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.
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.
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)--PowerA™ unveils 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).