Matricom G-Pad XYBA Wireless Rechargeable Bluetooth Pro Game Pad Joystick Controller (Samsung Gear VR and G-Box Compatible!)

Matricom G-Pad XYBA Wireless Rechargeable Bluetooth Pro Game Pad Joystick Controller (Samsung Gear VR and G-Box Compatible!)

Matricom G-Pad XYBA Wireless Rechargeable Bluetooth Pro Game Pad Joystick Controller (Samsung Gear VR and G-Box Compatible!)

  • High Precision Variable Reisistant joysticks provide silky smooth gaming performance for your gaming pleasure. Dual mode connectivty makes this gamepad highly compatible with all common platforms.
  • Compatible with Samsung Gear VR, G-Box Q and most other Bluetooth compatible input devices.
  • Comfortable design. Highest quality ABS plastic material for long product lifespan.
  • Rechargeable lithium ion battery provides hours of continuous gameplay without the need to recharge. Running out of charge? No problem, plug in the Mini USB cable to charge and game simultaneously!
  • 16 button design with two high precision variable joysticks makes this one of the most useful and powerful game pads available today! Buttons: A, B, Y, X, D-Pad – Up, Down, Left, Right, Finger Triggers: L1, L2, R1, R2, Functions – Start, Select, Mode, Turbo – Joysticks: Two (2) High Resolution variable joysticks.

The G-Pad XYBA by Matricom is a high precision Bluetooth Wireless Gamepad Joystick with 3D feedback motors gives your games the ultimate experience available. The built-in lithium ion battery provides hours of non-stop gaming fun.

HOW TO CHANGE MODES: Press the following key combinations on the controller to change the mode to function with different systems:

Android – X + M

iOS (iCade Games Only) – B + M

PS3/PC X-Input(Must be connected to PS3 or PC via USB cable) – X + M

Mouse Emulation – A + M

To use with Samsung Gear VR and G-Box, you will want to use the Android mode. If you change the mode to any other mode, the controller will function as a different platform. Most of the bad experiences users have is due to the fact that the controller is in THE WRONG MODE and therefor doesn’t function properly on their system. Please check that your G-Pad is in the proper mode before attempting to use.

List Price: $ 49.99

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars
Works well, but a it’s a pain to connect!, July 13, 2016
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I originally bought this Matricom G-Pad XYBA Wireless Gamepad to use with the combination of my Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Gear VR. Once I received the gamepad, I decided to charge it until it was fully charged before trying to play with it.

Once fully charged, I followed the instructions that came with the gamepad in an attempt to connect it to my phone. For some reason, my phone could not find the gamepad even after multiple times of turning both devices on and off. I even asked my friends to search for the gamepad using their phones and nobody’s Bluetooth scanner could pick the gamepad up. I eventually got frustrated with it and stopped trying. After a few days of letting the gamepad sit there, I decided to give it another try. This time, I was able to find the gamepad on my Bluetooth and connect to it but the problem was that my phone was registering it as a keyboard instead of a gamepad. After a bit of research in the review section, I found a quick fix for it (hold x+m) to turn it on in android mode.

I then proceeded to test out the gamepad with some games using my Samsung Gear VR, and it was great! It feels really comfortable in my hands and all of the buttons give a solid feedback and click. There’s no lag from the time that I hit the buttons to the time that the games react, so ultimately I ended up being really happy with this product. I just wish it was a little easier to connect – hence the 4/5 star review. I guess that’s one of the drawbacks for such a cheaply priced item.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
FEELS LIKE FINDING MONEY IN YOU JACKET, June 22, 2016
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I’ve only had this FOR ONE DAY so far, so take this with a grain of salt, but holy crap I can’t believe it performs this well for the price! Connected to my Galaxy Tab A flawlessly, zero lag so far, battery life seems solid, though I haven’t tested that thoroughly yet. Has all the buttons and features I could need that the ability to switch between android gamepad mode and mouse mode works like a dream. I could see myself using this with just about every device I own.

Last controller I bought was 50 bucks and it was total crap. It had lag and connectivity problems, you name it. BUT THIS THING IS AWESOME. I was certain there must be something wrong with it for as cheap as it is, but it seems 100% legit. Quality build, and all features are as advertised so far. I’m going to take it for a spin on my Mac tomorrow and see how it does with that, but so far very impressed.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars
A great bluetooth controller, particularly for Android fans., August 14, 2016
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Ever since I’ve had Android boxes connected to TVs in my home, I’ve been on the lookout for good, new controllers. I’ve tried several over the last three years or so and none of them have completely satisfied. I’ve owned a Matricom branded controller before and it was one of the better ones so I was optimistic that this controller would be an improvement. I’m happy to report that it’s pretty good.

First off, this is a rebranded Gamesir GS3 controller. I don’t say that just because it looks similar, I’ve taken it apart and it has the Gamesir branding all over the mainboard. I only mention this because that controller has been very well received, If you’re familiar with that controller, the biggest difference functionality wise is that on this unit, the rightmost LED of the four indicators has been changed to a low battery indicator.

This controller, the somewhat clumsily named G-Pad XYBA, feels great and is superior to most of the others I’ve purchased in the last few years. The build quality is respectable, the d-pad is great (a rarity in modern controllers) and the analog buttons and sticks are spot on. I’m using this primarily with my nVidia Shield TV and other Android devices, so that will be the focus of this review. It pairs easily, all the modes work – you can use this as a gamepad or mouse – and most apps I’ve tried have no problems recognizing it, including some Shield exclusive games like Portal.

On the downside, even though the XYBA worked fine from a distance of about 15 feet most of the time, it occasionally lost its connection briefly. Now, the problem typically resolved itself in seconds, but in a heated action game that’s incredibly frustrating. These momentary disconnects happen less frequently with this controller than other bluetooth gamepads I’ve used with Android devices however, they do happen. Other than these very rare hiccups, the XYBA performed admirably.

The other slight annoyance I’ll mention is that this controller just wouldn’t work in any of the available modes (Android, Apple, PC, and Mouse) with a Raspberry Pi 3 running RetroPi 3.x. I’m not docking any stars for that since the Pi can be a bit fiddly in general, but its worth mentioning to anyone considering purchasing one for that reason. I was able to connect the controller in RetroPi from its bluetooth settings screen just fine, but the Pi only saw it as a keyboard and wouldn’t recognize any of its buttons. Other bluetooth connection methods yielded the same result.

As far as extras go, the XYBA also includes a button to assign turbo functionality to individual buttons and another button to clear turbo. To me this isn’t a make or break function particularly since a lot of games and emulators these days have a setting for this as well, but it’s still a nice feature to have.

Finally, the battery life is quite good in the XYBA. I would estimate that it runs for roughly 30 or so hours between charges and uses a standard micro USB cable to charge.

Unlike most of the other controllers I’ve reviewed, I only tried this one on various Android devices and the Pi 3, so I can’t speak to its performance on any other OS or device type. Still, it’s worked wonderfully on the Android devices I’ve tried it on and have used it extensively since purchasing it a few months ago. The other thing worth mentioning is that I got this on sale at Amazon for .90, which for a controller this good is frankly a steal. It normally retails for 3 to 4 times that amount. It seems to go on sale fairly regularly for a few days at a time so if you’re only seeing it for or so I’d suggest waiting unless you need something right away. Overall, highly recommended!

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  1. 13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Works well, but a it’s a pain to connect!, July 13, 2016
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    This review is from: Matricom G-Pad XYBA Wireless Rechargeable Bluetooth Pro Game Pad Joystick Controller (Samsung Gear VR and G-Box Compatible!) (Electronics)
    I originally bought this Matricom G-Pad XYBA Wireless Gamepad to use with the combination of my Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Gear VR. Once I received the gamepad, I decided to charge it until it was fully charged before trying to play with it.

    Once fully charged, I followed the instructions that came with the gamepad in an attempt to connect it to my phone. For some reason, my phone could not find the gamepad even after multiple times of turning both devices on and off. I even asked my friends to search for the gamepad using their phones and nobody’s Bluetooth scanner could pick the gamepad up. I eventually got frustrated with it and stopped trying. After a few days of letting the gamepad sit there, I decided to give it another try. This time, I was able to find the gamepad on my Bluetooth and connect to it but the problem was that my phone was registering it as a keyboard instead of a gamepad. After a bit of research in the review section, I found a quick fix for it (hold x+m) to turn it on in android mode.

    I then proceeded to test out the gamepad with some games using my Samsung Gear VR, and it was great! It feels really comfortable in my hands and all of the buttons give a solid feedback and click. There’s no lag from the time that I hit the buttons to the time that the games react, so ultimately I ended up being really happy with this product. I just wish it was a little easier to connect – hence the 4/5 star review. I guess that’s one of the drawbacks for such a cheaply priced item.

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    FEELS LIKE FINDING MONEY IN YOU JACKET, June 22, 2016
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    I’ve only had this FOR ONE DAY so far, so take this with a grain of salt, but holy crap I can’t believe it performs this well for the price! Connected to my Galaxy Tab A flawlessly, zero lag so far, battery life seems solid, though I haven’t tested that thoroughly yet. Has all the buttons and features I could need that the ability to switch between android gamepad mode and mouse mode works like a dream. I could see myself using this with just about every device I own.

    Last controller I bought was 50 bucks and it was total crap. It had lag and connectivity problems, you name it. BUT THIS THING IS AWESOME. I was certain there must be something wrong with it for as cheap as it is, but it seems 100% legit. Quality build, and all features are as advertised so far. I’m going to take it for a spin on my Mac tomorrow and see how it does with that, but so far very impressed.

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    A great bluetooth controller, particularly for Android fans., August 14, 2016
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    This review is from: Matricom G-Pad XYBA Wireless Rechargeable Bluetooth Pro Game Pad Joystick Controller (Samsung Gear VR and G-Box Compatible!) (Electronics)
    Ever since I’ve had Android boxes connected to TVs in my home, I’ve been on the lookout for good, new controllers. I’ve tried several over the last three years or so and none of them have completely satisfied. I’ve owned a Matricom branded controller before and it was one of the better ones so I was optimistic that this controller would be an improvement. I’m happy to report that it’s pretty good.

    First off, this is a rebranded Gamesir GS3 controller. I don’t say that just because it looks similar, I’ve taken it apart and it has the Gamesir branding all over the mainboard. I only mention this because that controller has been very well received, If you’re familiar with that controller, the biggest difference functionality wise is that on this unit, the rightmost LED of the four indicators has been changed to a low battery indicator.

    This controller, the somewhat clumsily named G-Pad XYBA, feels great and is superior to most of the others I’ve purchased in the last few years. The build quality is respectable, the d-pad is great (a rarity in modern controllers) and the analog buttons and sticks are spot on. I’m using this primarily with my nVidia Shield TV and other Android devices, so that will be the focus of this review. It pairs easily, all the modes work – you can use this as a gamepad or mouse – and most apps I’ve tried have no problems recognizing it, including some Shield exclusive games like Portal.

    On the downside, even though the XYBA worked fine from a distance of about 15 feet most of the time, it occasionally lost its connection briefly. Now, the problem typically resolved itself in seconds, but in a heated action game that’s incredibly frustrating. These momentary disconnects happen less frequently with this controller than other bluetooth gamepads I’ve used with Android devices however, they do happen. Other than these very rare hiccups, the XYBA performed admirably.

    The other slight annoyance I’ll mention is that this controller just wouldn’t work in any of the available modes (Android, Apple, PC, and Mouse) with a Raspberry Pi 3 running RetroPi 3.x. I’m not docking any stars for that since the Pi can be a bit fiddly in general, but its worth mentioning to anyone considering purchasing one for that reason. I was able to connect the controller in RetroPi from its bluetooth settings screen just fine, but the Pi only saw it as a keyboard and wouldn’t recognize any of its buttons. Other bluetooth connection methods yielded the same result.

    As far as extras go, the XYBA also includes a button to assign turbo functionality to individual buttons and another button to clear turbo. To me this isn’t a make or break function particularly since a lot of games and emulators these days have a setting for this as well, but it’s still a nice feature to have.

    Finally, the battery life is quite good in the XYBA. I would estimate that it runs for roughly 30 or so hours between charges and uses a standard micro USB cable to charge.

    Unlike most of the other controllers I’ve reviewed, I only tried this one on various Android devices and the Pi 3, so I can’t speak to its performance on any other OS or device type. Still, it’s worked wonderfully on the Android devices I’ve tried it on and have used it extensively since purchasing it a few months ago. The other thing worth mentioning is that I got this on sale at Amazon for $9.90, which for a controller this good is frankly a steal. It normally retails for 3 to 4 times that amount. It seems to go on sale fairly regularly for a few days at a time so if you’re only seeing it for $40 or so I’d suggest waiting unless you need something right away. Overall, highly recommended!

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