Mobile gaming has really taken off recently. The huge power of mobile phones has allowed the graphics on these games to really jump up to the next level. The big developers have not wasted time either and have released some really great titles onto the mobile. For example Call of Duty: Mobile and PUBG Mobile have both proven hugely popular. Also check out our list of the Best Games to Play Over Zoom for some more great mobile phone gaming options. To really take your mobile phone gaming sessions to the next level then keep reading our list of the 5 essential mobile phone gaming accessories.
One of the main downsides of mobile gaming is that it can really drain your battery power. Therefore, one of the most essential mobile phone gaming accessories is to get yourself a battery pack. These have really improved in recent years and have the ability to recharge your phone quickly and multiple times. Indeed, they are also incredibly cheap these days. Getting one of these means you no longer have to worry about your phone dying halfway into that big train journey. OCG believes the Poweradd Slim2 is currently one of the best on the market at its price point. You can get it for £8.69 | $11.97 and is super compact for when you are packing light.
Mobile Phone Gaming Controller
Once you have sorted out your battery pack, you really need to get a mobile phone gaming controller. Trying to play an FPS or MOBA with your touchscreen is very awkward. This problem is instantly solved by simply hooking a controller up to your phone. It is much comfier and will improve your gameplay immensely. These can get a little expensive but are well worth the price. OCG currently believes the Razer Kishi is one of the best on the market. The controller has a flexible clip design allowing it to fit most Androids and Samsung devices. Additionally, it has a specific model also made for iPhones. You can pick it up for £72.87 | $79.99 for the Android version and £97.00 | $99.99 for the iPhone version.
Mobile Phone Gaming Headset
For full immersion, a gaming headset is an absolute essential. If you have a mobile phone with Bluetooth, then the best route to go here is a Bluetooth enabled headset. Although more expensive than a wired connection, this allows full portability with no worries of getting wires tangled. The best on the market currently is the Steel Series Arctis 9X that will cost you £179.99 | $199.99. It has a battery that will last you 20+ hours, can be used on your Xbox and has a noise cancelling microphone for improved clarity.
For a more budget option you can opt for a wired connection. Here, it is a good idea to aim for something with a 3.5mm audio jack. Indeed, this should mean you can use it across multiple devices: mobile phone, Nintendo Switch, Xbox, PC etc. The best option here at the moment is the Razer Kraken X. It is super lightweight for those gaming sessions on the move and will only set you back £39.99 | $49.99.
TV Casting Device
If you’re looking to use your mobile phone as an alternative to a console, then a TV casting device is another essential accessory for mobile phone gaming. One of these devices will allow you to project the game from your phone directly onto your TV. Combine this with a mobile phone gaming controller and you have a pretty sweet set up. The best casting device currently on the market is the Google Chromecast which will cost you £30.00 | $29.99. This will also have the benefit of adding additional app compatibility to your TV for streaming movies and TV shows.
VR Headset Device
VR gaming is a growing area of interest for gamers. This gives the ultimate immersion with everything around you blocked out, giving the feel that you are in the game. When VR headsets first started to come to the market the price point was very high. However, in recent years they have started to become much more affordable. With prices now coming down so much, if you have not yet tried it out, now is the perfect time to pick up a VR headset for your mobile phone. For a budget option, the Destek V5 is one of the best options and a total bargain at only £39.99 | $42.99. If your looking for a more premium option with the full standalone VR experience then the Oculus Rift S is the way to go.