No matter how many ‘Chicken Dinners’ you might have gobbled while playing PUBG, I am sure there are times you thought that there would be something to make the gaming experience more immersive and at the same time give you that competitive edge over your enemies.
No matter how good you get twitching your fingers on the mobile screen, a physical button and a joystick will always give a player an upper hand while playing mobile games.
So get smart, get set and get gaming with these 5 smartphone gaming accessories to become a pro at PUBG.
Bluetooth Gaming Joystick
A Bluetooth gaming joystick is the closest thing that comes to giving you a true gaming console experience. A Bluetooth Joystick is designed similar to a PS4 or an Xbox joystick and ergonomically is perfect for long gaming sessions.
The Leoie Wireless Bluetooth gamepad comes with an attachment, which houses the smartphone over the joystick and connects to the phone via Bluetooth. There is also the SAMEO SG27 Wireless Gaming Controller you can buy that lets you mount your smartphone on a stand which you can place anywhere you like. Something that the Leoie gamepad doesn’t let you do.
The SAMEO SG27 Wireless Gaming Controller is available online at Rs 2,825 while if you’re looking for a cheaper option, you can always go for the Leoie Wireless Bluetooth gamepad at Rs 1,403.
Mobile Phone Triggers
This accessory burst into the scene as soon as PUBG became a rage in the smartphone gaming world. Mobile phone triggers act as attachments that you can fix to the top of your smartphone while playing games — especially first person shooter games like Modern Combat, Nova and PUBG.
The triggers come in contact with only the top of the mobile display, which is where you can customise your game’s controls and position the shooting buttons. This way you can also avoid all those misfires you have during the game.
Triggers only provide assist for one button while for the other functions and commands you have to depend on the in-display options.
Mobile gaming triggers can be purchased online for as low as Rs 225. There are also high quality triggers available at Rs 800 and above, but I guess the cheaper ones will suffice.
Mobile Gaming Handle+Trigger Combo
A mobile handle/grip is one step up from adding a trigger to your smartphone. The handle provides that extra grip and in a way that transforms your smartphone into a gaming controller with a screen.
This is a great way to enjoy the game and also not worry about the phone slipping out of your hands or your palm covering the microphone. Though this may seem like a great accessory to have it might not suit people with small hands as some functions on the screen might become inaccessible to your fingers if you decide to use the handle.
Touch Screen Game Joystick
The touch screen joystick is an interesting concept and something that PUBG players will definitely like. The accessory attaches to you phone and acts as a physical joystick unlike the one you use in the game.
It’s always good to have a feedback when you are playing as it gives you better control over your aiming and cross hair controls and also enhances the grip on the phone.
You can buy the touch screen game joystick like the HEBRIK Touch Screen Game Rocker Controller Joystick online for a starting price of Rs 400, but there are always other brands you can consider.
Bluetooth Gaming Keyboard
This is only for the really serious mobile gamers as this proposition isn’t a cheap one. The mechanical Bluetooth gaming keyboard setup like the Gamesir Z1 will easily cost you somewhere near Rs 5,000 online.
The gizmo acts like a hub which connects to your smartphone and lets you attach a mouse to it via a type-C converter to convert the whole setup into a PC-like gaming station.
The gizmo is not available in India, therefore you can hunt in the Chinese online space and I am sure you’ll find a good deal.