It was once considered “illegal” to use external controllers to play games like PUBG Mobile. Apparently, it was considered cheating, or so we heard. Seriously, though, with big names like Razer and Oppo selling mobile gaming controllers, how can it be “illegal” right?
Speaking of mobile gaming controllers, here’s a new mobile gaming peripheral maker GameSir that specifically addresses one of the biggest issues with mobile gaming: heat. Folks, meet the GameSir X3 Peltier-cooled Mobile Gaming Controller.
Designed with pro-level gaming in mind, GameSir X3 Peltier-cooled Mobile Gaming Controller promised crisp tactile feedback, an ergonomic design, and an ultimate cooling solution made up of 4000 mm2 of cooling area, Peltier Cooling module, 128 heat transfer columns, and a 7,500 RPM 7-blade fan. GameSir claims that this cooling solution affords up to 12 degrees Celsius (53.6 Fahrenheit) drop in CPU temperature and up to 24 degrees Celsius (75.2 Fahrenheit) drop in surface temperature.
There is one slight catch though; the fan has to be powered which means a cable will be snaking out from below. Shouldn’t be a dealbreaker but we thought you will want to know. Anyhoo… when fitted, it turns a regular smartphone into a handheld gaming device like the Steamdeck.
It has an adjustable lengthwise and comes outfitted with an articulated USB-C connector, allowing it to accommodate a variety of phone sizes. Since the peripheral connects to your mobile device via USB-C, it means it will have zero lack.
On the control aspect, it features two thumbstick – one on each side, a D-pad, a four-button with user-swappable layouts (between Xbox and Switch layout), and shoulder triggers – all of which boasts Kailh switches that are rated for up to 3 million clicks. Moreover, the D-pad, thumbsticks, and buttons are all customizable too.
Finally, the GameSir X3 Peltier-cooled Mobile Gaming Controller touts a one-click option to capture your gaming highlights for sharing on social media. The controller support almost all controller-supported Android games, as well as popular cloud gaming platforms such as Microsoft’s xCloud, Google Stadia, Vortex, Amazon Luna, NVIDIA GeForce Now, and Steam Link, and more.
If you are sold, you may pre-order GameSir X3 Peltier-cooled Mobile Gaming Controller in a pre-sale campaign on Indiegogo at a 30% discount, for US$69. Continue reading to find the pitch video.
All images courtesy of GameSir.