Sony and Backbone have recently launched the highly anticipated Backbone One PlayStation Edition for Android, expanding its availability to a new market of mobile gamers.
This innovative accessory transforms Android phones into handheld gaming consoles through the power of Remote Play.
Fans who have been eagerly waiting for its release can now finally get their hands on it, and many players have already started using the Backbone One for PlayStation since its recent launch.
About the Backbone One Controller
Initially announced in July 2022, the original Backbone One controller was compatible only with iPhones, leaving Android users disappointed. However, the Android version, known as the Backbone One for Android PlayStation Edition, has now arrived, fulfilling the promise made to Android gamers.
Interested users can purchase the device directly from the Backbone website for $99.99.
The design of the Backbone One for Android features a sleek black-and-white color scheme, reminiscent of the popular PS5 DualSense controller.
As an officially licensed PlayStation product, it includes the iconic X, Square, Circle, and Triangle buttons on the right side of the controller.
Backbone One Features
One of the standout features of the Backbone One for Android is its ability to fast charge the phone while using Remote Play.
This is made possible through a convenient pass-through USB-C port integrated into the controller. Additionally, the controller offers a 3.5 mm headphone jack, allowing users to enjoy audio privately, even in public spaces. To make the most of the Backbone One, players will need to utilize the Remote Play feature on their PS4 or PS5 consoles.
Initial reviews of the Backbone One for Android have been largely positive. Users praise its comfortable grip and compatibility with various phone models.
Another notable aspect is the Backbone app, which accompanies the controller. It allows players to customize button mapping, a highly sought-after feature that offers greater flexibility and personalization.
The app is available for free alongside the controller, but there is also a subscription option that unlocks additional advanced features for enthusiasts to explore.
Hopefully, we’ll get to see innovative features like these when we get to see a prelude of the rumored PlayStation 5 Pro soon enough.