SteelSeries Launches New Apple-Certified Gaming Controller With Clickable Joysticks and Up to 50 Hours of Battery Life

SteelSeries today announced the launch of its new MFi-certified Nimbus+ wireless gaming controller for the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV, with key features including clickable joysticks and up to 50 hours of battery life.

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Included in the box is an optional mount for attaching an iPhone directly onto the controller.

Nimbus+ replaces the original Nimbus, which SteelSeries claims was the world's best-selling mobile gaming controller.

The controller is available to purchase for $69.95 on Apple.com. It will also be available at SteelSeries.com starting May 26.

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Top Rated Comments

OriginalClone Avatar
53 months ago
The amount of quality games that support controllers is still too low. You’d be better off with a PS4 or XBOne controller anyway.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Foxglove9 Avatar
53 months ago
Looks good. Still hoping Apple releases or licenses out a controller with the H1 chip to easily sync and switch to any iOS device I want to use. My shoebox of controllers right now reminds me of the 90's when I had a shoebox of IR Remotes.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tothemoonsands Avatar
53 months ago
What sets the Nimbus apart is the lightning port charging. And now that it has clickable thumbsticks, it’s basically a perfect controller. Battery life is way better than PS4 DS4 controller.

But I’m not sure I’ll be able to justify the purchase given I have so many PS4 controllers and the first gen Nimbus. AFAIK, it’s mainly Fortnite that uses clickable thumbsticks, and even then you can adjust settings so it’s not needed.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
blackcrayon Avatar
53 months ago
Almost a little surprising, someone thinks they can compete with official PS4, Xbox One compatibility, and all of the discounts & clones and things you can get for less than $70. Not to mention the "unofficial" stuff that also works (8bitdo controllers). Looks like a nice controller, but unlike these other options, you can only use them on Apple devices I presume...
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
[AUT] Thomas Avatar
53 months ago

The amount of quality games [S]that support controllers[/S] is still too low. You’d be better off with a PS4 or XBOne controller anyway.
I fixed it...
Apple put too many restrictions for game-devs to make those plattforms attractive...

But I always welcome a good recommendation...
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Labeno Avatar
53 months ago

Almost a little surprising, someone thinks they can compete with official PS4, Xbox One
Apple would dominate the game space if they would allow developers to create games that required a game controller and 100% ignored the touch screen. All the Nintendo Switch is, is a mobile device merged with a game controller.... touch screen is ignored on most Switch games.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)