System Requirements

iPhone with iOS 13 or later

Size & Weight

controller schematics

Height: 3.70 inches (93.9 mm)
Width (Contracted): 6.94 inches (176.2 mm)
Width (Extended): 10.14 inches (257.6 mm)
Depth: 1.28 inches (32.6 mm)
Weight: 4.87 ounces (138.0 g)



Press to launch the Backbone app and respond to notifications.


Press to record gameplay. Hold while recording to bookmark. When not recording, hold to screenshot.


Double-press to mute even while in a game.

Game Recording

Up to 1080p at 30fps with a 20mbps bitrate on latest iOS devices.

General Specs

Lightning port
Lightning port for pass-through charging of your iPhone with a standard Lightning cable.

Headset jack
3.5mm headset jack for headsets with or without microphone.

No charging
Backbone One does not have a battery. Backbone One uses minimal power from your iPhone for long gameplay sessions.

Low latency controls
Ultra-low latency powered by Apple’s latest Lightning technology. Full button layout with clickable thumbsticks and hall-effect sensor-based analog triggers.

In the Box

Backbone One
Quick Start Guide
Safety Sheet


controls controls

iPhone Models
iPhone 12 Pro
iPhone 12 Pro Max
iPhone 12 mini
iPhone 12
iPhone 11 Pro
iPhone 11 Pro Max
iPhone 11
iPhone SE (1st Generation)
iPhone SE (2nd Generation)
iPhone XS
iPhone XS Max
iPhone XR
iPhone X
iPhone 8
iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone 7
iPhone 7 Plus
iPhone 6s
iPhone 6s Plus

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