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Make iPhone gaming more fun with this Xbox-style controller [Review] ★★★★

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PowerA MOGA XP5-i Plus review★★★★
The PowerA MOGA XP5-i Plus game controller works beautifully with a range of Apple devices. And there's an iPhone mount, too.
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The PowerA Moga XP5-i Plus has the same basic design as an Xbox controller, but with a focus on Apple devices. Put your iPhone in the adjustable mount, or remove the mount for iPad or Apple TV gaming.

It stands out from the crowd with a built-in battery for recharging your handset while you play. Plus, PowerA added a couple of useful extra buttons.

I’ve enjoyed gaming on the Moga XP5-i Plus for a few weeks now. Here’s why.

Make your iPhone more fun with GameSir X2 side-by-side game controller with Lightning

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Make your iPhone more fun with GameSir X2 side-by-side game controller with Lightning
The GameSir X2 Lightning wraps a game controller around your iPhone.
Photo: GameSir

On-screen game controls can be hard to use, but the GameSir X2 Lightning Mobile Gaming Controller adds physical buttons and joysticks to your iPhone. This newly-launched version includes a Lightning connector, making Bluetooth unnecessary.

In a related development, the GameSir F7 Claw Tablet Game Controller for larger devices is now available on Amazon.

Nimbus+ Wireless Gamepad Controller is an MFi controller with clickable joysticks, 50-hour battery, more

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Nimbus+ Wireless Gamepad Controller
What better way to take your iOS gaming to the next level?
Photo: SteelSeries

SteelSeries, the worldwide leader in gaming peripherals, announced its new Nimbus+ Wireless Gamepad Controller for Apple devices Tuesday.

The Nimbus+ improves on the original Nimbus controller by adding a plethora of new features. These include clickable joysticks, new Hall effect triggers, and an impressive 50-hour battery which should make it perfect for gaming during your weekly commute. Once those become a thing again.