Who says serious gaming is restricted to consoles? Smartphones and tablets can now be bundled up as handheld gaming devices by adding accessories that will enhance the experience. Here's a list of a few must-have accessories. Most of these are for iOS devices, but there are many for Android phones too. While some of them are available in India, you can buy the others while travelling abroad or order through online retailers.
PINBALL MAGIC FOR iPHONE
MOPHIE JUICE PACK AIRDesigned for iPhone 5 and 5S, the Juice Pack provides protection to the phones along with providing instant charge. The Juice Pack has an inbuilt rechargeable lithium battery. When the phone slides into the case, the connector at the base plugs into the port at the bottom of the phone. There is a standby switch to control the usage of stored juice in the Pack.
STEEL SERIES STRATUSIf you think full-size gaming controllers are only meant for consoles, think again. SteelSeries has come up with Stratus, a fullsize controller that connects to iOS devices over Bluetooth. The Stratus XL sports dual joysticks, a directional D-pad, four action buttons, and four shoulder buttons.
LOGITECH POWERSHELL CONTROLLER + BATTERYDesigned for iPhone 5, 5s and 5c, the Powershell Controller from Logitech comes with a three-year limited warranty. It weighs 120 grams and is 21mm thick. Its design gives easy access to controls on the phone. It includes a 3.5mm headphone adapter with an angled design to keep cords safely away from the action. It comes with a 1,500 mAh integrated battery that gives the phone some extra power.
PLANTRONICS BACKBEAT GO 2
The BackBeat Go 2 is water resistant and one of the best Bluetooth headsets for the iPhone that won't hurt the pocket much. It comes with a carrying pouch with an internal rechargeable lithium battery that charges the headset when the charger is not near. The sound quality is good, taking the gaming experience to an all new level.
Price: Rs 4,100