Top 10 Accessories to take your Mobile Gaming skills to the next level

While we are on the cusp of 5G and the next generation of network speeds, one can only guess how big the gaming industry is going to grow in the coming decade. The competition is getting tough out there, with the eSports industry fetching a prize pool of around $10 to $15 million on average. Hence, it is no surprise that every gamer out there is doing everything and anything possible to improve their mobile gaming skills.

And, thanks to the growing support for gaming controllers, you can enjoy ergonomic and tactical feedback from your controls rather than the usual tap on a glass surface.

There are tons of different gaming accessories that are available on the market and we have created a comprehensive list of each one of them. If you have been on the hunt for viable and useful mobile gaming accessories then we have the perfect guide for you.

Let’s get started.

SteelSeries Stratus Duo

The Steelseries Stratus Duo is one of the most popular and highly reviewed game controllers on the market that is currently available for Android. The controller is also compatible with Microsoft Windows which allows you to seamlessly switch between your mobile device or PC.

Additionally, the company has also made sure that the controller is also compatible with modern-day VR accessories like the Oculus GO and the Samsung Gear VR. Stratus Duo supports Bluetooth connectivity as well as wireless connectivity over the 2.4GHz band frequency.

Ideally, if you are considering this controller for mobile gaming then I would recommend getting the $10 mobile clip accessory that lets you attach your smartphone right against the face of the controller.

Stratus Duo is also Steam enabled which makes it compatible with over 6,000 game titles that are currently available on the platform. Additionally, the controller also comes with wired gameplay support with plug and play functionality which eliminates the need for any proprietary software.

It has a wireless range of 12m and comes with a built-in lithium-ion battery that provides it with over 20+ hours of gameplay time. The controller is modeled after your traditional XBOX controller alongside a few performance upgrades that include the likes of magnetic triggers and a more ergonomic design.

Magnetic triggers have a better lifespan than your traditional spring-loaded triggers that are found on most controllers nowadays. They provide excellent performance in FPS shooters while maintaining high accuracy in racing games.

The controller can also be charged while it is in use which is rare for controllers that are currently available on the market at this price point.

Pros:

  1. 20+ hour battery life
  2. BT connectivity & 2.4ghz wireless connectivity
  3. Easy toggle to switch between connections
  4. Plug & play functionality
  5. No additional software required on mobile devices
  6. Ergonomic design
  7. Magnetic triggers
  8. Durable analog sticks

Cons:

  1. Drivers required on windows platform
  2. No haptic feedback

Razer Raiju Mobile

The Raiju Mobile from the house of Razer is a premium mobile gaming controller that comes with tons of features and durable, ergonomic design. The controller is compatible with all major platforms including Android and Microsoft Windows.

It uses both wired and wireless connectivity to switch between different compatible devices. The Raiju Mobile requires Android 6.0 or higher and comes with its own proprietary app to control different functions of the controller.

Download the Razer Raiju Mobile app using the Play Store and enjoy complete control over your clutch levels. You can also decrease and increase thumbstick sensitivity for an added advantage in FPS games which can help you increase your gaming prowess.

Raiju Mobile also comes with remappable 4 multifunction buttons that will allow you to assign your desired in-game function to each one of them. This will allow you to have a more personalized in-game experience according to your preferences which is an excellent advantage in competitive gaming situations.

Additionally, the controller also features a hair-trigger mode that activates mechanical stop switches. This significantly reduces the travel distance for the actuators in your triggers which will allow you to enter rapid-fire mode with a single tap.

It also comes with an adjustable in-built phone mount that can tilt up to 60o which provides the perfect viewing angle for gaming. Additionally, the controller has mecha tactile action buttons and comes with a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery that provides battery backup of up to 23 hours in a single charge.

Pros:

  1. Ergonomic design perfect for large hands
  2. Top of the line build quality
  3. 4 remappable multi-function buttons
  4. Trigger locking functionality
  5. BT & USB-c compatibility
  6. Up to 23 hours of battery backup
  7. Adjustable phone mount
  8. Hair-trigger mode
  9. Dedicated mobile application
  10. Adjustable clutch sensitivity

Cons:

  1. Fragile design prone to damage from minor drops
  2. USB wire needs to be carried separately
  3. No interchangeable d-pad or thumbsticks despite premium pricing

8Bitdo SN30 Pro+

The 8Bitdo SN30 Pro+ is my favorite all-around controller to carry. It is not only portable but also compatible with all major platforms that are currently available on the market. The controller features wireless Bluetooth connectivity alongside wired compatibility with a USB-C connection.

The 8Bitdo SN30 Pro+ also allows you to individually map every button on the controller which allows you to create the best-personalized gaming experience according to your preferences. The thumbsticks feature a customized and textured design which results in higher accuracy and precision.

Not to mention that it still maintains the classic look of the original SNES controller. Apart from this, the controller comes equipped with customized triggers that allow you to control the range of actuation up to 50o. This allows you to achieve quick response times in every tap which is a great advantage in FPS games like Fortnite and PUBG.

Additionally, the 8Bitdo SN30 Pro+ also allows you to control the haptic feedback of the controller and even comes with a removable 1000 mAh battery pack. This means that you can buy a spare one and keep it as a backup in your backpack for emergency in-game challenges.

You might think that these features are enough but the 8Bitdo SN30 Pro+ packs a surprise with its 6-axis motion sensor that allows you complete motion control in racing games.

Pros:

  1. Compatible with Windows, Android, macOS, Steam, Nintendo switch & Raspberry pi
  2. 6-axis motion sensor
  3. Removable 1,000 mah battery that gives 20 hours of game time with a 4-hour charge
  4. Textured thumbsticks, triggers & buttons
  5. Available in three color schemes: classic, all black & off white
  6. Wired USB-C compatibility
  7. Completely remappable controls
  8. Triggers with customizable actuation
  9. Modifiable vibration settings

Cons:

  1. Need to buy smartphone clip separately
  2. Rumble feedback inaccurate for some games

Newseego Finger Sleeve

The Newseego finger sleeves are an excellent budget choice for any mobile gamer. They come in a sleek fancy design and are made from premium anti-sweat fabric that helps keep your fingers dry during long gaming sessions.

This is the upgraded version of the original finger sleeve by Newseego and features reduced thickness and the ability to use it from all sides. They are made from wire fabric which is more breathable and conductive when compared to its cotton and polyester counterparts.

This allows you to game for hours without any risk of hand or finger fatigue. The outer fabric of the finger sleeve is made from anti-oil and non-slip material which ensures that you have an excellent grip at all times while making sure that the sweat build up in your fingers does not create smudges on the screen.

If you were looking for a cheap option that would help you improve your grip during FPS games on your mobile, then the Newseego Finger Sleeves are an excellent choice for you.

Pros:

  1. Cheap price
  2. Multiple options
  3. Anti-slip & anti-sweat construction
  4. Oil-proof & smudge protection
  5. Compatible with all games & mobile platforms
  6. No-risk of ban in games like PUBG
  7. Highly conductive wire mesh fabric
  8. Both sides operational
  9. Elastic construction to fit all finger sizes

Cons:

  1. Not ideal for narrow fingers
  2. Lack of tactile feedback might be regressive for some players

Kingston HyperX Cloud

The HyperX Cloud earbuds from the house of Kingston are an excellent choice for any gamer that is on the hunt for a great pair of wired headphones. They come in an aggressive design which helps them stand out from the crowd while the proprietary shape of the silicone ear tips ensures that your buds always stay in place.

Additionally, this proprietary design helps block out ambient noise for a more immersive audio experience. The earbuds feature tangle-free cables and a 90o angled 3.5mm jack which allows for easy cable management when you are on the go.

It has a frequency response range of 20Hz to 20,000Hz which helps you hear faint distant noises during competitive gameplay like the footsteps of your enemy, leaves rustling, gunfire in the distance and much more. Their ability to create a surround sound experience also works in your favor by allowing you to judge the direction of the in-game audio.

The Kingston HyperX Cloud earbuds come equipped with large 14mm neodymium drivers that produce clear and crisp highs alongside deep and punchy bass. This makes them a great contender for everyday use as well. Lastly, the earbuds are also equipped with an inline mic that is bundled with a multifunction button that can be used to perform various functions like change track, play/pause, answer calls and more.

Pros:

  1. Tangle-free cable
  2. 14mm neodymium drivers
  3. 3x extra ear tips included in the package
  4. 90-degree angled 3.5mm jack
  5. Aggressive styling
  6. In-line mic with the multifunction button
  7. Patented silicone ear tip design for maximum comfort & portability
  8. Two-year warranty

Cons:

  1. In-ear design not for everyone
  2. Bassy sound not ideal for rock, pop & jazz fans
  3. Sub-par mic audio quality

Razer Hammerhead BT

Another pair of headphones on our list, this time we have the Razer Hammerhead BT. This pair of wireless headphones come in a black and green color scheme which gives it an understated look while providing enough styling to help it stand out from the crowd.

The Hammerheads come with a battery life of 8 hours which allows you to experience uninterrupted high-quality audio on the go whether you are listening to music or playing your favorite game. It has a connectivity range of 30ft and features high-quality custom-tuned 10mm neodymium drivers for an unmatched gaming experience.

The headphones support BT 4.1 connectivity which means that they rely on the aptX codec. This helps them produce excellent crystal clear audio at all volume levels without experiencing any distortion. Additionally, the Razer Hammerhead also comes with a built-in in-line mic that features onboard controls to perform various functions including the likes of answering calls, changing tracks and more.

Hammerheads have a sweat-resistant construction which ensures that they stay operational even under stressful environments or during long hours of gaming. The customized silicone ear tips of the Razer Hammerhead will help you achieve complete passive noise isolation. This further enhances your gaming experience by providing you with an immersive experience.

Pros:

  1. 8-hour battery life
  2. 2 hour charge time
  3. 30ft wireless range
  4. Custom tuned neodymium drivers
  5. BT 4.1 with aptX codec support
  6. In-line mic with controls
  7. Sweat-resistant design

Cons:

  1. 10mm drivers
  2. LED light can not be turned off
  3. Heavy in terms of its weight
  4. No magnetic connection to hold the buds together when not in use

Turtle Beach Battle Buds

The Turtle Beach Battle Buds are our choice of headphones for gamers that play co-op games which require you to constantly chat with your teammates. What sets this pair of wired headphones apart from the competition is the inclusion of a removable unidirectional boom mic that provides you with unmatched mic-audio quality at this price point.

This makes it an excellent choice for amateur streamers that are looking to upgrade their existing audio setup with better audio quality without straining their budget too far. The earbuds come with 3 extra silicone ear tips which enables you to find the perfect size according to your ear canal. They also feature in-built ear hooks that ensure a secure fit and prevent your earphones from falling off in case of long gaming sessions.

The excellent audio quality of the Turtle Beach Battle buds is a result of their 10mm neodymium drivers that help produce punchy bass alongside crystal clear mids and highs. Additionally, the controller also features a multifunction button which will allow you to perform various tasks like answering calls, changing tracks, play/pause and more.

Pros:

  1. Removable unidirectional boom mic
  2. Lightweight construction
  3. Extra 3x silicone buds
  4. In-built ear hooks
  5. In-line mic & multifunction remote
  6. Dedicated volume wheel & mic mute button

Cons:

  1. Only 10mm neodymium drivers
  2. Non-braided cable
  3. Distortion at the higher volume in some units

MiWorm Mobile Controller

The MiWorm Mobile Controller is another budget gaming accessory that will help you enhance your in-game skills in FPS shooters. This contraption is compatible with all major smartphones that are currently available on the market and does not require any OTA connection to your phone be it Bluetooth or wireless.

It does not require any additional power supply as well and features a mechanical construction. The MiWorm Mobile Controller has highly conductive rubber pads that allow you to hit the screen using the in-built triggers. This reduces travel time for your fingers and creates a more ergonomic grip around the phone which will translate into a better gaming experience.

Additionally, this also enables you to keep moving in games like PUBG, Knives Out, Rules of Survival and more without lifting your thumb to fire a weapon. This can prove to be a huge advantage in tense competitive matches where a second of delay can mean the difference between victory and defeat.

Pros:

  1. Mechanical operation
  2. Perfect for fps shooters
  3. Eliminates the risk of banned accounts
  4. Flexible design to incorporate volume rocker & lock button
  5. Minimal design does not cover up the screen
  6. No external power or driver installation needed
  7. No wireless connection required

Cons:

  1. Might not be compatible with newer smartphones
  2. Will cover screen on smartphones with infinity display
  3. Might cause scratches on screen (tempered glass recommended)
  4. Not compatible with phone cases

Modular Joysticks

Just like finger sleeves and mechanical triggers, these modular joysticks are an excellent passive gaming accessory for your smartphone that do not require any external power to operate.

These joysticks have been designed to take over the ‘movement’ and ‘look’ toggles in today’s FPS shooters in order to provide better tactile in-game control. The joysticks feature a waterproof construction which makes them an excellent choice for long hours of gameplay.

These modular joysticks are equipped with a smudge-free adhesive which helps keep your smartphone screen clear and scratch-free. If your phone constantly keeps slipping from your hands during high-pressure situations where you are trying to move around and aim at the same time, then the Modular Joysticks are a perfect gaming accessory for you.

Pros:

  1. Completely passive operation
  2. No-risk of permanent bans
  3. No additional requirement of software, drivers or bt connection
  4. Waterproof & sweatproof
  5. Can be removed & restuck several times

Cons:

  1. Incompatible with frosted or matte screen guards
  2. Adhesive wears out after a few weeks

Anker Powercore

Now if you’re a mobile gamer, then you’re probably tired of having to sit near a power outlet to charge your smartphone while gaming. Well, to solve this issue, it is necessary to have a power bank in order to avoid sitting for hours near a power outlet while playing games on the go.

The Anker Powercore is an ultraportable power bank that will help you solve this problem as it has a total capacity of 26,800 mAh. This allows the Powercore to charge modern-day phones up to 6 times in a single charge and tablets 2 times. The power bank has 3 different USB outlets and is equipped with Anker’s proprietary PowerIQ and voltage boost technology.

This allows the power bank to charge 3 devices simultaneously at a faster pace than traditional chargers. But unlike other offerings on the market, the Anker Powercore takes only 6 hours to recharge thanks to its dual micro USB input which cuts down its charge time in half.

Additionally, the power bank also comes with a travel pouch for easy portability and on the go gaming.

Pros:

  1. Sleek minimalistic design
  2. 3x USB output ports
  3. Dual micro USB input (20w)
  4. Only 6 hour recharge time
  5. 26,800 mah capacity
  6. Power IQ & voltage boost for faster charging times
  7. 18-month warranty

Cons:

  1. Power IQ & voltage boost can glitch out sometimes and increase charge times
  2. Not waterproof or shockproof
  3. Not compatible with Qualcomm fast charge

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Homido Prime VR Headset

Our first surprise pick on this list is the Homido Prime VR headset which will take your gaming experience to the next level by providing you 3D visuals. This headset is custom made to fit all head sizes and features custom made VR lenses as well.

This ensures superior image quality without vignetting which translates into a better viewing experience over long periods of time. The Homido Prime VR headset also has a 110o field of view which helps create a more realistic VR experience while ensuring that it does not put extra strain on your eyes.

The headset also features IPD optical settings as well as an interchangeable face contact foam which increases the unit’s lifespan. All in all, if you have been looking for a VR headset for your smartphone to enjoy a 3D gaming experience, then the Homido VR headset is an excellent choice for you.

Pros:

  1. Premium construction
  2. Custom made VR lenses
  3. 110°FOV (field of view)
  4. Compatible with corrective spectacles
  5. Compatible with all major smartphone brands
  6. Interchangeable face contact foam
  7. Ipd optical settings

Cons:

  1. Headstrap tends to weaken over time
  2. Face contact foam is rigid out of the box
  3. Not compatible with older smartphones

Gamesir Z1: One-Handed Gaming Keyboard

Have you ever heard about a gaming keyboard for smartphones? Well the Gamesir Z1 is actually that, and more. This mechanical keyboard has a one-handed layout that allows you to customize your gameplay experience according to your in-game preferences.

It is compatible with all platforms including Android and Windows which allows you to seamlessly switch between mobile and PC gaming with a single click. It has 4 dedicated macro keys that are well within the reach of your fingers. They can be custom mapped to any in-game control which can prove to be a significant advantage in competitive games.

The Gamesir Z1 also has RGB lighting that supports up to 16.8 million different colors for your own custom-built color scheme. The keyboard comes in an ergonomic design with aggressive styling alongside a removable wrist pad which allows you to customize your typing and gaming experience according to your own preferences.

Pros:

  1. Compatible with android & windows
  2. 4 programmable macro keys
  3. RGB lighting
  4. Aggressive styling
  5. Removable wrist-pad
  6. Anti-ghosting keys with full n key rollover
  7. Mechanical switches
  8. Built-in remapper
  9. 25 remappable tactile keys
  10. 2000 mah rechargeable battery
  11. Onboard USB port to connect mouse or charge smartphone

Cons:

  1. Wireless functionality does not work with pc
  2. High learning curve to learn typing

Flydigi Stinger Hardware Triggers

Our last choice is the massively popular passive trigger technology from the house of Flydigi. This is the only passive trigger on our list that requires external power but does not require any wireless connection with your smartphone.

The triggers use CapAir mapping technology which sends passive pulses to your smartphone in order to simulate a tap. The triggers are made from premium ABS plastic and come in an attractive color scheme that helps it stand out from the crowd.

These triggers are sold separately for the left and right side of your screen and feature a grooved design for better ergonomics which helps reduce fatigue during long hours of gameplay. The Flydigi stinger also features an auto-click functionality that simulates 8 taps per second on your screen.

This can give you a serious competitive advantage in FPS shooters where you can fire multiple rounds using single-shot weapons like handguns and semi-automatic rifles.

Pros:

  1. Ergonomic design
  2. Easy installation
  3. Compatible with all smartphone sizes
  4. 120 hours of battery life
  5. Auto click 8/s
  6. Onboard charging indicator
  7. Compatible with cases

Cons:

  1. Not ideal for curved displays
  2. Extending mechanism loses tension with regular use
  3. Not waterproof or shockproof
  4. Left and right triggers sold separately

These accessories should help gaming on smartphones a lot more fun and rewarding experience. What did you think about our choices? Feel free to share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

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  1. Thanks for sharing the blog. You have explained it well with pros and cons that everyone was not aware about it. I have found it very interesting and useful. Keep posting such wonderful information.

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