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If there’s one thing we have not seen a shortage of lately, it’s the so-called micro consoles sporting Android for its operating system. The trend really picked up steam with the Kickstarter darling known as the OUYA, which we reviewed OUYA Review And Giveaway OUYA Review And Giveaway When the OUYA was first announced and funded on Kickstarter, the Internet was positively buzzing over the possibilities for this tiny Android-based console. Kickstarter backers began receiving their consoles months ago, and early reports were... Read More , and it has since grown with many new entries into the market.

Mad Catz, a company best known for its range of accessories for existing consoles, is jumping into the space with a $250 device known as M.O.J.O. However, this model offers some key differences over its competitors, most notable of which is the stock Android firmware, which creates a wide open marketplace, whereas a console like OUYA follows a more traditional model, offering its own controlled place to sell games. Does stripping out the fancy store make M.O.J.O. a better choice for gamers, or does the higher price point and OS built for touch restrict its uses? Keep reading to find out.

Best of all, we have a M.O.J.O. micro console to give away to one lucky reader. Keep reading through to the bottom to find out how to enter for a chance to take this device home for yourself.

Introducing the Mad Catz M.O.J.O. Android Game Console

Mad Catz is jumping into a crowded market, and it’s doing it at a price point that could easily scare most buyers away. While the OUYA comes in with a $99 price, and the GameStick costs only $79, the M.O.J.O. fearlessly costs $249.99 on Amazon and eBay. To put it another way, enough that you could buy both of its main competitors with money to spare.

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Of course, Mad Catz didn’t randomly decide to charge a lot for its console. It costs far more than others on the market because of the hardware tucked inside. We’ll dive into the specifications a little more in a bit, but it certainly packs more power than any other Android consoles on the market.

Because of its high price point, the M.O.J.O. is actually dangerously close to competing with other actual video game consoles. The Nintendo Wii U costs $299, which is only $50 more than the M.O.J.O. While the PS4 and Xbox One cost quite a bit more, the base PlayStation 3 can be had for $199, and the Xbox 360 starts at the same price as the PS3. That means you can purchase those consoles, and have access to the massive library of games out there, for $50 less than the Mad Catz M.O.J.O. That’s a really hard sell.

Initial Impression

Upon cracking open the box, I was impressed with the look and feel of the console itself. It’s incredibly tiny, allowing it to fit nicely on any entertainment center. The controller, which Mad Catz named C.T.R.L.R, looks shockingly similar to that of the Xbox 360, which is fine with me, as the 360 is one of the most comfortable controllers on the market. If does feature a few extra buttons specifically designed for media playback, and it comes with a switch on the bottom that allows you to change the mode of the controller between gameplay and mouse mode.

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Hooking up the device is quite easy. A simple dongle is included for interfacing the controller with the console, an HDMI cable for hooking it up to the TV is included, along with a power cable. It takes a few seconds to plug everything in, then you will run through the quick setup process. It also comes with a clip designed to allow you to user the controller to play games with a portable Android device. The AAA batteries needed for the controller are also included in the box.

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If you’ve ever set up a new Android device before, this process will be incredibly familiar. So much so that even when you’re done, the M.O.J.O. even tells you that your new phone is set up and ready to use. Although featuring stock Android in the M.O.J.O. is one of its selling points, booting up a new $250 game console and have it tell me the phone is ready for use just seems a tad lazy. It seems that Mad Catz could have at least taken the time to clean that up, but in the end, it’s a minor gripe.

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Specifications

As far as specs go, this thing is a beast; rivaling the NVIDIA Shield (check out our review NVIDIA Shield Review And Giveaway NVIDIA Shield Review And Giveaway Recently, we reviewed the Wikipad, which managed to make its way to market before NVIDIA's highly anticipated Shield. Ever since NVIDIA showcased the Shield at CES, I've found myself more and more fascinated by it. After... Read More ) in terms of pure power. Here are some of the most notable specs of the M.O.J.O.:

  • NVIDIA Tegra 4 T40S 1.8 GHz processor
  • 16 gigabytes internal storage
  • 2 gigabytes RAM
  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • Bluetooth v2.1 + 4.0 Support (Bluetooth Smart)

You are not going to find a game on Google Play that the M.O.J.O. cannot run with ease. That being said, there still aren’t many games that push the TEGRA 4 processor, so a lot of what you’re paying for is a promise of future games, and not so much what it can deliver for a gameplay experience right now.

Design

As I said before, this is a nice looking console. It features a stylish logo on the top, and its asymmetrical front and back design looks really cool. A blue light on the front indicates whether the console is turned on or in sleep mode.

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Turning the small console over will reveal the range of ports available. It has two USB ports, one of which is USB 3.0, the other is of the 2.0 variety. There is an HDMI out port, an ethernet jack, the port for the power cord, and a 3.5 millimeter headphone jack. Everything is packed in nice and tight into the small console, but there is enough space between each port to plug in all of your cables.

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As far as the design of the interface goes, there isn’t much to say about it. It looks like every other Android device with stock Android 4.2.2 installed. It’s not the prettiest thing to look at on a big screen TV, but it gets the job done.

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Navigating The Interface

The interface is entirely navigated through the controller. You can use it in controller mode, which lets you click over each icon, like you would on an Xbox or PlayStation, but the far superior way to move around is with mouse mode. This basically puts a mouse cursor on the screen that acts in the same way as your finger would on a touch screen. Pressing “A” on the controller allows you to “touch” the screen, and activate icons. It’s a little clunky at first, but I did eventually get used to navigating around in this way.

The problem here is that this isn’t a touchscreen device, it’s a console hooked up to my big screen TV. While I commend Mad Catz for trying something different with stock Android on a console, it just doesn’t make sense. The reason the big console manufacturers spend years on R&D for console interfaces is because the same thing that works on a small touchscreen just doesn’t play as well on a TV. If Microsoft could have gotten away with just putting Windows on the Xbox, I am sure they would have done so, but they knew that a console needs its own interface.

Still, problems aside, once you get the hang of it, the interface is completely usable, it just feels like doing something takes a little longer than it needs to. However, using stock Android does allow this console to do something that other Android offerings cannot; play any Android game, including those that require a touchscreen.

Playing Games On The Mad Catz M.O.J.O.

The M.O.J.O. can run pretty much any Android game you can find on Google Play, or any other third-party app downloader. Out of the box, Google Play and NVIDIA’s TEGRA ZONE app store, which highlights games that are designed to work with controllers, are featured. However, if you use Google Play, you will find that many popular apps are not actually listed. Mad Catz explains the situation with the following:

Unless otherwise stipulated within an app’s manifest, the Google Play Store assumes that all apps require a touchscreen. Since M.O.J.O. lacks a touchscreen, those apps appear to be incompatible and won’t appear in the usual search results on the Google Play Store.

However, the vast majority of apps will still function with M.O.J.O. using Mouse Mode on C.T.R.L.R as a touch substitute, or already support C.T.R.L.R in GameSmart mode. We’re currently engaging with publishers and developers to update their app manifests so that their apps are visible/downloadable on M.O.J.O. In the meantime, you might find the app you’re looking for at aggregator sites.

This is a minor problem, but one that will most certainly confuse consumers when they try to download Angry Birds (a title notably missing from Google Play on M.O.J.O.). Once you realize that you can get any game you want, the possibilities become pretty broad. You just have to turn to third party Android download sites.

Playing games feels pretty good. Using the mouse pointer in place of your finger works well, but for games where touching the screen extremely fast and in many different locations is a necessity, it kind of falls apart. Having to move the cursor all the way across the screen cannot keep up with the speed of simply pressing your finger down in different locations.

For controller-based games, it essentially plays exactly like the OUYA or any other Android game console, it just does it with a much more powerful processor under the hood. Shooters feel like, well, shooters, and every genre works just fine, but it’s not rewriting gaming by any stretch of the imagination.

Since not many games are pushing the TEGRA 4 chip to its limits, the extra cost is really lost here. Still, if you really want a console to play Android games at home, the M.O.J.O. offers the largest library of any of the other models, which is certainly nothing to sneeze at.

Mad Catz C.T.R.L.R Look and Feel

The controller is definitely a well-designed piece of hardware. As I said from the onset, it borrows heavily from the Xbox 360 controller, and that’s not a bad thing. The joysticks feel solid, and they provide a good amount of feedback. The d-pad is moderately stiff, and the face buttons are a little more spaced out than those on Microsoft’s controller, but not so much as to feel uncomfortable. It’s a massive upgrade from the OUYA, which I feel has one of the worst controllers I’ve ever played with, and it feels more comfortable than the rectangular GameStick offering.

mad catz mojo android console review

It’s also a very nice looking controller, with a black design that features subtle hints of gray. It doesn’t look at all out of place sitting with the controllers from the other major consoles. There really isn’t very many negative things I can say about the controller, and that’s without even touching on its versatility, which we will get to in just a minute.

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The switch on the bottom of the controller allows for easy access between the different modes, thus making it easy to change to controller mode if you are playing a game that natively supports a controller, or back to mouse mode when navigating the interface or playing a game that is designed for touch.

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Using the C.T.R.L.With Other Devices

Mad Catz’s decision to include a device that allows the controller to be used on smartphones and other devices was a smart one, as it adds a lot of value to the device. Even if you don’t feel like playing games on the console, you can still replicate a more traditional gameplay experience on the go. Bluetooth Smart makes it easy to connect to a range of smartphones and tablets, so you can use it with almost anything.

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Additionally, the USB dongle that is included allows the controller to be used for PC gaming. Again, this further expands the flexibility beyond that of any of its competitors. It’s not really a surprise though, as Mad Catz is a company known for making gaming accessories, controllers included; so it only stands to reason that the controller would stand out as one of the best features of the console.

Using M.O.J.O. As A Media Player

The console makes for a perfectly acceptable media player. It can run all of the media apps you would find on any other Android device. Most importantly, it can run XBMC, which will open it up to all kinds of possibilities for media consumption, both legal and otherwise. However, in my testing, I found that performance dropped substantially while using XBMC, and most video chugged along to a halt, making them unwatchable. Quitting any background apps that were running did help a bit, but it still had some serious issues.

mad catz mojo review

YouTube, Twitch, Netflix, and other media players worked much better, and did not suffer from any of the performance issues of XBMC. It makes me think the issue might not be the M.O.J.O., but rather a compatibility issue on XBMC’s end. Either way, even with XBMC’s problems, the console has a wide range of applications available for it, and if you are looking for a device to hook up to your TV that can play all sorts of files, M.O.J.O. can do it. However, it does it with a much higher price tag than most other media player devices.

Should you buy the Mad Catz M.O.J.O.?

All in all the M.O.J.O. is a perfectly good console. It comes stacked with better hardware than any of its competitors, but it also comes with a much higher price tag. As such, it’s hard to recommend purchasing it, when you can actually get an Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 for less money.

Our verdict of the Mad Catz M.O.J.O.:
MakeUseOf recommends: Skip it and get a traditional video game console that costs around the same price.
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  1. Ramon Miguel Canillas
    February 8, 2014 at 7:16 am

    I don't play PS/Xbox as much as I do Android games, so the MOJO has that going for them. I'm more of a casual gamer anyway. :)

  2. Alfred Chan
    February 7, 2014 at 4:39 am

    Not at this price tag.

  3. Michael W Perkins
    February 6, 2014 at 11:48 pm

    Wouldnt buy it, nope. tooo much

  4. Urko
    February 6, 2014 at 8:44 am

    I could see myself playing this, but not as likely as a ps4 while the price is a lot higher on the ps4. It is a superior piece of technology. so ill stick with ps4

  5. Peter H
    February 6, 2014 at 5:46 am

    No compelling reason to buy any new console.

  6. William Fleet
    February 5, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    I probably won't buy this console, since I'm not the only one to use it, and the rest of my family has varying technical capabilities. Most importantly, I don't want my kids digging into my Google Play account, and spending money there.

  7. Al Sam
    February 5, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    No I don't. It seems to be better balanced than other consoles.

  8. Prince ALoies
    February 5, 2014 at 1:05 am

    It obviously cant complete with computers and the games selection is less for such an os.

  9. Shawn McMahon
    February 4, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    No, it's not going to happen. I'm more likely to run an emulator on my Steam box.

  10. TheMaster
    February 4, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    I could see myself playing this, but not as likely as a ps4 while the price is a lot higher on the ps4. It is a superior piece of technology. so ill stick with ps4

  11. Jonathan S
    February 4, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    Simply no!

  12. Anurag Singh
    February 4, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    Totally not worth the Price Tag, If I am so much for Android Console I would buy an Ouya instead.

  13. Angela H
    February 4, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    I would buy this system as a replacement. It would be more of a supplement.

  14. All Meshed Up
    February 4, 2014 at 4:47 am

    I would not mostly due to the price. That is unless I played it and felt it was worth it.

  15. Vic L
    February 4, 2014 at 2:06 am

    Maybe considered if they lowered the price.

  16. Yaroslav V
    February 3, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    Definitely, no... Maybe i'll buy if the price will lowered to 100-150 usd. Android games are not so quality to pay much money for that. Also most of games on Android are not adopted for playing with gamepad. And there is another possibility for playing android games or watching movies that way using any Android tablet with HDMI/MHL output and bluetooth + PS3 bluetooth gamepad + special software present on google play...

  17. Valerie L
    February 3, 2014 at 5:13 am

    I don't see myself buying it... everything is so expensive.... I need my money to pay bills... But if I did have extra money sure

  18. mrhanman
    February 3, 2014 at 4:01 am

    The price is to high. I'd rather buy a traditional console.

  19. Carol O
    February 2, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    Can not afford to buy one of these, nor do I own an x-box regular or one,or a Play station 3 or 4. The Mojo sounds like it would be a good unit with it being able to do other things as well, use controller to play music is one example, and use with a phone. Thank you for this contest!!

  20. Choon K
    February 2, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    I would buy a PS console instead if I'm given a chance, MOJO is still young.

  21. Giuseppe P
    February 2, 2014 at 11:21 am

    I have a minix g4 that costs less and that I use as media center... I would not buy that device

  22. Mohamed S
    February 2, 2014 at 9:47 am

    not sure

  23. Annette H
    February 2, 2014 at 9:34 am

    If the price was lower I would probably buy it for my son. he would love it.

  24. Mark D
    February 2, 2014 at 7:54 am

    No, but the controller's alright.

  25. Tejash C
    February 2, 2014 at 7:52 am

    The price is high, I'd rather go for PS4 or XboxOne

  26. Jim Wood
    February 2, 2014 at 5:40 am

    I might pay $100+ but this costs too much. I do like the fact it can play a lot of free games.

  27. kiran
    February 2, 2014 at 5:19 am

    no i wouldn't buy it

  28. sudhanshu
    February 1, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    i don't see myself buying a mojo over a PS4 or Xbone,but for exploring the android side of things when it comes to games,this thing fits the bill.The versatility of it's controller is definitely alluring and appealing,and small form factor is definitely a big pro.

  29. Francesco Fiorino
    February 1, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    I'd not buy it, because it costs too much.

  30. Jasmin Jat
    February 1, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    I sure would, if i can afford one.

  31. Morrison
    February 1, 2014 at 8:20 am

    Not buying it, even though it facilities lots of possibilities being Android based. Too costly.

  32. Tg
    February 1, 2014 at 7:10 am

    No, but the pure portability is a plus.

  33. Aaron
    February 1, 2014 at 2:14 am

    No, the only thing it has going for it is that it's free if I win it. Hint, hint...

  34. Dave Wells
    February 1, 2014 at 1:06 am

    No. Free games.

  35. Tomasz J
    January 31, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    It is portable more than XBOX or PS4.

  36. Abdelrahman El-Feky
    January 31, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    I don't think so, I prefer buying PS4 or Xbox One.

  37. Edmarjohn S
    January 31, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    No, not really because of its pricing and limited games as of now.

  38. Sam K
    January 31, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    I wouldn't buy MOJO.

  39. Kevin
    January 31, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    I'd consider it

  40. Laura N
    January 31, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    Not at that price

  41. Karl D
    January 31, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    I wouldn't BUY the console, I'm perfectly happy playing PC games, or games on my tablet

  42. Christine Mae F
    January 31, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Probably not. I don't have that kind of money for a gaming console. But I would surely love to win it. :)

  43. jose benavides
    January 31, 2014 at 7:13 am

    yes I would buy it and I love hows its small ...

  44. Nicolas D
    January 31, 2014 at 6:59 am

    Wouldn't buy it myself

  45. Rafael Kireyev
    January 31, 2014 at 6:52 am

    yes, price

  46. RaymondCrisostomo
    January 31, 2014 at 6:30 am

    of course, i think its more portable :)

  47. Cameron
    January 31, 2014 at 4:30 am

    Looks like a pretty cool little console. Lol at the remote being almost exactly the same to the x-box one.

  48. YOLOrancher
    January 31, 2014 at 3:48 am

    Looks nice, awesome review by the way. 10/10 would want it for free.

  49. Nicholas Green
    January 31, 2014 at 3:31 am

    Not sure about this at the price. WII seems like it might be a better option.

  50. Snowfazam H
    January 31, 2014 at 1:41 am

    My Boys would love it and have a blast!! Love one!!

  51. Dana
    January 31, 2014 at 1:14 am

    Not sure if I would actually purchase one to replace an Xbox One or PS4 but I'd sure love the opportunity to give it a run! I am an Android guy so it sure has that going for it!

  52. Jo-anne P
    January 31, 2014 at 12:37 am

    I saw the price and choked. yes it is impressive but not to the tune of $250 holy crud!

  53. Mike
    January 30, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    nope. I mean, why not just get an Ouya and spend the rest of the cash elsewhere?

  54. Molnar O
    January 30, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    maybe

  55. Brady Wallace
    January 30, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    I don't see myself buying one anytime soon, but would love to give it a try. Been playing old PS2 games and the Mad Catz M.O.J.O. is faster than my current desktop PC.

  56. Matthew
    January 30, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    Android gaming on a big screen - lots of games for very cheap - the problem with every other platform is the horrendous price of games for it

  57. ChadF
    January 30, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    Another game console for me, please!

  58. Craig C
    January 30, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    i'd probably buy one second hand to get it at a better price. i love when someone buys something an is disappointed with it (just like i was when i saw how impressive it sounded then saw the guy in the video using it to play angry birds, i mean come on....), your disappointment spells big savings for me.

    as for the product itself, it's certainly got potential but only to one of us who's willing to put the effort in an tweak it. i don't think this is a 'console' for the average gamer.

    that processor plus android plus nvidia = a lot of potential.

  59. Lejla
    January 30, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    (y)

  60. Shyamprasad K A
    January 30, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    I would buy the MOJO

  61. Paskal
    January 30, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    A normal console is enough for me. Unless I can get it free :P

  62. ?????? ?
    January 30, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    I want to test it!

  63. Shiva
    January 30, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    would like to have one....

  64. Brian
    January 30, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    Don't think I would buy...but would like to give it a try.

    I like the ability to run other apps.

  65. Arnold
    January 30, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    If I ever get to buy a M.O.J.O., it'll be for development.

  66. Sacha Obado
    January 30, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Well Its ok been following up on it and the internet. Its kinda neat and i love that you can use the controller on a smartphone..

  67. Alexander
    January 30, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    I most likely will stick with my PS4, but there is always room for a new console

  68. Terry M
    January 30, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    I'd buy the MOJO regardless. It's nice to have a range of games and systems :)

  69. Joshua Lanham
    January 30, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    Not a replacement for a ps4, but would still be nice to have while the wife is hogging the other consoles :)

  70. Mike McAteer
    January 30, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    I don't see myself buying one of these, mainly because I don't have $250 to spend on it....plus i already have a tablet and a phone to play android games on.

  71. Philip Austin
    January 30, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    I don’t think I’ll buy one -

    Just Too Skint At Moment

    Though What This Console Has going for it

    Is If I Win - And Give it to my gaming mad brother

    Ill Be In His Good Books for a very long time

  72. Ari T
    January 30, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    i would probably save the money and get an xbox one

  73. Laura Fortenberry
    January 30, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    I would want to try the MOJO 1st

  74. John R
    January 30, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    This is an interesting device, but I doubt I'd buy one.

  75. Antonio R
    January 30, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Maybe. It's lower price and the Android games.

  76. Vedran M
    January 30, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Yup. I'm not that HARDCORE gamer so PS4 or XBOX aren't so big deal...

  77. Luis Alberto Scandurra
    January 30, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Just I'd like to test it...

  78. Aaron M
    January 30, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    If it played bf3 and people played it

  79. Noel Punu Jr.
    January 30, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    Nah, I'd still fancy a PS4/XBOX 1 but this is just really innovative.

  80. Justin G
    January 30, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    I see it as a supplement for bigger game consoles, more options but not as a replacement for a PS4 or Xbox One honestly.

  81. Ivan P
    January 30, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    No way. Not now. Maybe in future.

  82. Virginia D
    January 30, 2014 at 8:36 am

    yes i could see me buying one

  83. Roman S
    January 30, 2014 at 6:57 am

    For android games on the TV.

  84. Dorothy H
    January 30, 2014 at 5:24 am

    I won't be buying. The MOJO's has too many negatives.

  85. Stéphane M
    January 30, 2014 at 5:02 am

    I don't think I'll buy one but I don't mind winning one!

  86. Adly A
    January 30, 2014 at 3:33 am

    Xbox controller is always the best. Can't beat it.

  87. Michael Shorkey
    January 30, 2014 at 2:26 am

    I LOVE video game consoles, but this has something that interests me.

  88. Daniel M
    January 30, 2014 at 2:19 am

    nope probably full console

  89. Jonathan S
    January 30, 2014 at 1:45 am

    I'm more of a PC gamer than a console gamer these days, so I'm out of the console buying game...that said, a MOJO would be a potential contender as a low commitment foray back into console-ish gaming!

  90. Travis F
    January 29, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    I love android and I think that its got a lot of potential

  91. Mukola Obizuyk
    January 29, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    no i cant see it beating a ps4 but its android, so you can do heaps with it

  92. Victor Obizuyk
    January 29, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    dont think this can mess with real consoles

  93. Jayendran J Ramani
    January 29, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    Neither. I'd go in for the one Huawei showcased at CES 2014. That gives best value for money, not to mention with killer looks!

  94. Dmitriy S
    January 29, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    Yes! On the PC!

  95. Starla
    January 29, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    No but it is nice that you can run pretty much any Android game you can find on Google Play

  96. Yuval P
    January 29, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Nope

  97. Dirk M
    January 29, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    dont think this can mess with real consoles

  98. adasasas
    January 29, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    Nice one

  99. Yash Sodha
    January 29, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Battery time and the quality is superb :)

  100. Kyrillos M
    January 29, 2014 at 10:39 am

    As much as I like many games on Android, I think that if I'd buy a console it would be Xbox..

  101. paulie
    January 29, 2014 at 8:01 am

    no i cant see it beating a ps4 but its android, so you can do heaps with it

  102. Ruven G
    January 29, 2014 at 6:20 am

    Not really worth it.I think Android consoles are going the way of UOYA.

  103. thiagu
    January 29, 2014 at 6:18 am

    yes

  104. Anthony
    January 29, 2014 at 6:15 am

    Good review!

  105. Jack Q.
    January 29, 2014 at 6:12 am

    I would probably just fork over a few hundred and get an alienware steam machine instead. But this has a good price going for it.

  106. Edmund S
    January 29, 2014 at 5:44 am

    I would consider it if the price were lower by say $100. I think running Android has a huge advantage especially given the fact that there are so many apps and games for it now. It would be for a very good casual gaming device.

  107. Devesh S
    January 29, 2014 at 5:14 am

    Cool...

  108. Vincent
    January 29, 2014 at 4:13 am

    I believe this is way affordable compared to other video game console.

  109. Jenny Sagabay
    January 29, 2014 at 3:57 am

    I would love to have this one! The price is high though but for a better hardware than any of its competitors, I would give it a go!

  110. Bienvenido C. Masaluñga Jr.
    January 29, 2014 at 2:48 am

    I see myself buying it even though the price is high. The quality is superb and the happiness while having this is priceless. Money > Happiness. <3

  111. Sean M
    January 29, 2014 at 2:32 am

    No, I don't think I'd get one

  112. Anant S
    January 29, 2014 at 1:54 am

    No

  113. Magnolia B
    January 29, 2014 at 12:45 am

    Probably would not buy unless changes were made.

  114. Dan D
    January 28, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    No, I think I will stick with my PS4. It does have better hardware going for it.

  115. Joshua
    January 28, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    I'd rather get an Xbox. Lot more going for an Xbox than the Mad Catz. However the idea behind it is cool, but the price tag is way up there.

  116. Va D
    January 28, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    No. The support is just not there. I don't need to own another console that's just going to be discontinued in the future.

  117. Aleksandr C
    January 28, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    hm, PS4 will be better

  118. Jason P
    January 28, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    A MOJO would be great, because it would be a different way to game!

  119. David S
    January 28, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    I see this device and others like it as an additional source of entertainment along with the mainstream consoles like the XBox One or the PS/4. I don't see these devices as a replacement for the mainstream consoles through.

  120. arthur nelson
    January 28, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Sure. it looks like it would work well with equipment we already have.

  121. William C.
    January 28, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Worth buying but I already have the playstation and xbox so not sure if I'd purchase this. Would like to win it to share with grand children!!

  122. Laurie G
    January 28, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    Nah, too expensive. Only thing it's portable.

  123. Lusia M.
    January 28, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    looks like a solid unit but probably wouldn't spend the cash to buy it.

  124. Bohdan Kuczynski
    January 28, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    Too expensive for what's on offer at the moment. It does have size going for it but at the same price as a 360 doesn't quite offer enough at the moement. maybe when there are more games available.

  125. John P
    January 28, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    I think the price would have to be lower for it to spark my interest.

  126. Catherine
    January 28, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    No too expensive.

  127. Mandip D
    January 28, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    It's a good console but I would not buy it coz it's really over priced. You are giving away one and I am very grateful to you for it! Thank you :)

  128. Abderrahmane Z
    January 28, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    perhaps, yes; it seems nice object and small.

  129. Denis K
    January 28, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    No

  130. Ed
    January 28, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    I wouldn't buy it, but wouldn't mind winning one.

  131. Bête Féroce
    January 28, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    Nopes, the game quality doesn't even come close to those from decent mobile consoles as NDS or PSP even though having better hardware.

  132. Tim
    January 28, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    As the review states, the price tag on this is a little high when compared to its competitors like the Ouya. This is especially true when you consider that you can pick up a next gen console for about $150 more.

    I probably would not buy this and would opt for the Ouya if I were looking for an Android based gaming system. Of course that is why I am trying to win it here than jump online and buy it 8D

  133. Kamran H
    January 28, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    I don't think I would buy it for myself but definitely would consider as an expensive gift for a gamer friend of mine. The only thing that intrigues me about the console is the controller.

  134. Raul Jara
    January 28, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    not really, very expensive

  135. Rory L
    January 28, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    Its pricey compared to an ouja, but seems to be more mod friendly and has the full google play store so thats a huge plus

  136. Kieron Quinn
    January 28, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    TBH not really, but winning one would be nice

  137. Ismail
    January 28, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    I will prefer buying a PS4 instead.

  138. Eibert D
    January 28, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    I would not buy this, to expensive.

  139. Adam B
    January 28, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    I don't have money to spend on any new console.

  140. Jayson T
    January 28, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    Yeah. I think it'll be a good android tv box that can also run games.

  141. Sharon Haas
    January 28, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    I might buy it- I'd love to be able to enjoy gaming again without all the hype and expense and drama that goes with the 'big 3'.

  142. Aaron C
    January 28, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    I would love to have the MOJO around for development, having stock Android in a device with decent performance would be nice. I probably wouldn't run out and buy one, though, not when it is around the same price as the NVIDIA Shield.

  143. Le T
    January 28, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    PS4 ftw

  144. Gord
    January 28, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    I would probably buy a more popular system.

  145. Jim
    January 28, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    Comparing this box to the XBoxOne or PS4 is unfair as the price difference is large. I think that if this and those two were my choices, I'd buy this because it's so much cheaper and I can play the same games on this and my phone and tablet. However, I honestly don't see myself buying any of the three as I don't have this kind of money to waste anymore.

  146. Alex
    January 28, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    No, not really.

  147. John Wilimczyk
    January 28, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    not sure kind of steep price point

  148. Stephen G.
    January 28, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    The M.O.J.O. is tempting in a new-shiny-box-with-blinky-lights kind of way, but each person in my family already has his or her own Android tablet, only one of those tablets lacks an HDMI output, we own a BlueTooth gamepad, and yet no one bothers with connecting his or her tablet to the gamepad or a TV. Were there more Android games specifically designed for local multiplayer and gamepads rather than single player and touch, devices like the M.O.J.O. would have more clear purpose, but I expect that's a chicken and egg problem that will linger for some time.

  149. Ren S
    January 28, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    I'd rather buy game consoles but if price would be lowered, I would consider it definitely.

  150. Jerome Guay
    January 28, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    Really nope, I will definitely be going for a PS4 before anything else.

  151. Colin C
    January 28, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Its cool

  152. Harris
    January 28, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    Well, Android gaming is still barren. Less games are available and major releases don't come leaving us gamers to buy "proper" consoles such as Xbox and PS.
    Its a step in a good direction, but i don't see my self investing my money into it, also, i haven't yet tried it, but did try OUYA and its wasn't a good experience.

  153. Francis Smith
    January 28, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    Portability, in my hectic life, I need something I can bring around with me.

  154. west
    January 28, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    sounds goods but there are better things out there, definitely a step in the right direction. More choice at the end of the day

  155. Michael S
    January 28, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    I use my tablet for Android gaming, I use my 360 and PS4 for blockbuster titles, so the only real benefit is playing Android games on the big screen. Pretty niche and not really useful to me, but a nice luxury to while away the time nonetheless during the occasional lull.

  156. moorandro
    January 28, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    It's a bit overpriced for me...

  157. William Mills
    January 28, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    I don't see myself buying this system at that price point. The XboxOne and PS4 offer so much more for the money.

  158. dejai
    January 28, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    I would use it only for android games

  159. Ahmed Mohsen
    January 28, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    Possibly. The big consoles are just too expensive these days.

  160. Darlene Wright
    January 28, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    Not really, but it makes a great prize to win!

  161. Andrew
    January 28, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    I don't see myself getting this instead of a regular console. What it does have going for it is a large number of free and inexpensive games available for it.

  162. Justin
    January 28, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    I owned a Kickstarter edition of the Ouya and sold it (because it wasn't ready). I bought a Game Klip, but that has its faults. I would buy the M.O.J.O. if it were less and don't have any plans to but PS$ or XBone yet.

  163. TRACY MOORE
    January 28, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    Its a fantastic device, however I think its to expensive. There are other games consoles that are cheaper.

  164. Denis St-Michel
    January 28, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    The console look promising, but I don't see myself paying 250$ to play android games. For such a price, I would be expecting much better games.

  165. Nancy F
    January 28, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    not sure if I would buy it or not would need to know more

  166. BrianP
    January 28, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    No real reason to buy

  167. D-J Russell
    January 28, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    It’s overpriced but does have a wide range of games & apps.

  168. D-J
    January 28, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    It's overpriced but does have a wide range of games & apps.

  169. yussuf Hamdoud
    January 28, 2014 at 11:49 am

    I think the MOGO the young gamers growing market and also help android developers more often , and No i don't think that if i had the money i would buy this 250$ small console But yeh i would love to win it :)

  170. Marko G
    January 28, 2014 at 11:12 am

    going for a good future for gamers

  171. Nounzein
    January 28, 2014 at 9:26 am

    Even the Mojo is expensive, android game are cheaper than the console one, and you've got a multimedia player in option.

  172. DKast
    January 28, 2014 at 8:57 am

    heck no what kind of idiot would buy this over a ps4?

  173. Vitaliy P
    January 28, 2014 at 7:53 am

    Yes !

  174. Ascalion
    January 28, 2014 at 6:58 am

    It's got portability going on, but I still rather get a PS4.

  175. Serg
    January 28, 2014 at 6:51 am

    PC and PC games

  176. Benammi Swift
    January 28, 2014 at 6:43 am

    It has a lot going for it but i don't think it'll be that successful to be honest. at least the controller looks nice

  177. Matt K.
    January 28, 2014 at 6:25 am

    I'm sticking with the Master Race unless I can get one of these for free. What I see most people, including the author of the article, missing is that the average cost of a console game is $20-$50. After 5 games you're up at least another 100 dollars on the console. With a large portion of Android games being free and the majority of the rest being $1-$5 you're able to have a much larger library of games for the same amount of money, albeit lower quality games.

  178. magykmaster
    January 28, 2014 at 4:39 am

    I can not see any rationalization for this console...

  179. suhaimi
    January 28, 2014 at 4:34 am

    yes!!!!! any game console is nice as long as the variety of games available for it gets new titles always!

  180. Tanya W
    January 28, 2014 at 4:31 am

    If the price was right I would buy it but $250 is pricey I could just buy a Wii U for that

  181. Natalie Vanderheiden
    January 28, 2014 at 4:04 am

    I think I'll stick to my PC and PC games for now.

  182. Diana
    January 28, 2014 at 4:01 am

    The price is a bit steep for such a small console, but the range of games that could be played on it and its app usage is a bonus.

  183. Rachael L
    January 28, 2014 at 3:58 am

    I don't see myself doing gaming on the Android platform, other than my kids' playing Angry Birds.

  184. Von Adam Martinez
    January 28, 2014 at 3:48 am

    If they decrease the price, I may but one but for this device and as for this PS4 and XBOX One supremacy, I will not buy one.

  185. Mac Slade Christensen
    January 28, 2014 at 3:06 am

    My computer and my phone work for most of my gaming needs, but if I had a big TV (future purchase) something like this would be perfect. A Wii would probably work better for my family though, since my wife likes the dancing type games, and a used one would be pretty cheap, so maybe not. But a free one would be good!

  186. Neil D.
    January 28, 2014 at 2:33 am

    Possibly. The big consoles are just too expensive these days.

  187. Oliver B
    January 28, 2014 at 2:26 am

    I'd rather invest my money into a more advanced console, however I think it would make a great media box (jumpy playback on XBMC aside, perhaps Plex may work better?) with some bonus features.

  188. Melissa K
    January 28, 2014 at 2:02 am

    I would consider buying one if it had a lower price.

  189. Brian
    January 28, 2014 at 1:56 am

    I think I would buy it because I could try to hack it and play cool games.

  190. Robert John Amanse
    January 28, 2014 at 1:50 am

    Just too expensive. I would rather shell out $50 to buy next gen console then buy this

  191. Bjørnar B
    January 28, 2014 at 12:45 am

    not sure, but love to win one :)

  192. Martin W
    January 28, 2014 at 12:19 am

    Interesting concept. I'm not much of a gamer myself but I'm sure my daughter would have a great time with it.

  193. Patrick
    January 28, 2014 at 12:16 am

    Probably not. The mojo's size is nice but Android based systems don't usually get many updates past their release year. After that they look really slow or old in comparison to newer devices.

  194. Mitch Travis
    January 28, 2014 at 12:11 am

    I doubt I would purchase any of the elite gaming services at the current cost but winning one would be good.

  195. Denis K
    January 28, 2014 at 12:10 am

    Why not? :) Is so tiny and nice.

  196. Cassio Rocha
    January 28, 2014 at 12:10 am

    I don't think I would buy this one instead of a ps4 or xone, they have to make a much better product to compare to those.

  197. JULIE TARDI
    January 27, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    yes but have to save for it

  198. Jarred S
    January 27, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    The surprisingly high price tag of the mojo definitely pushes me away from considering it, especially since many of the games can just as easily be played on my phone or pc

  199. Roberto Rother
    January 27, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    I would be on the fence. While I would love to have a different experience to gaming, other than XBox one or PS4, I would really think it twice before buying MOJO at the advertised price, unless I do have the extra cash, then I would consider

  200. Maarten D
    January 27, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    Xbox for sure!!!!!!!!!

  201. Tiago R
    January 27, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    it's pricey.....and i have a pc....so no!!!

    the only consoles i have are retro.....no new things!!

  202. Paul Servais
    January 27, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    No i can't see myself buying this console. Way too expensive. the only thing it has going for it is that I would be able to use my TV as my Tablet or nook and I already have a bunch of apps and games to play

  203. Will
    January 27, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    Perhaps, i like the idea of a completely open game console i can play nes, snes, n64, roms on thats unobtrusive and semingly way less restricted than ouya.

  204. Nicholas S
    January 27, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    I'd install XBMC on it.

  205. Tom W
    January 27, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    I can't see myself buying the M.O.J.O, or any other android gaming console. I have an android phone which will pretty much play any game, I don't need a dedicated device to play on a big screen - especially since so few games provide higher resolution assets.

  206. Daniel
    January 27, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    I don't think I would buy something like this...ever.

  207. Federico G
    January 27, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    The MOJO looks perfect for emulators!

  208. Aska N
    January 27, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    Interesting solution for the gamepad. I now use the Xbox gamepad for the PC. If I win M.O.J.O. I find him a good use.

  209. Luka Malensek
    January 27, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    the mojo console would be in my home setup at number two. my playstation will always be the console to go. but when no releases that fit my gaming style come out, th mojo would be the perfect fit for those downtimes.

  210. Tomas P
    January 27, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    Probably not.

  211. Zakka
    January 27, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    I would definitely rather buy a full-fledged console.

  212. Keith W
    January 27, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    A similar product to the Ouya but way more expensive - I'm afraid this is overpriced.

  213. Brian D
    January 27, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    I think I'd have to try it before I'd decide to buy, however, the portability factor of it does make it interesting.

  214. Dharmik M
    January 27, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    i don't have any controller yet,but still i wouldn't go for that expensive

  215. Kat
    January 27, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    I probably wouldn't buy this in place of a console but I think the size is great and portable. I also love the easy access of apps.

  216. Michael B
    January 27, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    I would definitely rather buy a full-fledged console. It has it's size/portability, but that's really the only advantage in my eyes

  217. Ahmad
    January 27, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    You can play hard core games and light games and there is the open android ecosystem with all the apps and media...

  218. mp
    January 27, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    While owning a ps4 or Xbox one the pricing on those two are a wee bit impractical for something I don't really have the time to sit down and really play. The mojo's appeal comes from being able to sit down

  219. Dany B
    January 27, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    I am on the fence on this, I would like to, but not every game work correctly using a gamepad. Android gaming need to mature more to make every new game compatible with gamepads.

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