This is an exciting time for gamers. We are seeing the emergence of some amazing new mobile technologies that are going to take the gaming industry by storm. Here are some technologies that make mobile gaming so much more fun, productive, and enjoyable.
Before we get into things you need for your mobile game, let’s take a step back and talk about why you need a smartphone. It’s pretty clear that our mobile phones have become the center of our daily lives, but we often overlook the impact of mobile technology in other aspects of our lives. When it comes to gaming, mobile technology has been the driving force behind the growth of the mobile gaming industry. Mobile technology has changed how we play video games, and in turn, how we play video games has changed mobile technology. It can be tough to separate the essentials from the rest when it comes to mobile technology. Although it is a very early stage in the mobile gaming industry, the recent explosion (pun intended) of mobile games has brought about a new breed of game enthusiasts that is constantly updating their technologies to keep up with the ongoing revolution in mobile gaming. So here is the essential technology that every mobile gamer needs.
- The Asus ROG Android Gaming Phone
When Asus announced the first ROG Phone, we were pretty excited by the prospect of the company having its own Android gaming phone. Six months, two flagship Android smartphones, and a slew of gaming-centric peripherals later, we’re still pretty excited. The ROG phone is geared toward hardcore gamers and is designed to offer a fast gaming experience with a premium look and feel. If you’ve considered a phone like the Asus ROG Phone, or are just interested in learning more about the company and its products, then this article is for you.
- The VR Smartphone Goggles by Merge
Merge is a US-based startup that came out of stealth mode in late 2014 to release the Merge Virtual Reality Goggles. The concept of the goggles is simple: a pair of sunglasses, but with a pair of lenses that are wired to your smartphone, allowing you to play games, watch videos, and more in virtual reality. In 2015, Merge raised $2.5 million in funding to develop the product, and now the company is releasing the second generation of goggles for 2016. Merge’s vR Smartphone Goggles is an affordable virtual reality headset that can be used with any smartphone. The goggles are made of a soft, flexible plastic against your face and are lightweight and comfortable to wear for long periods of time. The three lenses help to create a virtual reality environment in front of the wearer, so they have a great view of what is happening around them. A USB cord powers the goggles, and the headset can be used with a wide range of phones, including the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Samsung Gear VR. The vR Smartphone Goggles is also very easy to use and works with a simple gamepad, making it easy to try out virtual reality games.
- The Mophie USB-C Powerstation Plus XL
The Mophie Powerstation Plus XL ($100/£100) is a massive battery extender that can be slipped into the USB tip of any USB-C device, throwing a total of 15,000 mAh of power your way. This is more than enough to power the Galaxy S21, so you won’t have to worry about running out of juice mid-game. Mophie is an accessory maker that specializes in high-capacity batteries. They have a series of products that attach to your smartphone or tablet to increase the amount of power it can hold. The Powerstation Plus XL is the newest offering from Mophie, and it comes with a 1,500 mAh battery. It’s easy to forget how long we’ve been using portable power banks and other portable charging devices: it’s been about 15 years since the first one appeared on the market. Since then, we’ve gone from powered USB cables to other types of power packs, including a few that are darn near the size of your phone, and that are used to charge laptops, tablets, and other electronic devices.
Mobile gamers are always looking for the latest and greatest devices and accessories to keep them entertained, but what if you find yourself in the same situation? What if you want to get the most bang for your buck? What if that device is just not available? This can be frustrating, especially if you’re looking to upgrade or replace a device. The most important aspect of choosing and purchasing a new mobile device is knowing what to look for so you know what you are buying.