RiotPWR reveals iPhone controller designed in partnership with Xbox

Riotpwr Ios Xbox Controller
Riotpwr Ios Xbox Controller (Image credit: RiotPWR)

What you need to know

  • RiotPWR has announced its latest gaming controller for the iPhone.
  • The new controller is an Xbox edition that is purpose-made for Xbox Cloud Gaming.
  • Preorders for the new controller start today.

If you've been wanting to try Xbox Cloud Gaming on your iPhone, RiotPWR is here to make your day.

Today, the company revealed the Xbox edition of its iPhone gaming controller. While other iPhone gaming controllers exist, RiotPWR's new controller was designed in collaboration with the Designed for Xbox team. The two teams worked together on a controller that was purpose-built for Xbox Cloud Gaming on the iPhone.

The controller features a Lightning connector with passthrough charging, an adjustable phone mount, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. According to the company, it is also the first MFi-certified controller to ever feature the Xbox button.

The RiotPWR Mobile Controller for iOS (Xbox Edition) is Lightning connected, therefore requires zero batteries or Bluetooth to use and has a removable, adjustable phone mount display. It also includes RiotPWR's unique pass-through charging feature that allows users to charge their mobile device while using the controller without worrying about a low battery interrupting their game. Users can even record their gameplay with the push of a button and plug in headphones to fully immerse themselves in their games.

Riotpwr Xbox Ios Controller Box

Riotpwr Xbox Ios Controller Box (Image credit: RiotPWR)

Fraser Townley, CEO of RiotPWR, touted the controller as a way to build on the foundation of the multi-billion dollar mobile gaming industry.

"The controller is not only exciting for iPhone users, but also the mobile gaming industry as a whole. All other forms of entertainment have evolved from physical software in the home to downloadable or streaming content on smartphones and other devices. The debut of the RiotPWR Mobile Controller for iOS (Xbox Edition) will build on the foundation of mobile gaming early adopters to make mobile gaming more accessible and the preferred gaming format for the masses.

You can preorder the Xbox edition of the RiotPWR iPhone controller today at the RiotPWR website. The company is offering ten percent off for those who purchase the controller ahead of its release on Monday, August 1.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.