Whether you like to play the occasional game on your cell phone, or you're a full-blown addict who's determined to get to level 999 of Flappy Bird (and haven't reset your phone yet), picking up some or all of these cell phone gaming accessories is the perfect way to improve your gaming experience.
Over the years, smartphones have been constructed to contain more touch-screen capabilities and less physical buttons. While that concept is sleek and stylish for the phone, it has made gaming more difficult. That’s why I like the pocket-size Android controller accessory made by MOGA. It comes with the controller, small case, free Sonic CD offer code, and the MOGA pivot app which has a library of popular games, including Grand Theft Auto and Call of Duty. The MOGA Pocket gaming accessory is available for a reasonable $30 on the MOGA store website. (image courtesy of MOGA)
Have you ever been frustrated while gaming because it wasn’t easy enough to move, steer, or even play? Have you ever wanted to just have a small joystick that you could easily attach and detach from your phone? Boom; I’ve solved your problem. The Fling Mini is a pair of joysticks for iPhone, iPod touch, or Android devices. It gives you controls you can touch for any game that has an on-screen joystick and comes as a pair for maximum compatibility with all games. The Fling Mini gaming accessory is available for $15 on Amazon. (image courtesy of Ten One Design)
The Impulse Controller is not just a wireless gamepad, but truly an all-in-one electronic gadget. It’s a gaming controller, digital media controller, keychain, keyfinder, presentation clicker, camera trigger, and Apple TV remote. And, it’s compatible with… everything (Android, iOS, Apple, Windows, Apple TV)! This gaming accessory takes convenience and practicality to the max, and at $40 at the ImpulStore, it’s well worth it. (image courtesy of Impulse Controller)
If you’re looking to step up your gaming sound, but also want something portable, then the Mini Jambox it. At approx. 6″ x 1″ by 2.3″ and 9 oz in weight, this pocket-size speaker is great for playing games in any scenario. The acoustic drivers and bass radiator provide excellent sound quality from such a small device. Also, it comes in 9 different stylish designs and colors that it very fashionable and trendy. While it is priced at $180 on the Jawbone website, the endless convenience and quality proves that it leads the pack in speaker gaming accessories. (image courtesy of Cult of Mac)
While this doesn’t exactly fall into the category of gaming accessories, it’s such an awesome gadget that we had to squeeze it in this list. Compatible with any iPhone, iPad, iPod, Mac or PC, the iDJ 2 can allow you to easily play DJ at your next get-together. It has two large performance turntables, a central mixer section with a crossfader, and controls that let you cue up start points of songs, perform advanced transitions, and even scratching. For $100 at Best Buy, the iDJ Live 2 is a cool party gaming accessory priced at a fair amount. (image courtesy of Numark)