Razer launches Junglecat slide-out gaming case for the Apple iPhone
Attention iPhone gamers! Well known PC gaming accessory maker Razer has announced a new gaming controller designed for Apple iOS devices. It’s named the Junglecat.
The Junglecat is a new gaming iPhone case which can eliminate the awkward controls that gamers often have to put up with when gaming on their iPhones – whether it’s touchscreen controls blocking sections of the screen during game-play or the lack of a tactile surface to pummel.
This pocket-friendly solution by Razer is essentially a light weight iPhone case which fits both the iPhone 5 and 5s, with the back of the case acting as a slide out gaming pad which includes a D-pad, ABXY action buttons and shoulder bumpers. Measuring approximately 150mm x 65mm x 18mm, the case has cut outs to allow open access to all of the iPhone’s ports and buttons.
Hardcore gamers can experience precise controls and tactility when using Junglecat to play their mobile games. The slide-able gamepad makes it very portable, as it tucks the game controls underneath when not in use whilst also providing the functionality of protecting the device.
The Junglecat comes fully customisable with its own iOS app, allowing users to remap all of the gamepad’s buttons, as well as adjusting the sensitivity of each individual button to their liking. Users are also given up to 20 user profiles for different gaming requirements.
Priced at £80 ($100), the gaming case will be available in July in either black or white. But unfortunately, unlike other gaming pads like Moga’s Ace Power or Logitech’s PowerShell, the Junglecat does not have a battery pack to top up the iPhone that sits within the case, so gamers may still have to carry some other form of portable charger around with them.
There is also no mention whether the gamepad will be compatible with iOS 8 Metal, a new part of Apple’s iOS which allows the games hardware to interact more closely with the iDevice. With many renders of the iPhone 6 appearing to show a device sporting a larger screen, we do hope that the Junglecat releases in time to still be relevant!