SteelSeries Nimbus Wireless Gaming Controller

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  • Overview

    The SteelSeries Nimbus wireless controller lets you play hundreds of your favorite 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

    Color-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: 2.49 in./6.32 cm

    Length: 4.33 in./11 cm

    Width: 5.91 in./15 cm

    Weight: 8.54 oz./242 g

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    UPC or EAN No.: 5707119025676

    Warranty

    Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple’s Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.

    Warranty: 90 days from original date of purchase

  • iPhone Models

    iPad Models

    iPod Models

  • 3.5 Average
    3 out of 5 stars
    Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
    • 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

      78 of 95 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

      60 of 70 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

      50 of 60 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Great controller

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Great controller but only one can be used on Apple TV?

      We were in the Apple store when they had AG drive playing on one of the systems. Our grandson loved playing the game so we bough a couple of these controllers t We were in the Apple store when they had AG drive playing on one of the systems. Our grandson loved playing the game so we bough a couple of these controllers to play it at home. But only ONE controller will work even though you can play two at the same time. It doesn't make sense, you can only use one of these controllers with the other player stuck with the Apple TV remote. Not sure who is at fault here: Apple? Nimbus? or AG Drive developers?

      • Written by Steve T from Bellevue

      10 of 11 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Great controller but only one can be used on Apple TV?

    • 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. Th 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.

      • Written by Tristan J from Chittenango

      6 of 9 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Best Controller Yet!

    • 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 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.

      • Written by Joanna H from Lindsay

      13 of 18 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Amazing!!! Works great!

  • Answers from the community

    • Does it work with VR Apps?
      • Asked by Nancy H from Harvard
      • on Jul 23, 2017
    • Is this controller compatible with Steam?
      • Asked by William B from Cedar Park
      • on Jul 14, 2017

      Answer

      It works on few of the games I have tried but steam games may have difficulties recognizing all the It works on few of the games I have tried but steam games may have difficulties recognizing all the buttons! And the other major problem is with the steering! Just a light and short pressure on steering joy stick rotates the steering wheel fully, but when the keyboard is in control of the steering, it turns the wheels very smooth and slightly AS IN REAL WORLD. I have the same problem with the Nimbus controller on my AppleTV games too, the steering is AWFUL. If I use the AppleTV controller, slight rotation of the controller, turns the steering wheel slightly!! (I will refer this issue to Steelseries company ASAP, they may consider it for the future update of the controller firmware)

      • Answered by Seyednezamaddin A from Søborg
      • on Jul 26, 2017
    • Does this work with a Mac as well?
      • Asked by Stephen P from South Dildo
      • on Apr 1, 2017

      Answer

      The SteelSeries Nimbus Wireless Gaming Controller works with Mac OS X. I have successfully used it The SteelSeries Nimbus Wireless Gaming Controller works with Mac OS X. I have successfully used it with OS X Snow Leopard (10.6) through OS X Sierra (10.12). I hope this answer is helpful.

      • Answered by James R from Covina
      • on May 13, 2017