Gaming on a device with a small screen where the onscreen buttons have been squashed together can sometimes be a bit of challenge, but fret not iOS 7 gamers because MOGA has officially announced the Ace Power controller which we saw in a leak not too long ago. The controller will play nicely with devices like the iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, and the fifth-generation iPod touch , and if you’re wondering why only these devices, it’s because the MOGA Ace Power controller will connect to the device via the Lightning port.
The controller will feature dual analog sticks, a d-pad, action buttons, a headphone jack, and left and right shoulder buttons. To top things off, the controller will also come with MOGA Boost which is essentially a battery pack that will charge the iOS device to allow for extended gameplay. While this sounds like a great idea for gamers who’d rather not play with onscreen controls, the drawback is that not all developers support the controller yet, and that the onscreen buttons still show up despite the controller being plugged in which kind of defeats the purpose.
In any case the MOGA Ace Power controller will be available for purchase this Wednesday via MOGA’s website for $99. More information on the controller can be found in the video above where the folks at Touch Arcade managed to get some hands-on time with the accessory.