XIM APEX in the pinnacle of console input adapters. It is the result of a decade of research, engineering, innovation and customer feedback. XIM APEX will continue XIM4's legacy of best-in-class precision mouse input on consoles. It's through our close collaboration with our large community of XIM gamers that XIM APEX's new features came to be: 1ms (1000Hz) response rate, full wireless cross console controller support, wired headset support for PS4, full analog joystick support, multi-language support, more flexibility with hardware setup and cable management, and finally price.
XIM APEX Packaging
To support all of XIM APEX's new advanced features required a significant boost of computation power. At the same time to reduce cost and increase production volume, every aspect of XIM APEX's hardware design and manufacturing process was optimized. Throughout XIM4's lifetime, we saw its demand grow well beyond our expectations. XIM4's popularity shattered every forecast we made resulting in too many "out-of-stock" notifications for our customers. XIM APEX was designed from the ground up to avoid this situation.
XIM APEX Hub
XIM APEX is the first XIM to come in dongle form (pictured below). Every XIM APEX sold will include a XIM HUB (also pictured below). Depending on your setup and cable management requirements, you can choose a variety of configurations that suit your needs. You can also use your own hub if you prefer.
Here is a feature comparison chart of XIM APEX and XIM4:
|Response (latency) modes||1, 2, 4, or 8ms||8ms|
|Supported Consoles||X1, PS4, X360, PS3||X1, PS4, X360, PS3|
|Manager Platforms||Android, iOS, PC (wired-only)||Android, iOS, PC|
|Manager Bluetooth protocol||Bluetooth LE||Bluetooth Classic|
|Cross console controller support||Wireless, Wired||Wired|
|Wired USB audio||X1, PS4 (DS4 slim), X360||X1, X360|
|Joystick support||Full support, custom axis bindable||Limited support, fixed axis bindings|
|Manager Config editing||Novice and Expert modes||Expert only|
|Ballistic Curve Resolution||51 by 10000 steps||21 by 200 steps|
|Manager localization||EN, DE, ES, FR, JA, KO, ZH||English only|
|Form Factor||Dongle + external hub||All-in-one|
XIM APEX is something I'm incredibly proud of and can't wait to share. XIM4 is no longer in production as we are fully focused on XIM APEX's release which scheduled for Q1 2018. Both XIM APEX and XIM4 will receive updated games support at the same time going forward.