Razer has launched a new gaming case for Apple iPhone 5/5s with a slide out gamepad featuring AXBY pressure-sensitive buttons, a D-pad, and shoulder bumpers. The Razer Junglecat case also comes with a downloadable iOS app that lets users remap and customize all of its buttons. The case itself is about 20mm thin, and can be left on your iPhone at all times, as all buttons and ports remain available with the case on.
“Game development is cascading into mobile with incredible production values and at a record pace, and the crossover of console gamers playing on their iOS and other mobile devices is growing in stride,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder, CEO and creative director. “The opportunity to design a sleek, high-performance gamepad controller for the iPhone was an exciting proposition that we can’t wait to share with our community and the world.”
The Junglecat is scheduled to launch in July, with an SRP of S$129.90. It will be in direct competition with Logitech's already released Powershell gamepad controller, which also retails for S$129. While Razer's case is more compact, thanks to its slide out form factor, Logitech's controller doubles up as a battery pack, with a built-in 1500mAh battery.