What makes OtterBox’s phone clip distinctive isn’t immediately apparent, clamping around the controller with a telescopic grip that fits most modern smartphones. The “rapid-adjust” system allows you to quickly tweak the angle of your device with an integrated level that trumps fiddly hand screws. The whole unit also splits in half, transforming the clip into a well-balanced tabletop stand.
But the OtterBox clip shines with the details, including various considerations to improve gaming with this peripheral. It factors in all aspects of Xbox controllers, without obstructing buttons and sticks, and easy access to the rear-facing USB port. The phone clamp also has an unusual three-pronged design, preventing the clip from accidentally mashing side-mounted power or volume buttons.
The OtterBox gaming clip comes in at $30, which while still affordable, comes out above most alternatives right now. But it’s easily the best phone clip for Xbox controllers right now, both robust and packed with functions while folding flat for added portability. It also plays well with other accessories, like controller shells and carrying cases, from the OtterBox Xbox range.
James is a journalism graduate with a passion for technology particularly in the gaming field.