MOGA Mobile pocket gaming system for Android hands-on

MOGA Mobile pocket gaming system for Android hands-on
The video game industry isn’t what it was like several years ago, as mobile smartphones have increasingly intruded the space. Nowadays, it seems as though game developers can bank the most amount of money by developing games for mobile – as opposed to the usual routine of sticking with the console scene. On one hand, these developers seek to employ various slick touch controls for their games, but certain ones, it seems as though a good old fashion gamepad would suffice the most.

Do you yearn for your traditional console gamepad when playing some of your favorite mobile games? Well, you’re probably well aware about this company called MOGA, which produces the MOGA Mobile pocket gaming system for Android devices. Providing gamers with that familiar control scheme and feel, this portable game pad comes in handy with certain games. In terms of design, it doesn’t really have an aggressive style to make it jump out us – though, we’re amazed by how light it is for its size. In fact, it’s hardly noticeable, which is primarily attributed to its all-plastic construction.

Even though we appreciate the dual-analog sticks that come in handy with certain gaming genres, we’re not particularly fond of their flat feel. To tell you the truth, it’s not the same kind of analog sticks you’d find with the XBOX 360 and PS3 controllers, but rather, it’s similar to the dinky ones on Sony’s PSP portable console. Regardless of that, it’s nice that the control setup is a familiar one – almost identical to what we find on existing console gamepads.

However, its unique feature is found in the way we’re able to attach our smartphone to it. Now, if there’s one complaint, we have to say that it requires two triple-A batteries to run, instead of a rechargeable battery. Priced modestly at $50, we’re certain mobile gamers will adore the gamepad experience – as opposed to touch controls, which can sometimes occupy a lot of the space on a smartphone or tablet.



1. H2SO4

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

ugly design!

2. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

Good controller, i got one only minor complaints i got is the thumb sticks are a little flushed in making it not as comfortable as console controllers, and the games list for it is not a very "deep" selection yet. but other than that, its a solid device for mobile gaming, making games that would normally be hard to play using touch screen controlls, a breeze.

3. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

I got one of these for free a while back, the company was giving them out for free for a day and all you had to pay was shipping. Which is nice, because for $50, I would've just gotten a ps3 controller and that GameKlip.

4. k1ng617

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

I have one paired to my Note 2. I feel it doesn't react fast enough to twitch games such as fighting or music/beat games.

5. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

waste of the money :P if the device is moblie and handheld why on earth will i place it on tabel to play with this thing

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