Razer reportedly working on iPhone game controller

Performance PC game peripheral maker Razer is working on an iPhone game controller, according to Evan Nelson Blass, a technology writer who posts to Twitter under the moniker @evleaks. Blass posted what appears to be a rendering of a device with a Razer logo on it on his Twitter account.

The rendering shows an iPhone 5-style device held in to a controller with a hinged height-adjustable display, so you can pivot your iPhone screen at an angle as it rests in the controller. There's a thumb d-pad on the left, power button, four-cluster action buttons on the right and a pause button. A rear rendering shows a cutout for the iPhone's camera lens and flash.

Razer, for its part, has announced no plans for an iOS game controller. When asked, a Razer spokesman told iMore, "We work on a variety of different concepts and designs all the time. We do not comment on any future products that may or may not be in development."

Apple announced Made for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch (MFi) controller support for iOS 7 when it was introduced at the Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) this past June. Controllers optimized for iOS 7 have been slow to trickle out since then, but there are a few, like the $99.99 MOGA ACE Power. It uses a more elaborate layout than what's pictured in the Razer rendering; dual thumbsticks, D-pad, shoulder buttons, triggers and four action buttons. Logitech, meanwhile, plans to release their own $99.99 PowerShell Controller on December 15th.

Source: @evleaks