GameSir G4s Bluetooth Wireless Gaming Controller - Hardware Review

on 2016-08-24 14:26:04

There are so many different devices out there, and the idea that you need a controller to experience the best of what they have to offer games can be a frustrating experience. That being said, the GameSir G4s Bluetooth Wireless Gaming Controller is incredibly versatile - but beyond that, it is simply an excellent controller as well.

So first, the matter of versatility. I had two very specific goals in mind for this controller. I recently got an Android TV box to test and review, and the remote for said box was pretty rough. The mouse feature on it was laggy, and button presses were anything but precise. On top of that, I wanted to toss some games on the device, and there was no way that playing them with a remote would prove a satisfying experience. This is where the GameSir G4s Bluetooth Wireless Gaming Controller came in.

First and foremost, it actually handles the operating system navigation flawlessly. This seems like a simple thing - being able to manage the navigation of the OS, but the remote that the box came with more often than note led to a frustrating experience. The connection options for the G4s were multiple - wired, Bluetooth and 2.4GHz via USB dongle. This particular box supports all three options, so I tested out all of them with this controller and all three worked without a hitch. It is worth noting that the dongle is in a clever location when the controller ships - but one that is easy to overlook as the instructions are pretty bare bones for this controller. There is a middle piece that flips upward (to hold a phone if you want to sync this controller up to one for gaming with that as well - a pretty awesome little feature). Once you have that middle portion opened, the dongle is down at the base of the controller. Really easy to miss but Support for the controller was very quick in getting back to me and letting me know I had overlooked it. You will see it in the image that I have included.

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