• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    This is a great controller for the iPhone.

    • Written by Alexis C from Kent

    I love this device. I'm not a hard core gamer, and really only enjoy using it when I'm traveling and have urges to play retro games. I don't have the need for a switch, PS4, etc. This fits my iPhone 8+, but it is really annoying to plug in because I have to take off my case and very carefully press it in there. It's also difficult because I have a screen protector on, but obviously I'm not taking that thing off and on just to use it comfortably. It works easily with the games I play, including the L and R buttons, so I'm surprised that there are reviews stating otherwise. Perhaps they got a faulty 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.

    4 of 6 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.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 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

    22 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Product!!

    • Written by Rafael P from Berchem (Antwerpen)

    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.

    10 of 11 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.

    13 of 23 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.

    7 of 7 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!

    8 of 11 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

  • 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.

    18 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great controller

    • Written by Aaron W from Alvor

    Solid feel. Yes the travel of the buttons are a little higher than normal, but in my case I normally mash the game pad buttons anway so It suits me fine.

    NO latency whatsoever, It feels so liberating to be playing some good games, with the correct controls :)

    9 of 11 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding, but causes thermal shutdown/restart

    • Written by Russell W from Memphis

    Controller (GV157) is outstanding, but causes thermal shutdown/restart on 256 GB iPhone 7 (iOS 11.1) on Talos Principle game due to excessive power consumption (burning hot on iPhone back near iPhone on/off switch). Apple Store swapped out Gamevice controller for another but same problem. Gamevice phone support unavailable, don't answer web support request. Discovered solution (reduce the power consumption): (1) put iPhone 7 in Airplane mode (means AirPods won't work, no Bluetooth) to shut off all radios; (2) use headphone jack on Gamevice controller (Apple In-Ear Headphones); (3) turn iPhone ringer switch on (so Red indicator does not show) - Talos game turns off audio (speaker & wired headphones) if ringer is off (odd?); and (4) toss all apps out of memory (double-tap Home, swipe all background apps out). Will now work without thermal shutdown of iPhone.

    11 of 11 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.

    21 of 32 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.

    16 of 24 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.

    15 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Most Amazing Device

    • Written by Srinivasa K from Pembroke

    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.

    72 of 96 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Controller!!

    • Written by Sophia L from pembroke

    I love to play on my phone (especially minecraft), and it works absolutely amazing! it's a lot easier to control what I'm doing and i love the feature of having the game vice take battery from the phone. will definitely be using it a ton! :)

    18 of 26 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.

    73 of 93 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Massively improves gaming on my iPhone 6s

    • Written by John O from Hove

    I'm not a fan of many of the free to play games like Clash of Clans and find that a lot of FPS and racing games can be hard to play when you need quite fine control. I saw the demo of Gamevice in the Apple store and thought i'd give it a go. So far it's absolutely brilliant for the games that it works with - stuff like Oceanhorn, Monument Valley, Grand Theft Auto, Bastion, Fifa 13, Leo's Fortune have all worked perfectly.

    It's basically like playing a PS Vita - the Gamevice gives you thumb triggers, shoulder buttons and a normal layout of 4 buttons on the right and a traditional D-pad control on the left. There's no noticable lag and I found the thumbsticks were comfortable to use. The only downside is that the Gamevice only works with games that support MFI controls - so for example the old version of FIFA I had worked fine, but the newest version doesn't. When you connect the Gamevice for the first time you get an app that shows all the games on the app store which work with the controller, which makes finding stuff much easier. The best games tend to be the premium priced games IMHO - but that's what I tend to play anyway.

    And to be able to play all the GTA games with proper controls - makes it worth the price just for that ;-)

    12 of 16 people found this useful