You can tell we're getting closer to the launch of iOS 7 controller with the rate that things are leaking, or, at least, that's how this typically works. Right now we've got two main contenders, the Logitech offering, which per @evleaksis going to be called the "Powershell" and the MOGA Ace Power. Over the weekend, a YouTube SNAFU resulted in a trailer for the MOGA Ace Power to briefly pop up. Thanks to the wonders of the internet, once something is out there, it's out there. Here's a mirror of it:

There's no amazing revelations to come out of the video other than confirmation that it has R1/R2 and L1/L2 buttons which weren't visible in previous leaks. It is neat to see it in 3D though, particularly with an iPhone in it, as it really gives you a good idea of its size. As far as pricing is concerned, you'd think the MOGA Ace Power would be the same $59 as its Android counterpart, but per The Verge and a now offline Google cache, the pricing was set to $99.

A $99 price point would put the MOGA Ace Power perfectly in line with other iPhone battery cases, although obviously the MOGA variation does way more. Additionally, the Logitech branding of "Powershell" makes me wonder if their controller is also going to have a battery in it and similar pricing.

Either way, the rumor mill is now pointing at mid-November for these releases, so, we shouldn't have too much longer to wildly speculate.

  • cobbyco

    $99? A bit steep for a controller!

    $59? That's more like it...

    • MkRwilliams

      Amen

    • cobbyco

      Who am I kidding, I'd buy it with both my lungs if I had to.

      The problem is normal gamers won't give up their vital organs for a controller. They need to hit it right with the pricing.

      • nini

        Momma did warn me about them abnormal gamers when it came to controller pricin'.

    • TheEvilRobot

      Ya definitely not paying $100 for a controller lol they must be dreaming

      • http://iqsoup.com/ iqSoup

        Don't worry--I foresee massive price drops after the first couple months. They are banking that people will go crazy and have to have "the latest tech-toy" for Christmas. My guess is once the rush from all the tech geeks and hardcore gamers dies down we'll see this thing settle to the established ~$60 price point we see Droid controllers selling at.

    • ZarieoZ

      Not gonna pay 99$ for a controller, my limit is 59$ cause it's alreday gonna cost me double to get it shipped to my country. Official Xbox controllers are 29$ on amazon and I recall they started at 59$ or so, but 39 is the best. It will be monopoly at first so prices will be high but once competition starts prices will go down.

      • cobbyco

        What we really need is a lot of $10 crap to drive the prices of the good controllers down.

    • Boris Nguetie

      Duude!! I get your point and i kinda agree BUT!!! Battery case man!!! Its the reason why i'd have got this one even for 150$!!

      • PresidentZer0

        I don't want a battery case, I want an controller.

      • Boris Nguetie

        well then you'll go for another controller and the world will move on. but you know there are other people like me who like to play when travelling in the bus or the plane and there's just no way the crappy iphone battery life can handle such things and the fact that YOUR GAMING VIA BLUETOOTH doesn't make things better so yeah..... its not like that move was completly pointless

      • iAjent

        I completely agree. The addition of a battery is awesome. I just hope they get a supplier deal with a retail chain in the UK. Hopefully, unless Apple announce their own controller (unlikely) the Apple stores will stock it.

      • cobbyco

        Amazon UK sells both current MOGA controllers for android, officially from MOGA themselves.

    • {SQUEEK}

      Would like to see the reviews of it first... However with xmas coming and a small hinting of gift certificates... I find it do able.

      Now what i want to see is the list of games i can use it with and future games.

    • JJE McManus

      At $100 it will have to be as good as the upcoming PS4 and XBox controllers. The inevitable comparisons will be made.
      OFAP: a controller costs $60. Not hitting that price point gives your Marketing folks ulcers.

    • http://buzzabit.com/aaron/ Aaron Sullivan

      It's a battery for the phone and a controller. There will likely be many other options available if you don't want a battery.

      I like this combo though. If I'm going to lug around a controller it's nice to know it will keep my phone charged in a bind, too.

  • MkRwilliams

    OHH MY JIZZLE

    • nini

      Ew.

    • defunct32

      I don't understand your daddy joke about Logic and Logictech! Please shed some light!

  • defunct32

    Price don't matter I'm willing to shell out (as long as it's not outrageous) the $, i'm dying to be in control especially in games like Secret of Mana!

  • lr1919

    Can't wait to use this with a FPS...

    • MkRwilliams

      Amen

  • Game.PN

    Ipad needs controllers becaues they big and why Iphones? Plus $99 for the controller why you do this!!!! :(

    • MkRwilliams

      They probably have trolls within logitech...

      And a massive "Logic" Meme Center ;)

      • MkRwilliams

        See what i did??? "Logic" and "Logitech"??

        Hehe

        Father jokes....you never get them until you become one :3

      • MkRwilliams

        And sorry for the "spam" guys... Or should i say, guys?

        Hehe

      • anabolicMike

        Put the Percocet down and step away from the computer sir. Its better for all of us sir. Thank you.

  • Piph

    A hundred dollars for an iPhone controller?

    Ehhhh.... Not enough games have compatibility to make accessories like this a necessity, and I can think of about 99 other things I could spend cash like that on.

    I think they'd do better at a lower price. Way more likely gamers will be vulnerable to an impulse buy.

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      Again, as I mentioned in the article, this is offering greater functionality than a product which already flies off shelves at $99. I'm sure there will be cheaper battery-less offerings.

  • Zaraf

    Will games need to be updated to have controller support? Or will there be some native auto translation for basic controls?

  • oddyoh

    Looks good...cheesy ad, but whatever. I'll pay whatever it costs, depending on supported titles, which should hopefully grow exponentially now!

  • Varyl

    The article calls it both the"MOGA Ace" and "MOBA Ace" guessing the former due to seeing it more though.

  • Trev1

    I see 99 a issue .... But with 100 game compatability ...maybe I can work it out...but rather pay 99 for a iPhone/ipad controller

  • abdul.wahab

    Does it support the iPad ??

    • C. Stubb

      Is that a joke? Please tell me it's a joke…

      • Naraka

        Doesn't appear to support ipad from the video. They have a shot of the box and what it supports near the end. I was hoping it was iPhone as it is shown. Then when you collapse it becomes a Bluetooth only controller for ipad (it does have a battery). But unfortunately doesn't look like it.

  • PresidentZer0

    The price is a joke.

  • JudahJames

    Why is this such big news? I've had an Icade controller for years. Plus $99 seems a little pricy. At that price I better get some rumble effect. :)

    • crunc

      iCade does not have analog sticks, nor L1/L2/R1/R2. Not saying the price is right, but this is quite a bit better than iCade.

      • Site Untitled

        Also, I think iCade uses a custom third party API that emulates a bluetooth keyboard. These new controllers use the new iOS 7 gamepad API supplied directly by apple, so support should be bigger. Not sure if iCade will update the firmware to support the Apple gamepad API or not.

      • Zwilnik

        They'd have to make a new iCade. The MFI controllers are very different in spec. iCade's a good controller, but a bit of a hack in the way it hooks up.

      • http://buzzabit.com/aaron/ Aaron Sullivan

        I bet someone is working on a hobby kit to rig it up using the new spec. If not, someone should. :)

      • Site Untitled

        That's interesting, I wasn't quite sure what the differences were - i.e., if it was a hardware or firmware thing.

      • thisisraf

        I've been using a PS3 controller for a while now, its cheaper, has dual analog sticks and all the same buttoms as this thing. ^_^

    • JudahJames

      Another thing about these add-on controllers(and again this is having owned the iCade) is it really cuts down on the portability. The major reason I think mobile gaming took off is that it's in these tiny little devices we've all got in our pockets. My iCade, while fun for certain types of games, never really leaves the house and therefor was more of a novelty than a serious add-on. Toss in the fact that this new controller was access to all the ports on my phone and we have a deal breaker.

      • Site Untitled

        I'm going to either keep mine in my bag or my glove compartment, most of the time my phone will just be in its regular wallet case and I'll only put this on when I want to play games.

  • abdul.wahab

    So a next gen controller ( ps4 or xb1 ) for 60 or this with 100 ???

  • MkRwilliams

    "Cause i got 99 problems and -$39 wont be one" - Jay-Z

  • Nekkedsnake

    $99? damn that's pricy. this thing is at a $60 above Console controllers for goodness sake. it's a neat idea but too much for my blood. i'll stick to my touch controls

  • Boris Nguetie

    OK FOR THOSE COMPLAINING ABOUT THE PRICE i've got a solution....just dont buy it!! the thing is there will be other controllers without the battery charging feature and they'll cost a lot less!! how much do you think a battery case for iphone cost?? DID YOU FREAKIN' read the article?? or you eyes just snapped on the 99$? this battery thing for me is the huge point that got me sold about the controller now if some others aren't satisfied with that just wait for the logitech, the gamecase or whatever the hell is gonna come out next!!

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      ...but complaining about the price of things is all I know. :(

      • Holcman

        Lol

      • http://iqsoup.com/ iqSoup

        To be fair its a pretty high price for a controller. Sure its a battery charger too and maybe it has a built in bat signal too, but at the end of the day its still a just a controller. How much was a SNES controller--like $12 at Toys R Us? I mean we live in a day where entire consoles can now be bought for $99.

        I'll be excited to see the price for a model that doesn't include a battery charger.

    • anabolicMike

      It's worth a hundred bucks for the extended battery life. Those games just eat through my 5s battery life

  • Rejera

    Well, like most people here, I think it's a little pricy, but I'll wait on my final judgement until release.

  • clocknova

    I want to know if it can be used as a wireless controller for an iPad or (future app-capable) AppleTV when it is in its compressed form without the iPhone. Seems like a natural feature to have.

    • http://buzzabit.com/aaron/ Aaron Sullivan

      I'd like to know this as well. It'd be a shame if it didn't work that way. There is no technical limitation I can think of as it works through bluetooth.

  • timmfox

    Trailer said only for iPhone 5 versions. Any word on a 4s or 4 controller?

    • sticktron

      Likely due to the lightening port.

  • Mike

    I wouldn't even pay $59, actually.

  • Pocketnova

    The funny part is, the phone in the trailer isn't running iOS 7....

  • FuzzyPuffin

    Waiting for the Bluetooth versions. I don't want a case version because I don't want to buy a new one every time I get a new iPhone, and I don't want to deal with the hassle of removing my normal case just to play a game. And if I ever get an iPad, the ability to use it there would be nice.

  • antennatree

    Would everyone please stop complaining about the price and start complaining about how ugly this thing is? This is on par with the NVidia Shield and the original XBox as far as tasteless design goes. Would anyone over 13 be caught dead with this thing in public?

    How hard is it to simply design a control add-on that makes your iPhone look as sleek as a PS Vita?

    • thisisraf

      I'd be happy to be caught in public with it ^_^ and i'm 27

  • http://mikelightman.com/blog mikelite

    Doesn't look like it attaches to the headphone jack. How does it work with headphone? Or does it not?

  • Tizz986

    I think the story here is that the video shows the "closed" mode as a portability feature, not a gamin mode. Which may mean you have to have the phone in the device to work.

    That would make this a no go for me since I am unwilling to pull my phone out of its case every time I want to use the controller. No to mention that it would mean there is no iPad support for this one.

    Great for some, not for me.

  • razorracer83

    I might get this because there is a rarity of battery cases for my iPod Touch 5G (The Blason battery case is only $20 less, and of course has no controller functions), and I am a big fan of the MOGA controllers (have a MOGA Pocket and a MOGA Pro). I wish the MOGA Ace Power was cross-compatible with Android, but you can't win them all.

  • oxmuzzle

    Doesn't look like it uses bluetooth. So no ipad? Haha. I smell an iteration coming a few months down the road. Oh hey! $150 for new fangeled wireless controller that also works with your ipad! Day one perch, son!

  • shieldser99

    Compatible with 4s?

    • cobbyco

      Nope.
      And don't expect any of the main players to do a 4/4S controller.

  • AlexMilo

    The real challenge comes when you're trying to take a call with this thing without looking like an idiot.

  • ScotDamn

    So I must be alone in thinking a controller takes away what makes touch device gaming unique.

    • Retero

      There will still be uniquely touch games, but why not open the platform to controller-based games as well.

  • ScotDamn

    Not to mention, it looks ridiculous. There just isn't a good way to do this. These are mobile phones! Sure, turn the touch device into a touch screen controller for an Apple TV console but this, this is silly.

    Will that even fit in a pocket?

  • bigjack66

    Why do you want controllers? I love the touch screen that's why I got the ipod if I wanted a controller of use my 360!

    • PresidentZer0

      Good for you.... Good for you...

  • JRaynor

    apart from the huge size to make portable loss all meaning i would first go with a vita/3ds is i have to chose

    It's so hard to make the controller in a sort of case in a look like the psp go?

    • pkmaximum

      For real, I just bought a Playstation Vita off Craigslist for $80....seriously! It pains me that I know people are going to toss $100 at this piece of garbage, and by garbage I mean by and large compared to quality portable game consoles that pretty much are sold at a similar price point now.

  • iAmTheWalrus

    Anyone remember the iMpulse controllers? TA had an article on them about two years ago on its kickstarter fund. It was basically the tiniest Bluetooth controller for iPhone/iPad. Well, their kickstarter was funded (way back when), and the controllers were /just/ finished and shipped a few months ago, just in time to become completely obsolete.
    Pretty annoying, considering I backed like $40.

  • chief78

    $99 is not bad for a controller/phone charging unit. Look at it as just a power extender (which, you guessed it, costs at least $99), and all of a sudden the fact that it will support games going forward for 5s and up is pretty cool. This looks like a solid deal as long as the analogs and buttons don't feel cheap. I'm interested to see how this one turns out...more to offer than Logitech's...

  • ramon31

    Every forum page there are people crying about prices, it's time to cull those people. I'm really getting sick of it.
    If you don't like the price don't get it!
    Do you go to a Ferrari Dealer and protest with signs about the price of the cars....no you don't, so why should you do it here then!

    • Unfrozen

      I love the analogy.

    • PresidentZer0

      We are just here to share our opinion, deal with it.

      • dariusjr98

        President Zero, why are you so mean?

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  • Th3R3n3gad3

    Finally, thumb sticks on a controller, I'm tired of the icade mobile already!

  • http://www.touchpadgames.com/ TouchPadGames

    Total Fail. I'm not taking my iPhone out of the case. Sorry. These controllers need to be able to use with cases or make them Bluetooth.

  • Himanshu Modi

    I don't think $99 is too much of an issue if it comes with a battery pack. Bigger issue will be that, if there are gamers here who keep their phone encased in those protective cases, I am guessing putting the controller on will be a lot of hassle. Clip-on sort of controllers would be easier for folks like that. Besides, they could be designed to work both on iPad and iPhone

  • http://iqsoup.com/ iqSoup

    Here's an idea--why don't they just add support for Playstation and Xbox controllers? Or the Bluetooth controllers that already exist for PC/Mac? We all probably already own a drawer full of various wireless controllers--controllers which essentially have the exact same button layout as this thing. Then we don't have to buy anything at all! There are plenty of controllers already out there--no need to reinvent the wheel.

    There's no reason they couldn't do that except it would mean Apple giving up their power and control "Apple. Its our way or the highway. Get used to it." Although I will say I'm very happy to see Apple finally give a crap about iOS gamers. I'm just not going to purchase a $100 controller any time soon.

  • pocketpcandgeek

    Ok now with this video, i really say it's a crapy copy of the @PhonJoy Pad ! Except there is a battery, but who care about battery oO..

  • GameIoft

    Faggots buy our controller

  • Suji

    I'm on 4s though, I thought one of the reason for the Adjustable back was for it to fit the 4s as well, I guess they can't because the iphone 5 is thinner.

  • hourglass

    Lower the price and I'm in.

    Or I could just get an Xbox One and reasonably priced controllers.