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Paying for convenience, but it's fantastic.
Reviewed in the United States on December 4, 2013
I bought the Moga Pro. I saw that they have two newer products out, but they were more expensive, and honestly, I thought the Pro (which I had originally wanted and mistakenly thought would go down in price eventually) would fit the bill just fine. Guess what: It does! It is $50, which if you are the geeky type, is too expensive given you probably know how to simply plug in a PS3 or XBox360 controller to your phone and make that work. However, if you do not want to be bothered with that process or don't care, $50 is still a decent price for this equipment; it would probably be my limit, though, given what it is and does.
I bought this mainly to play emulators on my Nexus 5 with. After installing the Universal Moga HID app from the Play Store and switching the controller to pairing mode "B", the Moga Pro works wonderfully as a gamepad for this use case. How well the games work themselves is up to other variables such as the emulator app you are using and the ROM file you are using--but the gamepad itself works perfectly. This is not the greatest quality controller, mind you; the buttons, triggers, and analogue sticks can feel somewhat cheap at times, and if you try to play using headphones in a quiet area such as a library, as I did this morning, you have to press buttons very softly and especially move the analogue sticks slowly so as not to create noise and disturb those around you who are silently studying. The case could be made that you shouldn't be gaming while in a quiet zone anyway, and that's probably true, but I thought it might prove beneficial to someone if I include this information in the review. For $50, would I like a higher-quality controller? Sure! But it's not nearly as bad as some people say it is. In regular-noise-level environments you won't even notice anything. The clip is a little difficult to bring out fully to give your phone enough space to be set inside of it at first, but after about 5-10 times of extending it it breaks in and is super simple.
Honestly, what you're paying for is the convenience of being able to simply move a switch to either pairing mode "A" or "B", wait a few seconds for a connection to appear on the phone, and then you're ready to go. It is convenient to have the phone held up by the controller at appropriate angles as well. For these conveniences, I believe the product is worth the $50. I bought it as a treat to myself and I have been enjoying it thoroughly.