HyperX Clutch Wireless Review | Early Game

HyperX’s Clutch Wireless controller enhances your mobile gaming experience. Find out how much in our hardware review.

Is the HyperX Clutch Wireless the mobile controller you’ve always wanted? | © HyperX

HyperX’s peripherals have long been known for serious quality, and this should be music for mobile gamers who may have any issues trying to use a wireless game controller, not just keep it in their The most basic level runs on the device, but can also perform as you would expect from a controller on a console or PC.

with these thoughts I took the HyperX Clutch Wireless for a spin; See if HyperX can provide an experience that makes carrying a controller a breeze. Did they do it? Our review reveals it all.

HyperX Clutch Wireless Review

It’s worth noting that HyperX’s Clutch Wireless isn’t just a controller for a smartphone or tablet, although that’s what many people would choose to do, It is also fully capable of being used on a PC via USB, Bluetooth or a 2.4GHz RF dongle.

But full disclosure, I’m the content lead for EarlyGame’s mobile gaming-focused sister site, mobile problemand understand how frustrating controller support can be on mobile devices, there are I just wish this HyperX Clutch could do one thing – help me tap in Call of Duty: Mobile, drift easily in Asphalt 9, crank the 90s in Fortnite. So, let’s see how I got through.

unparalleled quality

The first thing you’ll notice when you first get your HyperX Clutch is the quality of the controller.

The HyperX Clutch emulates the look and feel of the Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S controllers, blending in as seamlessly as Microsoft’s best controllers. Heavy but not heavy, the buttons have a satisfying click, and the D-pad is a true omnidirectional pad, with two sticks that feel nice on your fingers. Two triggers, one more slender than you’ll see on an Xbox controller, round up the input.

Then there are the handles. Not everyone will like them – but I do. It gives the controller a tactile feel and elevates it above other, cheaper controllers.

It’s easy to set up on your phonemy OnePlus 7T picked it up out of the box, and after charging it, set it to bluetooth (which can be done quickly on the controller, no fuss).

Going straight to Asphalt 9, but before we get into the game, it’s definitely worth talking about what’s in the box. In addition to the controller, you also get a USB-C to A cable for charging and connecting via USB.2.4GHz RF dongle for wireless connection to PC, and The real prize; a phone clip.

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HyperX Clutch Wireless comes with a mobile clip, USB-C charging cable and RF dongle. | © HyperX

Now, this phone holder aka phone holder has two functions. You can clip it to the back of the controller, put your smartphone in its well-designed clutch, and soon find yourself wondering why so many other devices with similar capabilities have a hard time doing this a little.The weight balance of my OnePlus 7T is flawless Soon your phone, controller and clips will be one. Clip action also doesn’t have that snappy spring that gives you nightmares about getting your phone surrendered on the train tracks.It just works, and works just fine, if there is Any console/PC gamer who doesn’t believe in the fun of console gaming, you’d think this should be their entry drug.

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HyperX’s versatile phone clip makes it better than most (all?) other controllers on the market. | © HyperX

The phone clip also folds on its own and becomes a stand, giving you the best of both worlds while playing in comfort. Sitting on a bed without a hard surface? Use clips. at the desk? Time is up. Another major downside is that the clip won’t hold your device if you’re gaming on a tablet rather than a smartphone.

do your best (most of the time)

OK, now on to Asphalt 9. Big fan of Gameloft’s arcade racers, with my new controller in hand, I feel like I should put some rubber on the road. The Asphalt 9 instantly recognizes the controller, which also helps alleviate your worries that your new device isn’t worth buying.All buttons are configured immediately, shortly after I fly down the streets of Barcelona with a new sense of comfort. There’s not much to say here, except it works perfectly.

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Once you use the controller with Asphalt 9, there is no going back. | © Game Loft

Sadly, I wish I could say the same about Call of Duty: Mobile. I’m not sure to blame my phone, CoD: Mobile, or HyperX, I can’t get CoD: Mobile to recognize my controller in-game, which means any testing is really over. what a shame. The only good thing is that the HyperX Clutch Wireless is a relatively new device, and you’d expect a device or software update to get the controller working.

No other games gave me trouble, tried Apex Legends Mobile, Rocket League Sideswipe, and Stardrew Valley.

I also installed it on my PC (it’s easy with just a click of an interface switch), launched the mainline Rocket League, and found it to be as good as my PS5 controller. This controller is truly of the highest quality, buttons, analog sticks and triggers. I realize I may be repeating myself, but it works perfectly with any other controller.

battery days

You can use the included USB-C cable to charge the controller, which is easy to do. You can tell the power level on the controller by the white LED light on the front of the controller. Four in total, and they go off one by one until you find yourself needing a charge.

HyperX claims 19 hours of playback on a full charge from its 600mAH battery, which feels quite right. I played the HyperX for over five days and only needed to charge it towards the end of my game time, and of course the HyperX’s battery life compared to my phone was never a hindrance to my game time.

final thoughts

It might be obvious to you, but The HyperX Clutch Wireless controller is a special kit. While the titular mobile controller has long shed its low-quality connotations, the HyperX Clutch brings ease of use, familiarity with its Xbox layout, and clever design, making it a worthy addition to any mobile gamer’s configuration. supplementary stuff. Add that to the fact that it doubles as a great PC controller, and you do have the quality of a must-have hardware.

The price is also stupid considering what you get. Currently on sale for $39.99 (down from $49.99) HyperX official website At this price, you simply won’t find a similar device.

HyperX takes it out of the game with Clutch Wireless, setting a new standard for controllers – easy to buy.

Thanks to HyperX for sending us Clutch Wireless!

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