Yes, there are more than a handful of different smartphone gamepad controllers and accessories out there, but it's hard to deny that PowerA's MOGA Bluetooth Controller looks pretty darn good. With smartphones becoming more and more powerful and mobile gaming become more advanced, it certainly makes sense that accessory makers are rushing to create their own unique gamepad controllers.
But as entertaining as poking your phone can be, the only way to truly harness the gaming potential of smartphone or tablet devices is with the use of a proper controller. Touchscreens, gyroscopes and accelerometers are great, but nothing compares to a good old fashioned multi-button controller. That's where MOGA comes in. Snapping onto your smartphone, the controller connects via Bluetooth for an enhanced mobile gaming experience.
The only downside is that MOGA is only compatible with Android games that are made specifically for gamepads. The good news is PowerA has already worked out deals with major mobile game developers such as Gameloft, Namco, Sega, Atari and Remedy Entertainment. The controller is set to release October 21, with a price tag of $50.