Gamevice Controller for Apple iPhone 6/6Plus – Turn your iPad or iPhone into an awesome portable games console
Gamevice Controller for Apple iPhone 6/6Plus
The current iPhone range is just about the most powerful handheld gaming device you could put in your pocket. Retina display for super crisp graphics and A8 (iPhone 6, 6 Plus) and A9 (iPhone 6s, 6s Plus) processors for mega fast game play. Gamevice packs the same punch with all of the triggers, buttons and joysticks you need for the ultimate mobile console experience.
Enjoy lag free game play with all of the Lightning connected Gamevice models.
GAMEVICE for iPhone
The current iPhone range is just about the most powerful handheld gaming device you could put in your pocket. Retina display for super crisp graphics and A9 (iPhone 6s, 6s Plus) / A10 (iPhone 7, 7 Plus) processors for mega fast game play. Gamevice and iPhone pack the same punch as your console with all of the triggers, buttons and joysticks you need for the ultimate mobile console experience.
Dual Analog Joysticks
R1, L1 Bumpers
R2, L2 Triggers
3.5mm Headphone Jack
4 LED indicator
10.5” x 3.5” x 1.2”
268 x 89.9 x 30.63mm
0.28 lb (0.13 kg)
Some features may vary and are subject to change and improvements.
MOBILE CONSOLE GAMING
Mobile console gaming is a reality. By combining the latest iOS device from Apple with Gamevice, you have the best mobile gaming experience to date. Apple iOS devices have processors and storage on par with the most popular consoles. Gamevice delivers the controls and with over 870 games on Gamevice Live you have a gaming rig and a library of games in the palm of your hands.
Design and features
Most mobile game controllers for iPhone and iPad sport a traditional console-style design, connecting wirelessly to your phone or tablet using Bluetooth. This is perfectly fine if you’re sat at home with the device propped up somewhere, but if you’re travelling on crowded public transport it’s an absolute ballache and often an impossible arrangement.
That’s where the Gamevice offers a clear advantage. This controller actually snaps onto the left and right edges of your iPhone or iPad, holding it tight like a vice. When in use, your iOS device resembles Sega’s old Game Gear console, except with a battery life considerably greater than fifteen minutes.
On the left side you get a thumbstick and d-pad, while the opposite side holds a second thumbstick (perfect for most third and first-person action titles) as well as four action buttons (labelled A, B, X and Y, just like the Xbox controller). You also have four trigger buttons (two either side), and a menu button that can generally be used to pause a game and access the settings.
We tested the iPad Air Gamevice, which also works perfectly with the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro. I found that the controller snapped firmly into place, held there neatly by the spring action as well as the iPad’s Lightning port. You can shake this thing ragged and it won’t fly off. The iPad’s volume buttons are left exposed and easily accessed, although the power button is a little harder to reach as it’s partly covered by one edge. No biggie.
A nice touch is the secondary headphone jack, built into the base of the Gamevice. It’s not essential as I still managed to fit my earphones into the iPad’s standard jack, but this proved an easier option.
The Gamevice is very comfortable to use on the go, even when standing up, thanks to its easy-grip design and the way that it effectively becomes an extension of your iPhone or iPad. It’s also great for late night gaming, as you can lie back in bed and hold your device and the Gamevice up over your head. Just don’t do it when you’re knackered, or you might fall asleep and twat yourself in the face with the makeshift rig, like I did.
The only problem is that the Gamevice is pretty chunky, so not exactly easy to ram into a backpack.
MFI EXTENDED CONTROLS
- Dual Analog Joysticks
- A,B,X,Y Buttons
- R1, L1 Bumpers
- R2, L2 Triggers
- Pause Button
INPUT / OUTPUT
- Audio DAC
- 3.5mm Headphone Jack
- Micro USB power
- Lightning Connector
- LiPoly 400mAh
- 4 LED indicator
- Product: 247mm x 80mm x 25mm
RELEASE DATE NZ
BOX DIMENSIONS (MM)
Gamevice review: Game compatibility
Of course, a games controller can be as tightly designed as you like, but if it won’t work with any games that you like, it’s about as much use as a sex aid for tortoises.
Thankfully the Gamevice doesn’t have this issue. Support for new games is being added all of the time, including indie titles and big AA games from the App Store. Recently support was added for games like Never Alone, Heroes of Loot 2, Dungeon Time and Goat Simulator Waste of Space, while popular classics like Assassin’s Creed Identity, GTA, the LEGO games and Minecraft are all supported too.
For a full list of Gamevice compatible games, check out the Gamevice Live app on the App Store. It’s free to download and includes a full list of games that work with Gamevice.
Gamevice review: Battery life
The Gamevice charges via a microUSB port on the right edge, which is mildly annoying; you’ll need to carry two cables with you on trips rather than just the Apple Lightning cable that came with your iPad or iPhone. Still, that’s a minor quibble and the good news is that the Gamevice gives a good few hours of gameplay per charge.
You can check on the battery status at any time too, by tapping a hidden button on the bottom right edge. There are four LED lights above the Gamevice’s headphone jack that light up, showing roughly how much charge remains.
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