PERIPHERALS FIRM Mad Catz has started selling its Android based Mojo console for a shade under £220.
The console is shipping now, and offers gamers internet browsing and, of course, gaming. It appears on shelves alongside things like the Ouya and the Gamestick. It is glad to be there and reckons that its technology gives it an edge.
"The Mojo micro console for Android is designed to appeal to tech savvy gamers due to its high-performance hardware, open software platform and our ecosystem of Gamesmart accessories," said Mad Catz CEO and president Darren Richardson.
"Mojo is a perfect example of what's achievable on the Android platform, capable of delivering a superlative Smart TV experience and fulfilling the promise of core gaming on the mobile platform."
The console costs £219.99 and joins a games console market that has recently seen the addition of the Sony PS4 and Xbox One next generation machines. Both of these high specification consoles have moved big numbers.
According to Mad Catz the Mojo console has some reasonable specifications, including an Nvidia Tegra 4 T40S 1.8GHz chip, 2GB of RAM, USB 3.0, HDMI out and a blue light.
The Mojo gamepad is called the "Ctrlr", or the C.T.R.L.R to use the Mad Catz marketing name, and apparently mimics mouse control rather well.
Most importantly, perhaps, is the access to the Android Play store that the Mojo offers. This means that users will not have to repurchase and re-install games that they already own on the mobile operating system. µ
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