Now that there are more than 12-million Apple Arcade subscribers as of the end of 2020, it’s no surprise that some of them are looking for an alternative to using purely touchscreen or motion controls. Meet the Backbone One, which measures in at 7-inches long when not in use and 10-inches in play mode. Featuring large L1/R1 buttons, analog L2/R2 triggers and the latest Lightning connector for ultra low latency control signals. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
To keep things light, the designers integrated acoustic tunneling scoops at the inside edges that direct sound forward from your handset’s speakers rather than integrating a set. There’s a companion app that doubles as a live gaming service, complete with integrated cross-game voice chat, a friends list, the ability to switch games, and even game parties. Plus, Backbone One sends notifications when someone on your friends list starts playing a game. Available now, priced at $99 USD.
- Universal Mobile Gaming Controller: Designed to bring console-level control to your phone for gaming anywhere
- Cloud and Mobile Gaming: Compatible with leading cloud gaming services including Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Stadia, Amazon Luna, GeForce NOW, & Steam Link; & hundreds of popular mobile games including Call of Duty Mobile (iPhone only), Fortnite, Minecraft, Genshin Impact, Brawlhalla, Asphalt 9: Legends, emulators, & many more
- Refine Your Aim and Execution: Clickable analog thumbsticks provide greater accuracy and tactile feedback, and the performance buttons and d-pad deliver precision input
- Latency-Free Gameplay: Unlike Bluetooth controllers which produce lag, the controller has zero latency by directly connecting to the device’s charging port
- USB Type C Charging Port: For pass-through charging of your phone or tablet while using the controller