Microsoft Shows Off Xbox Mobile Gaming Accessories

Posted on August 4, 2020 by Paul Thurrott in Games, Mobile gaming, Project xCloud, Xbox with 4 Comments

Anyone considering cloud gaming in Xbox Game Pass this fall will want to check out the first peek of new mobile controllers and other peripherals.

Note: I provided a quick look at two of these designs earlier today, but this is a more complete list.

“We are excited to announce our lineup of Designed for Xbox mobile gaming accessories, available for pre-order or purchase today,” Microsoft’s Scott Weber writes. “Starting on September 15, taking your favorite Xbox titles with you will be easier than ever with the launch of cloud gaming with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (sold separately); making that experience feel like home is where the hardware comes in.”

Here’s the list.

Razer Kishi. “The Razer Kishi Universal Mobile Gaming Controller for Android is bringing its ergonomic design to the Designed for Xbox program. The integrated Xbox Button, Clickable Analog Thumbsticks and low-latency USB-C connection provide console-quality control for most Android smartphones. Refine your aim and execution with a familiar console controller experience, supported by an array of face and bumper buttons, as well as a D-pad for extra inputs. Kishi’s tactile feedback provides greater accuracy and is perfect for any first-person shooter or racing game. The Razer Kishi Universal Mobile Gaming Controller for Android is available in select markets today at Microsoft Store and other select retailers worldwide for $99.99.”

PowerA MOGA XP5-X Plus Bluetooth Controller. “The PowerA MOGA XP5-X Plus Bluetooth Controller for cloud gaming with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate delivers the familiarity of an Xbox style controller, plus Bluetooth, a detachable phone clip, and mappable Advanced Gaming Buttons. It also includes an integrated 3000mAh rechargeable Power Bank that can be used to charge Android mobile devices on the go. The PowerA MOGA XP5-X Plus Bluetooth Controller for Mobile and cloud gaming will launch September 15 and is available for pre-order today from Microsoft Store and select retailers worldwide for $69.99.”

PowerA MOGA XP7-X Plus Bluetooth Controller for Mobile and Cloud Gaming. “This controller is compatible with most Android mobile and tablet devices, as well as PC. The MOGA XP7-X Plus gives mobile gamers two ways to play – expanded with your device clamped inside or retracted with your device placed on the removeable stand. The integrated 2000mAh Qi Power Bank allows you to wirelessly charge your device while you game, and the two mappable Advanced Gaming Buttons give you a competitive edge while gaming on the go. The PowerA XP7-X Plus will be available in select markets for $99.99 starting Holiday 2020.”

PowerA MOGA Mobile Gaming Clip 2. This is “a refreshed model of the original MOGA Mobile gaming clip that will fit  Xbox Wireless Controllers, including the Xbox Series X version. This clip is engineered with dual locking articulation points to create a balanced and ergonomic viewing angle and adds rubberized grips to secure and protect your phone. The new PowerA MOGA Mobile Gaming Clip 2 will be available from Microsoft Store and other select retailers worldwide starting Winter 2020 for $14.99.”

8BitDo SN30 Pro for Android devices. “This compact Bluetooth controller is compatible with all Android devices, smartphones, and tablets. The SN30 Pro for Android utilizes 8BitDo’s Precision Software allowing you to modify button mapping, adjust stick and trigger sensitivity, and create controller profiles to bring your mobile gaming experience to a new level of customization. The SN30 Pro for Android also includes a pro-level gaming clip with adjustable positioning and expandable clip to fit a range of smartphone devices, allowing you to set your phone to the perfect angle for optimal gameplay and comfort. The 8BitDo SN30 Pro for Android will be available in select markets September 21 for $44.99, but you can pre-order from Amazon and select retailers today.”

8BitDo Mobile Gaming Clips for Xbox Controllers. These standalone clips “accommodate a variety of Xbox Wireless Controllers. The 2-axis adjustable positioning enables you to easily find the sweet spot for your game style and the clips expand to fit most Android smartphones. The 8BitDo Mobile Gaming Clips for Xbox Controllers will launch September 21 and is available for pre-order for $14.99 from Amazon.”

SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless for Xbox. “This 4-in-1 wireless gaming headset allows you to move seamlessly from Xbox gaming to mobile gaming using the compact USB-C dongle for your Android device, giving you  gaming-grade audio on-the-go. Equipped with a noise cancelling detachable ClearCast mic and the same high-performance speaker drivers from the award-winning SteelSeries Arctis 9X, your voice is clear and gaming audio is emphasized for an unrivaled audio advantage. The SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless for Xbox is available for purchase today from Microsoft Store and other select retailers worldwide for $99.99.”

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