MOGA Ace Power Will Give Your iOS Games The Gamepad They DeserveBy: Zach Walton - November 19, 2013
Some of the biggest hits in mobile gaming can be simply controlled via a few simple touch gestures. Other games require a bit more finesse, however, and touch controls can never truly replicate the precision of a physical controller. That’s where MOGA comes in.
MOGA, a company that makes mobile controllers for Android devices, will be the first out of a gate with an Apple certified controller for iOS devices after Apple introduced controller support in iOS 7. Its controller – the MOGA Ace Power – gives your iPhone 5, 5S or 5C an Xbox 360-like controller interface complete with two analog nubs, a d-pad, four face buttons and shoulder pads.
So, what games does the MOGA Ace Power support? There’s no definitive list just yet, but it should support just about every game that decides to use Apple’s new controller API in iOS 7. In short, every iOS game could potentially support controllers in the future.
If offering iOS gamers a better control option wasn’t enough, the MOGA Ace Power also acts as an external power supply for your iOS device. When connected to the controller, your iOS device can draw power from it to recharge itself. That feature alone may be what sells the controller to consumers looking for ways to extend their iOS device’s battery life on long trips.
While there’s no release date set for the device, you will be able to pre-order it soon from either MOGA’s own Web site or the Apple store for $100.[h/t: Engadget] [Image: TouchArcade/YouTube]