If you’re an Apple Arcade subscriber, you can check out PowerA’s new iPhone controller.
The PowerA MOGA XP5-i Plus controller for iPhone devices seems to be suitable for playing Apple Arcade’s vast library. And it’s available to buy from PowerA’s own store and Amazon for $79.99 (about £66.99 / AU$114.99). Other regions and pricing have yet to be announced, however.
What makes the MOGA XP5-i Plus particularly attractive? The main feature should be its built-in 3,000mAh power bank. This will allow the controller to charge your phone when it’s plugged in, keeping you up to date for longer gaming sessions.
The controller also features customizable button mapping, allowing you to switch inputs based on your needs and preferences. This should be a winning feature for not only playing the best Apple Arcade games but also popular mobile titles like PUBG Mobile and Apex Legends.
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We’ve all been there. You’ve just arrived at a crucial boss fight in a JRPG like Fantasian, or the final round of PUBG Mobile… but your phone’s battery has other ideas. That’s something we hope will be a thing of the past with the MOGA XP5-i Plus’s built-in power bank.
This is what I feel is the crowning feature of the PowerA controller, especially for avid Apple Arcade players. And while it’s not the first mobile controller to have a power bank built in (PowerA’s excellent MOGA XP5-X Plus introduced one a few years ago), this latest iteration is a huge win for iOS device owners who want to play games on the go. longer.
This brings me to what is perhaps the biggest drawback of the MOGA XP5-i Plus. As it is adapted for iOS devices like iPhone, iPad and Apple TV 4K, you will not be able to use it on other platforms like Android.
That’s a shame, but PowerA has a solid track record of manufacturing quality mobile controllers for a variety of platforms. The aforementioned MOGA XP5-X Plus, for example, works with all the best Android phones.
Still, if you have an iOS device, I think PowerA’s latest controller is one to watch. That’s especially true if you’re interested in Apple Arcade’s list of games, which features many console-quality titles that are a cut above Apple’s App Store.