SteelSeries Stratus XL
1 The original Stratus gamepad got mixed reviews, as it was too small for many people and cost a hefty £80. The new Stratus XL is a big improvement, providing a comfortable, full-size controller, with plenty of room for the various control buttons and two analog sticks. It uses Bluetooth to connect to your iPhone or iPad, and lasts for about 40 hours with two AA batteries. It’s still pricey, at £60, but the improved design makes this a good option for iOS gamers (but you should check the list of compatible games on the SteelSeries website first). Cliff Joseph 2 Brodit makes a staggering array of in-car mounts for various devices, including all iPhones, iPads and iPods, and also makes various ProClips, mounting plates built for your car. Here we’ve opted for the Active Holder that includes a USB ‘cigarette lighter’ adapter and a ProClip that snaps onto the A-pillar. It’s remarkably unfinessed: you screw the holder straight into the plate – there aren’t even any pre-drilled holes, or guides. But there’s zero wobble when driving and the ball socket keeps your iPhone locked to where you angle it. Christopher Phin
It’s expensive, but the Stratus XL is more comfortable than most gamepads to use, and works with dozens of iOS games. It’s not flashy, it’s a little fiddly, but by Jobs it keeps your iPhone rock solid. It has become our favourite car mount.