MOGA Working on New Bluetooth iOS 7 Game Controller

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MOGA today announced that it is working on a successor to its original MOGA Ace Power iOS 7 game controller, sending out a teaser image that depicts a controller with a new Bluetooth-compatible design.

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The original MOGA Ace Power was compatible only with the iPhone due to its need to connect to the phone's Lightning port, but it appears the second version will utilize Bluetooth instead, connecting to both the iPhone and the iPad much like the SteelSeries Stratus.

MOGA's first controller was criticized for both its poor build quality and its high price tag, two issues that have plagued all of the iOS 7 controllers released thus far. It is possible that with more time to work on the hardware, MOGA's second controller could have a substantially better build quality.

Aside from Bluetooth connectivity, it's hard to discern much about the new controller based on the teaser image. Like its successor, it has dual analog sticks, a d-pad, and a set of action buttons.

MOGA plans to unveil its new controller at the Game Developer's Conference in San Francisco, which begins on March 17.

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87 months ago
Please don't be $80
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87 months ago
Considering the DualShock 4 is

1) The best controller EVER
2) Pairs with anything over bluetooth

I wish whatever Apple has blocking it from talking to iOS would just go away. I use that controller on my Mac and gaming PC and it's magnificent. Hell, the PC can even use its trackpad for mouse input.
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87 months ago
Unless the iPhone has dual-pairing Bluetooth (I don't know merely because I only have the one device to connect), I prefer the lightning connector style controller.

I enjoy my Jaybird Bluebuds X way too much.
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87 months ago
Wow - you can see the crap quality of their controller already just from this picture. Visible holes that are presumably for screws and huge seams. Retarded ridges around the D-pad. This looks like something I'd expect to see at Five Below, and I wouldn't be willing to buy it at any price outside of what Five Below would charge.

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or even Wii U controllers.

I actually like the Wii U's controller a lot. I'd go as far as say it's the best controller I've ever held, though I must admit that I've never touched a 360, One, PS3, or PS4 controller (I have used the original Xbox's controller and the PS1/2 controllers, as well as nearly all of Nintendo's controllers. I think I've even used a Sega controller way back when Sega made consoles.) I suspect you haven't tried using the Wii U controller - it looks awkward but it's actually quite comfortable to hold and control everything with. My only gripe is the screen is really spotty at picking up touches with your fingers (it works much better if you use the stylus) and it's not multitouch. But all the physical controls feel great, the gyro, rumble, and sounds are great, great battery life, and the screen isn't bad so long as you use the stylus.
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