Back when I reviewed the original MOGA controller, I had two problems with the controller. First off, the software was cumbersome (though I didn't cover using third-party drivers to use it with emulators or anything like that), and secondly, while it was a good size, it still felt just a little too small. Well, the MOGA Pro solves at least one of these problems by being bigger, better, and more button-y.

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As with the original version, the controller includes a flip-up arm that can grip phones as large as 3.2" wide (not to be confused with the diagonal screen size measurement). In my tests, I was able to fit the original Galaxy Note in the old model. Hopefully this one will be as versatile. If you happen to have a phone that's really big, or a tablet, the kit also comes with a stand you can use to prop up your device to get your game on. In addition to the size change, the Pro version will also come with an extra pair of trigger buttons, as well as the regular assortment of press-ables that the previous unit (and basically every game controller in the universe for the last 5 years) had.

PowerA says the new MOGA Pro will be available in Spring of 2013. No pricing info is available yet, though.

Source: BusinessWire

MOGA™ Mobile Gaming System Expands to Include Console-Style MOGA Pro Controller

MOGA Pro Unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas This Week

2013 International CES

WOODINVILLE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PowerAunveils a new addition to the MOGA™ Mobile Gaming System at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, January 8-11 -- the console-style MOGA Pro Controller. MOGA Pro is a full-featured mobile game controller that transforms your Android into a mobile gaming system and brings a familiarity console gamers will appreciate.

“Now more than ever, mobile gamers will feel at home with a traditional controller while playing the huge variety of games available on the MOGA Mobile Gaming System.”

Features of the MOGA Pro include 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 response to our MOGA pocket-sized controller from Android gamers has been fantastic, and we’re now excited to give mobile gamers true, console-style control with MOGA Pro," said Eric Bensussen, President of PowerA. “Now more than ever, mobile gamers will feel at home with a traditional controller while playing the huge variety of games available on the MOGA Mobile Gaming System."

MOGA Pro will be available in Spring 2013 (price TBD).

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  • http://twitter.com/Compact_Gamer Chris Williams

    what about the people that have the original MOGA controller, will we be able to get the MOGA Pro at a discounted price??

    • Justin Winker

      No... Why would they do that?

      • Cheeseball

        Probably because the original controller came out only a few months ago. If they sell this new Pro version at $50, they're screwing the original buyers.

        • http://twitter.com/Tobziez Tobias Franz

          The Moga Pro was actually already shown off when they announced the original Moga. So they aren't really screwing their customers.

          • Sir_Brizz

            No it wasn't. The MOGA Pro was announced a couple of months after the original MOGA came out. It was shortly after they did their failed free promotion. Anyone that bought their MOGA around that time got really screwed on price.

  • Cheeseball

    Which Bluetooth protocol does this support? Open HID keyboard or does it still use proprietary security?

  • Sven Enterlein

    Looks much better than the original. The "sliding" joysticks are weird to use...

  • Kcls

    Hopefully they update the app too... I bought the Moga and was super disappointed with it. This won't be any better without support for more apps.