GameVice is a game controller that you can fit your iPhone (there’s also one for iPads at a higher price) in, and play video games in the palm of your hand.
Similar to a Playstation controller, it has a little joystick on either side, and the little up/down,left/right cross on the left side. Instead of geometric shapes on the right, there are four buttons labeled A, B, X and Y. There are even the shoulder buttons on the top- or front of the controller (however you would view it). They are the L1/L2 and R1/R2 buttons.
So basically, this gadget is made to turn your phone into a gaming console. It’s reminiscent of a Nintendo Switch.
There is no extra battery needed for the Gamevice. It simply runs on your phone’s battery. If you need to charge your phone, you can charge it through the console while you are playing. There is also a earbud jack to plug into so others around aren’t disturbed by the noises coming from your game.
You’ll want to make sure you get the correct one for your phone or tablet. The one we received to review fits the iPhones 7, 7 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, 6 and 6 Plus. This means that it can accommodate a few different sizes. Once you insert it in to the Lightning connector and get the other side around your phone, it will hold pretty securely. When not on your phone, its accordion style back folds up for compact storage.
The last time we reviewed this product, it was bundled with Minecraft. You can still get the Minecraft bundle for $69.95. There’s also a Streetfighter bundle for $79.95. The original price for this devices is $79.95, but currently they are doing a Fortnite promotion to make it only $59.95. Amazon.com is selling it for $79.95, so the best deal currently seems to be on the website.
Thanks to Gamevice for sending us a sample to review. No other compensation was given for our fair and unbiased evaluation.