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- Equipped with responsive thumbsticks, buttons, and a D-pad, it delivers a console-like gaming experience on your mobile device.
- Designed for comfortable extended play, with an ergonomic grip that reduces hand fatigue.
- The dedicated Backbone app streamlines your gaming experience with features like one-touch capture, game discovery, and quick access to your library and friends.
- Connect and game with friends and other players across different platforms, enhancing your multiplayer gaming experiences.
- Compatible with hundreds of games on the App Store and Google Play, ensuring support for a wide range of titles.
- 1 Year Limited Warranty
What's in the box
- Backbone One Controller V2
- Quick Start Guide
- Safety Sheet
Size & Weight
Height - 3.70 inches (93.9 mm)
Width (Contracted) - 6.94 inches (176.2 mm)
Width (Extended) - 10.14 inches (257.6 mm)
Depth - 1.28 inches (32.6 mm)
Weight - 4.87 ounces (138.0 g)
- USB-C Port
USB-C port for pass-through charging of your phone with standard USB-C cable
- Headset Jack
3.5 mm headset jack for headsets with or without microphone
- No Charging
Backbone One does not have a battery. Backbone One uses minimal power from your phone for long gameplay sessions
- USB-C Port
What's the difference between the Standard & PlayStation Edition for iPhone?
- Aside from its black color, the Standard Edition comes with ABXY face buttons. The PlayStation Edition comes in PS5 white with PlayStation glyphs to match
What games are supported?
- The Backbone One offers high-quality gameplay for all your favorite games that support controllers. This includes the most popular titles like Call of Duty®: Mobile, Minecraft, Genshin Impact, and most Apple Arcade games.
- In addition, the Backbone One is compatible with remote play apps offered by Xbox, PlayStation (iPhone Edition), and Steam allowing games on your console and PC to be played remotely from your phone.
- Popular cloud streaming services like Xbox Cloud Gaming, NVIDIA GeForce NOW, and Amazon Luna are all also supported by the Backbone One.
- For a list of current compatible games, please check here. Note that this page is being constantly updated so it may not be 100% comprehensive
Do I need to own an Xbox, PlayStation, or PC to use the Backbone One?
- A console or computer is only required to take advantage of remote play apps offered by Xbox, PlayStation, and Steam.
- Backbone One unlocks a world of possibilities for all types of gameplay experiences. Between the Apple App Store, Xbox Cloud Gaming, and NVIDIA GeForce NOW there are thousands of high quality games available to play.
- Check out the Platforms page to learn more about platforms with support for Backbone
Will this work with my phone case?
- The Backbone One is a form-fitting controller for your iPhone and to be a precision input device, it has to firmly hold on to your iPhone. As a result, only particularly thin phone cases are compatible
Can I use the Backbone One as a controller for my iPad, Mac, or PC?
- Yes, so long as the Backbone mobile App is installed and you have an active Backbone+ Membership, your Backbone One controller can be configured to work with an iPad, Mac, or PC via a wired connection. No need to carry around another controller!
- Note that the Backbone One controller is not currently directly compatible with consoles via a wired connection
Is the Backbone App required to use the Backbone One?
- The Backbone mobile App is not required for use of the Backbone One as a controller. However, the app provides free access to support and to the latest firmware updates for your controller.
- Additional features are unlocked through Backbone+ Membership, such as the ability to use your Backbone One controller with an iPad, Mac, or PC via a wired connection.
- More information on the Backbone app’s features can be found here