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MOGA Bluetooth Controller for Android Arrives October 21

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 7 comments

PowerA's MOGA brings you one step closer to the ultimate mobile gaming experience.

Yes, there are more than a handful of different smartphone gamepad controllers and accessories out there, but it's hard to deny that PowerA's MOGA Bluetooth Controller looks pretty darn good. With smartphones becoming more and more powerful and mobile gaming become more advanced, it certainly makes sense that accessory makers are rushing to create their own unique gamepad controllers.
But as entertaining as poking your phone can be, the only way to truly harness the gaming potential of smartphone or tablet devices is with the use of a proper controller. Touchscreens, gyroscopes and accelerometers are great, but nothing compares to a good old fashioned multi-button controller. That's where MOGA comes in. Snapping onto your smartphone, the controller connects via Bluetooth for an enhanced mobile gaming experience.

The only downside is that MOGA is only compatible with Android games that are made specifically for gamepads. The good news is PowerA has already worked out deals with major mobile game developers such as Gameloft, Namco, Sega, Atari and Remedy Entertainment. The controller is set to release October 21, with a price tag of $50.


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    nvidiaguy07 , September 22, 2012 4:59 PM
    No thanks.

    Bought one of these a few months ago and i love it. http://buy.thegameklip.com/

    I dont do any hardcore gaming on my phone, but right now im replaying my favorite rpg's from when i was younger. When im out, the on screen controller is good enough. When im home on the couch, pop this on and its great. And only 15 bucks (assuming you already have a ps3 controller - which IMO is probably way better and has more uses than this stupid thing)
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    samwelaye , September 22, 2012 6:35 PM
    nvidiaguy07No thanks.Bought one of these a few months ago and i love it. http://buy.thegameklip.com/


    Yup. And its made right here in the USA, right near Seattle. Ive been wanting to pick one up, but sadly I don't have one of the phones he makes that for :( 
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    knowom , September 22, 2012 6:44 PM
    Seems pointless when people can use either Wii or PS3 Bluetooth controllers all ready. The PS3 controller looks better and probably feels better anyway. In fact I think even the Xbox 360 controllers are usable on android.
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    nvidiaguy07 , September 22, 2012 6:58 PM
    knowomSeems pointless when people can use either Wii or PS3 Bluetooth controllers all ready. The PS3 controller looks better and probably feels better anyway. In fact I think even the Xbox 360 controllers are usable on android.

    360 controllers are, but your stuck with the cord.

    samwelayeYup. And its made right here in the USA, right near Seattle. Ive been wanting to pick one up, but sadly I don't have one of the phones he makes that for

    Just check your phone dimensions and get one that is similar. My SGS2 with the case on it almost fits the one i bought for my galaxy nexus - and theyre fairly different sizes.
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    adbat , September 22, 2012 7:54 PM
    It's a step in the right direction. But a small one.
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    razor512 , September 23, 2012 5:15 AM
    why not just get a cheaper wireless PS3 controller, they work great with android smartphones and tablets (I use mine to play GTA 3 and a few other games on the tablet.
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    maqsabre , September 24, 2012 6:19 PM
    from a hardcore gamer's perspective,
    a controller for shitty games on android is an absolute NO