NVIDIA Shield Wireless Controller

82
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82

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NVIDIA Shield tablet review: a solid slate with a gaming addiction

Summary

The Shield Wireless Controller is a solid gamepad in its own right, outfitted with plenty of useful bells and whistles for interacting with your NVIDIA devices. But the high price tag leaves a sting since you can't use it with anything but those NVIDIA devices.

Pros
  • Feels good in hand
  • Lower latency than Bluetooth controllers
  • Clickable mousepad makes menus easy to browse
Cons
  • Mousepad is not very sensitive
  • Built-in microphone is oversensitive
  • Only works with NVIDIA's hardware
  • Must be purchased separately
NVIDIA Shield tablet review: a solid slate with a gaming addiction

NVIDIA's Shield gaming handheld was a peculiar, singular device: an expensive Android portable aimed squarely at consumers that had already purchased high-end desktop GPUs. It was novel and fun, but it wasn't for everybody: If you weren't a gamer, there wasn't much point to owning a Shield. Now, that's changing: NVIDIA's second-generation gaming device isn't a quirky handheld; it's a tablet. Specifically, the Shield tablet is a $299 8-inch gaming slate powered by NVIDIA's new Tegra K1 processor. It wants to be everything to everyone: a high-end gaming device, a superb media tablet and a performance benchmark that will drive the mobile industry forward. Most of all, it wants to appeal to more than just the hardcore gamer. Does it? Let's find out.

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Scores

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82
 

Breakdown

Ergonomics / comfort
8.7
Accuracy / responsiveness
7.7
Durability
8.0
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Specs

Shield

Type
Controller / gamepad
Connection
Wireless
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Specs

Shield

Type
Controller / gamepad
Connection
Wireless
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