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PowerA debuts Moga Hero Power and Pro Power Android controllers

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PowerA's second-generation Moga controllers for Android devices, the Moga Hero Power and Moga Pro Power, are available starting today, the peripheral manufacturer announced today.

Originally announced this past June, the new revisions to PowerA's previous gamepads for Android-based smartphones and tablets are designed to address the major concern that users had with the first-generation models: battery drain. Both the full-size Moga Pro Power ($79.99) and its slimmer little brother, the Moga Hero Power ($59.99), include technology that PowerA calls Moga Boost, through which a user's Android device is charged during play. The Hero Power features a rechargeable 1800 mAh internal battery, while the Pro Power boasts a 2200 mAh battery.

In addition, both gamepads offer same-screen multiplayer gaming, better Bluetooth radios and improved ergonomics over the original Power Series units. Android 2.3 is the earliest version of Google's mobile operating system that the controllers will support.

The Moga Hero Power and Pro Power are now up for sale at their website, and will be available at retailers including Best Buy, GameStop and Target, as well as Sprint and Verizon stores, later this month. You can check out product photos of the devices in the gallery below.

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