GameSir T4 Cyclone Pro Review Gamepad with Hall Effect Sticks and Triggers

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

The GameSir T4 Cyclone Pro boasts customizable rear paddle buttons, allowing you to tailor button functions and macros to your preferences. This controller is compatible with various devices, including PC, Nintendo Switch (Lite/OLED), Android 6 (and above), iOS 13.0 (and above), and Steam Deck.

Standout hall effect triggers eliminate physical internal contacts, ensuring accuracy and resistance to wear during use. The strategic placement of underside buttons enhances user comfort and smooth operation. Hall Effect joysticks crafted for No Dead Zone and No Drifting joystick performance. Hall effect analog triggers allow smooth transitions between regular and fast trigger mode, especially useful for FPS or RPG games.

The T4 Cyclone Pro controller's macro back buttons, distinct rumble motors, and feedback mechanisms enhance gameplay, providing both strong and subtle vibrations. However, it's essential to note that trigger vibration is exclusively supported in Bluetooth XInput mode. The multi-function M button allows users to easily control various functions, from trigger to stick mode, and adjust vibration intensity to ABXY layout. Interactive motion controls, including tilting, shaking, or rotating the controller, immerse users in their favorite Switch games.
The T4 Cyclone Pro features three connectivity options—Bluetooth, 2.4Ghz wireless, and USB-C— offering multiple ways to connect the gamepad. Dual vibrations responding to in-game actions add an extra layer of immersion to the gaming experience. The GameSir App allows limitless customization, letting you tailor facebuttons, stick deadzone, trigger travel distance, vibration, and more to match their individual playstyle. The T4 Cyclone Pro facebutton layout is the same as the Xbox 360 face button layout. This can be a pro or con depending on the platform you're accustomed to.

Despite being slightly smaller than what you may be accustomed to, the T4 Cyclone Pro controller's size feels just right. The textured plastic grip adds to a secure and responsive feel during extended gaming sessions. Testing with a popular online gamepad tester revealed an impressive circularity error level of about 0.8% for the thumbsticks, surpassing most other pads. Dimensions of T4 Cyclone Pro are 15cm long x 11cm deep x 6cm high. The weight is 219 grams.

The T4 Cyclone Pro controller offers versatility across devices, featuring a low latency dongle and robust Bluetooth functionality. Tactile face buttons, akin to those on a mouse, along with hall effect sensors in triggers and analogue sticks, contribute to durability by eliminating parts that might wear out. The dongle is GameSir branded and has a button built-in for pairing/resetting, making it more convenient than a pinhole.

The ergonomic design provides a comfortable and grippy feel, surpassing many first-party top-end controllers. Extensive programming options, including read buttons, hair trigger mode, turbo, calibration, and an app, showcase a commitment to customization. It's worth noting the generic rubber USB cable, which may not be ideal for use while plugged in. However, with plenty of wireless charging options available, this is a minor concern.

Selling Points
  • Compatible with PC/Switch/Android/iOS
  • Hall effect sensing joysticks and triggers
  • No drift issues
  • Wired and bluetooth connectivity
  • Software support via GameSir app
  • Tactile buttons with a mouse-type click feel
  • Minimal perceivable input delay
  • Onboard stick/trigger calibration
  • Supports third-party stick covers
  • No dead zones
  • Adjustable vibration intensity
  • Built-in motors
  • Motion control
  • Impressive 24-hour playtime
  • Extensive customizable buttons
Potential Deal Breakers
  • Annoying bright green light on the front of the pad
  • No swappable faceplate like GameSir G7 SE
  • No swappable buttons
  • No rubber handle grips
  • No 3.5mmm headphone jack
  • No centre pivot to prevent button mashing

Accessories included are a bluetooth dongle, 1.2 meters long USB-C cable and stickers. You can buy the GameSir T4 Cyclone Pro from amazon and receive 15% off using code GST4CP01, as well as Gamesir website and receive 10%% using coupon code CYCLONE

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