PowerA’s rechargable iOS 7 gaming controller debuts this week

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Check out our review of the Moga Ace Power iOS 7 gaming controller.

Back in June, Apple announced that it would license off the rights to manufacturers looking to create game controllers compatible with its latest operating system, iOS 7. From that point on it was a race to the market to see who could get a gaming peripheral out first. There are a few competitors, but PowerA’s new Moga Ace Power controller is there on day one.

Arriving in stores on November 20, the controller will retail for $100. A built-in extendable clamp wraps around an iPhone or iPod Touch, giving it an appearance similar to a handheld gaming device, not unlike the PS Vita. The controller connects via the Lightning port (introduced with the iPhone 5), offers dual analog sticks, a D-pad, and two shoulder buttons on each side. It also features a built-in 1,800 mAh battery that recharges the iPhone or iPod while in use. 

At the moment there are only a handful of games running on iOS that will be able to fully take advantage of the new controller, but while PowerA may be among the first on the market, it certainly won’t be the last. Several other manufacturers have already announced their intentions to release similar products, which should ignite the interests in developers.