Introduction (Does It Do What It Should)
So, what we have here is the GameSir G7 for Xbox and PC. This is a wired one, and I plugged it in to my PC and got it to work from the get-go. But what makes this different from your average controller?
Let’s talk about the high speed, ultra low input latency. It has a polling rate of 256Hz as well as a very low response time of less than 0.004 seconds. I honestly don’t know what these numbers mean, but I would imagine that they mean a lot to gamers.
Also, did I mention that there are two swappable faceplates? No? Well, count it as mentioned, and you should know that you can paint them with whatever you want. You don’t have to take them apart to do it, as they are magnetically swappable.
In addition to those features, the Gamesir G7 has fully customizable software. You can create controller profiles by mapping buttons, tweaking the D-pad diagonal, adjusting sticks and triggers zone, configure the vibration, and more. In fact, you can set 0 Deadzone and switch between Default and “Raw” mode on the Nexus software. You can also have exclusive impulse triggers for all games, saving up to three profiles and use any you prefer for each game.
Okay, I still don’t know what that means, and would welcome any comment from a gamer that was constructively critical. The G7 has precision-tuned tech in the Hall Effect analog triggers which deliver best-in-class consistent smoothness and precision. Then the G7 will react to the slightest finger adjustment. You can even switch between Hair Trigger Mode and the other type.
The G7 also has tactile face buttons with a 5-layer structure. They have a actuation distance of 0.6 mm, and the embedded kit has a soft rubber pad and bracket, producing a satisfying press with a crisp yet cushioned feel.
As for the control sticks, they have zero fluctuation, zero deviation, and zero circularity error, delivering 360 degrees of pinpoint control. There is also an anti-friction slide rings for even greater control, to reduce stick grinding.
Oh, and did I mention there are two distinct rumble motors in the grips for both subtle and strong vibrations? Yes I did. I mentioned them just now. It definitely is made to bring the feedback to the fingertips.
Oh, there is also a built-in 3.5 mm audio jack and a way to quickly control the volume without the software. You can also mute the microphone with a slight tap, which is nice.
The G7 is also set up for on-the-fly mappings, with two additional back buttons to map in-game actions on the fly. These are easily programmable and synced in real-time.
By the way, there are some really cool textures on each of the bumpers and triggers, so you can use them all day in comfort, and a lot less slipping, too.
So yes, the G7 can be used for the Xbox Series X, the Xbox Series S, and the Xbox One, not to mention Windows 10/11.
Facts About The Company
GameSir was founded in 2010 with a gaming service platform, and it is Guangzhou for its headquarters and R&D center, with a global marketing center in Los Angeles. This company has a business philosophy of “pragmatism, innovation, openness, and cooperation”. Apparently, GameSir conducts its research and development base on an Internet model, and manufactures products in “geek spirit”.
Just to let you know, I am totally down with this “geek spirit”. I would like to think that I greatly channel this geek spirit in my own work. Anyway, they use this gaming peripheral to make each player experience beyond and above the gaming experience.
GameSir has several partners around the world, and this includes established brands such as Apple, Gameloft, Nvidia, and DJI. They also work with well-renowned E-sports platforms like Sweden Challengermode and Spanish ArenaGG. The company supports many world-class E-sports teams.
What Does This Company Make?
I guess the short answer is: gaming stuff. There is a lot of it, and like I said before in the video, it has been quite a while since I have reviewed on of their products. This was the GameSir VX AimSwitch, and it was an excellent controller the PC, and I seem to recall that it was good for the PS4 and the Switch.
You can definitely find all kinds of controllers on the GameSir products site, not to mention all kinds of gaming accessories. I have to admit that the prices are much lower than what I expected them to be.
Just the Specs, Man
If you’re the type that needs this info, this section is for you!
Working Platform: Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and Windows 10/11
Connection: Wired, 3m detachable USB-C cable
3.5mm Audio Jack: Yes
Micrphone Mute Button: Yes
Microswitch Buttons: Yes, ABXY
Analog Triggers: Yes, Hall Effect Magnetic Sensors
Analog Joysticks: Yes, ALPS
Rumble Motors: Yes, 4 in total, in each grips and triggers
Back Buttons: Yes, 2 mappable Back Buttons
Customization Software: Yes, GameSir Nexus
Product Size: 152*103*63 mm / 5.98*4.06*2.48 in
Net Weight: 256g / 0.56 lbs
Package Size: 160*118*113mm / 6.30*4.65*4.45 in
Gross Weight: 462g / 1.02 lbs
If there is something on this that I didn’t cover, please let me know.
What Do the Reviews Say?
Okay, I checked out the company website of the Gamesir G7, and it has 5 reviews, all of them give it 5-stars. Seriously. I would think this is highly suspect, but just to let you know, I do think the GameSir G7 is a great product.
You can check the link on Amazon if you want to see a 4.6 out of 5 rating. It has 75 percent 5-star ratings, so I’m going to go with that.
Okay, Get To The Unboxing Already!
Okay, I Like It, Just Give Me The Link So I Can Buy It Already!
Maybe I Want It, But Is There Anything Else Like It? Maybe For A Lower Price? Please?
As I have said before, the GameSir G7 is quite something. I have reviewed the Controller from Turtle Beach that was similar, but a higher price. I also did the Hex Gaming Ultra X review, and that was quite expensive.
So, in the case of the GameSir G7, I would say that it is a good product for its price.
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