What you need to know
- OtterBox is launching a Mobile Gaming Collection of accessories.
- There are five products in the lineup, designed for compatibility with the Xbox One or Series X controllers, with prices ranging between $30-$55.
- All products are available for pre-order on January 25 and will start shipping mid-February at a variety of retailers.
While OtterBox is mostly known for creating tough and rugged cases for the best iPhone and other devices, the company has branched out recently, as they even have an outdoor accessory line. But OtterBox is now getting into the gaming sector with the new Mobile Gaming collection. With this lineup, OtterBox bridges the gap between console and mobile gaming experiences. These new products are currently designed for the Xbox One and Xbox One S controllers, though this is just the start, so more controller support can be coming in the future.
Easy Grip Controller Shell
The Easy Grip Controller Shell will fit either the Xbox One or Xbox Series X controller. It's a shell-style case that snugly fits either controller (you need to purchase the one for the model you have), and it will protect your controller from drops, scrapes, and even gaming on-the-go. Not only will this case give your controller more protection, but the grip pads give you an even better feel so you don't sacrifice performance. The Easy Grip Controller Shell also features a sweat-wicking, antimicrobial material that's easy to clean, so you never lose grip on your controller because of sweaty hands. There are also three color options for the Easy Grip Controller Shell: Dark Web, Dreamscape, and Galactic Dream. These also have a glow-in-the-dark accent for some extra fun. It will retail for $39.95 for both sizes.
Here's the full feature list for the Easy Grip Controller Shell:
Mobile Gaming Clip
The Mobile Gaming Clip is a phone mount that attaches to your Xbox One or Xbox Series X controller. It is designed to ensure zero interference with all controller functionality, while perfectly balancing the weight of your phone comfortably for hours of gaming. There are three clips on the mount (instead of the usual four), so that none of the clips interfere with your smartphone's side buttons. You can adjust the clip arm on-the-fly with one hand, and it can also be used as a stand when not attached to a controller. The Mobile Gaming Clip will retail for $29.95.
Gaming Carry Case
For mobile gaming, you'll want to have all of your gear in one place, and that's what the Gaming Carry Case does. This is a protective travel case that can store your Xbox One or Series X controller (even with the Easy Grip Controller Shell on) and Mobile Gaming Clip. It's tough, durable, and water-resistant, so all of your essentials are organized and safe from the elements. There is even a pop-up stand in the case so you can use it to game anywhere. The Gaming Carry Case retails fo $44.95.
Easy Grip Gaming Case
Don't have an Xbox controller? OtterBox still has some other mobile gaming accessories, like the Easy Grip Gaming Case for your iPhone 12/12 Pro, 12 Pro Max, 12 mini, 11, 11 Pro Max, SE (2nd gen)/7/8. This case delivers the reliable protection you'd come to expect from OtterBox, but it also has a new ergonomic, anti-slip design to keep your hands comfortable and sweat-free. It also has new CoolVergence technology that expels heat to decrease the risk of your iPhone overheating during intense gaming sessions. It's also antimicrobial to protect the exterior from common bacteria. The Easy Grip Gaming Case is protective while retaining a slim profile, and easy to remove and install. It is available in a black Squid Ink color, and it will retail for $54.95.
Gaming Glass Privacy Guard
Finally, the last product in the Mobile Gaming collection is the Gaming Glass Privacy Guard. It's a super strong screen protector with ultra-durable scratch and shatter-resistant protection. It's blocks the view of the screen from the sides of your device without sacrificing clarity for you as you use or game on your iPhone. The Gaming Glass Privacy Guard will cost $49.95.
All of the items in the OtterBox Mobile Gaming Collection will be available for pre-order starting January 25, 2021 online at OtterBox, The Microsoft Store, Verizon, and GameStop. The products will start shipping mid-February 2021.
All your mobile gaming needs
OtterBox's Mobile Gaming collection includes a protective and grippy shell case for Xbox controllers, a mobile gaming clip, controller travel case, phone cases, and iPhone privacy screen protectors.
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