8bitdo sn30 pro android controller

Credit: 8BitDo

  • Microsoft and partners have unveiled a slew of Designed for Xbox accessories for mobile gaming.
  • Razer, 8BitDo, PowerA have made controllers, while SteelSeries has a headset.
  • These should all help with streaming games through Project xCloud on your phone.

Microsoft is gearing up for the September launch of Project xCloud by introducing a slew of  controllers and other accessories to help you play Xbox games on your phone.

The highlight, as you may have already seen on Android Authority by now, is an Xbox edition of the Razer Kishi. The clip-on controls turn your Android phone into a Nintendo Switch-style game console with buttons that reflect the usual Xbox control scheme while supporting regular Android games. It’s available now for $100.

It’s not the only option, however. Retro gaming brand 8BitDo has unveiled an SN30 Pro for Android (pictured above) that melds its SNES-inspired design with a clip to put your phone in an ideal viewing position. It comes to the US and other “select” markets on September 21 for $45, and you can buy Mobile Gaming Clips for Xbox Controllers at the same time for $15.

PowerA is getting involved beyond its existing MOGA Mobile Gaming Clip (now updated to a grippier Clip 2). The MOGA XP5-X Plus (pictured at middle left) provides an “Xbox style” gamepad along with a phone clip and mappable extra buttons. It ships September 15 for $70. The more flexible $100 MOGA XP7-X Plus (middle right) gives you a more flexible design than the Kishi with options to either clamp your phone inside or prop it up on a stand. It arrives sometime this holiday.

steelseries arctis 1 xbox

There is a headset if you want upgraded audio. SteelSeries has unveiled an Arctis 1 Wireless headset for Xbox that includes a USB-C dongle to provide higher-quality audio on your phone. You can expect the same noise-cancelling microphone and the Arctis 9X’s drivers. It’s available now for $100.

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