Razer Junglecat iPhone Game Controller Now Up for Pre-Order

Razer Junglecat iPhone Game Controller Now Up for Pre-Order

Razer Junglecat 310x

New iPhone gaming enclosure has fully programmable buttons, still fits in your pocket.

Razer's revealed its new Junglecat iPhone controller earlier today, which is good news for smartphone gamers who go beyond the casual Dice with Buddies and Tappy Chicken experiences.

The Junglecat's slide-out design is reminiscent of Sony's Xperia Play phone from 2011, complete with a D-pad, ABXY buttons, and shoulder bumpers. The whole package is about 18mm thick (adding about 10.4mm of thickness on top of the iPhone 5S frame), and should be largely pocket-friendly.

The included software rounds out the experience, as each button is fully and independently programmable, allowing for a curated experience for each game on your phone. 20 custom profiles can be stored on the phone, which should be enough to cover your hardcore mobile gaming library.

As an MFi (Made for iPhone/iPad/iPod) device, you'll also be able to use the Junglecat controller with larger iOS devices as a standalone controller.

One disappointing omission, however, is the lack of any sort of internal battery pack. Moga's $49.99 iPhone-friendly Ace Power controller includes an 1,800 mAh battery pack, which can be used to charge your phone while you game. The Junglecat is a more svelte package, for sure, but if engineers could squeeze a 2,000 mAh battery pack in there? I'm sold.

And, as is usually the case, a Razer product comes with a Razer price: $99.99, and the Junglecat ships in four to six weeks.

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Please make a Galaxy S4 version of this. Most gamepads on these suck.

Good: A phone controller that fits into your pocket that also has shoulder buttons.

Bad: A neat phone controller design that only fits iCrap, without any Android compatible sister product, and doesn't have a separate battery so your most important mobile device drains mojo faster.

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Please make a Galaxy S4 version of this. Most gamepads on these suck.

Fellow S4 owner here. I hate touch games but might try some decent ones with controller support if I had a fully portable controller. If they don't make a good one soon I might have to make my own based on my prototype here:

It's not as portable but at least it's cheap and a real conversation piece. I might be able to somewhat slim it down, too.

I can't be the only person who looks at it and is reminded of the PSPgo, can I?

(Granted, I loved mine.)

I don't have an iPhone, I have a Nexus 5 (love it so far, and feel like I got a bargain) but I'd like something like this.

I've been emulating lots of GBA games on it, but having to press the on screen buttons obscures the action a lot of the time, so I mainly just stick to Pokemon.

Have came really close to buying a MOGA before, but I'd love something like this. To bad Razer only wants to support the trash that is Apple.

 

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