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I'd like to do a review on the Moga pocket. I bought it for $14.20 on eBay. The seller did raise up the price to $17, but it's worth it.

Here's the eBay link

http://www.ebay.com/itm/MOGA-Mobile-...item53ff9dbe20

Here's the manufacturer's link

http://www.powera.com/Products/MOGA-...System-Android

The 2 apps I used:

Moga Pivot software: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....pivot.mogapgp

Moga universal driver: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....mogaime&hl=en

The Moga Pivot is the software that connects the Controller to the phone and shows you the list of supported games. It also has the buttons mapped for the game.

The universal driver allows you to create custom mappings for unsupported games, emulators, or to change the button mappings of supported games.

For example, Max Payne is a supported game, BUT the default button mappings do not allow me to shoot in the game. I configured the universal app and changed some buttons and now I can shoot in the game!

It's also fun to play Nintendo 64 with the controller (Super Smash Bro and Super Mario 64, anyone?) and it runs great!

The Good:
- Great controller
- Preconfigured button mappings
- Small enough to fit in your pocket
- App gives you a list of games that are supported and reroutes you to the Play Store to purchase/download it
- Get Sonic and Pacman for free, when you buy the controller new.
- All the emulators I used already has the Moga controller supported
- Low price tag

The Bad:
- As stated earlier with Max Payne, button mappings may not have the correct controls
- Does not allow you to change the mappings in game nor in the app
- Universal driver is a little confusing to set the controls. I had to change the buttons continuously to find out what it did.
- You have to disable the Moga Pivot app to use the Universal driver. It takes a few seconds, but it becomes a nuisance if you turn on and off the controller many times of the day.

The Verdict:
Buy it. Buy it. Buy it! The little nuisances are nothing and the good outweighs the bad! I personally love it and know you will too!
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Or buy the new power with full analog sticks with the clicks.
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Or buy the new power with full analog sticks with the clicks.
Buying it at $14.20 was well worth it. Especially since it fits in my pocket and I can take it anywhere with no problem.
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Or buy the new power with full analog sticks with the clicks.
Doesn't it also charge your phone? I thought that was definitely worth it...

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Moga was giving the Power A out for free with Sonic, Pacman and Modern Combat 3 early December last year. Just paid for $4.95 shipping.

It's great for $4.95, I wouldn't pay any more than $20. Not a fan of the control stick.
 
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My uncles worked at moga and gave me 2 of these 4 Christmas. The pro and the pocket. Ienjoyed using the pro. What were your favourite games? I liked soulcraft and dead trigger and shadowgun. Hope they have support for the next madden and Fifa games

I'm selling the pocket BTW. I could do 15 on eBay but buyer pays shipping

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Just got a moga pro from HTC yesterday and I love it. Works great with all my emulators. Mainly using it for San Andreas and Dead Trigger now.
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Just got a moga pro from HTC yesterday and I love it. Works great with all my emulators. Mainly using it for San Andreas and Dead Trigger now.
A couple of things hold this back from being truly great, in my opinion. First is that the buttons are really quite stiff, which can be a little bit of a problem when playing games like Mario. More annoyingly, though, is that there seems to be a slight lag, which also is more than a little annoying (and death-inducing) in Mario.

Still, it's good value for money and it's far better than on-screen controls
 
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A couple of things hold this back from being truly great, in my opinion. First is that the buttons are really quite stiff, which can be a little bit of a problem when playing games like Mario. More annoyingly, though, is that there seems to be a slight lag, which also is more than a little annoying (and death-inducing) in Mario.

Still, it's good value for money and it's far better than on-screen controls
no lag on mine... GTA San Andreas plays better on my HTC than it did on my PS2.

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