Tech News: OnePlus gaming trigger buttons works on both iOS and Android phones.
After launching its first smartwatch weeks ago, OnePlus just teased a new phone accessory – physical clip buttons that act as triggers for games and reportedly work on all iOS and Android phones. The company actually teased that it was preparing these gaming triggers during the OnePlus 9 launch event, Input pointed out. But we hadn’t officially heard anything about OnePlus gaming triggers, as they are called until they were revealed today by OnePlus CEO Pete Lau via a tweet:
We designed OnePlus gaming triggers to be solid, responsive, pleasantly “clickable” and, yes, beautiful. We also made sure they work with many other phones, because the best product design is the one that leaves you free to make your own choices. pic.twitter.com/hJNa4Dsa5s
– Pete Lau (@PeteLau) April 21, 2021
Game triggers appear to be two separate physical accessories that clip onto the front and back of a phone so that when roasted, the triggers act as shoulder buttons found on game console controllers or, more precisely, as versions. physical capacitive touch shoulder buttons built into the Asus ROG 5 and other gaming phones.
The triggers appear to be physical buttons with “Omron switches” for haptic feedback that works with the phone via capacitive conduction (ie as a substitute for finger pressure), according to the device listing page on the OnePlus India store. In the photos, the touch buttons overlap (and presumably touch) the tops of the screen, so players will likely need to remap the on-screen control areas to parts of the screen where they can reach the game triggers.
The OnePlus Gaming Triggers are currently on sale in the OnePlus India store for ₹ 1,099 (around $ 15 / £ 11 / AU $ 19), but it’s unclear if and when they will be sold in other regions. We contacted OnePlus for confirmation.