We will see mobile games with different eyes thanks to the GameSir Bluetooth X2
Technology advances, the way of playing evolves, and with it the peripherals which accompany us during so many hours of pleasure. In view of all the players is the irruption of the game in the cloud, the possibilities this new feature can offer and the change in playstyle we’re used to. Microsoft has been betting on xCloud for a long time, And although it is still in a trial period, we can get a clear idea of all the benefits it can offer. Not only did we notice this new playable concept. Many specialty device companies are also seeing the opportunity to develop gaming-compatible hardware in the cloud. Among them is GameSir with its range of controls adapted to mobiles. We have the pleasure of trying one of them: the so-called GameSir Bluetooth X2.
Choose your way to play
There are several ways to enjoy cloud gaming in a convenient and comfortable way. The first is with the use of a pliers that grips the button and the one at the other end holds the mobile device. The other way is with the use of a peripheral like the one we present where we will place the mobile in the central part, transforming our gaming space into a kind of portable console. Yes, to understand us, It’s like we have a Nintendo Switch, but with all the possibilities and virtues that cloud gaming offers us.
GameSir Bluetooth X2 meets the expectations that can be found with this type of peripherals. Its ergonomics are pleasant, it is compatible with many devices on the market (supports Android and iOS systems)
I play like a pro
The first thing that strikes you about the GameSir device is its weight. It is very light, and this allows, once we have anchored the mobile device in the middle of the device, don’t be inconvenient to play long sessions. The rough part that surrounds the central area grips the mobile very well, being able to play face down without it falling on our faces. In addition, although it fits beautifully and holds it firmly, leaves a space underneath that allows air circulation and that makes our terminal not overheating.
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Respect the configuration of the Xbox buttons
The GameSir Bluetooth X2’s levers, triggers and buttons also respond perfectly to our actions. We might find the grip of the controllers a bit smaller than usual, but the company has already thought about that and made it easier heads of different sizes according to our tastes. What hasn’t changed is the ABXY buttons, in my opinion slightly smaller That I would like (or what I’m used to)
Out of curiosity, in this version of the device the buttons are positioned like those seen on the Xbox controller, although if we choose the version X2 Type-C 2021, we find the layout as if it were the buttons of the Nintendo Switch. For the rest, we will have the same functionalities as the official controller: Menu button, Guide button and Share button. As a novelty, there is a fourth button called turbo button, ideal if we’re in love with the typical spaceship shooter, for example. We can customize the buttons that have this turbo function, and even choose one of the three speeds available.
Is it suitable for all kinds of games?
Evaluate the response time you have GameSir Bluetooth X2 it is a complicated subject to measure. The xCloud service does not have an exact “timing” to our orders, with an occasional small delay that is charged to orders, regardless of the order we use. When the connection is good, everything works like a charm, since there is a latency of 10 milliseconds (which is negligible). Whether it’s a driving title, a hack’n slash or a shooter, any proposal responds wonderfully.
Of course, titles that do not need to be connected online are like silk, and when the controls are matched, it’s a wonder to enjoy each work in all its glory. It really gives the feeling that our terminal has become a portable console.
The link between operating systems
Of course, and as we commented in the previous paragraph, “Not only live on xCloud” the device in question. For starters, it accepts both Android and iOS. And this fact implies that we can take advantage of practically the entire game library from Google Play or the iOS store. Regarding the data, it will be necessary to take into account whether each developer has provided the controls so that they are compatible with this type of controls. From the official GameSir website, we can access the titles that contain this accessibility and which you can see by clicking here.
Be careful with some of the more relevant games. Not all of them work the first time and you need an external configuration with the GameSir app. Games like Fornite, Call of Duty or PUBG are compatible with the device,
Let the whole world see you … and hear you
Where I haven’t seen any options and possibilities is in the sound aspect. Of course, the option to activate the sound of the game via the mobile device remains in effect. But if you want to listen to the game through headphones … things get complicated. The USB input for connecting headsets is sealed by the GameSir device, and that disables the power to wear helmets.
Conclusion of the GameSir Bluetooth X2
Playing on mobile has more and more followers. New processors, an increasingly integrated online network and a service for Diffusion like xCloud, they are attracting more and more users’ interest in this game. GameSir joins the ranks of device developers entering this industry by presenting a series of devices to make the most of our games.
Although the quality of the buttons is very noticeable, it may not reach the levels of other similar consoles such as Nintendo Switch. That’s not to say that we can play a lot of titles competitively, with great response thanks to its 10 millisecond latency. The main problem is the audio, without the possibility of adapting the headphones so as not to disturb the neighbors or the family while we are enjoying our favorite song.
GameSir Bluetooth X2 is postulated as a good way to enter conventional gaming mechanics in a comfortable, intuitive and less expensive way than other competing devices. Its compatibility with Android and iOS, the possibility of lengthening the device so that many smartphones can adapt, and its wireless pairing via Bluetooth make it very interesting. If you are looking for a good accessory for xCloud and its derivatives, we recommend your purchase.
GameSir Bluetooth X2
- Good value for money
- Includes add-ons like the Turbo Button
- Good button layout
- Does not support headphone input
- Triggers have no trip
- Between the delay of xCloud and the small latency of the device … in the end everything adds up