Gamevice controller brings console gaming to the iPad.
I have been a fan of mobile gaming since the original GameBoy and loved the loophole to the adage “why don’t you go outside and play.” Instead of sitting inside the home and in front of a television, the system allowed portable on-the-go entertainment. As the tech expanded, I upgraded with each generation and settled most recently with the Nintendo Switch.
Beyond Nintendo consoles, I enjoyed the PS Vita and GameGear, and as phone gaming became a reality, I moved through Nokia, Android, and ultimately iPhone/iPad gaming. It was only a matter of time before the console wars spilled into the phone market. Thanks to controllers like the Gamevice, you can pair an iPad with a console-style controller to enjoy a pseudo-console experience on the go.
The GAMEVICE for IPad arrived in a 14 1/2 inches wide by 6 1/2 inches tall by 2 9/16 inches thick retail package. Atop the cover panel, you will find the company name, logo, and support information for iPad generations five through nine in skinny black font. At the top right of the panel, you will find “Mobile” in Xbox green font, while the bottom corners provided XBOX-specific logos.
The main showcase was the large, slightly-raised, glossy image of a gamified iPad at the center of the panel. The colorful iPad was edged by dual black controllers and accented with a soft grey posterior shadow. The controllers showed dual analog thumb sticks, an analog D-pad, and YXAB buttons. The clean white background served as a nice backdrop for the main image.
The top panel displayed the company name and logo, while the left side panel listed five product-specific features: 1. Low-Latency Direct Connection. 2. Ergonomic Handheld Design. 3. Analog Triggers and Console Level controls. 4. Cloud and Mobile Gaming Compatible. 5. 3.5mm Audio Headphone Jack. The right side panel provided information about the included XBOX Game Pass and 1-month Ultimate membership (FOR NEW MEMBERS ONLY).