Game on!

We hands-on review the best clip-on iPhone game controller.

Although Steve Jobs might vehemently disagree, the iPhone isn’t a great platform for gaming.

The problem? The lack of physical controls.

Some games are cleverly designed to compensate for the iPhone’s lack of controls (Temple Run, Fruit Ninja, etc.). But a lot of great games need some kind of game controller to be played properly.

Enter clip-on controllers, like the Backbone One, which adds PlayStation/Xbox-style controls to your iPhone in a clever package.

The Backbone One is widely considered one of the best game controllers for iPhone. We hands-on review the latest version, which has been tweaked with a case-friendly design and USB-C, and find there’s a lot to like.

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