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The MOGA controller add-on was already pretty attractive for users of Android handsets who wanted more traditional control for their games, but the new pro that’s about to be unveiled at this week’s CES just might be irresistible.

Power A will officially reveal the MOGA pro this week, but we’ve got a good deal of info on the unit to share already courtesy of the company. Basically, think of the pro as a full on console-style controller for your phone. Sound good? It does to me- though touch screen games are improving vastly since exploding onto the scene a few years back, most of the faster titles can still be a little bit on the frustrating side to play 100% of the time.

Yeah the MOGA pro may look a little… uh… ‘off’ while you’ve got it attached to your handset, but this is an add-on that console gamers might want to take a serious look at. As you can (sorta) tell from the pic, the pro sports a full compliment of console-centric control options.

Features of the MOGA Pro include a full-sized console-style grips, precision dual analog sticks, 4 action buttons, a classic directional pad, two shoulder buttons, two shoulder triggers, rechargeable batteries, USB charging cord and a tablet stand. Additionally, MOGA Pro comes with the full support of the MOGA Mobile Gaming System, including wireless Bluetooth synching with Android phones and tablets, the MOGA arm that secures phones up to 3.2 inches wide and the MOGA Pivot App.

The MOGA pro (much like the standard controller) is compatible with a pretty impressive range of games from some good to great mobile publishers and developers too (check the list here). That’s a big plus given the number of controllers on the market that only play nice with a certain selection of titles.

Look for the MOGA pro to be available (exclusively for the Android operating system) this Spring.

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  • Yeah it seriously does. Still, if they made it for iOS I'd get one. I just can't get used to playing FPS' on a touch screen.

  • I want Apple to hurry up and make an official controller for iOS. Every developer would support that, and I reckon it would look awesome, to boot.

  • This.

    I bought an 8bitty thinking it was compatible with a hell of a lot more than it is. I flat out refuse to buy another pad that I have to check the compatibility list for. Get moving on one or license something Apple!

  • Agreed. Too many controllers and no consistency in support. It won't be fixed until Apple endorses a controller/ produces one of its own.

  • Exactly. All of these android gaming startups (Moga, Green Throttle, Game Stick, Ouya, Nvidia[!?]) are neat and all, but the problem remains that mobile game development still revolves around iOS!
    It would seem to me a big reason why none of these startups are focusing on that market is because EVERYONE and their 'nana are expecting that official Apple gamepad announcement any week now. As Jason says, checking compatibility lists is not going to cut it…but even if Apple doesn't release its own controller (money on the table), as long as they christen a definitive spec, that would be good enough to get the developer ball rolling.

  • Well I'm just glad this MOGA controller actually includes a d-pad. I do also like that the ugly "arm" folds away and the rechargeable batteries were a must in this era of plug-and-charge.
    Actually, I am in the market for a good 360-pad for playing games on PC (Microsoft's dpad leaves a bit to be desired). Power-A's Mini Pro EX controller looks promising!
    Any other recommendations, gentlemen?

  • Power A makes a fine product Andrew. I use their PS3 pad as my standard controller and have their Wii mini remote and 'chuck as well. Good stuff all around. As for MS' controller, the one with the transforming d-pad is actually pretty nice. I've used it on for a bunch of games where I prefer the pad to the stick and have gotten along with it just fine.
    Another option for you might be the Xbox pad that Razer produces. That's what I normally use on my PC games and while it is wired, it's really great and the cable is LONG.
    Best of luck picking one out man!

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