In the past we’ve reviewed multiple gaming accessories that fit your budget. The one we are reviewing today, GameSir X1 BattleDock, is probably one of the coolest gaming accessory that you can find on the market at this point in time.
As the name suggests GameSir X1 BattleDock is a one of a kind battledock that lets you hook up your android or iOS phone to a dock and give you an enhanced marksman experience to improve your gaming performance.
What is a Battledock ? – Gamesir X1 Battledock Review
We’ve all heard about the rising popularity of the sensational PUBG game but the only complaint that most of the gamers had with this game has been that while PC users get precise accuracy, the same cannot be said for smartphone users since they’ve got to move, control, aim and use various other shortcuts all at the same time.
This is definitely a big cause of concern for those who wish to play this game on their smartphones. The solution however is a very simple one. GameSir X1 BattleDock is a one of a kind product that connects to your device phone via Bluetooth, remaps your phone’s controls and lets you use a mouse and keyboard to enhance your gaming experience.
Multiplatform compatibilty – Gamesir X1 Battledock Review
If you’ve longed for that pinpoint accuracy during your gameplay regardless of the game you’re playing on your device, GameSir X1 BattleDock is the answer to your need for accuracy and enhanced gaming experience.
We’ve played multiple games by connecting our Honor 8 Pro, iPhone 7 Plus, OnePlus 6 devices to this BattleDock and so far the gaming experience has been one of the smoothest that we’ve seen. The battledock is compatible with most of iOS and Android devices, However, it is not compatible with Windows mobile platform.
Portability and Gameplay – Gamesir X1 Battledock Review
The accessory comes in a blue and white box and has a metallic finish to it even though it is made of plastic. It is quite lightweight and can be easily carried around in a bag in case you are travelling. The dock can simply be lifted above the battery compartment and can be adjusted for a comfortable viewing experience.
The dock houses a 3000 mAh battery which is good enough to last a long time. What we felt was that it is always better to keep the dock in charging mode so that you do not get interrupted while you are shooting that enemy in front of you. Or you could charge the Gamesir X1 Battledock with a portable power bank.
The device has two USB ports that let you connect a keyboard and a mouse to the device in order to pair it with your smartphone.
While the device itself is quite comfortable to use, the setup is what causes a bit of a hassle. However, if you understand the steps and follow them to the point, you should not face any issues. While many reviewers took 45 minutes to setup the device, it took us merely 10 minutes to get it set up the first time and a couple of minutes every time post that.
Setting up – Gamesir X1 Battledock
The dock comes with a manual which has a QR code to download the app. Once you download the GameSir World app, all you need to do is enable USB debugging on your phone and then connect your phone to GameSir World app via Bluetooth. Once the connection is done, you can start a game by adding it to the list of games and start it from within the GameSir World app by using the re-mapper option.
As soon as the game starts you’d see a lot of small icons which represent the keys on your keyboard (depending on the game, the icons could be different) and voila! You are now all set to shoot down enemies with complete accuracy! There’s a long list of compatible games that you can play using this device and it can be found within the GameSir World app.
Why should one buy it? – Gamesir X1 Battledock Review
So, how does this work? How does a device connect to your phone via Bluetooth and still won’t cause any lags? Well, it’s simple, GameSir X1 BattleDock is designed in a way to give you the complete gaming experience.
Now, we aren’t saying it is perfect but it is one of the most innovative and comfortable gaming accessories available to smartphone gamers out there today. We may be in the era of Xboxs and Playstations but the amount of accuracy and skill that you can gain by using a mouse and keyboard can never be matched by a gamepad.
This is where the GameSir X1 BattleDock stands out. It gives you the option of connecting your phone to a keyboard and mouse and even lets you charge your phone while you play!
Final Verdict – Gamesir X1 Battledock Review
Overall, we would say that GameSir X1 BattleDock is a no brainer buy for smartphone gamers out there and that is only because of the fact that it is simple, comfortable and gives you the experience that every smartphone gamer has wished for all these years.
The device has a solid build and is easy to carry around in a bag. In all our hours of gaming with this device we never experienced a lag, we did however experience a couple of disconnections during gameplay but that we’d like to disregard considering the number of positives that GameSir X1 BattleDock has displayed. Gamers, go get that victory!