MOGA MFi iPhone controller (EVLeaks 001)

The prolific leaker @EVLeaks last week tweeted out a pair of photos that show off Moga’s upcoming Made for iPhone (MFi) gaming controller.

The leaker also mentioned that Moga has named its interesting accessory the Ace Power and says it’s the standard form-fitting variant which allows the iPhone to be docked itself right intro the gizmo.

And now, eager iOS gamers get to finally see the accessory up close and personal in a nice leaked vid. I’ve included it below so have a look and meet us in comments…

The clip was supposedly posted to YouTube by “accident,” but TouchArcade promptly made a copy before it got pulled and has re-posted it since.

Here it is for your viewing pleasure.

The Ace Power apparently has an integrated 1800mAh battery and sports dual thumbsticks, the traditional D-pad on the left, a set of buttons on the right and R1/R2 and L1/L2 shoulder buttons at the top.

It should be compatible with the iPhone 5/5s/5c and the fifth-generation iPod touch and retail for $99 when it arrives later this year, around mid-November. The price point gave me a little pause given the Android version of Ace Power retails for $59.

MOGA MFi iPhone controller (EVLeaks 003)

iOS exclusivity, much?

Accessory maker Logitech is also working on its own MFi controller dubbed Powershell and other vendors such as ClamCase are hoping on the MFi gaming train as well.

I’m very much looking forward to these physical controllers and am glad Apple finally gave developers frameworks to interact with these things and read the physical buttons, which was missing badly from Apple’s portable gaming strategy.

I’m curious to hear from iOS gamers out there: will you be buying one of these beauties?

  • omrishtam

    dayum that shit looks wierd 0_o

    • Σαλαη αββας

      Sorry out of topic but if you buy an iPad air and the download iLife and iWork for free using your Apple ID will be able to download them from your cloud to your iphone 5 ?

      • omrishtam

        Yes for sure. Don’t worry about it 😀

      • Σαλαη αββας

        Thanks

  • Lordthree

    Looks like it won’t fit with a bumper

    • Julio Cesar

      Of course not, but why would you need a bumper when using this?

      • Falk M.

        Because it’s annoying to have that bumper flying around when you detached it and are on the go…
        And please don’t expect someone to leave this controller on the iPhone…

      • Julio Cesar

        And where would you keep the controller when you’re not using it anyway?

  • Mac_Guy

    I’ll just forward this

  • Curious

    Why do game controllers use X,Y,A,B?

    • ✪ aidan harris ✪

      Xbox? Or does the origin of the X,Y,A and B buttons go back further than that?

  • Ignacio Irigoyen

    I really like this, but they lost me with the dual thumbsticks in diferent postitions, I’m more of a PS joystick kind of guy

    • 4p0c4lyps3

      Dude, rlly. U actually prefer a PS controller? To each his own, I guess. More power to ya.

      • Ignacio Irigoyen

        Yes, I have and xbox 360 and a PS3, and if I have to chose for the same title I play in the PS, as I found the joystick more confortable.

  • Jeff

    Looks like an old 90’s gaming commercial. I approve.

    • Falk M.

      The 90’s were the shit man

    • Kristen Vacketta

      I wonder if that was an intentional strategy, to market to particular gaming age groups.

      (Or maybe just unintentionally 90s, which is never a bad thing.)

  • Dave

    Looks cool. I wish that there was an iPhone 4/4s version.

  • 4p0c4lyps3

    It’s to my liking. Especially like the offset dual thumb stick placement a la Xbox . PS controllers do nothing but cramp my hands. If it is of solid build, looks extremely promising. And it’s about gd time.

  • 4p0c4lyps3

    What racing game is tht running in the above pic of the phone and controller?

    • Arjay Dioquino Antonio

      Asphalt 8 airborne

  • Merman123

    99 is overpriced. I’ll wait for competition to flow in.

  • I’m curious about the game support. Will it work on every game or does need the developer to make it compatible like the old non-official controllers?

    Thanks 🙂

  • Of course, cause the iPhone 4S is just too old…

  • NaSty

    I shall quietly wait for Logitech’s controller