MOGA Releases iOS Compatible Ace Power Game Controller

by Mike Futter on Nov 20, 2013 at 08:33 AM

We’ve spent some time with MOGA’s Android controllers in the past, and had some kind things to say about them. The gamepads, which have evolved to include an additional battery for charging a phone, now have an iOS compatible cousin.

The Moga Ace Power has a different form factor than its Android brethren (which we understand is due to Apple’s licensing requirements). Instead of the locking arm that holds the phone above the gamepad, an iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, or fifth generation iPod Touch (all of the pocket devices with a lightning connector) sit flush. You’ll also need iOS 7.

The Ace Power includes analog sticks, pressure-sensitive buttons, L1/L2 and R1/R2 buttons, a d-pad, and a headphone jack. The controller serves as a secondary battery (1800 mAh), charging the phone during use. 

The library has started small, but titles like Bastion, Limbo, Arma Tactics and Need for Speed: Most Wanted already support the MOGA Ace Power. It’s available now for $99.99 at Apple Store locations and the MOGA website.


Our Take
I’m curious to see if the different form factor on the Ace Power feels as good as the newer Android models. The flush approach gives the Ace Power a Vita-like appearance. With Bastion and Limbo already supported, things are off to a good start. I’m hopeful that Square Enix will see their way to making Deus Ex: The Fall work with the Power Ace.