Backbone controller with game


Backbone Hands-on

The Ultimate Way to Play Hot Wheels™ Rift Rally!

When braving the toughest challenges of Hot Wheels™ Rift Rally’s Campaign Mode, you’ll want the best in class when it comes to controls. Meet Backbone,  the controller that brings a console gaming experience to your phone. Play Hot Wheels Rift Rally on iOS with the Backbone and shift into overdrive! 

Backbone Controller with gameplay

Backbone Features

  • Lock in and play: compact, collapsible design makes this gamepad perfectly portable for gaming anywhere! When you’re ready to play, just lock your iPhone in, open the Backbone app, and you’re ready to drive.

  • Unbeatable input: low-latency direct connection means precise gameplay without dropped inputs! Backbone is compatible with any controller-supported game and requires no batteries, featuring a passthrough Lightning port to charge while you play.

  • Capture every “LET’S GO” moment: never miss an amazing play with easy one-button screenshots and clip recording! Built-in 3.5mm jack and Bluetooth headphone compatibility lets you use your favorite headset for top-quality audio.

  • One size fits all: compatible with all iPhones supporting Rift Rally, including adapters for new models such as 14/Plus/Pro! You can even directly connect to an iPad or PlayStation for controller power anywhere you play.

  • Extend your play: the Backbone App is your all-in-one spot for managing games, settings, and game streaming! Play Rift Rally on PlayStation through PS Remote Play.

  • Packed with freebies: snag three months of Discord Nitro FREE, along with trials for Apple Arcade and more when you purchase a Backbone Controller today!

The Backbone brings console-quality control anywhere you go, and whether you’re on wi-fi or making a direct connection to your Chameleon, Backbone has your back!

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Hands On With Backbone

It’s hard to beat just how comfortable the Backbone makes driving the Chameleon smart RC supercar. Watching the real Chameleon car instantly react to your controller is supremely cool, so much so that you might forget you’re driving a real car in the game! The Backbone’s analog stick offers unbeatable precision for tricky challenges like dodging cones in Driver’s Ed and avoiding car-crushing traps in The Gauntlet. Drifting to build up Rift Energy for a constant stream of boosts is a breeze, and the rounded ends for gripping will steady your hands on the steering wheel, no problem!

Hot Wheels™ Rift Rally’s radio channels have catchy tunes for miles, and getting to hear them all in crisp audio quality with pass-through headphones is an awesome experience! And of course, no hands obstructing your view of the game screen means you won’t miss a second of the action. If you love to follow your Chameleon across the rooms of the epic track you’ve built, then taking the Backbone along for the ride is the best, full stop.

Backbone controller hand model close-up driving the RC car

An Achievement in Control!

Want to take the Backbone for a test drive? Catch all the reviews and impressions on, and order one for the road, today! 

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* Custom course materials not included.

** Game download and software update required and available as free download. Supported devices play all games that support handheld mode. Parental supervision recommended.

*** Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price, actual price may vary. See retailer for details. Parental supervision recommended.