In case you aren't aware, Backbone — a company producing smart phone cradles that give them tactile controls — unveiled and released the Backbone One: PlayStation Edition last year. Fundamentally identical to the regular device, this version of the accessory sports DualSense-like design and is the best way to enjoy Remote Play on your smart phone of choice. Well, as long as it was an Apple phone. Not any longer, though, as the Backbone One: PlayStation Edition for Android phones is now available for purchase.
As mentioned, you place your phone in the centre of the device, plugging it in via the charging slot. From there, you can access the PS Remote Play app and enjoy all your favourite PS5 and PS4 games as if you were using a shiny new PlayStation handheld. You can do this with the normal Backbone One, too, but this one has that officially licensed PlayStation branding, which is neat.
The accessory comes with a Backbone app, which acts like a catch-all for everything gaming on your mobile. That includes PS Remote Play, but it's also just a great control method for compatible mobile games.
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As mentioned, Backbone One: PlayStation Edition for Android is available right now with an SRP of $99.99. It's also more widely available, as well. In the US, you can buy the Android or Apple versions direct from Backbone, but they're also coming to Best Buy, Target, and Amazon. Elsewhere, you can get the device in Canada, Latin America, throughout Europe, the Middle East, Australia, and New Zealand. These locations will soon be joined by Asian markets, including Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore.
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