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Gamevice for iPhone

The $100 Gamevice turns your iPhone 6, 6S, 6 Plus or 6S Plus into a handheld game console of sorts, adding physical buttons and joysticks.

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It's a pair of grips that wrap around your phone thanks to a stretchy band in back.

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Here's how you put the Gamevice on your phone. You stretch the left grip around the left edge of the handset.

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There's a little slider in the back of the Gamevice that allows you to set it for smaller (6, 6S) or larger (6 Plus, 6S Plus) sized iPhones.

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Each grip has an analog stick, and a bumper and trigger under your index finger. The right grip also has four nice springy A, B, X, Y face buttons, and a pause button. Underneath are a headphone jack and Micro-USB port that can charge your phone.

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The left grip has a four-way directional pad for movement, instead of the face buttons.

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The analog sticks are a low point: they're pretty tiny, with fairly weak action, and rough edges that can dig into your thumbs. They work, though.

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I found the physical controls particularly useful for dogfighting and first-person shooting games.

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Here are the shoulder buttons and triggers around back.

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Big cinematic games like Final Fantasy VII can look pretty great when your hands aren't blocking the screen.

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Here's a screen size comparison between the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6 Plus.

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A closer look at the left grip, with its D-pad and battery button.

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One last shot of the Gamevice with an iPhone 6 Plus.

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