controller

    Bought it without any real expectations but turned out to be pretty good. It's a lot more satisfying than my on-screen buttons when it comes to playing games.

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    Was extremely tired of tapping the screen on my iPad whilst playing my games and bought this. I have not been disappointed at all. Use this for my iPhone and Apple TV too now.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great controller

    Couldn't imagine a better wireless controller for my iPad. Solidly built and feels great in the hand; I actually prefer it to the 360 controller. Charges quickly (and the Lightning connector means I don't need to find a separate cable for it) and lasts for ages. Highly recommended.

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Prone to failure?

    Being used to Xbox 360 controllers I didn't think about the build quality of another game controller. I kind of assumed they were all the same. What a difference to what I'm used to using! Something broke during a particularly vigorous round of Asphalt 8. Now the left stick, well sticks, and the piece of plastic rattling around in the controller sometimes gets jammed behind a button. I've never had a controller for a gaming console break, so this was disappointing.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Noticeable latency with L and R buttons

    There is a definite and annoying latency when using the gaming controller. For example when controlling the flippers in Zen PInball there is a definite lag in responsiveness. Don't have this problem with the Siri Controller.

    17 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Competent

    I bought this thinking that I will be able to use all the keys on the controller and I was so disappointed. I bought it today and ups is coming tomorrow to collect it. I used it with walking war robots on iPad Air 2. The controller is well built and I was quite impressed by the weight to it but when it got connected and I started the game, turns out I can use the both joysticks for navigation but to fire or use other features such as the robots special features of carnage, I had to use the on screen buttons so other than two joysticks no other button is useable. They have not integrated well into the software. What's the point of buying an expensive controller and not being able to fully use it. And I did try it with other games as well for example racing games work OK as the require the joysticks but again all the other buttons on controller don't do nothing.

    11 of 31 people found this useful

  • 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.

    19 of 26 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.

    11 of 21 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.

    12 of 19 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
    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