You may remember a few weeks ago I did a post on the Marware Game Grip. Well I liked the idea of the Game Grip so much that I decided I’d try it out, and today it arrived. First impressions of the Marware Game Grip upon opening is its quality — the unit feels strong […]
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Review: Marware Game Grip

You may remember a few weeks ago I did a post on the Marware Game Grip. Well I liked the idea of the Game Grip so much that I decided I’d try it out, and today it arrived.

First impressions of the Marware Game Grip upon opening is its quality — the unit feels strong and well made and I think if you were to throw it up the wall after conceding a goal in Real Football, it would probably survive. However I didn’t try it. This certainly isn’t a cheap gaming accessory you would find on eBay, this is built to last. Even the silicon grips on the side of the device and the silicon enclosures for the iPhone/iPod Touch are very strong. The enclosures can also be used as a stand-alone iPhone/iPod Touch case

I’ve had many silicon cases for my iPhone that haven’t been cheap but have certainly felt it. The silicon cases I’ve had felt thin, looked terrible and have all torn over time. However the Marware cases feel very tough and durable. They’re thick, but not too thick that they make your iPhone feel like a house-brick. This is high-grade silicon that I really don’t see tearing easily, and they look great.

The design is impressive too. The Game Grip is incredibly comfortable to hold and the grips on each side are soft and smooth. As I described in my previous post, after a long period of gaming on the iPhone, I find my hands become stiff and cramp up. However the Game Grip is so comfortable you can play for hours without any problems. It feels just like holding a controller for a games console. The silicon grips on the side also reduce the risk of dropping the Game Grip with your beloved gadget inside.

There’s no worry of your device slipping out of the Game Grip either. The iPhone fits snuggly inside when enclosed in the silicon case, and the iPod Touch will fit just as nice with the included spacer. I’ve shook it, smacked it and dropped it and my iPhone wouldn’t budge.

The unique cable management on the Game Grip really shows a lot of thought has gone in to this. You can plug the USB cord in to your device to stop your battery dying during play, and your headphones for better sound quality, and the Game Grip keeps them tidy and out of your way. The blue grips on the side can be pulled away and your wires are thread neatly underneath.

The Game Grip is also a fantastic accessory for simply watching a movie. I found the Game Grip can be stood up to act as a stand for your device or is comfortable enough to hold for the length of a movie. It also stops your fingers from getting in the way whilst you watch your favourite videos.

The Game Grip really is a great idea and it’s just what you need if you want to play games on your iPhone/iPod Touch without any discomfort. The only change I would make to the Game Grip would be to have some way to rotate your device and provide easier gaming for games that use a vertical screen. Just as I thought, Marware have really produced a great accessory here and it doesn’t disappoint. I give the Marware Game Grip 9 stars out of 10!

You can get the Game Grip from here for $44.99.

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