A number of companies have released mobile game controllers for smartphones over the past couple of years. We’ve reviewed a few GameSir mobile game controllers in the past, and the company now has an official Xbox-licensed version: the X2 Pro for Android.
Like other companies, GameSir is switching from membrane to microswitches for a more console-like experience and even better responsiveness. The GameSir Xbox licensed X2 Pro uses Kailh micro switches in the LB/LR buttons for up to 3 million clicks and Hall effect analog LT/RT triggers.
“The X2 Pro supports almost all popular streaming services such as Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta) with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Xbox Remote Play, Stadia, NVIDIA GeForce Now and Amazon Luna, which means it’s now possible for gamers to enjoy PC and console games. Anytime and anywhere. Designed for a direct Type-C connection to the phone, X2 Pro allows you to simply plug in the phone and go directly to all controller supported games from Diablo Immortal at Fortnite, with almost no input latency. It is now also possible to charge the smartphone while using the controller thanks to pass-through charging for an unstoppable gaming experience.
The ABXY buttons are also detachable, allowing users to swap the layout between Xbox and Switch. Once swapped, the layout can be adjusted in the GameSir app, allowing players to use any button layout they want. Additionally, two sets of joystick caps (concave and convex) are also included.
Key Features and Specifications of GameSir Xbox X2 Pro Mobile Game Controller include:
- PC and console games playable in the cloud and playable remotely
- Compatible with controller supported Android games
- Analog Hall Effect Triggers (accuracy to 0.1mm)
- ALPS analog sticks
- Kailh Microswitch Bumper: Tactile feedback with only 0.6mm reduced actuation distance, about 40% less than normal membrane controller.
- Compatible with Bluetooth headphones or TWS headphones
- Direct Type-C connection, negligible input latency
- 2 sets of shifter caps
- 2 ABXY layouts
- The working platform: Android 8.0 or above
- Link: Wired Type-C built into your phone
- Compatible phone size: 110-179mm in length
- Colors: 2, midnight and moonlight
- Micro switch bumper: Yes, Kailh micro switches
- Analog triggers: Yes, Hall effect magnetic sensors
- Analog sticks: Yes, ALPS
- Mappable back buttons: Yes, 2
- Direct loading: Yes (with limited compatibility)
- Package contents: GameSir-X2 Pro-Xbox, Carrying Case, Concave Thumb Caps, Convex Thumb Caps, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Card, User Manual, Thank You & Service Card, GameSir Sticker, Certification
Available in Midnight & Moonlight colors, the Xbox licensed GameSir X2 Pro is available from GameSir website and Amazon for US$79.99 / £79.99 / €89.99 and includes one month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for help you get started.
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