Level Up Your Phone With These Mobile Gaming Accessories – Kotaku Australia
With mobile gaming on the rise, the industry has come a long way from the likes of Flappy Bird and Temple Run. While those games could easily be played with one thumb, nowadays more competitive games need a bit of an “oomph” if you want to have any kind of upper hand.
Aside from having a phone with power to ensure your games will run smoothly without nuking your battery life, it never hurts to look to the market to see how your experience can be heightened. When it comes to mobile gaming, there are a few accessories you need that will really take your play to the next level. Whether you enjoy playing good ol’ Fortnite, Call of Duty or Minecraft, none of these games would be as easy to play on your phone without a compatible controller or joystick.
Below, we’ve rounded up the must-have accessories for mobile gaming you need if you want to take your experience from good to great.
The first phone accessory is the most obvious: to bypass all the tapping, you need to get your hands on a mobile gaming controller.
This universal controller by Razer brings console-level finesse anywhere you go. Compatible with Cloud gaming services including Xbox Game Pass, Stadia and Steamlink, the Razer Kishi will let you play all of your favourite games and more. Its clickable analog thumbsticks allow for greater in-game accuracy and convenience so you can shoot ’em up without breaking a sweat. Unlike most mobile gaming controllers, since it connects directly into your phone’s charging port, you won’t have to worry about any lag.
You can get the Android-compatible version here for $110.06 or the iPhone model here for $123.66.
You can also try this version with a backbone here for $187.95.
If you’re already know your way around a few mobile games, then you’ll know that sometimes your fingers can get stuffy. We’re talking about how your fingers can sometimes get surprisingly sweaty after awhile and leave smudge marks all over your screen. By playing with a pair of finger sleeves, you’ll find that any sweat is immediately absorbed and you won’t have to worry about leaving moisture on your phone screen any longer.
Thanks to their non-slip texture, these finger sleeves are also great for avoiding operational errors so you can enjoy a smoother gaming experience.
Shop this 6-pack here for $34.54.
If you love being transported back in time, you’ll love this retro 8BitDo Bluetooth controller. Compatible with both Android and various consoles like your Nintendo Switch, this mobile gaming controller gives you a vintage feel but with modern experience.
Boasting flexible joy-sticks, an ergonomic design and scratch-resistant ABS shell, this wireless controller will give you a smooth mobile gaming experience online and a nostalgic kick.
Relive your childhood with the 8BitDo SN30 Pro Bluetooth controller here for $77.95.
If you’re committed to playing on your smartphone, but tired of concentrating on its itty bitty screen, then a screen magnifier is just what you need.
This screen magnifier works like a mini projector. Simply unfold your screen amplifier, place your phone on the stand towards the back and voila. You can even pair the screen amplifier with a wireless keyboard to turn your smartphone into a portable gaming station.
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