Last year, MOGA was first to the MFi controller market with the MOGA Ace Power. It was a very good effort, but it also had its shortcomings as a directly connected device. It was also less than full size. In their second attempt, MOGA is launching the Rebel, a new Bluetooth controller not dissimilar form their Android line. The Bluetooth connection allows it to work not only with the iPhone 5-series and 5th generation iPod Touch, but the iPad 4 and Air, plus both iPad Minis. I would also assume the Rebel will work with the newly announced iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, though MOGA has yet to confirm this.
The MOGA Rebel is full size. It has the standard button complement of twin analog sticks, a D-pad, ABXY action buttons, and L1/2 and R1/2 shoulder buttons plus the iOS pause button. Unlike the Acer Power and their Android Pro Power, it does not supply power to the device, but has 680mAh for its own uses. That’s rechargeable through MicroUSB. For iPads, it acts much like a conventional Playstation or Xbox controller. iPhones and iPod Touches can be mounted on an arm that puts your phone in a convenient and comfortable viewing position. The clasp extends up to 3.75″ which should be more than enough for even the new iPhone 6 Plus. I dare to say you should be able to use the iPhones in a case as well. As for games, it will work with any that is compatible with the iOS controller API.
The MOGA Rebel will cost $79.99 and will be out on September 17th. You can pre-order it now.