Mad Catz is now shipping its newly-released M.O.J.O. Android console . The unit is great as an Android console and comes with some awesome features (learn more about it in our hands-on post), but does its superiority over consoles like OUYA and the GameStick make it worth $250?
What is better about the Mad Catz M.O.J.O.?
Though expensive, the Mad Catz M.O.J.O. is, in fact, about the best Android console around. My favorite feature is that it supports the full Google Play Store, making your gaming capabilities virtually endless. You can take all your current games and play them on your TV. The ecosystem is not a “walled garden” and any game can be had.
- NVIDIA Tegra 4 T40S 1.8GHz Processor
- 16GB Internal Storage
- 2GB RAM
- Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n Support
- Bluetooth v2.1 + 4.0 Support
- USB 3.0 Port
- USB 2.0 Port
- MicroSD Flash Slot
- HDMI Out
- 3.5mm Headphone Socket
- 100Mbit Ethernet Socket
This comes with all the components you would expect an Android device to have, save for the screen. The microSD slot will ensure you have enough storage space for all your gaming. Bluetooth and USB support also help with that, as well as giving you the ability to use other controllers, keyboards and/or mice. Hell, you can even use the controller to play games with your smartphone on-the-go. A clip to hold your device is sold separately.
Is all of that worth $250?
The Mad Catz M.O.J.O. is a stunning Android console, but we have a hard time believing it is really worth that much. That is the same price as the Tegra Shield, which has very good specs. The Shield may not have all the ports, but it has a screen and is pretty much a full-featured tablet.
To make things much more impressive, $250 is awfully close to the price of a PlayStation 3 or an Xbox 360. It’s hard to justify buying an Android console for the same price as a full console. Especially with other Android consoles are going for $100 or less.
Is this any better than buying a Nexus 7 and a bluetooth controller? For some people, probably, but I don’t think this console will really take off. There are way too many options at the same price point (and lower) that make for a better set-up to most users.
Regardless, those of you who find the device feasible can purchase it right now! It is available straight from Mad Catz’ website.