M.O.J.O. Android console goes micro

Posted by Trent Nouveau

Mad Catz Interactive has debuted an Android micro console dubbed M.O.J.O. According to Mad Catz CEO Darren Richardson, the device is essentially a supercharged smart phone with no screen that plugs into your flat screen TV to bring the living room experience to mobile gaming.

"M.O.J.O. is designed to interact seamlessly with our GameSmart controllers, mice, keyboards and headsets, in fact, the entire eco-system of gaming peripherals," Richardson explained.

"We also want M.O.J.O. to be a truly open platform. People are already comfortable buying games from Google Play, Amazon, TegraZone or any other retailer of their choice. They play those games on their phones and tablets already, and with M.O.J.O., they will be able to play them in the living room at no additional cost. The same approach applies to movies, music and any other digital media."

M.O.J.O. is expected to include the Mad Catz C.T.R.L.R Wireless GamePad. Described as a true, console quality controller, the C.T.R.L.R features both Bluetooth classic and Bluetooth Smart (4.0) technology which provides ultra-low latency, interference free gaming and exceptional battery life.

In addition, the C.T.R.L.R features a 'Mouse-Mode,' allowing gamers to enjoy many software titles originally designed for a touch interface in the comfort of their living room.

M.O.J.O. is due to hit the streets around holiday season - towards the end of 2013.