Amazon Fire Game Controller

November 13, 2014 - Comment

Brand: Amazon Product Features Play more games – Amazon Fire Game Controller doubles the number of games you can play on Fire TV, including Minecraft – Pocket Edition, Asphalt 8, and NBA 2K14 Full set of controls – Featuring dual analog sticks and all the controls a gamer would expect, plus lighted player indicators for

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Brand: Amazon

Product Features

  • Play more games – Amazon Fire Game Controller doubles the number of games you can play on Fire TV, including Minecraft – Pocket Edition, Asphalt 8, and NBA 2K14
  • Full set of controls – Featuring dual analog sticks and all the controls a gamer would expect, plus lighted player indicators for multiplayer gaming
  • Affordable games – Paid games start from just 99 cents, and many games are available to play for free
  • Wireless gaming – Kick back on your couch and game without wires
  • Play music and videos – Integrated media buttons provide convenient control of movies, TV shows, and music
  • Leaderboards and achievements – The Amazon GameCircle button instantly lets you track progress and compare scores with friends and millions of other gamers
  • Long battery life – Auto-sleep with instant-wake maximizes play time, providing up to 55 hours with the included AA batteries
  • Special offer – Get Amazon-exclusive game Sev Zero ($6.99 value) free with your Amazon Fire Game Controller purchase

Comments

Darren Levine "He shoots, He Edits, He freque... says:

Pretty much what i expected *Has dead zone analog sticks – Tried xbox controller: WORKS Despite its tad high of a price, i decided to grab one along with the firetv. and now im pretty sure i’ll pick up another so my wife and i can have at it to settle arguments.I was always partial to the xbox styled controllers, never liked the playstation design. So this was perfectly natural to use.Pros-Feels quality-takes AA batteries(i have tons of rechargables, some people may not like this)-Sleeps to conserve energy, wakes up with a press.-no wires(kinda implied for any game system in 2013+-Pairs damn quick and easilyCons-it should be $5 cheaper. I know, 5 bucks isn’t big, but i think many of those who see it as overpriced would have not thought so with a number like $35 instead of 40-Has dead zone, see belowoverall, if you’re of those who hope amazon does make this into a half decent gaming machine, it’s a no brainer. I don’t think anyone should have the expectation that this will replace an…

Lon J. Seidman "lon@ lon.tv" says:

A nice controller for the Amazon Fire HD, but not necessary if you have a Bluetooth controller This controller looks suspiciously similar to the similar offering from OnLive, but is a great accessory for the Amazon Fire HD nonetheless. It feels very much like an Xbox 360 controller yet has a much more functional d-pad. The price of the controller is slightly offset by the $10 in Amazon coins you’ll receive with purchase.Pairing with the Fire TV was quick and easy and there is no configuration necessary with the supported games. I tested this with the Fire TV version of Sonic CD and it worked well for retro gaming with fast response and a comfortable feel.One thing to note, however, is that the Fire TV also works with other standard Bluetooth controllers. So this isn’t a necessary purchase if you already have a bluetooth controller that works with other android devices. I tried pairing it up with my Mac and it took over mouse control, making the computer unusable until I removed the batteries from the controller (it was…

R. Toro "Tech Junkie" says:

Good Controller! (But Pricey) I am impressed with this controller. I almost didn’t get it because I thought the price of $40 was too much for the amount of game playing I would be doing with the Fire TV, but I guess that is the cost of turning the Fire TV into a video game system. In retrospect, I am happy that I did get the controller, as I have enjoyed playing many games on my TV with it.To connect it to your Fire TV, after you insert the included batteries, go to the “Settings” menu on the Fire TV, then select remotes, and click on the Add a Game Controller option. The TV then prompts you to press a button on the controller, and mine connected within a couple seconds.It seems like the controller “goes to sleep” after a couple minutes of inactivity. To wake it up, you just press a button, and it connects again within a few seconds.It feels good in my hands, and the buttons feel of decent quality. It is also nice that there are extra buttons on the controller that can be used…

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