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Moga Bluetooth Controller makes Android gaming real (pictures)

A fast processor will render games smoother, punchier, and more realistic, but add an accessory like the Moga Bluetooth Controller for that serious console feel.

Jessica Dolcourt
Jessica Dolcourt is a passionate content strategist and veteran leader of CNET coverage. As Senior Director of Commerce & Content Operations, she leads a number of teams, including Commerce, How-To and Performance Optimization. Her CNET career began in 2006, testing desktop and mobile software for Download.com and CNET, including the first iPhone and Android apps and operating systems. She continued to review, report on and write a wide range of commentary and analysis on all things phones, with an emphasis on iPhone and Samsung. Jessica was one of the first people in the world to test, review and report on foldable phones and 5G wireless speeds. Jessica began leading CNET's How-To section for tips and FAQs in 2019, guiding coverage of topics ranging from personal finance to phones and home. She holds an MA with Distinction from the University of Warwick (UK).
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Moga: A console and controller in one

SAN DIEGO--Who says you can't take your console with you? The Moga Bluetooth Controller by PowerA is an analog gaming accessory with two joysticks and heaps of buttons.
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Need for processor speed

I saw it demonstrated (and tested it out myself) on a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 with a quad-core processor. The game choice couldn't be more apropos -- Need for Speed.
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Face value

There's no pricing or availability details yet, but the Moga controller will bring joy to boy and girl gamers who shop at T-Mobile retail stores -- they're just one of PowerA's distributors.
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Side B

Deep grooves on a rubbery, tactile surface help you keep your grip.
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Fit 'n' finish

The smooth curves fit comfortably and naturally in the hand. It's easy to hook your fingers to press the left and right trigger buttons at the rear of the controller.
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One last look

The adjustable neck helps resize the Moga controller to clamp down on phones of varying size. We'll have a ton of fun testing this when it comes in for review, you can bet on that.

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