GameSir T4 Kaleid Review Multi-platform Gaming Controller

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Are you tired of losing at your favorite games because your controller can't keep up? Say goodbye to your old clunker and hello to the GameSir T4 Kaleid controller! 
This bad boy delivers the kind of performance that would make your opponents weep with envy (or maybe just rage). With features like Hair Trigger Mode and Motion Aim/Steer tech, you'll be able to take your gaming to the next level. Plus, it's customizable down to the last detail, so you can tweak it to suit your style. 
So why settle for mediocrity when you could be dominating the competition with the GameSir T4 Kaleid? In this Gadget Explained review, we dive deep into how the T4 Kaleid stacks up, examining its performance and features from every angle.

The GameSir T4 Kaleid controller works well for PC, Switch, and Android devices. Its Hall Effect sensing thumbsticks are dome-shaped with textured rubber tops. The sticks feel reliable, durable and do not drift. The analog triggers also feature precision-tuned Hall Effect - same as the Gamesir G7 SE - which makes actuation smooth and precise.
The tactile face buttons provide fast and comfortable button presses, thanks to low travel distance (0.6mm) and soft rubber pads, which provide a crisp cushioned feel. You can enable a Hair Trigger Mode, which is perfect for FPS and action games. When Hair Trigger Mode is enabled, you gain precise linear control and reduced travel distance so, all you have to do is apply slight pressure for instant full rapid fire.

The GameSir T4 Kaleid controller shell is 100% made plastic with a semi transparent diffused finish. The faceplate is fully transparent, which is nice. The T4 Kaleid weighs 213 grams and measures 16cm long x 11cm deep x 4.5cm high. The analog sticks are 1cm tall and 1.5cm in diameter
Built-in you find a 6-axis gyro and special Motion Aim/Steer tech for tracking motion, which is perfect when playing Switch motion-control games.The T4 Kaleid controller is multi-platform compatible and works with PC, Switch, and Android devices. It comes with 4 ultra-personalized light effects, which can be fully customized via the GameSir T4 Kaleid App software. The controller is fully software-customizable, allowing gamers to map buttons, tweak the D-pad diagonal, adjust sticks and triggers zone, configure vibration, fine-tune light effects, and more.

The GameSir T4 Kaleid controller features 2 macro back buttons, allowing for easier controls and faster action with the optional turbo function for the main buttons. The controller also comes with a multi-function M button for convenient control, which lets you instantly control everything from the light effects to brightness, trigger mode, and ABXY layout - which is the same as Xbox and Playstation controllers. 
If you prefer the BAYX button (Nintendo) layout, you cna get this with the Gamesir T4 Mini controller. The T4 Kaleid is a wired only controller (no bluetooth) but comes with a detachable 2 meter long USB-C cable made of stiff fabric. All buttons including the facebuttons, d-pad buttons, rear buttons and shoulder buttons are all clicky. The triggers have a silent actuation.
Like most Gamesir controllers, the T4 Kaleid comes with sotware support via the Gamesir T4K APP, which allows you to upgrade the firmware, remap buttons, tweak D-pad diagonal, adjust sticks, trigger zone and more. The app is not yet available in the Microsoft Store but, you can download it directly from Gamesir website.

Potential deal breakers

  • Wired Connection
  • Not compatble with other gaming platforms such as Xbox
  • Face buttons do not illuminate
  • Non-detachable face buttons 
  • Non swappable thumbstick grips
  • Non-interchangeable faceplate - like the GameSir G7 controller 
  • No bluetooth functionality - like the GameSir T4 Mini bluetooth controller
  • No anti-friction rings
  • No mute/unmute switch
  • Doesn't include a free 1 month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership
  • Rumble motors 
  • D-pad has no centre pivot to prevent " d-pad mashing"
  • A bit expensive compared to budget-friendly options

Selling points

  • Can be connected to a Nintendo Switch, PC and Android device
  • compatible with Android TV box
  • Hall Effect sensing thumbsticks
  • Software support 
  • Remappable buttons
  • Adjustable thumbsticks and trigger zones
  • Configureable vibration motors
  • Customizable RGB effects
  • Hair Trigger Mode for enhanced gameplay 
  • Built-in 6-axis gyro and Motion Aim/Steer tech
  • Sturdy build 
  • Comfortable grip in the hands 
  • Durable micro switches
  • Built-in 3.5mm audio port
  • Rear "paddle" buttons
  • Transparent shell
  • Zero input latency 
  • No rattling noises 
  • No stick drift
  • Switch motion-control 
  • Turbo function
  • Onboard calibration for thumbsticks and triggers
The package contents include the GameSir-T4 Kaleid controller, a 2m USB-C cable, a user manual, a thank you & after-sale service card, and a certification. With its excellent performance and customizable features, the GameSir T4 Kaleid controller is a must-have for gamers looking for the ultimate gaming experience. Check out the reviews of the GameSir X2 Pro telescopic controller and GameSir G5 controller. You can buy the T4 Kaleid controller from amazon.

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