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When it comes to gaming on Android, there's nothing quite like adding a game controller to give the experience a more classic feel. There are several options floating around out there to make that happen, like Nyko's PlayPad/PlayPad Pro or the MOGA Pocket. If none of those float your boat, however, MOGA's newest controller – the MOGA Pro – just hit virtual shelves today.

Unlike it's highly-portable sibling, the MOGA Pro is more of a "full" game controller, with improved grips, dual shoulder buttons, a standard D-Pad, and raised, clickable joysticks. Also unlike the much smaller Pocket, the Pro features a rechargeable battery, which should save you from having to constantly buy AAA batteries.

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The Pro does share quite a few similarities with the Pocket, however – like the unique "MOGA Arm" that attaches your phone onto the controller. If you're more of a tablet gamer, however, don't sweat it - the Pro also ships with a very small, yet sleek and sturdy tablet stand.

One thing to keep in mind before dropping the $50 asking price on MOGA's newest offering is game support. Games have to come out of the box (or Store) with MOGA support enabled, so there's a chance some of your favorites may not be supported. However, you won't have that issue with Modern Combat 4, Dead Trigger, Shadowgun/DeadZone, Gunslugs, Sonic II, SonicCD, and several others, so it's not like the landscape for games that support MOGA is sparse and dry. There are some fantastic titles to choose from – just be aware that it doesn't support all games.

The MOGA Pro is available directly from MOGA or Amazon for $50. Hit the link below to buy.

MOGA, Amazon

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Brian Walker

    I really want to like something like this, buy I didn't see the best opinions of the original. Does something like this work with emulators? There are some SNES games I want to play again, but the touchscreen controls don't support holding 2 face buttons at once.

    • http://twitter.com/Gnabergasher Gabernasher

      I have been wondering the same thing.

    • Muddy B00ts

      I have the little moga, it works with a root only app that opens up Moga to system control. From there, you can map the buttons like you would on any emulator. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.obsidianx.android.mogaime&hl=en

      • Brian Walker

        This is both good news and bad news. Good because it works, bad because now I want to spend $50.

  • DamienG

    The Moga Pro supports HID Bluetooth so if you could use a dual-shock PS3 controller you will be able to use the Moga Pro in those titles too (emulators).

    • DamienG

      I just got my Moga Pro and the Universal driver doesn't work with it so if you where planning on playing emulators with it too bad. The option B for HID doesn't support the analog sticks and plenty of the buttons are back buttons.

      • New_Guy

        Not completely true. Just played Pacman in HID and the left sick works perfectly. X button to select.

  • Ivan Myring

    Why doesn't someone make a clip like this that attaches to a dual shock 3? With root and an app you could use it with most games

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000003999549 Mike Harris

      Someone does and I have one.

    • primalxconvoy

      There is one. Gone is your friend.

    • ProductFRED

      There is. It's called the Game Klip I think.

      • http://www.facebook.com/its.ali Ali Mohamedali

        GameKlip also comes with a special cable to connect your phone to the ps3 controller for those WITHOUT ROOT, no need to use sixaxis controller app if you use the cable. if you want bluetooth wireless with ps3 controller then you need root and sixaxis app.

        i order GameKlip and works great but i needed extra cable. the guy gave me a link to order another one from him but the link is only for existing GameKlip owners so you must contact him first. I just replied to my original order and asked him if i could order additional cables.

  • http://twitter.com/LiiIiikEaBau5 LiiIiikEaBau5

    These things are craps! I previously ordered a crap for 25 dollar and it didn't work with my LG Nexus 4! They promised it works with PS3 Controller, but it didn't! Don't waste your money guys for these craps!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001863205821 Gwo Chefbandit
      • http://twitter.com/LiiIiikEaBau5 LiiIiikEaBau5

        My phone is not rooted and i purchased for non rooted device. It's now working at all!

        Ordered from US to Europe, just waste of money!

    • HellG

      >I previously ordered a crap for 25 dollar
      Woo you ordered crap for 25$? c:

      • http://twitter.com/LiiIiikEaBau5 LiiIiikEaBau5

        I actually did! Not tested and once you try it yourself and its not working, you call it crap!

  • primalxconvoy

    This is what Google needs to address. Why are we still at the stage where there is no defacto hardware controller spec?

    • Cuvis

      There is a controller spec, and has been since ICS. Unfortunately, PowerA doesn't follow it.

      • primalxconvoy

        I don't think it's defacto. Otherwise, the entire Android os would be compatible via a joypad. I've not found that to be the case. Until Google pushes this and manufactures start making dedicated gaming phones while devs support then, then for me is not defacto.

  • New_Guy

    Pre ordered it a couple of weeks ago ago and got it in the mail today. Feels very comfortable.

    • Trenton Fox

      How is the build quality? Does it feel sturdy?

      • New_Guy

        It feels aesthetically better than an xbox 360 controller and feels about half as light. But, the clamp for the phone has a couple of millimeters of wobble and I wish the sticks had just a little more resistance to them. HID mode is also pretty clutch.

        If I had to grade out of 10, I'd give it an 8.3 . Most definitely worth the money if you game on your phone a lot and nearly essential to enjoy an FPS like MC4.

  • Humberto Hernandez

    Wow, this is cool, i'll will see it on amazon.

  • An Tran

    Considering how cocky PowerA was pricing the original at $50 ($20-30 overpriced), I was thinking they'd price this one at $70-80. I personally don't have any interest in buying a NON-mobile gamepad for mobile gaming, but for those who carry bags everywhere and haven't rooted their phone, this could be a sort of decent buy. Maybe.

  • art

    Where can I buy other then online