PowerA

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PowerA is a video game peripheral manufacturer known for its MOGA line of controllers.

History[edit]

PowerA is based in Woodinville, Washington.[1]

MOGA controller series[edit]

The original MOGA controller (later branded the MOGA Pocket) was released on October 21, 2012.[2] connects to Android phones via Bluetooth and can hold any phone up to 3.2 inches wide through its MOGA Arm, an extendable phone grip that folds in when not in use. [2] MOGA-optimized apps can be found and installed through the MOGA Pivet app.[3] It is powered by two triple-A batteries.

Released April 15, 2013, The MOGA Pro featured a new larger design with an added D-pad and four shoulder buttons. It looks similar to the Xbox 360 controller.[1] The batttery system was updated to an internal USB rechargeable battery. VentureBeat's Dean Takahashi called it "one of the many new devices that will aid smartphones and tablets in their attempt to dethrone dedicated game consoles and portable game controllers".[1]

The MOGA Hero Power was released October 28, 2013. Keeping the same button scheme as the Pro controller, it was made smaller and more portable. Also, the ability to charge your phone while playing was added, due to a built-in 1800 mAh internal battery, deemed MOGA Boost Technology.

The MOGA Pro Power was released November 4, 2013. The design remained similar to the original MOGA Pro. The main difference was the added built-in phone charger.

Entering into the iOS market, PowerA released the MOGA Ace on December 6, 2014. It featured an all new design. It expands from the middle, allowing for select iDevices to be placed in the center, with controls on each side. Like the other recent models, it allows the device to charge while gaming. Due to the built-in Apple Lightning charging port, it only supports the iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, and IPod Touch (5th generation).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Takahashi, Dean (January 14, 2013). "PowerA’s Moga Pro gives you a console gaming experience wherever you go". VentureBeat. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Corriea, Alexa Ray (September 20, 2012). "MOGA Android mobile gaming peripheral coming October 21st, priced at $49.99". Polygon. Vox Media. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 
  3. ^ store.mogaanywhere.com/Products/CPFA000253-01