Marware Game Grip for iPhone and iPod Touch

Marware introduces the Game Grip, a game control-like case that takes advantage of the tilt sensor in the iPhone and iPod Touch.

The Sony PSP is a gaming system first and a media player second. The iPhone and iPod Touch are the other way around: media players first and gaming systems second...or third, or fourth. (And, yes, I say that the iPhone is a media player before a cell phone.) Regardless of what they are, there's no reason not to take full advantage of a device's secondary features. Enter the Marware Game Grip, a $50 case for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Now, if you're thinking that $50 is a bit over the top for a silicone device holder, I'd have to agree with you. But the Game Grip isn't just a case...it's two cases. OK, that's still not entirely impressive given the price point. However, people who use their iPhones and iPod Touches to play a lot of games--especially those that make use of the tilt-sensor--may beg to differ. The main case included with the Game Grip provides game controller-like "handles" to flank either side of the player, along with an integrated cable management system for your headphone connection and pass-through charging. The set-up no doubt offers a more ergonomic gaming experience. When you're not gaming, you can employ the second case--a simple silicone skin--to protect your investment. The Game Grip is available now on the Marware Web site.

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    Since 2003, Jasmine France has worked at CNET covering everything from scanners to keyboards to GPS devices to MP3 players. She currently cohosts the Crave podcast and spends the majority of her time testing headphones, music software, and mobile apps.

     

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