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Why not get a Moga? I have had this one [link] for a long time and it's always worked great for me. You can also use it for Limelight ect ect. Just have to make sure its set to "B".
Sorry for the link, on mobile. This is what I use and comes with an app. The controller is a little cheap (I think you could get alot more controller for a little more money) but has held up for over a year.
So the controller in the picture is the Moga 2 Pro (that's not exactly it since it's out of stock, but it's close enough). It works reasonably well, particularly if you want a setup like mine where the phone can be attached to the controller. However the buttons are a bit stiff which gets uncomfortable after playing for a while. If that's a problem, I would just get an Xbox one controller and use Bluetooth to connect to the phone.
Like a bluetooth controller? I have the Moga Hero Power, and it works great with everything up to and including my old Note 5. It's super responsive and technically can charge your phone while you play.
my MOGA Hero Power is a BT controller and a power bank :)
one of the best android controllers on the market imo because of the sheer utility and VERY long battery life if you aren't using it as a power bank for your phone. would reccomend. they also have a larger model that resembles an Xbox 360 controller.
Might not hit all your criteria, it's not full size, and the left thumbstick is not in the same PS position, but I've found due to its medium-ish size there is no strain on my hand for long periods.
I have a Moga Hero Power, which is kind of compact, and I do not like it. I've never had a good experience with it. It pairs slow, the HID function B mode has never mapped well, and even the proprietary A mode seems flaky. So I cannot recommend Moga.
I think SteelSeries is well-regarded, but they don;t seem to have anything telescopic like you want.
There's a controller called the Game Vice, but it looks like their stuff is all apple--though I heard they were supposedly making an android version.
Everything I see that does telescope is not very portable. Sorry I can't be of more help, but I'll keep checked in to the discussion here.
This is the one I have:
I have not had any issues in a year of using it. I bring it to work everyday.
edit: to clarify I don't have the pro and not sure how that performs.
> how do you plug earphones on these telescopic gamepads on normal size phone which is completely covering top and bottom edge?
Easy, you use a gamepad for a normal sized phone like the Moga Hero Power.
I got this one:
It has some proprietary app garbage but you can flip a literal switch and it functions as generic Bluetooth gamepad, and it works quite well for me. I wouldn't compare it to something like an Xbox controller, but it's nice and I use it often.
I use this one and it's great. The only complaint I have is that the L2 and R2 buttons are really stiff, but they still work. Bonus is that it has a battery pack to charge your phone while playing it.
I think it needs something like this & it'd be really awesome.
I've had good luck with the Moga Hero Power. It can pair either with their software or as a normal bluetooth device depending on what you're trying to do. I've used it for everything from PSP games to Cardboard VR shooters.
Using the moga power is a pretty awesome alternative. It has two modes: one that uses the moga app and the other is just a generic Bluetooth mode so you can use it with any emulator. It works so damn well and plus it has a built in battery so you can charge your phone while you play. The buttons are also super responsive and clicky.
Amazon has it for pretty cheap too.
I don't what your budget is. if you already have a Xbox or PS controller laying around then i guess that the cheapest option would be a OTG cable like the one above. If you're going to purchase a controller then I think that the controller I linked is the cheaper. if you're going to try and stay around 25 bucks and want a dedicated android controller then maybe check out Moga Hero, it's on sale right now.
to play GearVR and emus with?
I suggest getting the moga power instead, works great and better design than samsung's:
Thanks for that link. moga anywhere or steel series. Apparently the samsung version seems to work best.
Everyone one of them is $50 +
How about this one? [link] same company BDA but $27
Which android phone are you getting?
If you aren't sure I would suggest one of the new LGs
HTC phones are impossible to repair and motorolas aren't much better.
The non motorolla nexus phones are nice. I personally have a note 4 but would not reccomend a note 5. The samsung galaxy s7 is a nice phone and in some places it still comes with the gear VR which is awesome for watching movies and a few dinky VR apps, The edge phones are again stupid expensive to repair and the edge is a gimmick that I personally think just makes it easier to break the screen.
If you like emulators do yourself a favor and get yourself a moga hero pro (or hero power for $20 less)
Get yourself a good case. I have and sell incipio cases and think they are a good balance of thin and protective.
I manage a cell phone repair shop so most of my opinions on cell phones come down to how repairable is it as much as function. the ones I suggested are great phones that run smoothly and are easy to repair if broken. Motorolla and HTC honestly make decent phones but they are nightmares to work on and expensive as fuck.
Also good job on passing over the iphone. They are the easiest to repair but the break and bend and just shit out much more frequently than pretty much every modern android phone.
If you plan on playing console-style games (like GTA), you may quickly find that touch screen controls suck. I highly recommend the Moga Hero Power.
It's cheap and works great for everything I've thrown at it.
If you live in the us and you don't want to spend 60 bucks on the new one I think target will let you price match with Amazon and get it for 30 bucks, or you can just order straight from Amazon if you can wait for it to ship lol [link]
I bought the Moga Hero for 25 bucks, and it's pretty awesome, but I have to admit that it's a little too small to be comfortable in my normal size hands. I'm used to it now, but if I could go back in time I'd probably shell out $20 for the pro which is the size (and layout) of a 360 controller. Honestly I'm still glad I went with Hero because half the reason I got it is that it fits easy into any of my pockets, and the Pro would be a bit more comfortable, but a lot less convenient for travel. They both have a fold out clip in the middle that adjusts to hold different size phones. It fits both my Amazon Fire phone and my Galaxy S4 perfectly and holds them secure without any weird straps or adhesive. Also super easy to set up, download the Moga app on Google play and just follow the instructions. Highly recommended. Here's a link:
i absolutely love my moga hero. the HID mode works regardless of the official drivers, but their app was recently updated. the build quality is excellent and they're not that expensive anymore. they're about half were when they were brand new.
edit: ignore the bot below, it's currently $32 on amazon.
Get a Moga Hero if you are getting a Moga. It's the best balance between functionality and portability.
Just get a Moga or any cheap Bluetooth controller. I use my Gear VR mostly for movies so an expensive controller doesn't make much sense. Samsung's controller is a ripoff, imo, even if you can find it in stock.
also, the newer version of the one you linked is on sale for $36 right now:
this one has better ergonomics, and 2 sets of shoulder buttons.
I'm looking for one right now and I've decided for this one :
It's cheap, and has terrific reviews. I would have prefered an horizontal design but that would block my phone's headphone and power jacks.
So the issue must be the emulator then not the controller right ? By the way it's this one:
POWER A MOGA Hero Power - Electronic Games [link]
I cant speak on moonlight, but for controlers I use a Moga Hero (nice for portable emulation). Moga Pro May be up your alley. Its nice because it clamps on your phone, and you can charge your phone with the controller in a pinch.
This looks pretty not bad. [link]
> Want those but with physical buttons? ~~You can get all of them but n64 on a modded 3DS.~~ Buy a $20 MOGA Hero Power
I use the Moga Hero Power for Minecraft VR ($18 bux on amazon): [link]
I use a Moga Hero Power, It's small enough to carry around easily and has a small internal battery you can charge your phone with.
I believe that the MOGA bluetooth controller is the only supported gamepad for Terraria on Android. You can find it here: POWER A MOGA Hero Power - Electronic Games [link]
Just so you know, there's a middle ground version between the Pocket and Pro. It's called Hero.
It has a rechargeable battery (so no AAA Batteries), a D-Pad, and it can charge your phone just like the Pro can.
What I use is a phone with a controller that has a clip to hold onto the phone. They cost less than 30 dollars and you can use an old or cheap phone. The controller and a cheap phone.
At 45USD for the phone and 26USD for the controller you can get something for 71 bucks, but there are cheaper controllers and phones out there that you can use.
But if you have a cheap old phone, 26$
smartphone controllers are pretty portable. PSP emulator let me play MGS: Peace walker, katamari damacy, and ratchet and clank on my phone.
I bought one of these and coupled with an emulator it's the best thing even for transit rides.
So before I waste my money again, would this be compatible?
This is the one I use. Works with my s7, and doesn't feel too cheap.
I use the Moga Hero
It's nice and compact.
This one? [link]
Possibly. I have this one. I don't use the clip, but it works for the S6, maybe with some room to spare.
The MOGA Power Hero is $23 on Amazon as of this posting. Just scooped one up myself, since that's as low as I've seen it recently.
I've been using this one, it works great if you put it on the 'B' setting: [link]
I tried using my PS4 controller, and it didn't work very well.
Is the Moga Hero Power much different? Looks like it's $24.99 on Amazon: [link]
What kind of joysticks do you want? Controllers with small analog nubs are smaller than ones with full-size analog sticks. But nubs are much less accurate.
The MOGA Hero Power has mini analog sticks, that's one to consider. $30 on Amazon at the moment (it's been cheaper before).
Someone mentioned the SteelSeries Free already. $27.44 on Amazon. That's only got one pair of shoulder buttons though.
There's the old ipega PG-9017S. That's small but it has horrible analog nubs which are next to useless and only one pair of shoulder buttons. $14.99 in white on Amazon.
The DOBE TI-582 is $17.88 at GearBest. That looks like it could be suitable.
There's this controller on AliExpress, $18.13. Analog nubs but the design looks very flat/compact.
Finally there's this other controller on AliExpress, $17.09. That's probably the Saitake STK-7001. Analog nubs, single pair of shoulder buttons. Shape is similar to the original MOGA Pocket so it should be quite compact.
Edit to add: Really finally, there's the 8bitdo NES30 Pro. Looks like it could be a good choice.
POWER A MOGA Hero Power Works great with the edge+
This thing works perfectly (set to B mode).
I use one of these and it works great. [link]
The newer "Power" versions are. I have this one. Set the switch on the controller to "B".
This moga controller. Dropped alot on price. I originally bought it for my note 3 but didn't use it all that much.
POWER A MOGA Hero Power - Electronic Games by POWER A [link]
If you have a halfway ok Android phone, you can simply emulate Nintendo DS titles on it (in higher resolutions than the original console) by using the Drastic emulator available in the Play Store.
I of course recommend buying a clip on controller for it like this one:
Just buy one of the dozen clip on gamepads that aren't as fucking thick as that thing in the picture.
For example this one:
Buy a below 30 Dollar clip on controller for it than. Smaller than the Switch to carry around for the most part and games like GTA on mobile are fully compatible.