love gaming on your Android devices? well, depends on your how deep is your love for Android games, it might be a good idea to “port” your Android gaming experience to the big screen for a more immersive gameplay and by ‘big screen’, we do mean that awesome HDTV that you have plonk down good money for. sounds like a dream come true? not really, in fact, it already started with the Ouya and more recently, the NVIDIA SHIELD, and now, gaming peripheral maker Mad Catz has also gone official with its own iteration, the Mad Catz M.O.J.O Micro-Console for Android. the M.O.J.O stands out from the handful of competition with a wide-open platform concept, which means your game source won’t be restricted to just Google Play, but you will also be able to play games from other storefronts such as TegraZone, Amazon and more – with no re-buying, ever.
pack inside the M.O.J.O’s sleek, diminutive console is a 1.8GHz Tegra 4 T40S CPU running Android 4.2.2 OS, along with 2GB RAM, 16GB of onboard storage – expandable up to 128GB via SDXC), full support for 5.1-channel surround sound, and Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi connectivity. interface comes in a form of a USB 3.0 and a USB 2.0 port, a microSD slot, HDMI out with Full HD output, a 3.5mm headphone port, as well as an Ethernet socket. gaming aside, the M.O.J.O is also a home entertainment system, allowing you to catch a movie on Netflix, Hulu and the likes, or simply plug in your own digital contents (videos, music, photos and all) into the USB ports and enjoy them on the big screen. finally, there is the companion game controller, the C.T.R.L.R Mobile Gamepad that also serves as media remote for controlling the audio/video playback, including volume, and features a ‘Mouse Mode’ that turns the left analog stick into a mouse for controlling onscreen cursor at a flip of a switch.
additionally, this innovative controller, albeit not the best looking one, can also be used as a standalone with supported Android phones for on-the-go gaming. the Mad Catz M.O.J.O Micro-Console for Android is available for pre-order, in limited quantities, for $249.99 with shipment expected to later this year.