Gaming and Computing July 5, 2021
As an avid gamer on the Xbox playing with friends online and the Nintendo Switch for single player RPG’s and Platformers, I have never given much time to games on my phone aside from when the wife is watching something trashy on tv or toilet time. My game of choice on both those occasions at the moment is Gardenscapes an oldy but a goody.
I have been told about some amazing games available on mobile but because I dedicate so much time already to the Xbox and Switch I haven’t even given these games a second thought, however as I was given the opportunity to review this years’ new model of the GameSir X2 Type-C Mobile Gaming Controller I thought I would ask again what these games were called and try them out.
So firstly on the setup, simply slide your phone into the USB C connector and they are connected; the X2 does not even require batteries as it draws the power from your phone, I tested to see how much power was drained from Gardenscapes and during a 30 minute episode of a soap based in East London it did not drain any extra battery than playing without the X2. The controller can fit various models all you have to bear in mind is that it will fit phones up to 173mm in length and thickness of 10mm, any model that fits those dimensions or smaller will be fine.
I mentioned earlier that I play a lot of RPG’s and Platformers on the Switch and the X2 is very reminiscent of this design so it felt familiar and intuitive, the buttons are responsive and feel well built they are rated for 3 million presses, which means they’ll last until long after your phone is obsolete. After downloading some shooters on my phone I wanted to test the lag of which there was none due to the wired USB C function. RRP $69.99
- No Lag
- Does not drain battery
- Looks Slick