GAMESIR X3 Type-C Cooled Mobile Gaming Controller 2022 REVIEW — MacSources

MacSources
7 min readAug 19, 2022

The controller provides an enhanced gaming experience for mobile gamers.

Even though there are an estimated two billion mobile gamers in the world, it’s not a hobby that I’ve picked up since it has become popular. Then, about six months ago, I decided to pick up my phone and try playing Call of Duty: Mobile. I found a community of gamers that have become like a second family to me.

One of the things that had been holding me back from joining online gaming was the requirement that I use on-screen touch controls rather than a handheld controller. Fortunately, there are several accessory companies like have created some remarkable gamepads for mobile phones.

These robust devices connect to a phone either through Bluetooth or a wired connection. The gamepad-style mobile controller is designed to wrap around a phone and make it feel a lot like the Nintendo Switch.

Because I’ve enjoyed playing online with my clan so much, I’ve found my phone tends to overheat quite a bit. Portable gaming coolers that attach magnetically do a good job of disseminating that heat, but they are a little cumbersome. That’s why I’m thrilled that GameSir integrated a cooler into their latest gamepad for Android phones — the X3 Type-C Cooled Mobile Gaming Controller.

About the X3 Type-C Cooled Mobile Gaming Controller

The X3 Type-C Cooled Mobile Gaming Controller is designed specifically for mobile gaming. It aims to ensure that gamers no longer need to make the compromise or decision between a mobile controller or a phone cooler — combining both into one device.

According to GameSir, “the phone cooler can allow up to a 12°C drop in the CPU temperature and 24°C drop in surface temperature and the wired connection maintains a zero-input delay whilst in use.” This controller is meant for pro-level gaming. It features bumpers, triggers, face buttons, and a D-pad that all come with Kailh switches that are resistant to up to 3 million…

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