OnePlus teased some gaming triggers for its phones back at the OnePlus 9 launch event. According to Input Magazine, the OnePlus gaming triggers are now available. CEO Peter Lau teased this tantalizing idea on April 21, 2021, via Twitter. Sharing two images of the gaming accessories that work by clipping onto a smartphone.
By clipping the triggers on, users will give themselves shoulder buttons which will help in mobile gaming. Especially in the case of games like Call of Duty: Mobile, PUBG, and Fortnite to name a few.
“We designed the OnePlus gaming triggers to be solid, responsive, pleasingly ‘clicky,’ and, yes, beautiful. We also made sure they work with many other phones — because the best product design is one that leaves you free to make your own choices.” – Peter Lau via Twitter
That last sentence is very promising. Sometimes a manufacturer may have a great accessory idea, but only allow it to work with their devices. In this instance, OnePlus is giving more users access to something that can make playing games more fun. That is a great move by the company.
OnePlus gaming triggers would work on other phones too
The OnePlus gaming triggers are now available via the company’s India website for a reasonable ₹1,099. That equates to about $15 USD. Unfortunately, there is no information for global availability. But, the information available on the website describes that the triggers use Omron switches.
This provides users with better tactile feedback based on what is going on in the game. Thankfully, the triggers will work with all Android and all iPhones. What is even cooler is that these will work with your phone of choice even if you have a case and screen protector on.
Each of the triggers is made up of polycarbonate and zinc. In addition, they only weigh 22 grams. The OnePlus website says that “We specifically targeted players of Battle Royale-style multiplayer mobile games including PUBG, Call of Duty, Free Fire, and more.”
During the OnePlus 9 family’s launch event, these were teased but never materialized after that.
“For you gamers, we’re also introducing a brand new OnePlus gaming trigger with capacitive sensing technology. Simply snap on one or both of the triggers to upgrade your mobile gaming experience.” – Rya Fenwick, OnePlus head of global corporate communications.
Knowing that you can buy gaming triggers for your phone is pretty cool. Gaming phones are catching on, but not everybody wants one. However, since the dawn of smartphones users have always played games on them. Now, anybody without a gaming phone will be able to better compete with users who have the latest gaming smartphone.
Gaming phones have some trade-offs compared to flagship devices which some users may not want to deal with. Now with these gaming triggers, all gamers can take their game to the next level.