Steel series Nimbus vs Horipad Ultimate

Discussion in 'iPad' started by macguy360, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. macguy360 macrumors 6502a

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    Does anyone have any clear preference for one of these two controllers for the iPad Pro?

    I have tried to find online reviews comparing the 2 and there are very few out there.

    I'm curious about how solid the controllers feel, dead zone in the joysticks, ease of use in games etc.

    Thank You
     
  2. thisisnotmyname macrumors 65816

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    I have a steel series for my Apple TVs but I don't really play any games. The couple of times I've used it though it has done what I'd expect it to, no complaints.
     
  3. Cnasty macrumors 68020

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    Does it also have the ability to control the TV functions within the apps and on the main screen or do you have to get the Siri remote?
     
  4. thisisnotmyname macrumors 65816

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    I've used the "A" button to start an episode in Netflix before, beyond that I've never really tried to control the TV with it. The main thing it's done has been to make Alto jump in Alto's Adventure for probably a total of 30 minutes. I'll try it out as a remote in a bit and report back what happens.
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    Confirmed. D-pad works like tapping on the Siri remote. Left joystick gives you analog directional movement (like slow swipes on the Siri remote) X and A both seem to be the same as a click on the Siri remote (or play button). B is the same as Siri menu button. Menu button on steel series is the same as Siri remote and holding it is the same as pressing the Siri home button. Right joystick does nothing. Y button does nothing. Triggers move left and right.

    So basically anything the remote can do other than use Siri can be done with the controller.
     
  5. Cnasty macrumors 68020

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    This is fantastic feedback! Thank you for that as I have been holding out for a bit regarding that and wanted to get one to seamlessly play games. I have an Nvidia shield and never use their remote but use the gamepad all the time and its fantastic to use just one device.

    Thanks for testing that out and supplying that level of detail.
     

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