- Battery Type: Alkaline
Zeemote JS1 Mobile Gaming Controller
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- Console like gaming on Android phones and tablets
- Precision Control - Analog Joystick with 4 Action buttons
- Bluetooth Technology for Wireless Communication
- Easily "Pocketable" Small, Sleek, Streamlined Design
- Ergonomically Designed Comfort Fit and Grip
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There are 3 big problems with this unit though, and they really hurt the whole package:
1. The analogue is small and responsive, but it has a good amount of resistance, so the fact that it has a smooth and curved top really decreases your grip. The analogue really needs some ripples or it needs to be concave like the Xbox 360 Wired Controller.
2. Since the controller is so small and your hand covers it entirely when you're holding it, you'd imagine that all the buttons would be protruded and feel like triggers on a console pad. But for some bizarre reason, the button under the unit (the one that looks like a gun trigger button) is receded, making it so that you have to click it with the tip of your finger. It's HORRENDOUS to try to hold that button, move the analogue, and press another button at the same time (like in the Resident Evil PSX games). It's also not possible to use it as your main button (A, X), it's just too awkward to press. Terrible decision.
3. And finally, the power button also doubles as an extra button (hold to turn on/off, tap for 'D' button). This isn't a big deal since you'd usually assign it to a "open menu" button, but it's just weird why they didn't go with a switch under the unit or something.
1) After riding around in my bag for a couple of months, the grips became sticky. I had to scrub what had perhaps been a rubberized coating off with alcohol and GooGone.
2) The stick on this is an analog device. That means it's not just left/right/up/down, but rather a full range of motion. But if you are trying to play a game that's really written for a simple 4-way joystick (for instance, Another World), then you can run into trouble.
If you have big hands, be careful - this thing is tiny. It works for me, but just barely. Also, the D button is inconveniently placed (on top), and the C button is basically unreachable.
The analog motion is very good, and for games that use analog input it should work well.
For anything that might be classed as 'retro', find something else.
The pros of it: having a joy-remote is nice. games that can utilize it are fun. it's compact so easy to bring with you if you enjoy gaming on the go. feels durable and well constructed.
Cons: it uses AAA batteries so unless you get rechargeable ones being bluetooth, it takes a lot of batteries. it's compact which is a gift and curse. it's a little hard to handle at times, it's compatible with android devices only while I've heard some reports of it working with bluetooth enabled PC's, I have not had any luck. Small amount of games you really find useable with it. really only ball games such as golf or bowling.
Bottom line: if you get one at the right price then by all means jump on it, other wise, it'll find your junk drawer quicker then you'd like. meaning it's more of a novelty then a necessity. the lack of a rechargeable piece is a major set back in my opinion,
Wrap up: if you want one and at the right price then get it, other wise I think everyone can live without this one (Sorry Zeemote)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought this hoping to play quite a few mobile games with it. There are VERY FEW that support this device. Read morePublished on July 16, 2013 by Mark
I was very eager to try this and got it at a great price...
Unfortunately, it's a bit too small for me, and the rubber coated was wrecked after 1 hour in my empty... Read more
As a gamer, I always put emulators on my phone to keep me entertained at work. I felt the need for a controller as my thumb always blocked the screen, so I bought the Zeemote JS1... Read morePublished on March 27, 2013 by Someone
Followed instructions - Does not work as advertised - No support
Vaporware + No Support = Frowny-Face
Do not buy
I tried pairing it to both PC and iPad and neither worked. I think I want a refund. So dissatisfied was truly looking to play.Published on January 7, 2013 by Albert Johnson Jr
What a great concept. The Zeemote allows for Xbox type gaming on my Asus tablet. You can't play console type games on a tablet with your fingers. With Zeemote you can. Read morePublished on August 8, 2012 by Brian