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Review: GameSir G7 SE Wired Controller for XBox and PC

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GameSir is a well-known producer of gaming accessories and peripherals and we reviewed their G7 Wired Controller for Xbox and PC a few months ago. We received the company’s new GameSir G7 SE Wired Controller for Xbox and PC for review, which represents the company’s latest endeavour to provide a professional-grade controller at an affordable price.

Review: GameSir G7 Wired Customisable Controller for XBox and PC

This lightweight wired controller boasts an elegant white design adorned with two anti-friction teal rings encircling the analogue sticks. Despite its lightweight construction, the G7 SE may appear marginally smaller than standard controllers at first glance. However, upon closer comparison, they share the same dimensions. In terms of texture, the grip provides a comforting familiarity, featuring a matte finish on top and a grippy texture underneath to secure your hands in place.

Left: GameSir G7; Right: GameSir G7 SE

The trigger buttons and bumper buttons offer a satisfying tactile response and closely resemble those found on the original controllers. The primary four buttons also maintain this consistency. Notably, the start and menu buttons have been repositioned higher, flanking the slightly raised Xbox Jewel button, with the share button situated below. This change may take a bit of adjustment for users.

The D-pad adopts a classic cross-shaped design, known for its responsiveness. Preferences vary when it comes to D-pad styles, but personally, I appreciate the precision of the cross D-pad, which leaves no room for error in diagonal inputs.

During my experience with the GameSir G7 SE, I couldn’t help but appreciate its robust build quality, an impressive array of features and enhancements, and an unexpected level of user-friendliness. GameSir’s refinements, including enhanced ergonomics and the integration of hall effect joysticks. The continued presence of a wired connection might be a limitation for some.

Left: GameSir G7; Centre: GameSir X2 Pro; Right: GameSir G7 SE

In terms of the design, the G7 SE looks similar to the original G7. It retains the exact button layout and maintains the same overall shape to the extent that it even shares identical magnetic faceplates with the G7. However, there are some subtle changes.

The enhanced controller grips feature increased thickness where they curve towards the triggers, resulting in improved ergonomics. The two rear remappable buttons now incorporate locking switches to secure their positions. In addition, the joysticks have transitioned to hall effect sensors, effectively mitigating the risk of stick drift developing over time. The D-Pad and face buttons have departed from microswitches and adopted more traditional, albeit slightly mushier, actions.

While its unassuming plastic exterior may not grab immediate attention, the G7 SE is unquestionably engineered for longevity. Beyond durability, the G7 SE is tailored for top-tier, precision gaming. Equipped with hall effect triggers and joysticks that deliver remarkable responsiveness and accuracy, rivalling even the finest Xbox controllers available, this GameSir wired controller is set to revolutionise the gaming experience for console enthusiasts.

The GameSir G7 SE stands out as a sleek, lightweight, and sturdy controller. It offers a comfortable grip that feels just as enjoyable to use as standard and elite controllers. The inclusion of anti-grip rings on the analogue sticks is a value-add. The customizable buttons are also a welcome addition. The added convenience of quick access features for the headset is a notable touch, highlighting several positive aspects of this reasonably priced controller.

Price: AED 275

Product photography by Ryan Chris

GameSir G7 SE Wired Controller for XBox AED 275
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Summary

During my experience with the GameSir G7 SE, I couldn’t help but appreciate its robust build quality, an impressive array of features and enhancements, and an unexpected level of user-friendliness. GameSir’s refinements, including enhanced ergonomics and the integration of hall effect joysticks. The continued presence of a wired connection might be a limitation for some.

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GameSir Intros G8 Galileo Mobile Gaming Controller

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GameSir has announced the official release of its latest innovation, the GameSir G8 Galileo, a next-generation Type-C wired mobile gaming controller destined to redefine excellence and provide out-of-this-world gaming experiences. Compatible with all controller-supported games across Android and iPhone 15 series devices, the GameSir G8 Galileo boasts an incredible combination of world-class connectivity, seamless software customization, and unstoppable gameplay; empowering users, enhancing their capabilities, and elevating mobile gaming to never-before-seen levels with host of cutting-edge features.

“We’re thrilled that the GameSir G8 Galileo is now available for gaming enthusiasts to purchase,” said Betta Core, CEO, GameSir. “Mobile gaming is a true phenomenon of our time and as popularity soars, demands increase and technological advancements open up new possibilities, nothing gives us more satisfaction than introducing innovations that enable gamers to explore unchartered potential and revel in gaming experiences that go above and beyond. The GameSir G8 Galileo is the gateway to precisely that – and we’re looking forward to seeing the reaction and reception from gamers far and wide in the weeks ahead. The fact that the time has finally come for the gaming community to share the power this controller provides is very exciting.”

Those purchasing the GamerSir G8 Galileo can expect a console-controller-grade mobile controller with console-sized sticks and buttons for exceptional comfort and unparalleled control during extended gameplay. Whether navigating treacherous terrain or taking precise shots, the G8 Galileo guarantees performance with expert precision and maximum comfort, while a movable Type-C port is installed for a dependable, constant connection to gaming devices, delivering unmatched smoothness and reliability.

Another standout feature is GameSir Hall Tech for elevated gameplay. GameSir precision-tuned Hall Effect analogue triggers offer unparalleled smoothness and responsiveness, giving a competitive advantage in any game, backed up by GameSir Hall Effect sensing sticks that deliver 360° seamless pinpoint control, providing the precision and durability that mobile gamers demand alongside super-smooth stick control for reduced stick grinding and extended usage time.

Amongst its many prominent features for redefined excellence, the GameSir G8 Galileo comes with two additional back buttons designed for pro-level mobile gaming. With these, users can map their in-game actions on the go, loading up their favourite button mappings with or without software during gameplay – with mappings instantly programmable and synced in real-time. Thanks to pass-through charging, the GameSir G8 Galileo also ensures gameplay remains uninterrupted, thereby ensuring opponents are conquerable without missing a single moment of the action as the controller charges during play.

What’s more, the GameSir G8 Galileo is purposefully designed for universal compatibility, featuring an extendable bridge and sufficient rear space to be compatible with a wide range of phone models. It’s the perfect choice for mobile gamers seeking adaptability, ensuring a seamless gaming experience. Additionally, interchangeable magnetic detachable faceplates elevate the GameSir G8 Galileo to match the unique style of its user; laser-engraved texture grips and high-saturation fluorescent ink buttons offer a blend of style and substance; and the GameSir App takes the customization and fun of the GameSir G8 Galileo to the next level.

Through the app, users can create personalized controller profiles by mapping buttons, fine-tuning the D-pad diagonals, and adjusting sticks and trigger zones. The GameSir G8 Galileo is available at gamesir.hk and GameSir AliExpress now for $79.99.

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Review: GameSir T4 Cyclone Pro Midnight Wireless Controller

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The gaming peripherals market is inundated with a plethora of controllers, each vying for attention with unique features and design elements. The GameSir T4 Cyclone Pro Midnight Wireless Controller is one such controller that promises to deliver a superior gaming experience. In this review, we’ll dive into its design, performance, features, and overall value to help you decide if it’s the right addition to your gaming arsenal.

Design and Build Quality
The GameSir T4 Cyclone Pro boasts an ergonomic and well-thought-out design. Its form factor is reminiscent of popular controllers such as the Xbox One, with symmetrically placed thumbsticks and a comfortable grip that accommodates various hand sizes. The controller feels solid in hand, striking a balance between sturdiness and weight.

It doesn’t feel like it’ll easily come apart even after intense gaming sessions. The controller offers tactile satisfaction thanks to its “5-million-click micro switches”, which, when coupled with the soft pads, make for a comfortable spamming experience that feels crisp yet still pretty cushioned. The dotted grip around the handles is a nice touch for those whose palms get sweaty during more intense sessions. The size of the controller is also comfortable for extended use.

The face of the controller features a standard layout with a D-pad on the left, four action buttons on the right, and two Hall Effect thumbsticks symmetrically positioned. These Hall Effect analogue triggers can effectively get rid of the dreaded stick drift. This technology offers zero dead zones and anti-drift performance, ensuring that your in-game actions are precise.

The controller also comes with extra features like being able to adjust vibration sensitivity and button mapping, which you can customise with the GameSir app. The buttons are responsive, providing a satisfying click with each press. The inclusion of textured grips on the thumbsticks enhances precision during gameplay, reducing the chances of accidental slips.

One standout feature is the programmable buttons located on the back of the controller. These can be customised to replicate any other button on the controller, providing an added layer of flexibility for gamers who want to optimise their control scheme for specific genres or gaming styles. The inclusion of these customisable buttons is a thoughtful touch that elevates the controller’s versatility.

Connectivity and Compatibility
The controller supports multiple connectivity options, including Bluetooth, 2.4GHz wireless, and USB-C. This versatility allows users to connect the controller to a wide range of devices, from PCs and gaming consoles to smartphones and tablets. The seamless Bluetooth pairing process ensures a quick and hassle-free connection, while the 2.4GHz wireless mode minimises input lag for a responsive gaming experience.

The GameSir T4 Cyclone Pro is compatible with a variety of platforms, making it a versatile choice for gamers. Whether you’re a PC gamer, console enthusiast, or enjoy gaming on your mobile device, this controller aims to cater to your needs. The inclusion of a USB Type-C port for wired connectivity is a nice touch, offering a reliable alternative for situations where wireless connections might not be ideal.

Performance
The true test of any gaming controller lies in its performance, and the GameSir T4 Cyclone Pro does not disappoint. The controller features high-precision 6-axis gyro sensors, providing responsive and accurate motion controls. This is particularly beneficial for games that utilise motion input, adding an extra layer of immersion to the gaming experience.

The responsiveness of the buttons and triggers is commendable, offering a tactile and satisfying feel with each press. The analogue thumbsticks provide precise control over in-game movements, essential for genres such as first-person shooters and racing games. The controller’s performance is consistent across various gaming genres, making it a well-rounded choice for gamers with diverse preferences.

Battery Life
The GameSir T4 Cyclone Pro features a built-in rechargeable battery that provides ample gaming time on a single charge. The controller’s battery life is impressive, offering hours of uninterrupted gameplay before needing a recharge. The USB Type-C port ensures a quick and convenient charging process, and the controller can even be used while charging, eliminating downtime during extended gaming sessions.

Software and Customisation
To unlock the full potential of the GameSir T4 Cyclone Pro, users can leverage the GameSir app. This software provides a user-friendly interface for customising button mappings, adjusting sensitivity settings, and programming the back buttons. The app supports a wide range of games, ensuring compatibility with popular titles across different platforms.

The ability to save multiple profiles is a welcome feature for gamers who switch between various genres or gaming platforms. This flexibility allows users to create tailored profiles for specific games, optimizing the controller’s layout and performance for each gaming experience.

Verdict
The GameSir T4 Cyclone Pro stands out as a versatile and feature-rich gaming controller that caters to a broad audience. Its ergonomic design, responsive controls, and customizable features make it a strong contender in the competitive gaming peripherals market. The integration of motion controls, programmable buttons, and a built-in phone holder enhances its appeal, offering a comprehensive solution for gamers across different platforms.

Whether you’re a PC gamer, console enthusiast, or mobile gamer, the GameSir T4 Cyclone Pro’s wide compatibility ensures that it can seamlessly integrate into your gaming setup. The thoughtful design, coupled with excellent performance and a reasonable price point, makes it a compelling choice for both casual and dedicated gamers looking to elevate their gaming experience. The inclusion of a robust software interface further adds to the controller’s appeal, allowing users to fine-tune their gaming experience to suit their preferences.

The GameSir T4 Cyclone Pro ascends the ranks with its exceptional responsiveness, customisation options, and device compatibility. While no controller is the epitome of perfection, this one comes very close, as it offers gamers a unique gaming experience. If you’re looking for a controller that offers a seamless gaming experience, the GameSir T4 Cyclone Pro is definitely worth considering.

Price: AED 169

Photography by Ryan Chris

GameSir T4 Cyclone Pro Midnight Wireless Controller AED 169
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The face of the controller features a standard layout with a D-pad on the left, four action buttons on the right, and two Hall Effect thumbsticks symmetrically positioned. These Hall Effect analogue triggers can effectively get rid of the dreaded stick drift. This technology offers zero dead zones and anti-drift performance, ensuring that your in-game actions are precise.

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Logitech G Intros the PRO X TKL LIGHTSPEED Gaming Keyboard and G PRO X SUPERLIGHT 2 Gaming Mouse

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Logitech G, a brand of Logitech has launched two newest products in the PRO Series line – the Logitech G PRO X TKL LIGHTSPEED Gaming Keyboard and Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT 2 Gaming Mouse. Over the past three years, Logitech G has been working with hundreds of the world’s most- skilled professional esports athletes to create the next generation of PRO Series gear.

These new products, when combined with the Logitech G PRO X 2 LIGHTSPEED Gaming Headset launched earlier this year, complete the PRO Series line, offering the highest level of PC performance across mice, keyboards and headsets. “The exciting new PRO Series portfolio represents a pure and uncompromised product collection, designed for maximum performance of elite esports professionals and the most competitive gamers playing at the peak of potential” stated Brent Barry, Head of Esports and PRO Series at Logitech G. “These products exemplify our commitment to pushing the limits of performance, speed, and reliability, which is only made possible through our multi-year, collaborative design process with professional esports athletes. Our elite athlete partners help design, develop and test our products, ensuring they deliver the highest level of performance, quality and cutting-edge innovation.”

“The mouse and keyboard are the most important part of PC Gaming. If my mouse doesn’t feel like an extension of my hand, I won’t play well. The Superlight 2 feels weightless and I don’t have to think about it. The Superlight 2 is like the first Superlight but better. And with its compact design and its trusted lightspeed wireless technologies, the Pro X TKL is perfect if you want a clean setup They’re both must-haves if your goal is to win,” stated Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev, Counter-Strike player for NAVI.

The Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT 2 Gaming Mouse combines precision, performance and reliability, making it an indispensable advantage for elite-level gaming. State-of-the-art technologies and features include its LIGHTFORCE Hybrid Switches, a new hybrid optical-mechanical switch technology that combines the revolutionary performance of optical sensors in speed and reliability while providing the crisp response and mechanical feel that Pros love.

The new mouse also includes the brand new HERO 2 Sensor, with tracking at over 500 inches per second and up to 32,000 DPI. Its unique dual array design increases working range and maintains tracking performance, even when lifting or tilting the mouse. Based on feedback from pro gamers, the new PRO X Superlight retains its award-winning shape and geometry of the original PRO Superlight and also a weight of only 60 grams.

Additional features include PRO-grade technology, USB-C, 95-hour battery life, POWERPLAY compatibility, larger array size and a best-in-class 25 kilohertz maximum frame rate. Zero-additive PTFE mouse feet deliver a smooth glide for seamless reactivity to any game. Like the PRO X Superlight 2 Gaming Mouse, the new Logitech G PRO X TKL Wireless Gaming Keyboard was also designed for pros to deliver the highest level of competitive play. Its tenkeyless form factor features programmable keys, RGB lighting with LIGHTSYNC, dedicated media controls and volume roller, and the trusted performance and reliability of Logitech G’s LIGHTSPEED wireless technology. In addition to the LIGHTSPEED dongle, players can connect via Bluetooth or via the included USB-C to USB-A cable.

PRO X TKL features dual-shot PBT keycaps that let LIGHTSYNC RGB shine through. The standard layout allows for third-party keycap compatibility, and additional media keys create quick access while grinding, a detail many pro players requested. Plus, being tenkeyless means more room for mouse movement, an important advantage for competitive players. Players can take their game on the go with the keyboard’s included carry case and choose between Tactile Switches (GX Brown), Linear Switches (GX Red) or Clicky Switches (GX Blue).

For pros, the smallest setting change can make the difference between victory and second place. In the new PRO Series products, DPI, sensitivity, report rate, surface, game settings and more are all interconnected. With G HUB updates and Onboard Memory Management software (OMM), players now have even more control and configuration capabilities:

  1. New sensitivity UI in G HUB and OMM for configuring DPI with full presets, separate X/Y axis controls, and more.
  2. HERO 2 sensor that can copy settings from one mouse to the other to make sure you get the exact DPI from your old mouse.
  3. Programmable F keys as G keys on the PRO X 2 Keyboard to enable control of your whole desktop. Change mouse DPI preset, execute multibuy macros, combine spells and abilities, and even control your stream through powerful plugins, including those from Streamlabs.

In addition to creating the world’s highest-performing gear, Logitech is equally committed to creating a more equitable and climate-positive world by actively reducing our carbon impact. With upgraded and intentional design, using these new gaming products is a choice players can feel good about. The Pro Series includes certified post-consumer recycled plastic to give a second life to end-of-use plastic from old consumer electronics.

Paper packaging comes from FSC-certified forests and other controlled sources. By choosing this product, players are supporting responsible management of the world’s forests. All Logitech G products are certified carbon neutral and use renewable energy when possible during manufacturing. When players purchase a Logitech G product, the carbon footprint of that product has been reduced to zero by supporting forestry, renewables and climate-impacted communities.

The Logitech G PRO X TKL LIGHTSPEED Gaming Keyboard and the Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT 2 Gaming Mouse and PRO X 2 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Headset, are available in pink, black, and white colourways. The PRO X TKL gaming keyboard is available for $199, the PRO X SUPERLIGHT 2 gaming mouse for $159), and PRO X 2 gaming headset for $249.

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