Needless to say, there a wide array of keyboards and game controllers available for the iPhone.  However, none have been quite so unique as the EX Hybrid Controller for iPhone 5.

Replacing the traditional plastic keyboard and case is a magnetic keyboard and case that is anything but encumbering.  And that’s not all.  The case also includes a gamepad, which can be carried with or without the keyboard by stacking the two on top of each other and sticking it onto the case.  Sure, the gamepad is devoid of a true tactile experience compared to other gaming devices, but it’s most certainly a step up from using the always frustrating on-screen controls, provided of course it will work accordingly.

Unfortunately, I don’t know how thick the entire case with both keyboards attached is, but I can tell you that the keyboard and gamepad each measure 2mm thick.  Furthering things in the specs department is a purported 40 hour battery life on a one hour charge, though you’ll have to charge each one separately.  The EX Hybrid Controller for iPhone 5 is said to also be waterproof, and since it connects to your Apple handset sans wires (aka Bluetooth) it can be used with any device of your choosing.

The EX Hybrid Controller for iPhone 5 is available now for $50.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."