Backbone

Backbone One for iPhone

$99.99
Compatible across Xbox, PlayStation®, and Steam
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Apple logoWorks with iPhone models that have a Lightning connector
USD 99.99
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Backbone One transforms your iPhone into the ultimate gaming console. Snap in your iPhone and play any iOS game or service that supports controllers, including Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Apple Arcade, or even stream from your Xbox, PlayStation® or PC. The Backbone app organizes your content library and game streaming services into an integrated user experience. Uncover a new world of premium gaming in seconds.
  • iPhone 14
  • iPhone 14 Plus
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max
  • iPhone 14 Pro
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone SE (1st Generation)
  • iPhone SE (2nd Generation)
  • iPhone SE (3rd Generation)
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus

Free shipping on Backbone One orders to the US, in addition to:

AU, BR, CA, EU, JP, MX, NZ, PH, UK, and TW.

Free 30-day returns.

Shipping policy & Return policy exclusions apply.

Tech Specs

Features
Collapsible and compact design
Low-latency connection
Play any game that supports controllers
Capture game clips and screenshots
3.5mm headphone jack
Pass-through charging
Size & Weight
Backbone One
Height: 3.70 inches (93.9 mm)
Width (Contracted): 6.94 inches (176.2 mm)
Width (Extended): 10.14 inches (257.6 mm)
Depth: 1.28 inches (32.6 mm)
Weight: 4.87 ounces (138.0 g)
Controls
Press to launch the Backbone App.
Press to record gameplay. Hold while recording to bookmark. When not recording, hold to screenshot.
Double-press to mute even while in a game.
General Specs
Lightning port
Lightning port for pass-through charging of your phone with standard Lightning cable.
Headset jack
3.5mm headset jack for headsets with or without microphone.
No charging
Backbone One does not have a battery. Backbone One uses minimal power from your phone for long gameplay sessions.

Customer Reviews

4.7
(57,468 reviews)
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Turn your phone into a handheld gaming console.

All your games in one place
Unlock the Backbone App's unified game launcher with a trial of Backbone+ Membership, included with every purchase of a Backbone One.
Play your hardware, anywhere
Already own a console or a PC? Jump back in from anywhere with direct support for Remote Play & Steam Link.
Find new games to play
Personalized recommendations to find your next favorite game.
Squad up
Voice chat and multiplayer lobbies makes playing with friends or strangers seamless across games.
Capture, edit, share
With features like flashback recording, clip editing, and more, never miss a moment.
Play on any screen
Use your Backbone One controller with any USB-C device, including iPad, Mac, and PC.
Get notified when it’s game time
See when your friends on Backbone start playing so you can join them.
Discover what’s new
View in-game highlights from the community and discover the next big thing.
Stream To Twitch or Youtube
Go live in one tap, and share your skills with the world.
Gaming Mode with iOS
Automatically turn on iOS Gaming Mode to silence notifications when you connect your Backbone One controller.
What's the difference between the Standard and PlayStation Edition for iPhone?
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Aside from its black color, the Standard Edition comes with ABXY face buttons. The PlayStation Edition comes in PS5 white with PlayStation glyphs to match.

What games are supported?
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The Backbone One offers high-quality gameplay for all your favorite games that support controllers. This includes the most popular titles like Call of Duty®: Mobile, Minecraft, Genshin Impact, and most Apple Arcade games.

In addition, the Backbone One is compatible with remote play apps offered by Xbox, PlayStation, and Steam allowing games on your console and PC to be played remotely from your phone.

Popular cloud streaming services like Xbox Cloud Gaming, NVIDIA GeForce NOW, and Amazon Luna are all also supported by the Backbone One.

For a list of current compatible games, please check here. Note that this page is being constantly updated so it may not be 100% comprehensive.

Do I need to own an Xbox, PlayStation, or PC to use the Backbone One?
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A console or computer is only required to take advantage of remote play apps offered by Xbox, PlayStation, and Steam.

Backbone One unlocks a world of possibilities for all types of gameplay experiences. Between the Apple App Store, Xbox Cloud Gaming, and NVIDIA GeForce NOW there are thousands of high quality games available to play.

Check out the Platforms page to learn more about platforms with support for Backbone.

Is my iPhone supported?
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All iPhones running iOS 15 or newer versions are supported.

Due to the larger camera bump, a complimentary adapter is included with every purchase of a Backbone One for a snugger fit with iPhone 14 series, 13 Pro & 13 Pro Max models. A full list of compatible devices can be found here.

Will this work with my phone case?
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The Backbone One is a form-fitting controller for your iPhone and to be a precision input device, it has to firmly hold on to your iPhone. As a result, only particularly thin phone cases are compatible.

We’ve partnered with Peel to offer an assortment of phone cases compatible with iPhone 11 and 12 Series devices. Learn more here.

For newer iPhone 13 and 14 Series, you can learn about compatible cases here.

Can I use the Backbone One as a controller for my iPad, Mac, or PC?
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Yes, so long as the Backbone mobile App is installed and you have an active Backbone+ Membership, your Backbone One controller can be configured to work with an iPad, Mac, or PC via a wired connection. No need to carry around another controller!

Note that the Backbone One controller is not currently directly compatible with consoles via a wired connection.

Is the Backbone App required to use the Backbone One?
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The Backbone mobile App is not required for use of the Backbone One as a controller. However, the app provides free access to support and to the latest firmware updates for your controller.

Additional features are unlocked through Backbone+ Membership, such as the ability to use your Backbone One controller with an iPad, Mac, or PC via a wired connection.

More information on the Backbone app’s features can be found here.

Is there a warranty?
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Yup!

We guarantee the Backbone One against defect and damage from reasonable usage for a full year after purchase and will provide a replacement or a refund.

All purchases of a Backbone One can also be returned for free within 30 days of purchase.

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