With the Moga XP5-X Plus, PowerA has introduced a new smartphone controller for Microsoft’s xbox cloud gaming streaming platform Project xCloud. Due to the typical Xbox controller layout, with this new PowerA Xbox controller experienced gamers should be able to find their way immediately, an integrated power bank extends the life of the smartphone.
At first glance, the new PowerA Moga XP5-X Plus looks very similar to an Xbox One controller (approx. $80 on Bestbuy), but apart from the smartphone holder included, the PowerA controller differs from the Microsoft controller model primarily because of the integrated power bank. A smartphone can be charged via the USB-A port, while the Bluetooth controller itself can be supplied with energy via a micro USB connection.
However, the battery only has a capacity of 3,000 mAh, which should extend the runtime by barely 50 percent, especially with modern gaming smartphones. If desired, the controller can also be connected wirelessly via Bluetooth 4.2, both with a smartphone and with a tablet or a PC. Two buttons can be freely programmed without having to use any software.
PowerA will deliver the Moga XP5-X Plus by September 14th, 2020, priced at $69.99 and it can be pre-ordered via the Amazon.com website. A perfect timing, because xbox cloud gaming Project xCloud officially starts for Android smartphones in mid-September, with an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription (approx. $14.99 per month on Bestbuy) customers can do more than 100 games on your smartphone at one touch.
Earlier this year, PowerA has introduced a Doom Eternal Switch controller with a matt black housing, red buttons, Bluetooth 5.2, configurable buttons, LEDs for displaying the battery status, the player number, and is powered by two AA batteries that are said to last for 30 hours, priced at $49.99 only on Amazon online store.