Nvidia Shield Wireless Controller and PC Wired FFB Controller

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  • Nvidia Shield Wireless Controller and PC Wired FFB Controller
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NVIDIA SHIELD Controller

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The Nvidia Shield TV comes with a game controller, but since the Nvidia Shield Tablet no longer includes it standard, I thought I would spotlight it here. Why? Because the Nvidia Shield Tablet is the best tablet you can get for $199 retail… and with the Nvidia Shield Controller the experience gets even better. It takes your portable Shield Tablet and turns it into a gaming console experience. On your home network you can stream your PC games from either your PC or their GeForce Now cloud streaming service. The Shield Tablet and Shield TV have already replaced my other game consoles and provide a media center for my videos, music, photos, plus plenty of social and media apps. I could bring an Amazon Fire Stick for media when I travel, but the Nvidia Tablet with a mini-hdmi cord, plugs into any hdmi TV and works great for both games and media on the go. You can also play up to 4 controllers on either the Shield Tablet or Shield TV depending on the game. The controllers are interchangeable between my Shield Tablet and Shield TV.

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The feel of the controller is that of quality and and comfortable to hold.

The feel of the controller is that of quality and and comfortable to hold. It is a easy switch if you are used to the Xbox controller. In fact, the Shield controller seemed slightly more accurate on the triggers than my Xbox controller when playing with a USB cord on my PC. When plugged into your PC, the rumble packs also kick in…that was a nice surprise. I liked the Shield controller so much, it replaced my Xbox controller for the PC. I also can use my Steelseries Stratus XL for PC gaming, but only when I go wireless. The shield controller is also an extension of the Shield Tablet or Shield TV, it includes a trackpad and a volume bar at the base. My favorite feature is the headphone jack by the micro-usb port at the top. When relaxing on the coach to watch a movie or a game, you don’t have your audio competing with all the other activities going on in the house. Especially at night when the kids are asleep, add an inexpensive audio splitter and you and your date can watch movies or play video games without waking anyone up. There is also a microphone for voice search and in-game chat. The Nvidia Shield Tablet and Shield TV are amazing Android devices. Don’t forget to add in a Shield controller or two for the full Shield experience.

Verdict

8.2 Total Score
Great

NVIDIA SHIELD Controller is a high quality wireless extension of the Shield devices. It also works great as a wired PC game controller with FFB.

Performance
9
Essential
7.5
Value
8
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