Best Xbox One Controller Phone Mounts Windows Central 2019

Project xCloud, Microsoft's forthcoming endeavor into game-streaming, paves the way for on-the-go Xbox gaming. With modern Xbox One controllers packing integrated Bluetooth support, a dedicated phone mount takes your handy companion beyond the living room. Whether for mobile gaming today or looming Project xCloud trials, the Jovitec Xbox One Foldable Controller Clip is an affordable essential for 2019.

Best Overall: Jovitec Xbox One Foldable Controller Clip

Converting any existing Xbox One controller into your portable gaming companion, the Jovitec Xbox One Foldable Controller Clip delivers an affordable phone mounting solution. Its clip-on design is easy to attach (and detach) from official gamepads, and is paired with an adjustable slider that maintains a firm grip on your phone.

While this all-plastic black mount pushes only the bare essentials, a firm wrap-around clamp guarantees sturdy grip on your controller. An accompanying spring-actuated slider also suits phones of all sizes, with dual rubberized pads for added security. It touts surprisingly high build quality for the price too, including a pliant hinge system supporting the weight of heftier devices. Its only fundamental flaw is disappointing hinge flexibility, limiting screen angles beyond the pictured 45-degree deployment.

Jovitec accommodates an extensive lineup of phones, attributed to its adjustable slider mechanism. While starting at 2 inches if closed, the tray supports devices measuring up to 3.5 inches horizontally, including most plus-size phones on the market. And while Android already touts Bluetooth controller compatibility for gaming, the Jovitec will also be among the first iPhone-supported controllers later in 2019 via iOS 13.

Pros:

  • Compatible with most phones
  • Affordable
  • Strong build quality
  • Easy setup

Cons:

  • Hinge angle not adjustable

Best Overall

Jovitec Xbox One Foldable Controller Clip

Take your Xbox One controller on-the-go with ease

This foldable Jovitech controller clip effortlessly mounts any phone safely and securely. Plus, it's conveniently affordable.

Best Alternative: SteelSeries Stratus Duo

With few Xbox One controller mounts available, the SteelSeries Stratus Duo joins our roundup as the best all-inclusive alternative. The sleek all-black gamepad is primed for mobile gaming, sporting a comfortable and hefty in-hand feel. It features a mostly familiar "ABXY" setup for Xbox gamers too, although it also adopts symmetrical thumbsticks of PlayStation's DualShock line.

This controller stows Bluetooth 4.1, 2.4Hz wireless and wired USB connectivity for Android, PC, or VR gaming. The controller's integrated rechargeable battery also promises an outstanding 20 hours of gameplay, fitting for any binge session.

The complementary SmartGrip elevates the SteelSeries Stratus Duo; an official phone clip priced at $10. Built alongside the SteelSeries accessory lineup, it's a sturdy mount with a sliding rubberized grip and smart rear latching mechanism. The flexible hinge design also elevates the controller above rivals, flanked by thumbscrews to precisely angle your display.

Pros:

  • Comfortable, strong design
  • Jam-packed with features
  • SmartGrip perfect for mobiles

Cons:

  • Complete package isn't cheap
  • Less familiar for Xbox gamers

Best Alternative

SteelSeries Stratus Duo

Mobile gaming doesn't require compromise

Weighty and comfortable in-hand, the SteelSeries Stratus Duo comes out on top ahead of Project xCloud.

Bottom line

With Xbox One controllers slowly gaining mobile traction, the lineup of dedicated mounts is understandably limited. However, with Project xCloud around the corner, accessories like the Jovitec Xbox One Foldable Controller Clip promise value in the future. Using an existing Xbox gamepad saves a ton over dedicated mobile peripherals and is a stellar pickup for the cloud-gaming future.

Despite this movement, controller-based mobile gaming remains far from mainstream. With Microsoft's upcoming cloud efforts likely best experienced with controller in-hand, expect more mounting solutions to surface in the months ahead.

However, Xbox One controller phone mounts still offer value today, whether for mobile gaming or third-party streaming apps like OneCast. The Jovitec Foldable Controller Clip takes the full console experience beyond the living room, both affordable and easy for existing gamers.

Credits — The team that worked on this guide

Matt Brown is a staff writer at Mobile Nations for Windows Central. Following years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he's focused on the world of Xbox and Windows PCs. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.

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