• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Buttons don’t really work

    The A B X Y buttons only work half the time when pressed. Pushing the button into its downward state doesn’t trigger a press, it’s only once you press down further that it registers. Not sure if intended but the result makes it unsuitable for gamers. If they improve the buttons or introduce sensitivity settings in future models I might rebuy one.

    Fits well with an IPhone 8 (if you don’t have a tempered glass cover), analogue sticks pretty good but the iPads sticks are better. Feels alright to handle but didn’t use it for a long period due to above problem.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scuff My New Phone!!!

    Ugh, frustrated is an understatement! Purchased the product less than a few days ago, and was satisfied with the gaming portion. Until removing it and seeing the paint on the rim of my iPhone 8 plus product red around the bumper is missing paint. I am very analytical when it comes to keeping my things especially my devices in immaculate condition. Only to remove it and see the scuff very disappointed.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    ALMOST made it a four or five star rating.

    The L1 and R1 buttons always makes or breaks a product for me. For this particular product, these two buttons are two "pushy," as in you have to push harder on the buttons than you should, especially when you have shooting games and you want quick taps. But if thats something you can look over, or get use to, buy it.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst accessory I ever owned.

    Bought this but yeah hardly worked at all. The buttons etc are incredibly stiff. Also have a strange lag while playing. Don't buy this!

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Clearly trash and patent trolls

    Don't waste your hard earned money on this product. There are way better ones out there. That or play the apps on a PC or get an actual wireless Bluetooth controller (Logitech makes great, affordable ones) that should work with your Apple device.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not working with iPhone 7/7Plus iOS 11.2/11.3

    Work fine with iOS 10.3.3 but iOS 11.2/11.3 the iPhone reboots always when playing Lego Star Wars or flying Tello.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Says it is compatible with iPhone X, but...

    It really doesn't fit. I mean, you can get it on there initially, but during gameplay one end just keeps shifting around on the top end of the iPhone X. It definitely was not designed to fit the iPhone X, and it is quite the compromise to use it.

  • 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 back up for a return. So bad.

  • 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 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.

    9 of 14 people found this useful

  • 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 latency whatsoever, It feels so liberating to be playing some good games, with the correct controls :)

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful product

    It feels horrinle to play and the buttom are unresponsive

    8 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding, but causes thermal shutdown/restart

    Controller (GV157) is outstanding, but causes thermal shutdown/restart on 256 GB iPhone 7 (iOS 11.1) on Talos Principle game due to excessive power consumption (burning hot on iPhone back near iPhone on/off switch). Apple Store swapped out Gamevice controller for another but same problem. Gamevice phone support unavailable, don't answer web support request. Discovered solution (reduce the power consumption): (1) put iPhone 7 in Airplane mode (means AirPods won't work, no Bluetooth) to shut off all radios; (2) use headphone jack on Gamevice controller (Apple In-Ear Headphones); (3) turn iPhone ringer switch on (so Red indicator does not show) - Talos game turns off audio (speaker & wired headphones) if ringer is off (odd?); and (4) toss all apps out of memory (double-tap Home, swipe all background apps out). Will now work without thermal shutdown of iPhone.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bought it and it doesn't work

    Dropped about 80 dollars on one of these, and it ends up not working. I've tried everything, but I've determined that this is just a poorly made product made to look like it's expensive. Do not buy. Will attempt to return this tomorrow.

    16 of 27 people found this useful

  • 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 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.

    13 of 21 people found this useful

  • 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 brick your phones battery.

    12 of 22 people found this useful

  • 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 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.

    15 of 20 people found this useful

  • 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 minecraft and it makes it easier to use.

    41 of 57 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Controller!!

    I love to play on my phone (especially minecraft), and it works absolutely amazing! it's a lot easier to control what I'm doing and i love the feature of having the game vice take battery from the phone. will definitely be using it a ton! :)

    14 of 21 people found this useful

  • 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 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.

    47 of 60 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Massively improves gaming on my iPhone 6s

    I'm not a fan of many of the free to play games like Clash of Clans and find that a lot of FPS and racing games can be hard to play when you need quite fine control. I saw the demo of Gamevice in the Apple store and thought i'd give it a go. So far it's absolutely brilliant for the games that it works with - stuff like Oceanhorn, Monument Valley, Grand Theft Auto, Bastion, Fifa 13, Leo's Fortune have all worked perfectly.

    It's basically like playing a PS Vita - the Gamevice gives you thumb triggers, shoulder buttons and a normal layout of 4 buttons on the right and a traditional D-pad control on the left. There's no noticable lag and I found the thumbsticks were comfortable to use. The only downside is that the Gamevice only works with games that support MFI controls - so for example the old version of FIFA I had worked fine, but the newest version doesn't. When you connect the Gamevice for the first time you get an app that shows all the games on the app store which work with the controller, which makes finding stuff much easier. The best games tend to be the premium priced games IMHO - but that's what I tend to play anyway.

    And to be able to play all the GTA games with proper controls - makes it worth the price just for that ;-)

    10 of 14 people found this useful