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Viaplay Smart Portable Gamepad, Mobile Bluetooth Gaming Controller, Via-Gamepad F2 for Android Smartphone, Tablet, iPhone iPad (iCade mode only), Samsung Galaxy phones - Black

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Learn more about the Viaplay Corporation Via-Gamepad F2

General

Brand
VIAPLAY
Model
Via-Gamepad F2
Type
Controller

Details

Color
Black

Specs

App-Enabled
Yes

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
12 month
Labor
12 month

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  • Bryan S.
  • 8/10/2014 10:07:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsIt might get better...

This review is from: Viaplay Smart Portable Gamepad, Mobile Bluetooth Gaming Controller, Via-Gamepad F2 for Android Smartphone, Tablet, iPhone iPad (iCade mode only), Samsung Galaxy phones - Black

Pros: Highly portable (easily fits in pocket, without phone cradle)
No delay
Dual analog joysticks

Cons: Phone cradle is awkward.
Many emulators have key mapping issues.
The D-pad's actuation force is too high.

Other Thoughts: I use this product on an LG Nexus 5.

The D-pad is awful, you'll get a cramp in minutes with that thing. You could try opening the unit up and cutting out some of the rubber spring padding to make it softer.

I believe the following are issues of the emulators themselves, not the Viaplay Gamepad. Though these might be some things to consider:

1: The inner two L and R shoulder buttons are detected as axes (like joysticks). For example, this renders the MyBoy (GBA) emulator unable to use them, which is not comfortable at all when playing real-time action oriented games. This might not be an issue for smaller handed people.

2: The SuperN64 emulator is even weirder. The D-pad cannot be mapped to anything. The shoulder buttons work just fine though. You can map the C-buttons to the right analog, which is nice.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/8/2014 12:35:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsBest Gaming controller for my Android phone, no question!

This review is from: Viaplay Smart Portable Gamepad, Mobile Bluetooth Gaming Controller, Via-Gamepad F2 for Android Smartphone, Tablet, iPhone iPad (iCade mode only), Samsung Galaxy phones - Black

Pros: I just bought this device. I've owned a few mobile gamepad's in the past. Actually I really prefer the Viaplay F2 and I'm giving it 5 stars, here's why:

- The joysticks are very comfortable to use, on the other gamepads the bumps really hurt my fingers
- This unit comes with a cellphone holder which I think has a really good weight balance. I use a Galaxy S4
-I've mainly been using this bad boy to play through all the GTA titles on my phone. I'm up to San Andreas now :)

High recommended. Shut up and take my money!

Cons: no yet!

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  • Christopher L.
  • 3/31/2014 1:30:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNice controller, would have been 5 stars...

This review is from: Viaplay Smart Portable Gamepad, Mobile Bluetooth Gaming Controller, Via-Gamepad F2 for Android Smartphone, Tablet, iPhone iPad (iCade mode only), Samsung Galaxy phones - Black

Pros: Great response, feels good in the hand, appears to have quite a long battery life. Paired with my Droid Razr M with ease. Recharges quite fast as well.

Overall, much more effective than other similar gamepads I've tried in the past

Cons: Requires root access to use the virtual touch feature, which was one of the main reasons I bought it. No indication in any of the specs or sales text about needing to root the phone. So, one of my main reasons for buying this controller is unusable for me.

The cradle / phone clamping mechanism takes a little getting used to. It's very "front heavy" when using, so you get a little fatigue during longer game sessions.

Other Thoughts: Would undoubtedly have gotten 5 stars from me, if not for the root access issue. There are many reasons that people can't root their phones, so if you are selling a product that REQUIRES it to use a major feature, please specify that right up front.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/25/2014 4:41:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGaming and Mouse Modes

This review is from: Viaplay Smart Portable Gamepad, Mobile Bluetooth Gaming Controller, Via-Gamepad F2 for Android Smartphone, Tablet, iPhone iPad (iCade mode only), Samsung Galaxy phones - Black

Pros: Oh yes, very light, easy to carry even in my shirt pocket. I like the cellphone holder because it also seems to double as a protective case. I use the gaming mode mostly, however I do like to use its mouse mode when I connect my tablet to the TV, it helps me launch media streaming apps and whatnot.

Cons: My kid keeps taking it to play with

Other Thoughts: I recommend this product. It's fun to use and it really turns your cellphone into a tiny gaming arcade.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/23/2014 3:57:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsI love it!

This review is from: Viaplay Smart Portable Gamepad, Mobile Bluetooth Gaming Controller, Via-Gamepad F2 for Android Smartphone, Tablet, iPhone iPad (iCade mode only), Samsung Galaxy phones - Black

Pros: I just bought this device. I've owned a few mobile gamepad's in the past.. Actually I really prefer the Viaplay F2 and I'm giving it 5 stars, here's why: - The joysticks are very comfortable to use, on other portable gamepads the bumps really hurt my fingers - This unit comes with a cellphone holder which I think has a really good weight balance. I use a Galaxy S4-I've mainly been using this bad boy to play through all the GTA titles on my phone. I'm up to San Andreas now :) High recommended. Shut up and take my money!

Cons: it takes me a while to find the bluetooth pairing button. have to watch the video tutorial to know where it is located.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/5/2014 11:22:16 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsvery good!

This review is from: Viaplay Smart Portable Gamepad, Mobile Bluetooth Gaming Controller, Via-Gamepad F2 for Android Smartphone, Tablet, iPhone iPad (iCade mode only), Samsung Galaxy phones - Black

Pros: Best Android Gaming Controller for my Galaxy S3. Small size, lightweight, solid and sturdy, good looking, Viaplay Gamecenter is helpful, I use it to find games support HID gamepad.

Cons: I didn't root my cell phone so I can't get the mapping function work.

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