It is no secret that iOS cell phone gaming leaves us wanting when it comes to physical controls. Fortunately, at CES 2013, iFrogz is out with the Caliber Advantage iPhone case-gone-console. The Caliber Advantage, an iPhone5 and 5th generation iPod touch accessory, uses Bluetooth 4.0 to connect to the corresponding enabled application rather than the mobile itself.
Case with a full fledged controller certainly adds some bulk, but after handling the prototype, the approximate half inch of added girth honestly did not incite any ill feelings. The chassis, while clearly heavy on the plastic, felt more sturdy than anticipated, and fairly natural to our hands. The unit is set to retail at $70. As for the buttons? Crisp and responsive, hard though that may be to believe.