Otterbox's new gaming products are now available for purchase through the company's website. During CES 2021, the phone-case maker announced a number of accessories focused around mobile gaming, including a controller shell, a gaming phone case, a mobile gaming clip, and more. All of these products are intended to make for a better experience with Xbox's Project Xcloud service, which lets you stream a large number of Xbox games to your phone and is included with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
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While there are many controllers that work well for Xbox cloud gaming, the best mobile controller to use is the official Xbox wireless controller, which xCloud's games are designed for. The new Otterbox Easy Grip Controller Shell offers durable protection for the Xbox wireless controller, protecting it against any drops or scrapes. The most appealing feature is the grip pads on the side of the shell, which help you maintain a comfortable grip while gaming.
Of course, any Xbox gamer could use this shell, even if you're sitting at home playing on Xbox Series X|S. The shell would also make the new Xbox wireless controller, which is a tad smaller than the old model, a little bigger, a nice perk for those with large hands. The Easy Grip Controller Shell will be available in three different colors: black, black/gray, and purple.
Otterbox is known primarily for its sturdy phone cases, so it makes sense that the new mobile gaming line includes a phone case designed for gamers. The Easy Grip Gaming Case is notable for its anti-slip design that expels heat, keeping your hands cool and comfortable. As of right now, it's compatible with iPhone 12/12 Pro, 12 Pro Max, 12 Mini, 11, 11 Pro Max, and SE (2nd gen)/7/8, with Android compatibility coming soon. Note that xCloud is currently only available on Android phones, with iOS functionality coming sometime this spring.
If you play games with xCloud, you're most likely going to want a mobile gaming clip, which attaches to your controller and holds your phone in place. The Otterbox mobile gaming clip is designed for the Xbox wireless controller and grips it securely for hours of gaming. The angle can easily be adjusted with one hand while you play, and when you need to store your setup, the clip collapses flat to your controller for easy transport.
Probably the niftiest new product in the line, the Otterbox Gaming Carry Case isn't your average travel case--it's designed with xCloud users in mind. Not only does it offer durable protection and room to fit both your controller and mobile clip; it also has a screen stand for your phone with several different angles available. There's also a slot for a charging cable to pass through and connect to a portable power bank while you game.
If you've ever been on a plane or train and felt that uncomfortable feeling of someone looking over your shoulder at your phone, you'll get why Otterbox is offering the Gaming Glass Privacy Guard as part of its mobile gaming line. The privacy guard is a screen protector that blocks the view of anyone looking at your screen from the side without obstructing any clarity on your end. Of course, you'll still get the perk of it protecting your screen from any scratches and resisting shatter as well.
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