Gamevice Controller for iPhone and iPhone Plus

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  • Overview

    Gamevice’s controller for iPhone and iPhone Plus offers classic, truly functional hardware controls that deliver satisfying gaming — whether you're a casual, mainstream or hard-core gamer. There’s no more need for pairing or for balancing your iPhone against a coffee cup to get the right angle for playing with both hands. ABXY, L1R1, L2R2, Dual joysticks and D-Pad are all you need to game anytime, anywhere.

    Highlights

    Dual analog joysticks

    A, B, X, Y fire buttons & D-Pad

    Left and right fire triggers

    Left and right bumpers

    Lightning connector and receptacle

    Power pass-through to charge iPhone while you play

    Audio DAC and 3.5mm headphone jack

    Patented flex bridge technology

    What’s in the Box

    Gamevice Controller for iPhone and iPhone Plus

    Instruction manual

    Stickers

    Postcards

    Tech Specs

    Input Type: Lightning Connector

    Height: 8 cm/3.1 in

    Length: 2.54 cm/1 in.

    Width: 8 cm/3.1 in.

    Weight: 150 g/5.3 oz

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    Mfr. Part Number: GV157

    UPC or EAN No.: 850771004406

    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. Rights under the product manufacturer's warranty are in addition, and not instead of, any rights that you have under consumer protection laws.

  • iPhone Models

  • 2.5 Average
    2 out of 5 stars
    Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Almost perfect with one glaring issue

      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, 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.

      • Written by Aaron H from Madison

      134 of 163 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Almost perfect with one glaring issue

    • 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 w 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.

      • Written by Robert H from London

      54 of 68 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Great dedicated iPhone controller

    • 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 min 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.

      • Written by Srinivasa K from Pembroke

      48 of 68 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?The Most Amazing Device

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Great idea but doesn’t seem to execute it

      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. 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

      • Written by Jessie C from Las vegas

      6 of 8 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Great idea but doesn’t seem to execute it

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Good Product!!

      It is a good product! They say it breaks your battery, but that's a lie. Only the review about buttons is real. You have to press a button hard to do it. And wh It is a good product! They say it breaks your battery, but that's a lie. Only the review about buttons is real. You have to press a button hard to do it. And when I unplug my iPhone 8, I hear a beep or sss sound from my headphones.

      • Written by Rafael P from Berchem (Antwerpen)

      2 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Good Product!!

    • 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 furt 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.

      • Written by Matthew H from York

      3 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Buttons don’t really work

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