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Get a Moga Mobile Gaming System for Android for $13 shipped

Andrea on April 11, 2014 - 9:28 pm in Games


Thanks to powerful processors and high-resolution screens, mobile gaming has never been better.

Alas, fans of shooters, sports games, and other action-oriented diversions have to make do with clunky onscreen controls — and thumbs getting in the way of said action.

Why, if only there was a console-style controller you could use with your phone or tablet.

Ta-daaa! Today only, and while supplies last, DailySteals has the refurbished PowerA Moga Mobile Gaming System for $13, shipped. It normally sells for $29.99 and had a list price of $49.99 when it debuted last year.

I think the accompanying photo tells most of the story, but the Moga is basically a handheld controller that pairs via Bluetooth with your Android smartphone or tablet. If it’s a phone that’s not too crazy-big, it can snap into the Moga’s spring-loaded arm holster for a more Nintendo DS-style experience.

The controller features dual analog sticks, shoulder triggers, and four buttons. PowerA’s Pivot app links you to compatible games, though at press time I couldn’t access a current list of them because the MogaAnywhere site seemed to be down. Hmmm. Also, if you peruse the photos in DailySteals’ listing, at least one of them appears to be a different version of the controller, one that includes a D-pad. Double-hmmm.

CNET hasn’t reviewed the Moga Mobile, but PC Mag gave it four stars and called it “the nicest Android device game controller we’ve seen so far.” Some 500 Amazon shoppers were about the same, rating-wise.

I think that, if you’re into gaming — especially mobile gaming — $13 is a pretty tiny roll of the dice to give the Moga a whirl. Your thoughts?

Bonus deal: Looking to replace your pokey old desktop with a speedy new one? Here’s one option: Today only, and while supplies last, Woot has the refurbished HP Pavilion 500-A60 for $299.99, plus $5 for shipping. It’s your basic quad-core tower with 8GB of RAM, a 1TB hard drive, USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports, and integrated graphics. If you plan to use it for gaming or video editing, leave room in your budget for a higher-end graphics card. (There’s one PCI Express slot, according to HP’s specs.)

Source: News – Cnet.com

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