Gaming company GameSir have officially posted their new MFi-certified Bluetooth gaming controller, the GameSir M2, on Kickstarter.
Boasting Apple MFi-certification, the new GameSir M2 is one of the few controllers to support Apple’s controller standard. This makes it compatible with all iOS devices including the iPhone, iPad and Apple TV.
The controller itself seems to follow the GameSir G4S in terms of design. That’s not something I’m complaining about as I found the G4S one of the most comfortable controllers I’ve used.
The controller is reminiscent of the Xbox One’s, with an analog stick in the upper left and the pressure-sensitive buttons follow an XABY button layout. Rubber grips and dual vibration motors help make a better gaming experience.
For those that want to game on the go, there’s also an an integrated smartphone holder.
The controller is completely wireless thanks to Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, which also helps the controller get over 30 hours of battery life according to the specs.
Bizarrely, the company claims that the M2 is the first iOS gamepad to feature an LED power meter. It’s a great feature but strange that no-one else has added one.
The Kickstarter also mentions two applications GameSir have developed for gamers.
GameSir World seems to be a hub of iOS games that support controllers, allowing you to easily find something to play. Happy Chick appears to focus on retro games and emulation.
Inside the box, you’ll get the GameSir M2 controller, user manual, USB cable for charging and the GameSir guide.
Where to Buy the GameSir M2
The GameSir M2 will retail at an eye-watering $99.90, which is pretty pricey for an iOS controller.
However, they’re offering a 50% discount on Kickstarter, bring it down to $49.95. The expected shipping date is April 2017.