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GameSir VX AimBox Review – Bringing PC Gaming to Consoles
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GameSir VX AimBox Review – Bringing PC Gaming to Consoles

by February 19, 2021
Overview
Highlights

Designed to bring PC gaming experience to consoles, the GameSir VX AimBox lets you use your favourite keyboard and mouse to game on consoles, including next gen systems. Is it worth your money? Let's find out.

Warranty

12- month warranty with 30-day return policy.

Price

USD $49.99

Positives

+ Easy to use
+ Customizable via the mobile app
+ Works flawlessly
+ Has built-in solution for peripherals requiring more power to work

Negatives

- Only works on the PS5 for games that are compatible with DualShock 4
- GameSir VX2 AimSwitch is the better value purchase

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Appearance
7.0
Features
7.0
Materials
6.0
Performance
7.5
Portability
8.0
User Experience
7.5
Value
7.0
Bottom Line

The GameSir VX AimBox is a nifty gaming peripheral that brings the PC gaming experience to consoles.

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Unboxing the GameSir VX AimBox

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GameSir VX AimBox Review – Box

Inside the box of the GameSir VX AimBox, you will find the following items:

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GameSir VX AimBox Review – Box content

  • User manual
  • Thank you card
  • USB-C cable
  • MicroUSB cable
  • GameSir sticker
  • The GameSir VX AimBox itself

Appearance

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GameSir VX AimBox Review

The GameSir VX AimBox is essentially a USB hub. From the top, you have the GameSir logo (which doubles as a button) and text, LED lights, and icons signifying what each USB port is for. It has a more octagonal shape rather than being rectangular like a box.

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GameSir VX AimBox Review – Ports

Moving over to the front, you get a clear view of the three USB Type-A ports. As for the rear, you have a USB Type-C port and the USB cable, which uses a USB Type-A connector and is about 50cm in length.

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GameSir VX AimBox Review – Bottom

As for the bottom, you have some of product’s basic details listed in the center as well as four rubberized stands to make sure it doesn’t glide off from the surface that it’s placed on.

Overall, the GameSir VX AimBox is a rather simple product as far as appearances go. It has everything you need to get you up and running for bringing the PC gaming experience to consoles. As for how well it works, we will detail it in the user experience section.

Specifications

Platform Compatbility PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
Ports 3 x USB Type-A
1 x USB Type-C
Cable length 50cm
Dimensions 129.03 x 122.94 x 28.96 mm
340g

User Experience

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GameSir VX AimBox Review

The GameSir VX AimBox is designed to bring PC gaming experience to consoles, and by that, we mean letting you use the keyboard and mouse to game. What makes this interesting is that it boasts compatibility with next gen consoles, namely the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X / S. For the most part, setting it up is rather easy but the method of going about it will differ depending on which platform. We only have a PS4, PS5, and Nintendo Switch to test it out with so we will be skipping out on the Xbox part.

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GameSir VX AimBox Review – PS5 setting in case it doesn’t work.

For the PS4, you will first need to head to Settings > Accessories > Controllers > Communication Method and select “Use USB cable”. Then, connect the DualShock 4 controller to the controller interface on the GameSir VX AimBox, as well as your preferred mouse and keyboard on the respective interfaces. Afterwards, connect it to the PS4 console via USB and the LED indicator will start have a phantom colour cycle. When the light flashes blue 3 times, it means that connection is successful and you can use it. The method is the same with the PS5 with the exception of the first step, and you’re limited to games that work with the PS4 controller.

As for key mapping, these are all the keys by default:

  • ESC: PlayStation button
  • F1: Up
  • ~: Share button
  • 1: Left
  • 2: Down
  • 3: Right
  • Tab: Options button
  • Q: L1
  • E: R1
  • R: Square
  • Caps Lock: Touchpad
  • F: Triangle
  • Shift: L3
  • C: Circle
  • Spacebar: Cross / X
  • Arrow keys: Left analog stick
  • Mouse movement: Right analog stick
  • Left mouse click: R2
  • Right mouse click: L2
  • Mouse wheel click: R3
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GameSir VX AimBox Review – Nintendo Switch

As for the Nintendo Switch, the method is slightly different. You start off by going to System Settings > Controller and Sensors and enable Pro Controller Wired Connection. Then, connect your preferred mouse and keyboard to their respective interfaces on the GameSir VX AimBox. Afterwards, connect it to the Nintendo Switch via the dock’s USB port, which will result in it going to the same phantom colour cycle. When it finally flashes red 3 times, it means that the connection is successful and you can use it.

As for key mapping, these are all the keys by default:

  • ESC: Home button
  • F1: Up
  • ~: Capture button
  • 1: Left
  • 2: Down
  • 3: Right
  • Tab: + button
  • Q: L
  • E: R
  • R: Y
  • Caps Lock: – button
  • F: X
  • Shift: L3
  • C: A
  • Spacebar: B
  • Arrow keys: Left analog stick
  • Mouse movement: Right analog stick
  • Left mouse click: ZR
  • Right mouse click: ZL
  • Mouse wheel click: R3

For the most part, first time setup and connecting it subsequently is pretty easy and straightforward. The only thing that you need to get used to, somewhat, is knowing which key serves as which function. However, that isn’t really much of a problem as you can still remap the buttons using the GameSir mobile app. In the user manual, there’s a QR code that will bring you to the page to download it.

The GameSir mobile app will let you remap buttons for the GameSir VX AimBox. Simply enable Bluetooth on your smartphone and pair it to the peripheral. You can also customize the lighting effect for that added bit of personalization.

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GameSir VX AimBox Review – USB-C port for additional power

From my own experience, my Corsair K95 (White LEDs) keyboard and Razer Basilisk V2 works perfectly with the GameSir VX AimBox. I don’t have any issues getting any buttons to work, and it seems to perform flawlessly. In case you couldn’t get your gaming peripherals to work with it, there is a chance that it’s due to a lack of power being supplied to them. This is the sole purpose of the USB-C port on the rear, as it’s meant to give additional power supply if needed. If it works fine without it, you can just leave it alone.

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GameSir VX AimBox Review

One thing I personally don’t like about the GameSir VX AimBox is its limitations with next gen consoles, specifically with the PlayStation 5. It can only work with games that support the use of the DualShock 4. This means that games which requires the use of DualSense specifically, it will not work. In this regard, I believe the GameSir VX2 AimSwitch which we reviewed earlier would be the better buy, as the single-handed keyboard and mouse combo would be better suited for the situation, and you can still use your favourite gaming mouse instead if you wish to do so.

If you want to check out the GameSir VX2 AimSwitch, click right here to check out our review of it.

GameSir VX AimBox Verdict

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GameSir VX AimBox Review

The GameSir VX AimBox is a nifty gaming peripheral that brings the PC gaming experience to consoles. It’s easy to use, customizable via the mobile app, works flawlessly, and they even prepared a solution in case your peripherals require more power to work. However, the drawback here is its limitation with the PS5 as it only works with games that are compatible with the DualShock 4, which hinders its potential.

It’s still a relatively solid buy if you take gaming seriously, especially shooters and battle royales. At the end of our GameSir VX AimBox review, I award this with our Silver Pokdeward.

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Big thanks to GameSir for sending us this product for the purposes of this review. If you want to get this for yourself, you can buy it with a 5% discount. Simply head to the official store by clicking here and use the coupon code “pokde“. The discount code will be valid until 11.30PM on 1st May 2021.

About The Author
Aiman Maulana
Jack of all trades, master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one. YouTuber, video editor, tech head, and a wizard of gaming. What's up? :)