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PowerSkin Gaming Case for iPhone hands-on

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PowerSkin Gaming Case for iPhone hands-on
There’s no kidding that smartphones are increasingly becoming the destination for many hardcore gamers, especially when the quality to titles are seemingly inching ever closer to the level that we see on popular handheld gaming consoles. Well, if you happen to own and iPhone or iPod touch, you’ll especially take a liking in looking at the PowerSkin Gaming Case for iPhone. Essentially, it’s a gaming centric case that accommodates the iPhone 4 and 4S, but the beauty of it all, is that is emulates the experience that we’re accustomed of receiving with a traditional home console.

First and foremost, the case transforms the sleek and slender iPhone (4 or 4s) into a massive, heavy, and bulky device. It might not try to hide its girth, but in making up for its lack of sleekness, the case is perfectly attuned to the needs of gamers with its wide body – allowing a good amount of room and grip for our hands. Internally, the case tucks away a beefy 2,050 mAh battery that’s surely enough to juice the handset during those long days of playing games. Additionally, it features two internal speakers of its own, and a force feedback system very reminiscent of what you find on any home console controller.

PowerSkin Gaming Case for iPhone hands-on
PowerSkin Gaming Case for iPhone hands-on
PowerSkin Gaming Case for iPhone hands-on
PowerSkin Gaming Case for iPhone hands-on

PowerSkin Gaming Case for iPhone hands-on
PowerSkin Gaming Case for iPhone hands-on
PowerSkin Gaming Case for iPhone hands-on
PowerSkin Gaming Case for iPhone hands-on


Checking it out quickly with a racing game, we definitely like how the entire thing rumbles whenever we smack something with our car – plus, the case also rumbles to the beat of the background music. There’s a button on the bottom edge that quickly allows us to modify the vibration level from low, medium, and high, but if we want to turn off the vibration feature completely, there’s another button that does just that. Complementing the case, there are LED lights that line the case’s volume controls to indicate that the case is actually on and active – well, it’s more like a flashy visual thing to capture the attention of wandering eyes.

All in all, the PowerSkin Gaming Case for the iPhone is definitely something that veteran games will probably want to check out, but be warned, it’ll cost you a pretty hefty capacity – then again, it packs the usefulness of being able to charge your handset on the go. Yes, it’s rather up there at $89.99, but when you think about its features, it’s undoubtedly on par to some other similar things out there; like Mophie’s range of battery charging cases for the iPhone.

source: PowerSkin (1 & 2)

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posted on 26 Dec 2011, 15:01 3

1. rendHELL (Posts: 304; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


whoa.. i hope they have this also for galaxy s2 or TABLETS!!!!

posted on 26 Dec 2011, 16:57 2

2. manuell3g (Posts: 66; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


very stupid and non practical.gaming on mobile devices is already cool as it is.i find it very useless.all the same, small screen iphone users will settle for it.lol sgs2 user

posted on 26 Dec 2011, 16:58 3

3. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1947; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


That's a horrible thing to add to your device ... just saying.

posted on 27 Dec 2011, 06:55

4. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)


the thing looks stupid for christ's sake..

posted on 27 Dec 2011, 08:37

5. medalaster01 (Posts: 41; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Why do we add this to something which is already 140g?

posted on 27 Dec 2011, 13:57

6. fraydoe (Posts: 57; Member since: 27 Dec 2011)


I think it's a great thing to add when gaming. There are so many good games on the iPhone. However the iPhone has an uncomfortable square shape and you always have to worry about your finger covering the speaker on the iPhone. I guess you have to be a hardcore gamer to fully appreciate. I'll definitely be picking this bad boy up.

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