The GameSir F8 Pro is a funky fan-cooled iPhone gaming grip with RGB lights

Gamesir F8 Pro Game Grip
Gamesir F8 Pro Game Grip (Image credit: GameSir)

What you need to know

  • The GameSir F8 Pro is a game grip for your iPhone that'll light it up and keep it cool at the same time.
  • The grip is available for backing on Indiegogo starting at $35.

Gaming on your iPhone is pretty sweet, especially if you have an iPhone 12 Pro Max with its large screen and speedy CPU. But the best way to game is to use a controller and that can get unwieldy. What you need is a gaming grip — and one that'll keep your iPhone cool and bathed in RGB light, too.

What you need is the new GameSir F8 Pro. Maybe.

Available via Indiegogo and starting at $35, the F8 Pro seems to tick all the boxes you'd expect. It supports "instant refrigeration" thanks to a rear-mounted fan and the biaxial design should ensure your iPhone fits perfectly. The whole thing folds away when it isn't being used and there's a dynamic RGB light on the back because, well, I'm not really sure. But it looks cool. And that wasn't a pun.

The GameSir F8 Pro Snowgon solves this problem whilst also providing a cosy handgrip. With its advanced semiconductor refrigeration technology, the F8 Pro Snowgon cools the smartphone down instantly once connected, ensuring peace of mind during long gaming sessions.

At the time of writing the project has a little less than a month to run and has a total of three backers, so it's still early days. The controller sounds like it could be a winner, although it will have to go some to get onto our list of the best game controllers for iPhone. Still, if you're in the market for a game grip, want one that's cheap, and don't mind a little wait, this could be a good option to check out.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.