Gamesir G3s Controller Review

Hello and welcome to my review of the Gamesir G3s Controller

So, I found that there are a fair few models of the Gamesir G3s and I was very kindly sent the Enhanced Edition which comes with Bluetooth and 2.4GHz wireless support which comes with a dongle for PC/Mac/Linux/SmartTV connections as well as the neat mobile phone clasp that fits nicely over the controller.

Opening The Box?

I was so excited opening the box, I am very honoured to be given the opportunity to review a really great indipendent gaming product:

So inside the box is…

1x Gamesir G3s Controller

1x Carry Bag

1x Smartphone Holder

1x USB Wireless 2.4Ghz Receiver

1x Mini USB Charging Cable

1x Dual Mini USB Cable

1x English Instruction Manual

Specification:

Working Platforms: Android/Windows/PS3

Working Modes: Android Standard/Mouse Simulation/X-input/D-input/PS3

Connection: Bluetooth 4.0/2.4GHz/Wired connection

Cable Length: 39.37 inches(1.0m)

Working Distance: Approx. 275.59inches(7.0m)

Charging Time: 2~3H

Working Time: 18H

Battery Type: Built-in polymer lithium battery

Vibration Feedback: YES

Battery Capacity: 600mAh

Charging Voltage: 3.7V~5.2V

Charging Current: 1A~2A

Working Current: 40mA

Working Temperature: -20~65

Working Humidity: 20%~80%

Measurement (inches): 6.30×4.09×2.32

Package MEAS.(inches): 7.36×4.80×3.07

N.W.(pounds): 0.42

G.W.(pounds): 0.87

Working Platforms: iOS/Android/Windows/PS3/Linux/Mac

Working Modes: Android Standard/Mouse Simulation/X-input/D-input/PS3

Connection: Bluetooth 4.0/2.4GHz/Wired connection

Cable Length: 39.37 inches(1.0m)

Working Distance: Approx. 275.59inches(7.0m)

Charging Time: 2~3H

Working Time: 18H

Battery Type: Built-in polymer lithium battery

Vibration Feedback: YES

Battery Capacity: 600mAh

Charging Voltage: 3.7V~5.2V

Charging Current: 1A~2A

Working Current: 40mA

Working Temperature: -20~65

Working Humidity: 20%~80%

Measurement (inches): 6.30×4.09×2.32

Package MEAS.(inches): 7.36×4.80×3.07

N.W.(pounds): 0.42

G.W.(pounds): 0.87

Gamesir G3s: Design

Most of the Gamesir controllers have a really nice black finish to them so they will always fit into your gaming peripheral collection just fine.


The Gamesir G3s has a remarkable similarity to the PS4’s controller. It has the same outline shape, of course because of this it has an extremely comfortable feel and a sturdy grip.  Even though it is very sturdy, the Gamesir G3s is incredibly light, without feeling cheap, this is a great start!

The Gamesir G3s throws in a full arsenal of controls, including the infamous D-pad, two thumbsticks, ABYX buttons, four L/R shoulder buttons, turbo & clear , start and select so perfect for all of your SNES and MegaDrive emulation sessions.


The ABYX buttons are indeed illuminated so they really look the part once the power is on, it looks like a gamepad spaceship, ready to go on all kindsa gaming adventures. 


If you have the enhanced version, then you really get a great deal as it includes the phone holder clasp that screws onto the controller in a hot minute and holds quite firmly so you can put your phone on top of the controller by using the spring-loaded flaps and adjustable spring top and fits 99% of smartphones into it quite nicely.  This gives great flexibility and allows you to play your fave mobile games  on the go, if you have no shame of course ;0) 

Gamesir G3s: Using It

The Gamesir has every platform in mind, you can connect to virtually any device, I have used it on Windows and Linux, you can use it with iOS, Android, Smart TV’s, Apple Mac and even your PS3!

You can sync by Bluetooth or the 2.4Ghz USB dongle or even the USB cables provided, which also charges the Gamesir G3s as well as connecting the device, how very convenient.


The air syncing varies depending on the device but the concept is always the same, hold down a button while powering on to activate the discovery mode, then select it from your Bluetooth menu on your device. 

iOS is restricted to iCade and very few others so you’ll have to wait until Apple lift it’s restrictions, this is one little drawback for me.

On Desktop games, if you play FPS or any mouse related games, they have included a clever mouse mode by holding down X and Select, you can control the mouse using the left stick, pretty nifty!

I played Super Mario and Sonic via an emulator on Linux to really test out if I still get that same feel as I did with a retro controller.  Of course I was not disappointed, after easy button mapping on me ZSNES, I easily played 5 hours without realising. In fact I’ve not stopped playing it daily since I started this review last month and am now an expert in SMB (again). 

Response times in game are amazing. Bluetooth or 2.4GHz remote gives some great response times in relation to on screen gameplay, as if you had it plugged into a USB port. 

The battery life is brilliant, not once did I run out of juice. Gamesir says that you can squeeze 18 hours of gameplay from one charge and I can’t fault that statement.  They even have a power save mode that turns off the controller after 5-10 mins of inactivity. 

Should I Get One?

The answer, simply is YES. 

Gamesir has done everything that you could ask of them, to allow you to connect to everything, you can use it on your mobile on the train, connect to your SMART TV, use it on your PS3 and even play your most intense AAA title on your desktop PC, MAC or LINUX gaming machine. 

Go grab one right now, it’ll be the best third party/ indipendent controller you have ever bought. 

Getting One

The Gamesir G3s can be purchased on GearBeast.Com

The lovely people at Gamesir are great people and respond to emails and questions very quickly so hit them up on Twitter or their website http://gamesir.hk/ 

I hope you enjoyed my little review of the Gamesir G3s Enhanced Edition, until next time. 

RRB 

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