Looking for a great holiday gift for your Android and/or iOS gamer? PowerA has the goods for you: the Moga Power series of controllers that’s now available at MOGAanywhere.com and at more than 6,500 retail outlets such as Best Buy, GameStop, Sprint, Target, Verizon, Apple Online Store, and brick and mortar Apple Stores around the world. This series includes the Moga Pro Power and Moga Hero Power for Android, and the Moga Ace Power for Apple’s iOS.
"For more than a year, mobile gamers around the world have been discovering the thrill of playing game apps with a Moga controller," said Eric Bensussen, President of PowerA. "Now Moga is addressing the two biggest concerns of mobile gamers today - precision control and phone battery life. By combining a world-class mobile game controller with an auxiliary phone charger, Moga is offering consumers an incredible value. We expect it to be the hottest mobile accessory available this holiday season."
The Ace Power was revealed just last week and made available for pre-purchase. Built for the iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5 and fifth generation iPod Touch running iOS 7, the controller communicated with the device via the Lightning connector. The peripheral packs all the bells and whistles needed for a true “console” experience including shoulder buttons and analog sticks. The Ace Power also has a built-in 1800 mAh battery and Moga Boost technology for charging the phone or iPod Touch during gameplay.
The Hero Power and Pro Power for Android were released at the beginning of the month, the Pro serving as a full-fledged console controller and the Hero as a smaller, more portable solution. Unlike the iPhone model which expands to cradle the device, these Moga controllers feature a S.M.R.T. Lock “arm” that holds the smartphone on the device. Other new features include support for multiplayer gaming on the same screen, improved ergonomics, improved Bluetooth radios, and the ability to recharge the phone while playing.
"With top-tier games like Call of Duty: Strike Team incorporating controller support of Apple iOS7 devices, serious gamers will demand the extended controls that currently are only supported by the MOGA ACE POWER. Other great games with controller support include Dead Trigger 2, Galaxy on Fire 2 HD, Oceanhorn, Limbo, Bastion, Spiral Episode 1, Respawnables, Muffin Knight, Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders, C.H.A.O.S Tournament HD, LEGO The Lord of the Rings, Touch Tanks 5 Online, Eternity Warriors 2, THE KING OF FIGHTERS and more," states the company press release.
Moga is available for Android 2.3 and above, and iOS 7 and above. The Android-based Moga Hero Power retails for $59.99, the Android-based Moga Pro Power retails for $79.99, and the iPhone-based Moga Ace Power retails for $99.99.
Check out our full hands-on with the Android controllers here, and stay tuned for our look at the iOS offerings.