The insidious nature of mobile gaming means that once you’ve found an app that suits your fancy you’re probably well beyond hooked. Sure, you could do the noble thing and try to find a more “productive” hobby, but sometimes you just need to relax. For those times, we suggest a few pieces of gear that make playing on your cell phone a more wholesome experience. Give your touchscreen a break with a controller. Hook up headphones so your hand isn’t always covering up that meager speaker. It’s all possible.
iPhone users with a serious Fortnite addiction should give this puppy a spin. This Voltron-esque gadget connects to both ends of your phone, extending it and giving you access to a fairly modern controller layout. It’s compatible with all the recent iPhone models and works with more than 1,000 games.
The SteelSeries Stratus isn’t just thick and solid, it also works with your Android device, VR headset, and Windows PC. It’s a great option for folks who take their PUBG accounts from their high-end gaming PC to their cell phone. Bring your SteelSeries Stratus with you and you’ll be ready whenever a battle royale breaks out.
If a low-battery warning on your phone has ever left you mid-panic during a game, this HyperX ChargePlay Clutch is for you. This device provides a more comfortable, textured controller-like grip and extended playing time due to the detachable 3000mAh power bank that can charge your Qi wireless compatible devices. The controller is also adjustable, so it will fit multiple phone sizes.
Whether you’re battling in Marvel Contest of Champions, playing a MOBA or racking up loot lamas you know that mobile gaming can get hot and heavy. The Mobile Game Controller takes care of that issue with a built in fan and honestly that might be worth the investment alone. But that’s not all it does. With a built in 2000mAh power bank, two strategically placed button triggers and a fairly decent grip this thing will always come in handy when things get hairy. Did we mention it works for both Android and iOS?
Larger tin can headphones will almost certainly deliver crisper sound, but these earbuds win our endorsement because they deliver an all around great experience without giving you neck pain or forcing people to gawk at you on the subway. The built-in microphone allows you to keep lines of communication open with your teammates as well as any bedraggled noob who might darken your doorstep. The 10=millimeter speakers come with three tips to allow you to customize your fit.
Tired of squinting for headshots? Not sure where or when you developed that twitchy eyelid? Maybe it’s time to stop staring at your phone screen and instead think bigger. This DLP projector is about the size of your phone and when fully charged has about 2 hours of battery life. Just connect your phone, point it at a blank wall and turn your entire room into a Candy Crush wonderland. Don’t begrudge us for mentioning this, but it might just come in handy for school or work too.