Welcome to our Gamesir VX2 Aimswitch review. A combination containing a gaming keypad and mouse, the VX2 is designed to make gaming that bit easier and not just on PC either as this is a multi-platform product designed to work on PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch as well as PC.
- Gamesir VX2 Aimswitch
- System: PC, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch
- Model: VX2
- Colors: Black
- Available: Now
- Price: From £62 (Indiegogo)
- Review Sample Provided
Gamesir VX2 Aimswitch Review: Design
A three-part setup that consists of a wireless receiver, a wired mouse, and a gaming keypad, the VX2 is quite a bit to talk about and whilst the keypad and mouse follow different design routes, they do both look modern and blend in well with consoles and PC setups.
The VX Aimswitch keypad is the main part of the trio and is quite frankly one very nice looking bit of kit that manages to combine an aluminum alloy backplate with a plastic base and still come out looking like a premium product. As is the case with most modern PC peripherals these days, the VX2 features RGB LED lighting for a modern and cool effect, and what’s best is that it’s user-customizable from the G-Crux application.
Designed with just the gaming keys in mind, this is a gaming keypad that is essentially the QWERT half of a full keyboard. This is the side that PC gamers use the most thank to the WASD keys which are often used for navigation. This smaller form factor allows for gamers to have more room with no unneeded keys taking up precious space.
A rather cool feature located at the bottom right of the keypad is the built-in analog stick just for extra navigation options. This sticks feels and behaves just like the one you would find on a games console controller.
On one side of the keypad, you’ll find a USB port that is used to connect the included gaming mouse directly to the keypad, whilst the other side is home to a USB-C port for charging the built-in battery and a power switch. Above the keys at the very top is a small display system that gives you a heads up on the current status of the VX2 such as its connection status and battery life.
When it comes to connection, the VX2 is a wireless keypad that connects to the target using a wireless receiver. This means it’s really easy to position it away from your PC or console for some fun armchair gaming without having to worry about a pesky cable spoiling the fun.
The included receiver is connected to the target using a built-in USB cable and this allows it to be positioned much easier than a receiver that plugs directly into a USB port. This also allows it to easily connect to your console controller as it also has a built-in micro-USB for PS4 and Xbox One controllers.
Lastly, there’s the mouse which in this case is a Gamesir GM400 gaming mouse armed with a flagship sensor, the PMW3360, which will make this mouse your greatest ally across a wide range of games. Just like the keypad, it features user-customizable RGB lighting. A honeycomb effect of cut out holes on the top and sides allows you to see the transparent shell that covers the RGB lights. The aforementioned effect makes for one really cool looking mouse.
Gamesir VX2 Aimswitch Review: Setup
Setting the VX2 up isn’t too hard although it definitely requires the use of the instructions particularly if you’re not tech-savvy. Connecting it to a Switch console is a bit more of a pain in comparison to the PS4 or Xbox One.
Once it’s set up, the target system will simply find it and it’ll be ready to go with no more messing around or having to wait for things to install, thanks to its plug and play design. The exception to this is the Switch console, which will have you going through controller settings on the system itself.
Gamesir VX2 Aimswitch Review: Conclusion
A solid design, the fact it’s a combination that includes a mouse, and the fact it works on consoles as well as PCs are all things that make this an awesome product. It’s really hard to find fault with it other than the tedious connection process.
That concludes our Gamesir VX2 Aimswitch review. If you fancy purchasing one for yourself check out the link to the Indiegogo campaign below.