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Update: It looks like we might not be able to plug our phones into our controllers just yet. The Amazon link has already changed to say that the MOGA Hero Power is temporarily out of stock. Keep an eye out, as it will probably reappear before or around the launch of the MOGA Pro Power.

Android games are consistently getting better, but there's a drawback. As new titles task players with taking control of more detailed character models, paint surfaces with higher resolution textures, and follow up attacks with an increasing number of particles, phones with passable battery life soon find that they can hardly make it through morning. Gamers who pair up their handset to a Bluetooth controller have done so knowing that while they were improving their control, they were sacrificing even more juice. The upcoming MOGA Hero Power and Pro Power controllers, with micro USB ports capable of charging most Android phones, offer a long awaited solution. The former is now on sale from Amazon for $59.99, tossing its previous November 14th release date to the wind.

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The MOGA Hero Power is similar to the original MOGA controller, but it comes with several improvements. In addition to its 1800mAh internal battery, it's slightly larger, has actual thumbsticks, and comes with a solid D-pad. The layout now better resembles that of a modern console controller. It's not as large as the MOGA Pro or the upcoming MOGA Pro Power, but the MOGA Hero Power is still more capable than most Bluetooth controllers out there, and it's the first that will feed more juice to your handset than it drains.

The MOGA Pro Power is still available as a pre-order. Not to be forgotten, its release date has been pushed forward to November 4th.

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It's worth pointing out that the pictures for both of these devices are somewhat misleading. If you want to recharge your phone while playing, there will be an awkward cable extending from the handset to the controller. In addition to looking tacky, it may also interfere with gameplay. Just keep this in mind as you rush over to Amazon.

MOGA Hero Power on Amazon

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Logan Jinks

    I have last years MOGA Pro controller and I love it. If you were looking into the Nvidia Shield at all, this is definitely a suitable substitute, given you have a decent phone. I love running emulators on my phone.

    • kathemv088

      these controllers are the
      best in my opinion, i have the old moga pocket, but i rock it out with
      ppsspp and Monster Hunter 3rd, i will try to get this moga hero version,
      this one is just pefect.

  • HopelesslyFaithful

    does this actually work? i remember getting one of those free ones and it totally blows. You get slow or fast movement in the joy sticks....does this have that issue too? I am so happy i never paid for the other mogo one besides shipping because i would be pissed on how much garbage it was.

    • atlouiedog

      I have both the Pocket from the freebie promo and a Pro that I got later. I really disliked the Pocket, but the Pro is very nice. It's well built, the sticks and buttons all feel good, and it even seems to pair better. I'm very happy with it. The new ones both seem more built like the Pro than the Pocket.

    • jeffhesser

      I'm with the other guy. Had the pocket and it SUCKED but the pro is pretty darn good. Dead Trigger was amazing with this thing but I find that the number of games that properly support it are lacking still. =[

  • duke69111

    I have one of the new moga pro's that I won in a contest and it works really well. It was a little tricky to get it setup the first time though.

  • siulmagic

    these controllers are the best in my opinion, i have the old moga pocket, but i rock it out with ppsspp and Monster Hunter 3rd, i will try to get this moga hero version, this one is just pefect.

  • Ricardo Neves

    In my opinion these new controllers are way too expensive. 80$ for the Pro, when a Dualshock 4 will retail for 60$?

    • Philip Merritt

      Keep in mind that this has a rechargeable battery in it so, imho the cost is somewhat justified.

      • Human

        So does the Dualshock 4, and it has better ergonomics and build quality. The iOS version is also way way overpriced. The controller is good, but the price needs to come down.

  • Genaro

    My Hero Power was shipped today! I bought it at Moga website.

  • Ben

    I'm waiting for the Mad Catz CTRLR with bluetooth 4.0. Specs state up to 4 months on 2 AAA batteries!!

  • Primalxconvoy

    For something that impractical and clunky, I might as well carry a vita around in my bag...

    Pass

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