NACON’s MG-X mobile controller for Xbox allows gaming on the go

Robby Bisschop
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  • The NACON MG-X will feel familiar for gamers used to playing with an Xbox controller
  • It's easy to carry with you and has a long-lasting battery
  • Only for use with Android phones with a screen smaller than 6.7 inches

NACON launched the MG-X in Europe today, its first official Xbox controller designed for mobile gaming and perfect for use with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. If you’ve been cursing at the lack of screen space when you’re gaming on mobile and your fingers keep getting in the way, this may be the device for you.

Xbox has been aiming at the mobile market for quite some time, with many of its Xbox Game Pass titles playable on mobile devices, albeit with either a Bluetooth-connected Xbox controller or on-screen touch controls.

The MG-X offers the same features as the official Xbox game controllers and aims to deliver a comfortable, handheld-style gaming experience for Android smartphones. The smartphone connects to the controller wirelessly through Bluetooth 4.2, while the MG-X itself is powered by a rechargeable battery that provides up to 20 hours of gaming. So no need to fear the device using up your precious mobile phone battery.

What does it offer?

Universally compatible: Works with all Android smartphones that have Android 6 or better and can support phones up to 6.7 inches (152.4 mm) through its extending shape. This means some devices like the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra or the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra will not fit. So keep this in mind.

Comfortable to hold: The grips are textured, allowing for an ergonomic sensation, while the anti-slip surface keeps the phone in place.

Feels like playing with an Xbox controller: It has the same button layout as an Xbox One or Xbox Series controller, which will make it feel instantly recognizable for Xbox gamers.

Pocket-sized: the MG-X can close to a smaller form format when not in use, making it easy to pack in a bag and whip out for some on-the-go gaming.

Wireless connection: Easily connect your smartphone to the device through Bluetooth 4.2

Long-lasting battery: The MG-X has a built-in rechargeable battery with USB-C input (charging cable included). There is a LED indicator showing you the battery status.

What does it cost and who is it for?

The NACON MG-X is available at an RSP of €99.90 and can be preordered from their webshop.

With Xbox’s mobile-supported catalog ever increasing, more and more games are choosing to game on the go. Thanks to the cloud-based savefile, you can pick up where you left off from your console gaming session and this controller will make the transition feel even smoother.

The MG-X is perfect for gamers that want to keep playing their favorite games while on the move, like on the bus or on the train without feeling like a totally different experience.

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