Razer Junglecat is a new mobile game controller for the iPhone

Razer, one of the most well known names in the PC game hardware and accessory industry, is finally jumping into the iPhone case business. Today it announced it will be selling the Junglecat, which will serve as both a cover and a gamepad for the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s.

The case includes a slider that reveals a gamepad for the iPhone, with AXBY buttons on the right, a D-Pad on the left and bumpers. Razer claims that the 20 mm thickness of the Junglecat controller makes it feel like a standard iPhone case.

In addition, the case comes with a companion iOS app that allows the owner of the Junglecat a way to remap all of the buttons in the case for any game. The app has also been developed to keep the owner up to date if any new or future iOS games support controllers.

The Junglecat can also be used as a MFi product, which means the Junglecast can act as a wireless controller for large Apple-based products.

All of this comes at at price; Razer will be selling the Junglecat, which comes in either black or white, for $99.99. The company's website is not currently taking pre-orders for the case but it claims it will go on sale worldwide sometime in July.

What do you think about Razer entering the mobile gaming industry with the Junglecat? Is the price of this controller-case combo too high, too low or just right?

Source: Razer

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Razer Junglecat is a new mobile game controller for the iPhone

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Considering that is it from Razer, I would have to say that I think the price is fair when compared to other iPhone controllers, given that IMO Razer makes some of the best gaming products out. That said, and with the safe bet saying the next iPhone is out in the next 6 months in a new body, the timing could of probably been better.

Why is it that iOS accessory manufacturers finally come around to designing something nice approximately three months before the form factor is changed by Apple, making the accessory obsolete?

Fair point, but this has made my mind up that I'm keeping my 5s for another generation. Totally buying it when it comes out.

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They may have released this for all those that have just purchased the current design and/or keeping it till the 6s. They also may have other designs ready to 3D-Print for when the iPhone 6 is announced.