Gavis FLEX for iPhone
Gamevice FLEX offers iPhone users a safe and flexible controller accessory. The design is good, and the controller is very easy to use, although the adapter can be a little tricky to install and remove. The price is higher than standard wireless game controllers, but it’s still worth the investment.
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Gamevice FLEX enhances your mobile gaming experience.
With the growing popularity of mobile versions of major game titles such as call of duty Also fortnite, the demand for controllers that work in conjunction with mobile phones is also increasing. I was lucky enough to try some of these accessories.
Each controller type has its own game feel, and if you prefer a particular console controller, you may prefer one style over another. Personally, I like Xbox controllers, so I tend to lean towards “Made for Xbox” controllers. One of the newest entries to that group is Gamvice FLEX, available for Android or iOS devices.
About Gamevice & FLEX
Gamevice is one of the original mobile game accessory manufacturers. It entered the industry as Wikipad in 2012 and in 2014 Wikipad announced a new controller called “Gamevice”. It was a detachable controller with a classic directional pad, twin triggers, A, B, X, and Y buttons, and dual analog sticks. In January 2017, we released a new Gamevice controller that works with iPhone 7.
Gamevice is one of the industry leaders in mobile gaming accessories and has greatly improved their designs over the years. With their efforts, Gamevice literally turned mobile devices into full-fledged portable gaming platforms. Their latest release, the FLEX, takes Razer Kishi’s popular design, designed through a partnership between Gamevice and Razer, and modifies it to accommodate phone cases.
Gamevice FLEX officially launched in late October this year. Specially designed to work with iPhone. Also without a case. This is a big difference between FLEX and almost every other mobile game controller on the market. Another great feature FLEX offers is that it can be folded into a very compact package. It’s not a big, rugged controller. Many mobile game controllers are roughly the same size as the Nintendo Switch. It can be quite inconvenient while traveling.
- Use with or without phone case
- An adapter kit is included to ensure your phone fits perfectly inside the FLEX.
- Low latency direct connection
- Console level controls
- 3.5mm headphone jack
- Pass-through charging using Lightning connector
- Folds for portability and storage
- Supports remote play (XBox, PlayStation, Steam Link)
- Includes a free trial of Xbox Game Pass
- GameVice app gives users one-stop access to Xbox, GeForce NOW, Stadia, PlayStation, Luna, and iOS games
price and availability
FLEX controllers can be purchased from gamevice.com or Amazon. The list price for the iPhone version of the controller is $109.95.
The controller comes in a chunky retail box. The front of the box has an image of the device in use along with the appropriate branding. Gamevice FLEX is available for both iPhone and Android phones, so there are labels (in both English and French) indicating that the controller is for iPhone. Another brand of box is that of Xbox. This controller is designed to be used with Xbox content and designed as a companion to the traditional Xbox controller.
When you open the box, you’ll find a small piece of cardboard secured to the top of the controller. A QR code that says “Quick Start” is printed. This QR code links to his website on Gamevice and a tutorial on how to install your phone into the controller. The back of the card has an illustrated guide for installation using the phone-to-case adapter.
Case adapters can be a bit confusing. It’s really a game of trial and error when it comes down to it. Gamevice includes another card designed to help users decide which adapter is best for their phone and its case. I have a Nomad Sport Case on my iPhone 14 Pro, so finding a good fit was a bit of a challenge. I found the case to be on the thicker side and midway between card sizes.
I found a suitable adapter and snapped it into place. I then slid the iPhone to the Lightning port side and then wrapped the other side of the FLEX controller around the top of the phone/case. In my case, the fit was tight, but the FLEX was designed to hold tight, so there was still room on either side of the phone. Universal Fits all iPhone models. There was room for a bit of wiggle, but I didn’t have any issues with the phone slipping off the controller.
While playing, I found the controller to be very responsive. I tested it with two of his games, Lego Star Wars and Call of Duty Mobile. The former is more action/adventure, while COD Mobile is a first-person multiplayer combat game. Both mobile games are designed to allow the player to interact with the game using on-screen controls, but I’ve found that adding a mobile he controller such as FLEX improves the experience considerably.
FLEX is very similar to the Xbox controller, sharing many of the same features and design elements. Those who have used the Razer Kishi v1 before will find FLEX very familiar as the two controllers share many of the same characteristics. FLEX is ergonomically designed with a comfortable grip and intuitive layout of buttons and sticks for ease of use.
It connects to your iPhone via Lightning connection so you can play your favorite games without lag or stuttering. FLEX is now my favorite mobile gaming accessory.
Overall, FLEX is a great controller that offers a great gaming experience. I love that it folds compactly for travel and doesn’t have to worry about charging because it’s powered by a direct Lightning connection to my iPhone. We’ve found that using FLEX greatly improves the gaming experience.
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