SteelSeries Nimbus Wireless Gaming Controller

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  • Overview

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

    Colour-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: 6.32 cm / 2.49 in.

    Length: 11 cm / 4.33 in.

    Width: 15 cm / 5.91 in.

    Weight: 242 g / 8.54 oz.

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    UPC or EAN No.: 5707119025676

    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. Benefits under the manufacturer’s warranty are in addition to rights provided by consumer law.

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  • 2.5 Average
    2 out of 5 stars
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    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Sticky joystick

      I am now on my second Nimbus from Apple as I took my first one back on the 12th December 2015, it feels nice to hold and does not feel cheap but on using it on I am now on my second Nimbus from Apple as I took my first one back on the 12th December 2015, it feels nice to hold and does not feel cheap but on using it on the Apple TV I have found that the left hand joystick keeps sticking and not returning to the neutral position. It was replaced with a new one but that has also gone the same way as the first on so I will return that one as well for yet again another. They have only had light use.

      • Written by Colin A from Liverpool

      63 of 75 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Sticky joystick

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      The best MFi controller yet but...

      This is an excellent controller to use, very comfortable with well laid out buttons and properly shaped triggers. The convenience of charging via Lightning cabl This is an excellent controller to use, very comfortable with well laid out buttons and properly shaped triggers. The convenience of charging via Lightning cable is also fantastic, although the battery life is so long it rarely needs a charge. When switched on it will automatically connect to the last device it was paired with but it can also be easily connected to another device if you want to switch from playing on the iPad to the Apple TV. However, there is a significant fly in the ointment. After only two months one of the buttons has stopped working and Apple will not replace it. Instead they want me to RMA it via SteelSeries who are in Denmark. SteelSeries in turn won't send a replacement but instead give me credit to buy a new one from their website. This is all a huge hassle and has left me with a seriously bad impression of Apple's support. Only get one of these if you're willing to jump through many hoops and be without the controller for weeks if it breaks.

      • Written by Simon W from Norton

      53 of 60 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?The best MFi controller yet but...

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Nimbus wireless controller

      Bought this controller a week ago from the apple shop, it's a good solid controller works with my apple tv 4 and ipad and iphone, the cost is about what i woull Bought this controller a week ago from the apple shop, it's a good solid controller works with my apple tv 4 and ipad and iphone, the cost is about what i woulld expect to pay, the price is equal to an xbox controller or playstation controller so people saying that its expensive need to have a look at the other controllers cost, it has a built in battery unlike xbox contollers, for the same price and charges from a lightening cable, apple need to get more apps that support this controller

      • Written by wayne C from west bromwich

      26 of 31 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Nimbus wireless controller

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Good

      Product feels solid and good quality. The Nimbus pairs to the Apple TV or iPhone very easily and uses the lightning charger, everything is very convenient. A Product feels solid and good quality. The Nimbus pairs to the Apple TV or iPhone very easily and uses the lightning charger, everything is very convenient. At first glance I thought this item was expensive but compared to other controllers its actually quite reasonable, for example other brands charge extra for a rechargable battery pack but this is included in the initial price for the Nimbus.

      • Written by David W from Aberdeen

      2 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Good

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Not Competent

      I bought this thinking that I will be able to use all the keys on the controller and I was so disappointed. I bought it today and ups is coming tomorrow to coll I bought this thinking that I will be able to use all the keys on the controller and I was so disappointed. I bought it today and ups is coming tomorrow to collect it. I used it with walking war robots on iPad Air 2. The controller is well built and I was quite impressed by the weight to it but when it got connected and I started the game, turns out I can use the both joysticks for navigation but to fire or use other features such as the robots special features of carnage, I had to use the on screen buttons so other than two joysticks no other button is useable. They have not integrated well into the software. What's the point of buying an expensive controller and not being able to fully use it. And I did try it with other games as well for example racing games work OK as the require the joysticks but again all the other buttons on controller don't do nothing.

      • Written by Amad C from London

      9 of 25 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Not Competent

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      No charging instructions or cable!

      Needs a lightning cable to charge it: OK, I've a couple, but how cheap can you get to not include one in the box. I hunted high and low and figured I'd been Needs a lightning cable to charge it: OK, I've a couple, but how cheap can you get to not include one in the box. I hunted high and low and figured I'd been sold a duff deal, but checked here and saw that others made the same comment. Duh! It's no big deal to figure out, but there are also no instructions whatsoever on how to recharge the controller. I know it's obvious, once you've figured out that it'd done via lightning cable, but none of that gets a mention in the somewhat worthless booklet Mind you it begs the question of how long you have to charge for (both initially and for top-ups). I tested it out in the Apple Store and it's alot better than Apple's Remote. Remains to be seen whether it lasts the course.

      • Written by Christopher R L from Liege

      9 of 17 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?No charging instructions or cable!

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