Take full control with best Android gaming controller to date
A couple of months ago I reviewed the Moga Pocket, a small and portable gaming controller for Android devices. I was impressed with not just the build quality of the unit itself, but also the polished interface of the Moga Pivot app used to navigate and download new games.
The only gripes I had were that the Pocket was powered by 2 AA batteries and also that the controls were a little lacking – the analog sticks being a touch unresponsive and the inclusion of only 2 shoulder buttons.
Both of these issues are addressed in the Moga Pro, hands down the best mobile gaming controller I’ve used. The analog sticks on the Pro are far more polished and are as close to an Xbox 360 controller as you can get. In my opinion they might even outdo the sticks on Sony’s Dualshock 3.
Moga have also added 2 more shoulder buttons so you can map console ports such as GTA Vice City correctly (the sticks and missing a shoulder button on the Pocket resulted in not having the handbrake and rendered the game practically unplayable). Pro also has a built in battery, rechargeable via micro USB.
The Pro also runs in two modes, A & B. A mode works the same as the Pocket, controlling only Moga enhanced games. B mode switches the Pro so it becomes compatible with any game with support for HID controllers, even if they are not on the official Moga list.
Moga Pro is now available for just £39.99 inc. VAT and includes the controller, micro USB cable and stand for tablets or XL phones like the new Xperia Z Ultra. The price is a steal considering the build quality.
The Moga Pivot app is available as a free download and pairs your device to the Pro via Bluetooth. If you have MHL capabilities in your handset you can also wire up to an HDTV to enjoy the action on a big screen!