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Backbone One

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Snap in your phone and start playing. No charging, no waiting for updates, no tedious setup. Uncover a new world of premium gaming in seconds. It just works!
Collapsible and compact design
Low latency connection
Play games that support controllers
Capture game clips and screenshots
3.5mm headphone jack
Pass-through charging and audio
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$99 (Free shipping)
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Featured Press Reviews

techcrunch
I have spent as much time with Apple mobile hardware and the people that have created it as probably anyone on the planet so please understand that I don't say this lightly but this really feels like the game controller and network Apple would have made if it understood competitive games.
wired
If you enjoy mobile games, or you find yourself wishing your iPhone gaming was more robust, Backbone is a fantastic $100 investment. I've long defended mobile gaming as a legitimate way to play. Right now, it's my favorite.
theverge
9/10! On its face, the Backbone One is just a controller — and a very good one, at that. But with software enhancements that take advantage of iOS in some clever ways, Backbone makes the iPhone feel like a bona fide gaming platform that I want to remain a part of.


Customer Reviews

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4.8 (162 reviews)

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A joy to use
Backbone has done what few companies their size (or much bigger) have accomplished. Solid hardware + thoughtful software = a great gaming experience on the iPhone.
Rasterised
Nov 9, 2020

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Game changer
Absolute game changer accessory and gaming platform. Effectively turns your iPhone into a top tier gaming device. Who needs a switch anymore? The thoughtfulness and execution of the Backbone app cannot be stated enough — seamless to start games using the controller, drop into a party with your friends, record and share gameplay and even discover new games. Legit feels like something Apple made in an alternate reality where they were actually serious about gaming lol. The only thing I wish I could do more with this controller is fly drones, and control cameras in Unreal Engine for virtual production.
billyfx🛸
Oct 31, 2020

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Incredible
I've been lucky enough to get an early backbone. It is insane. Completely changes mobile gaming. Feels more like a console than a controller. The party function is gonna be a game changer.
mayor mayor mayor
Oct 31, 2020

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Game changer
This thing is literally a game changer for mobile gaming. Not only is apple pushing more developers to add controller support to games, but I can also stream games from my computer using Rainway and play with the controller. Amazing!
Daniel X Li
Oct 28, 2020