GameSir M2’s iOS Game Controller Struggles On Kickstarter

GameSir has a new wireless controller that they would like to mass produce for iOS devices. The controller would make it more convenient for gamers to play mobile games while on the go. It features dual analog sticks, triggers, bumpers, face buttons and the typical utility buttons. However, the wireless device hasn’t been all that popular with the Kickstarter crowd.

They recently released a video highlighting how their new gamepad can be used for mobile games. It sports all the basic buttons you would expect from the Xbox or DualShock, including the typical D-pad, a service button at the buttom center of the controller, and Bluetooth support. You can check out the trailer below.

The controller sports dual vibrating motors, pressure sensitive buttons for pressure-sensitive actions utilized within games, as well as a 8900mAh battery for up to 30 hours of use.

There’s a convex rubber design along the edges of the controller for additional grip, and the middle of the controller opens up so you can fit your iPhone right there into the docket so you can play the games while the controller is wirelessly paired with the phone.

The design and functionality of the controller looks spot on, but that hasn’t been enough to convince gamers to back the project on Kickstarter. At the moment they only have 74 backers putting up money for the controller, and they’ve only managed to accrue $3,552 as of the writing of this article, even though they’re currently seeking $50,000 to complete the project. If this was the first week of being on Kickstarter there might be time for it to recover and really kick the crowdfunding into high gear, but there are only 15 days left for the GameSir M2 and it isn’t looking too good.

Nevertheless, if you feel the iOS smart devices are in need of an actual wireless controller, you can learn more about what GameSir is doing with the M2 by visiting the Kickstarter page.


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