Power A, the company behind the popular MOGA line of controllers for gaming on android has just launched their new series of MOGA controllers for purchase. The new MOGA Hero Power and MOGA Power Pro are finally available. Game on anywhere and never be without proper gaming controls again. Both the MOGA Hero Power and the Power Pro feature the charging capability that Power A calls MOGA Boost, which lets you charge your device while you play using the included short micro USB cable.
Both controllers have been given an updated look and slightly improved design for a more comfortable fit in the hand. They also both feature the new S.M.R.T. lock technology which is just the fancy way of saying that the controllers device clip has been update as well. Just like the last series of MOGA controllers you can expect both the new models to have the same set of buttons and dual joysticks, so you won't be left wanting in the button department. It's also worth noting that the Original MOGA controller didn't have a D-Pad while the new Hero Power does. Check out Alexander Maxham's review of the Power Pro and look forward to a review of the Hero Power coming soon.
While the original MOGA controllers came out of the gate with a somewhat smaller list of compatible games, since then plenty of HID gamepad compatible games have landed on the play store and I'm happy to say that all of them work the both new MOGA's. If it isn't a game you can find in the MOGA pivot app, the Power Pro and Hero Power both allow you to map the controls of the game to the controller so you can still use it to play. In addition to the so far exemplary face lift Power A has given their gamepad line up, updated and improved Bluetooth radios have been used as well. I never experienced any problems with a Bluetooth connection on my original MOGA but then again I only kept it for a day or two.
Both the Hero Power and the Power Pro come with built in batteries; The Hero sports a smaller 1800 mAH while the big brother Power Pro rocks a 2200 mAH for those longer sessions. The Hero is meant for your more portable on the go stash and play, while the Power Pro resembles an Xbox 360 controller which undoubtedly feels more comfortable. That is of course unless you have really, really, tiny hands.
If you still have yet to grab yourself something to play your android games with console style, you can pick yourself up either the MOGA Hero Power or the Power Pro from Amazon. The MOGA Pro Power is on sale for $79, and the MOGA Hero Power is $59.