There’s no denying it — the future of gaming is in the cloud. As the gaming industry progressively moves towards more accessible cloud gaming services, these new options have given gamers the ability to enjoy their favorite pastime whenever, where ever and however they want. But if you are going to take advantage of true mobile gaming, you are going to need the best cloud gaming accessories to do it.
Gone are the days where you need a console, TV and a room to do your gaming in. Now all you need is a few peripherals and you can game like a pro. Below, you’ll find everything a cloud gamer could need ranging from gaming smartphones to controllers to mobile headsets.
1. Razer Kishi Mobile Game Controller
Turning your phone into a version of the Nintendo Switch, the Razer Kishi helps take cloud gaming to a new level by eliminating wireless latency by plugging straight into your phone’s charging port. It’s also one of the coolest tech gadgets for sale in 2021, full stop. There’s also an iOS version available so iPhone users don’t feel left out. Beyond eliminating latency, it also helps you keep the phone balanced and provides a comfortable feel as you game. To take full advantage of this handset, you’ll want to pair it with a quality gaming headset.
2. Razer BlackShark V2 Pro Wireless Esports Gaming Headset
This gaming headset can go both ways: wired and wireless. Either way, you get THX 7.1 Surround Sound immersing you into the depths of your game’s soundtrack. As you get locked into your soundtrack, the cooling gel-infused earcups not only keep your ears from getting sweaty but are comfortable enough to rock all day without your head getting sore. This is a great cloud gaming accessory for your mobile game setup.
3. Samsung Galaxy S21
FLAGSHIP GAMING PHONE
An essential cloud game accessory is a phone that is capable of providing you with a lag-free, seamless gaming experience. The Samsung Galaxy S21 has the processing power, big and bright screen and the quick refresh rate to deliver on your gaming needs. Of course, when you aren’t gaming, you’ll also have one of the premier phones with one of the best cameras around at your disposal. So, there’s that, too.
4. Xbox Wireless Controller
There’s an old saying “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Few controllers provide the gaming experience of the O.G. Xbox Wireless Controller. It feels great, and with upgrades such as Bluetooth connectivity and the ability to work with both Android and iOS, let alone work with virtually any mobile gaming clip you can find, this controller is a must-have for cloud gamers.
5. Jovitec Phone Clip
This clip fits greats on the Xbox Wireless Controller and opens wide enough to fit most mobile phones. The device uses a rubberized clip to latch firmly on your controller so as you are jostling and jolting with anticipation, your mobile setup is sturdy as a rock. The best part about this clip — it’s under $10.
6. 8Bitdo SN30 Pro Bluetooth Gamepad
OLD SCHOOL HANDSET
Some gamers like to kick it off old-school. The SN30 Pro Bluetooth controller emulates the old Super Nintendo controller, but works with your new cloud gaming system. And no need to purchase an additional mobile clip as it comes with one. Another benefit to going with the SN30 over an Xbox Wireless Controller is that it’s smaller, lighter and overall more portable.
7. Razer Raiju Mobile Gaming Controller
The Razer Raiju is constructed with the mobile gamer in mind. It is slightly more portable than the Xbox Wireless Controller and also has the mobile phone holding clip attached to the controller, so it’s as sturdy as they come. As for the controller itself, you can customize the bottom buttons and even adjust the sensitivity of the main triggers for precision gaming.
8. Nubia Red Magic 5G Game Mobile Phone
BUDGET GAMING PHONE
If you’re looking for a premier gaming phone on a tight budget, you should consider the Nubia Red Magic. It has the same premier components you’d find in the likes of a premier phone — 5G connectivity, AMOLED and ultra-smooth 144Hz refresh rate, but it doesn’t have a premier name, or premier pricing (good things for you). It even has a cooling fan built inside to keep the components safe during intense gaming sessions. We told you this phone was built for gaming.
9. Anker PowerCore 20 100mAh Portable Charger
BEST POWER BANK
If you are going to game on your phone, you are going to run the risk of running out of battery during a marathon gaming session. Thankfully, the Anker PowerCore 20 has your back. This power bank can charge an iPhone X over four times. Once the power bank is depleted, it’ll take about 10 to 20 hours to recharge. Plus, it’s available in four different colors to match your own personal style.
10. Galaxy Buds
EAR BUDS FOR GAMING
When it comes to mobile gaming, sometimes you don’t want to carry with you a big, bulky headset, but you still want premier sound quality. Enter the Galaxy Buds. These Earbuds create a great seal to block out external sound and immerse you in the game. Plus they are twice and three times less expensive than the newest Sony earbuds or Airpod Pros for that matter. It’s an affordable way, and portable way to get better sound for your cloud gaming experience.