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 hardcore 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: 3.18 in./8 cm

    Length: 1 in./2.5 cm

    Width: 3.18 in./8 cm

    Weight: 5.3 oz./150 g

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    Mfr. Part Number: GV157

    UPC or EAN No.: 850771004406

    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

  • iPhone Models

  • 2.5 Average
    2 out of 5 stars
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    • 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

      169 of 209 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

      69 of 86 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

      67 of 90 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?The Most Amazing Device

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Several Issues

      This controller comes with several flaws, personally I've experienced by iPhone resetting periodically with this controller on I have also tested it with severa 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.

      • Written by David H from Lanham

      Is this review useful?Several Issues

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Poor Build Quality and overpriced

      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 compara 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.

      • Written by Wasim M from San Mateo

      8 of 9 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Poor Build Quality and overpriced

    • 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

      20 of 24 people found this useful

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

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