Cellular gaming is huge enterprise, and it’s by no means been simpler to slap a controller in your cellphone and switch it right into a fully-fledged handheld console. GameSir’s X3 Sort-C is the most recent peripheral vying on your hard-earned – solely this one provides critical cooling into the combination as effectively.
The X3 blitzed its funding goal on Indiegogo again in Might, and has now gone into full manufacturing. US prospects can choose one up from Amazon proper now for $99, with UK order books set to open on the finish of July.
Boldly described as the final word cell controller by its maker, the follow-up to the unmistakably Nintendo Swap-like X2 is essentially the most superior accent GameSir has made so far.
Just like the model’s earlier cell controllers, the X3 connects to your (Android-only, for now) cellphone’s USB-C port and options full-size thumbsticks, face buttons and a D-Pad. The large distinction right here is that this controller additionally has an built-in peltier cooling system (full with RGB lighting, clearly) that stops your cellphone from getting too toasty whilst you play Genshin Impression lengthy into the night time.
To make use of the cooler you’ll have to have it related to energy, and it has its personal USB-C port to make sure you don’t have to maneuver something round. The thermoelectric cooling is a significant step up over primary fan cooling; a lot so that after powered it guarantees up to an enormous 24°C drop in floor temperature.
As for the controller itself, the default ABXY buttons are removable, permitting you to rearrange them in a western or Nintendo-style configuration should you want, whereas the D-Pad and sticks are additionally interchangeable. There’s a seize button on the system, and help for almost all Android video games, in addition to streaming platforms equivalent to Xbox Cloud Gaming, Google Stadia, GeForce Now and Steam Hyperlink.
As there’s no battery (the controller attracts energy out of your cellphone) the X3 weighs in at simply 270g, so it gained’t always remind you of its presence in a backpack.