August 5th 2014 4:44 pm

82

Good controller, shame it's sold separately

82

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.

Critic reviews

8.0
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    8.6
  • Accuracy / responsiveness
    7.7
  • Durability
    7.5

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8.0
Gizmodo Jul 29, 2014

The good news is that aside from the mortal sin of non-offset thumbsticks (haters come at me), the Shield controller is damn solid as far as mobile controllers, a solid enough be in league with the real, console competition.

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8.0
AnandTech Jul 29, 2014

The controller itself is just as good as the one on the Shield Portable. The buttons, triggers, bumpers, and joysticks are all very close in feel.

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8.0
SlashGear Jul 29, 2014

The SHIELD Wireless Controller connects and responds - or by all means seems to connect and respond - as quick as a PS4 or an Xbox One controller.

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9.0
Android Central Jul 29, 2014

If you're serious about gaming with your Shield Tablet, or have any intention at all of using it in Console Mode while connected to a TV across the room, you just have to go with the Shield Wireless Controller.

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7.0
DroidLife Aug 6, 2014

All in all, the SHIELD Controller is a sweet little piece of hardware, perfectly paired with the SHIELD Tablet, but we do sort of wish that it was priced at $49.99 instead of $59.99.

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