SteelSeries Nimbus Wireless Gaming Controller

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  • Overview

    The SteelSeries Nimbus wireless controller lets you play hundreds of your favourite controller-supported games on your new Apple TV, iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. This full-sized controller's ergonomic design is perfect for gaming. It gives you 40-plus hours of game play with just a quick charge using the Lightning connector, along with LED notifications, an easy-to-navigate menu button, and pressure-sensitive buttons for the most precise gaming controls.

    Highlights

    Pressure-sensitive buttons for precise gaming control

    Console-style left and right analog triggers

    Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity

    Lithium ion battery recharges via Lightning connector for 40-plus hours of gaming

    Four LEDs display your player status during multiplayer gameplay

    Colour-coded action buttons

    Comfort and ergonomics of a full-sized controller

    Did You Notice?

    The Menu button gives you full control of your Apple TV experience.

    Apple Recommends For

    Experiencing full-control gaming on your new Apple TV and iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

    What’s in the Box

    SteelSeries Nimbus Wireless Gaming Controller

    Tech Specs

    Other Features: Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Compatiblity: Bluetooth 4.0

    Power: Lightning connector for charging

    Batteries: Rechargeable lithium-ion

    Height: 6.32 cm / 2.49 in.

    Length: 11 cm / 4.33 in.

    Width: 15 cm / 5.91 in.

    Weight: 242 g / 8.54 oz.

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    UPC or EAN No.: 5707119025676

    Warranty

    Note: Apple's One-Year Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Non-Apple-branded products may have the benefit of a manufacturer's warranty provided by the product manufacturer — please see your product box and literature for details. Benefits under the manufacturer's warranty are in addition to rights provided by consumer law. For details, click here.

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  • 3.5 Average
    3 out of 5 stars
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    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      You must own this to game on the AppleTV!

      The gaming on the AppleTV was compelling enough for me to upgrade. The remote is fantastic but it isn't ideal for intensive gaming. My first game was Rayman Adv The gaming on the AppleTV was compelling enough for me to upgrade. The remote is fantastic but it isn't ideal for intensive gaming. My first game was Rayman Adventures. It worked possibly with the remote. Once I paired the Nimbus it took the game to a whole new level! I was able to work on mastering the game and not the controls. This is really mandatory for anybody that wants to seriously game with the new AppleTV. It brings the console experience to Apple!

      • Written by andrew M from Belmont

      115 of 140 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?You must own this to game on the AppleTV!

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Fantastic/Beautiful Pro Gaming Controller!

      Received the controller in the mail today and was pleasantly surprised. The build quality and design far exceeded my expectations. Incredibly easy to connect an Received the controller in the mail today and was pleasantly surprised. The build quality and design far exceeded my expectations. Incredibly easy to connect and use. Responsive and very comfortable to hold. Probably the best controller I've used. Feels so good. $49 really isn't that expensive for an incredibly designed, expensive feeling, easy to use product. For you guys whining about that lack of a charging cable, remember one came with your apple TV, iPhone, iPad, iPod etc. I'm pretty certain it's not that big of a deal to use that charging cable for a few hours per month to charge your controller. If you are worried because it's not "designed by Apple in California", just buy the thing! It is up to par with apple's design for sure.

      • Written by Nicholas M from Lehi

      92 of 109 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Fantastic/Beautiful Pro Gaming Controller!

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Great controller

      Bought this with my iPad Pro and it works amazing been playing DH5 and it's flawless with absolutely no lag, wish all games had the option for game pad support.

      • Written by Arthur V from Worcester

      77 of 89 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Great controller

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Works well for some games

      I play Marvel Contest of Champions and this controller is listed as compatible. The problem is there is some lag, and the biggest problem is that you can't pres I play Marvel Contest of Champions and this controller is listed as compatible. The problem is there is some lag, and the biggest problem is that you can't press the heavy attack button and hold it down to power up the attack, it just fires immediately. If you are a decent player, it makes the controller useless. Hopefully they will fix this soon.

      • Written by David R from Lynnwood

      2 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Works well for some games

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Save your cash

      Pros: Nice build quality. Cons: - No Charge Cable - Not configurable - Buttons don't work Purchased for war robots but just not useable. Bottom line: Pros: Nice build quality. Cons: - No Charge Cable - Not configurable - Buttons don't work Purchased for war robots but just not useable. Bottom line: Look elsewhere.

      • Written by Jesse C from Midvale

      Is this review useful?Save your cash

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Don’t listen to bad reviews. Amazing controller!

      First let’s put out all the “issues” everyone has with this controller. It does not come with a charging cable. Which should be fine because it uses a lightning First let’s put out all the “issues” everyone has with this controller. It does not come with a charging cable. Which should be fine because it uses a lightning cable the same cable you use to charge your iPhone or iPad. Also, it charges very fast when plugged into a wall charger. Also with a 40 hour battery life you will not be charging that often. Next, there is lag when using it through your Apple TV. This should be obvious since it’s connecting to your Apple device and then over WiFi to your Apple TV and there is delay due to the WiFi transmission. Some games it makes them unplayable, others do a better job of handling the lag. Shantae was unplayable, but GTA was fine. So even though it says it will do this, I would not suggest it. And lastly, the manual that comes with it is super lame. Download the app and that will help you far more. Not only do I suggest the app, I suggest checking it out before you even decide to buy this controller because it has a list of all compatible games, and some are strangely absent. All the GTA games are there, but Bully isn’t. No idea why. There is a lot of quality built into this controller, it feels very solid. Some could complain that the D-pad and front buttons feel a little cheap, but all react perfectly and spring right back. The analog sticks and L and R buttons are perfect! They feel exactly as you would expect a high quality controller to feel. It also has a comfortable form fit to your hands for long gameplay sessions. Also the matte finish is nice providing great grip. Probably the only thing I really wish it came with is some sort of carry case. It’s not a deal breaker, but the is the first thing I’m going to look for. Over all I highly recommend purchasing one if you have compatible games. I personally hate touch screen controls, even good ones take me out of the action by placing my hands and fingers in the way.

      • Written by Bradley S from Marion

      3 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Don’t listen to bad reviews. Amazing controller!

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