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SteelSeries Free Mobile Wireless Gaming Controller with Bluetooth for Samsung Gear VR, Smart Phones, Tablets, PC

SteelSeries Free Mobile Wireless Gaming Controller with Bluetooth for Samsung Gear VR, Smart Phones, Tablets, PC
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Description

The Steel Series Free is the world’s lightest, wireless gaming controller that brings the functionality of a classic controller to your computer, Smartphone and tablet device. Small enough to fit in your pocket, it brings mobile gaming to a higher level of precision and control for Android and PC.

Features

  • Wireless controller via Bluetooth technology
  • Cross-platform compatibility with Samsung Gear VR, Android smart phones and tablets, and PC with SteelSeries Engine
  • Remap all 12 buttons via SteelSeries Engine
  • LED indicator used for pairing and battery status
  • Rechargeable battery with an estimated 10 hrs of continuous, wireless play time
  • Auto power save will turn off the controller after more than 3 mins of being idle
  • Controller will work up to 30-Feet away from your computer or device

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice build but no support., July 18, 2014
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If all you want to do is play emulators of classic systems (think SNES and back), this is just fine and has a healthy list of compatible emulator apps for such purposes. However, this did not really allow me to step into modern gaming like I hoped it would. The list of apps supported is short and full of silly temple run / racing type games. Shadowgun was fun, but what after that? After paying $80 a year ago, I was really hoping that SteelSeries was going to promote their device and work towards having it incorporated into more modern mobile gaming (think Gameloft titles - it just doesn't work well with these, if at all). They really advertised it as the next big thing and then just let it flop on the market with no ongoing support. Now its less than half the release price, and I doubt they're going to suddenly start supporting it.

Additionally, the SteelSeries Free Engine app that they developed has never once done what it is advertised as doing. They say it will allow you... Read more

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Works with Gear VR. Device is small. Recommend., April 9, 2016
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Purchased to pair with Samsung Gear VR and a S7 phone (not edge). Paired easily. Required a couple of phone and device reboots to get it to be recognized by Gear VR applications. No issues since then. Every time I start the controller before I insert the phone into the headset, it is detected and works. Note: During your first connect, for troubleshooting purposes, you can push the "4" button (X button in PS3 language) at the Oculus intro health-warning screen. If the controller X (4) button advances the screen, your controller is recognized by the Gear VR. If not, start over.

Controller is much smaller than I anticipated. It feels about like a narrow deck of cards in your hands. It is flat, similar weight, thickness, and length. I slip it into my t-shirt pocket when I don't need to use it. It felt very awkward in my hands the first time because of its size. But I got used to it quickly. I have normal hands. Someone with huge, meaty fingers would not be able to use... Read more

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great controller!!!, April 14, 2016
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I don't know if I should give this a 4 or 5 star. Since I was able to get this for $30, I'll give it a 5 star.

The quality of this controller exceeds my expectation. It's very well built. The directional buttons are a little stiff, hopefully it'll break in soon. The joysticks felt like the one on PlayStaion controller, which I like. I like the matte texture of the controller, It prevents smudges and fingerprints. Some people say it's a little small, I say it's perfect for me. But That's subjective.

The only Con I could think of, if I had to find one, is that it doesn't have the second bumper buttons. But it would be almost impossible to put one on this controller this size. Other than that, it's perfect for what I use it for, which is emulators on my Nexus 6.

I would highly recommend this controller for anyone looking to purchase one. Just know what you're gonna use it for. Don't expect every games on play store/Apple store to compatible with this. BUT... Read more

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