• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great idea but doesn’t seem to execute it

    • Written by Jessie C from Las vegas

    You have to really push on L1, R1, L2, R2 buttons in order for them to work.
    I have an iPhone X, and it doesn’t fit since I have a glass screen protector on.
    I basically wasted $80 in something that don’t work

    21 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not for gamers

    • Written by Gerald F from Sutton

    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.

    16 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bought it and it doesn't work

    • Written by Alex C from Johnstown

    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.

    20 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Build Quality and overpriced

    • Written by Wasim M from San Mateo

    bought this as soon as controller was supported on fortnite. The triggers feel very cheap, fragile and don't register the clicks. These are no wear near comparable to a playstation or xbox controller yet it costs just as much if not more.

    The other issue is the control stick have no travel, they are very hard to use for precision in fortnite. if you have used Nintendo joy cons , these are similar but worse.

    If you really want a controller, go with the steel series, if feels much better and cost less.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worse than cheaper controllers

    • Written by Shawn L

    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.

    15 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst accessory I ever owned.

    • Written by Robert W from Gustavsberg

    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!

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A waste of my time ��

    • Written by Troy L from Danbury

    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.

    14 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scuff My New Phone!!!

    • Written by Kiara W

    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.

    12 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Clearly trash and patent trolls

    • Written by Nathaniel B from Ottawa

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Several Issues

    • Written by David H from Lanham

    This controller comes with several flaws, personally I've experienced by iPhone resetting periodically with this controller on I have also tested it with several other devices and gotten an exchange on it still to no avail. Secondly, the controller most commonly used for gaming is incredibly unreliable, I myself am a hardcore Minecraft player and throughout games, the controller will press several buttons and overall make the game unplayable while simultaneously spam your screen. This was definitely not worth the price due for the product received, the thumb pads also had come off in a short period of time, the response from the Apple store during the exchange was to take it the manufacturer if these issues continue, if you're really looking for something to game on I recommend the SteelSeries gaming controller.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Button don’t work , takes of screen protector

    • Written by Kira W from Horley

    The buttons are really hard to press.
    When you put the phone into the controller it takes off your screen protector so I have to keep replacing them which cost money.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    How did this make it into Apple stores?

    • Written by James V from SCARBOROUGH

    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 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful product

    • Written by Arturo Z from Aguascalientes

    It feels horrinle to play and the buttom are unresponsive

    11 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost perfect with one glaring issue

    • Written by Aaron H from Madison

    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.

    169 of 209 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Buttons don’t really work

    • Written by Matthew H from York

    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.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

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

    • Written by Mike A from Surrey

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    ALMOST made it a four or five star rating.

    • Written by Taamara P from Porirua

    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.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

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

    • Written by SUPONG P from Bang Na

    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.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great dedicated iPhone controller

    • Written by Robert H from London

    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.

    71 of 88 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    excellent controller no customisation of button functions

    • Written by arran V from coningsby

    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.

    21 of 29 people found this useful