CES 2021: OtterBox expands its mobile ambitions by partnering with Xbox on gaming clips and cases

Kareem Anderson

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Microsoft, Google, and Amazon have made their intentions to move into cloud streamed gaming well known by this point as they usher in xCloud, Stadia, and Amazon Luna.

As each service gets off the ground, the market for accessories that leverage smartphone gaming is growing and OtterBox is tossing its name into the fray with heavy backing from gaming heavyweight Xbox.

Introducing OtterBox Mobile Gaming
OtterBox leverages decades of expertise in mobile accessories to launch a gaming product portfolio that bridges the gap between console and mobile gaming experiences. Designed for Xbox, these products complement controller + smartphone gaming in addition to gaming-specific smartphone accessories.

Expanding beyond well-made cases, OtterBox is designing a mobile gaming clip, gaming carrying case, Easy Grip Controller Shell, Easy Grip Gaming Case, and a Gaming Glass Privacy Guard to start off with.

Mobile Gaming Clip

Starting at $29.95


When Microsoft rolled out its xCloud in beta there were several gaming clips from various partners that were initially showcased, but at close to half the price and “designed specifically for Xbox” it’s going to be tough not to consider OtterBox’s Mobile Gaming Clip when trying out your next cloud streamed game.

  • RapidAdjust — one-handed, multi-angle adjustment during gameplay
  • Unlimited one-handed angle adjustment and tilt for non-stop gaming comfort
  • Install and remove phone easily
  • Large extendable arms hold phones securely — big, small, OtterBox case and without
  • Detach clip from the controller for table-top stand
  • Optimal controller balance, no added wrist stress
  • Premium rubber grip secures phone with zero button and switch interference
  • Collapses flat to the controller for convenient carry and storage
  • Phone is secure and stable for confident gameplay
  • Foldable clip lies flat and nests seamlessly in OtterBox Carry Case for easy storage and transportation
  • Clamp fits OtterBox Easy Grip Controller Shell, Xbox One controller, Xbox Series X|S controller, Xbox
  • Elite Wireless Controller Series 2
  • 100% OtterBox case compatible
  • Limited lifetime warranty supported by hassle-free customer service

Gaming Carry Case

Starting at $44.95

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OtterBox may be one of the only companies providing carrying cases along with their peripherals. As described, the Gaming Carry Case is another Xbox-first consideration for your smartphone gaming needs. It’s a novel offering that’s compatible with all modern gen Xbox gaming controllers that include durable and water-resistant fabrics, a handle for convenient carrying, OtterBox’s legendary durable construction as well as a cable pass-through for charging Xbox controller.

  • Durable case protects controller, triggers, and joysticks against drops, bumps, and fumbles
  • Quick flip screen stand converts into a mobile command center that holds your phone in place at any
    angle for gameplay on the go
  • Secure storage for gaming accessories
  • Durable and water-resistant
  • Handle for convenient carrying
  • Cable pass-through for charging Xbox controller
  • Compatible with all OtterBox gaming products
  • Perfect-fit design holds all your gaming essentials* — controller with OtterBox Easy Grip Controller
  • Shell, OtterBox Mobile Gaming Clip, extra batteries, cables, and accessories
  • Limited lifetime warranty supported by hassle-free customer service
  • Compatible with Xbox Elite Controller, Xbox ONE Controller, Xbox Series X|S Controller

Easy Grip Controller Shell

Starting at $39.95

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As the company that’s known best for smartphone protection, its new Easy Grip Controller Shell does the same thing, but for your Xbox controllers. Designed to protect against scratches, scrapes, abrasions, and scuffs while offering flexible, sweat-reducing, no-slip grip protection.

  • Ergonomic, slim case maintains natural controller hand feel
  • Protects against abrasion and scuffs
  • Two sets of swappable grip pads personalize and deliver high-performance gameplay
  • Sweat-reducing, no-slip grip for peak performance
  • Flexible design pops on and off in a flash for easy cleaning
  • Open access to battery, zero game play interference with buttons and switches
  • Durable protection shields against drops, bumps and fumbles
  • Material resists abrasion and discoloration (from grime and dirt)
  • Lasting antimicrobial protection on grips*
  • Comes with two different sets of grips for gamer comfort
  • Glow-in-the-dark grip edges (Galactic Dream colorway only)
  • Compatible with all OtterBox gaming products
  • Everything is included for simple installation
  • Limited lifetime warranty supported by hassle-free customer service

Easy Grip Gaming Case

Stating at $54.95

Perhaps, the most important piece coming from OtterBox maybe its Easy Grip Gaming Case which comes with CoolVengence technology “that expels heat to decrease risk of overheating during gameplay.” Thoughtfully designed to enable easy cleaning and infused with a lasting antimicrobial coating to protect against common bacteria, which is very relevant these days. So far, it’s an iPhone only (including iPhone 12/12 Pro, 12iPhone 12/12 Pro, 12 Pro Max, 12 Mini, 11, 11 Pro Max, SE (2nd gen)/7/8) party for this case, but OtterBox plans to release the same sort of cases for select Android devices in the future.


Gaming Glass Privacy Guard

Starting at $49.95

Last up is a beefed-up privacy guard screen protector that provides 2X anti-scratch resistance and antimicrobial agent to block microbial growth all while offering the same hassle-free, bubble-free installation, and limited lifetime warranty.

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Eager gamers can begin pre-orders on January 25, 2021, here, with products finally shipping in mid-February.