Aug 26 AT 12:56 PM Dima Aryeh 9 Comments

MOGA Power controllers charge your phone, available for pre-order

MOGA Pro Power

With the portable console craze currently spreading like the flu, more and more companies are getting into making gaming consoles and peripherals. Currently, the NVIDIA SHIELD has captivated me the most in this category. With perfect controls, great balance and awesome battery life, it’s amazing for gaming. It helps that it’s perfectly suited for emulators, so I can relive the good old GameBoy days. However, that $300 price tag will turn many people off quickly.

But let’s not forget that a similar effect can be had with a Bluetooth controller, despite the many downsides of such a solution. Power has been making the MOGA line of controllers for a while. The MOGA Pocket was a thin and small Bluetooth controller with an awesome arm that holds your device up at an angle. It did have its issues, like poor thumbsticks and no D pad.

The MOGA Pro was released to combat these issues. It was less portable, shaped like a standard console controller, but it included proper thumbsticks and a D pad. It also came with a tablet stand, so you can game on your tablet while it is on a table.

Today, the new Power series of MOGA controllers are up for pre-order. The MOGA Hero Power is a redesigned Pocket with a D pad and more ergonomic controls. The MOGA Pro Power seems to be a MOGA Pro, but with more powah! These two new controllers will charge your device while you play, keeping you from obliterating your battery life with an extended gaming session while on the go.

The MOGA Hero Power will retail for $59.99 and the Pro Power for $79.99. Both are now available for pre-order on the MOGA site. Hit the source link to order yours. And if you’re at PAX right now, they’ll be showing off the controllers, so check them out! Are you in on the mobile gaming craze?

Source: MOGA (Pre-Order), Businesswire

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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  • http://www.infotainmentempire.com pekosROB

    That’s not a bad price given how much a controller for a console costs and a recharging battery case/pack. But I love my SHIELD.

    • http://www.androidandme.com Dima Aryeh

      I’m getting closer and closer to buying a dang SHIELD…

      • www.phonewbie.com

        I’d rather buy this than a shield.

      • frmorrison

        I think having a lot of gadgets is hard to manager. Also 299 vs. 59/79 is a big difference.
        The neat thing about Shield is the ability to stream Steam games, but that requires a recent NVIDIA card.

        • http://www.infotainmentempire.com pekosROB

          You can’t even begin to compare the price for the SHIELD and the Moga products. One of them is a full fledged tablet essentially with a controller while the other is a controller with battery.

      • http://www.infotainmentempire.com pekosROB

        Just get one. I don’t even have a GTX650 but I would still recommend it to anyone. Playing emulation games on RetroArch and SuperN64 is ridiculous. SuperN64 lets you map the controls to do your heart’s content.

        Oh, and the controls for Android games like GTA III and Vice City mimic the original layout from the PS2 days. When I plugged in a Dualshock 3, the button layout was different (think rotating what each button does counter clockwise). IIRC square/X was open door instead of triangle/Y. Things like that really bugged me, this thing is 10xs better than plugging your controller to your phone.

  • kazahani

    Dang this makes me really wish I wasn’t poor.

  • Anjie Cai

    I tried my luck with the moga controller and i’m not sure if this thing is really worth that price anymore.

  • donger

    Looks like it’s worth it if you’re into mobile gaming.

  1. That’s not a bad price given how much a controller for a console costs and a recharging battery case/pack. But I love my SHIELD.

    • I’m getting closer and closer to buying a dang SHIELD…

      • I’d rather buy this than a shield.

      • I think having a lot of gadgets is hard to manager. Also 299 vs. 59/79 is a big difference.
        The neat thing about Shield is the ability to stream Steam games, but that requires a recent NVIDIA card.

        • You can’t even begin to compare the price for the SHIELD and the Moga products. One of them is a full fledged tablet essentially with a controller while the other is a controller with battery.

      • Just get one. I don’t even have a GTX650 but I would still recommend it to anyone. Playing emulation games on RetroArch and SuperN64 is ridiculous. SuperN64 lets you map the controls to do your heart’s content.

        Oh, and the controls for Android games like GTA III and Vice City mimic the original layout from the PS2 days. When I plugged in a Dualshock 3, the button layout was different (think rotating what each button does counter clockwise). IIRC square/X was open door instead of triangle/Y. Things like that really bugged me, this thing is 10xs better than plugging your controller to your phone.

  2. Dang this makes me really wish I wasn’t poor.

  3. I tried my luck with the moga controller and i’m not sure if this thing is really worth that price anymore.

  4. Looks like it’s worth it if you’re into mobile gaming.