• 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.
    I basically wasted $80 in something that don’t work

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 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 when I unplug my iPhone 8, I hear a beep or sss sound from my headphones.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scuff My New Phone!!!

    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.

    3 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    ALMOST made it a four or five star rating.

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst accessory I ever owned.

    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!

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not working with iPhone 7/7Plus iOS 11.2/11.3

    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.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not for gamers

    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.

    11 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great controller

    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 :)

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful product

    It feels horrinle to play and the buttom are unresponsive

    9 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding, but causes thermal shutdown/restart

    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.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bought it and it doesn't work

    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.

    16 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worse than cheaper controllers

    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.

    13 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A waste of my time ��

    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.

    12 of 22 people found this useful

  • 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 minecraft and it makes it easier to use.

    47 of 65 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Controller!!

    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! :)

    15 of 22 people found this useful

  • 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 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.

    53 of 66 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Massively improves gaming on my iPhone 6s

    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 ;-)

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 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, 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.

    128 of 154 people found this useful