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Following the release of the MOGA Ace Power earlier this week, Logitech has officially announced its PowerShell game controller for the iPhone 5/5c/5s and the fifth-generation iPod touch. The form-fitting controller is made to plug into the Lightning port on a newer iOS device and features console-style controls including a directional pad, shoulder bumpers, and face buttons. The controller also allows for headphones to be connected through an included adapter, and also leaves the volume up/down buttons, ring/silent switch, and power/sleep button of an iOS device fully accessible.

Logitech's controller also includes a 1500 mAh battery which will charge an iOS device whiile it is plugged into the controller, and can also be charged simultaneously with a device through the controller's micro-USB port.

Rumors of Logitech's controller originally surfaced with a photo of an early prototype back in June, with Logitech teasing the controller's existence in September. The final design of the controller is also consistent with leaked images of the device released in October.
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Currently, games such as Dead Trigger 2, Asphalt 8: Airborne, and Bastion offer controller support, with additional developers pledging to build controller support into their apps now that the hardware is avaliable to consumers.

The Logitech PowerShell Controller is available today for $99.99 from Bestbuy.com and the Apple Online Store, with an expanded international release set for December.

Article Link: Logitech's 'PowerShell' iOS 7 Game Controller Now Available
 

The Phazer

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Well, it's still not amazing, but that is very considerably less ugly than it's competitor. It actually looks like it fits the iPhone a bit. Unless you've got a white one.

But it feels like it should collapse somehow when not in use. And it can't cope with any kind of case. And the d-pad looks awful (but it would be nice to see a review).
 

Vodka

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now the release of the same thing for the ipad is just a matter of time?
 

hafr

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Sep 21, 2011
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Form fitting, lightning connection... No thanks.

Phonejoy got it right, other manufacturers should look to them. BT connectivity and can even turn tablets into handheld consoles...
 

Rocco83

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After the Moga one people were OMG, YAY GAMING IS GOING TO CHANGE! No, this still isn't going to change gaming. The fact that Logitech managed to come out with a worse controller for the same price is good stuff. Another turd that won't sell. Why make something as beautiful as the iPhone look like a children's toy.
 

I like bananas

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Why can't anyone design a controller that overlaps the black bars on the top and bottom of the iPhone? You could just leave a hole for the home button, and it would look a lot less awkward.
 

Kidman13

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That's what surprised me most. A lack of analog sticks means it's almost DOA.

You'd think that by now game controllers would have standardised their main buttons.

While I personally am also leaning towards the MOGA with dual analog controls (GTA on my iPhone just got 100x better), the Logitech layout is far from DOA. Most iOS games are extremely simple and do not require all the buttons MOGA offers. With any of those 90's games being ported (Chrono Cross, all those SNES/old school games, side scrollers, etc.) this would provide the superior gaming experience.
 

pommie82

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Pointless buying one really because when the new iPhone comes out if the shape is different and height it not going to worth the money because it would be complete and utter useless
 

M-O

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Nintendo should make one of these and bundle it with iMario.
 

ToddFSU

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Logitech, you need a whole lineup. This being the basic, an advanced with dual analog and what I really want... a standalone controller that can be used with the iPad.
 

lcmazza

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Warning

Logitech has one of the worst software support I have ever seen on the Mac side. Their LCC support for OS X Mavericks has been a shame, to say the least. They never launched a beta driver since Mavericks initial beta and their mouse works pretty badly since today.

They chose to launch LCC beta (the driver package) AFTER the OS was launched, and they did not even call it a beta driver... and it still has some huge annoying bugs. In their forums, they don't seem to care about Mac users at all.

Watch out! :mad:
 

dannys1

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Form fitting, lightning connection... No thanks.

Phonejoy got it right, other manufacturers should look to them. BT connectivity and can even turn tablets into handheld consoles...

Lightning connection is a MUCH better idea, did you read the article, it comes with a battery too - so you can game for much longer. A bluetooth controller is a terrible idea battery wise.
 

o0smoothies0o

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Why can't anyone design a controller that overlaps the black bars on the top and bottom of the iPhone? You could just leave a hole for the home button, and it would look a lot less awkward.

Because third party controllers are absolutely awful and they always have been and always will be. If Apple is too stupid to build one they deserve to have iOS gaming fail and I for one 100% hope it goes no where, no more AAA titles appear, and these don't sell to anyone. That's what will happen anyway.. It's sooooo embarrassing these companies are trying to get $100 for these pieces of garbage too hahahaha!! The xbox one and ps4 controllers are what like. $60, and a trillion times better than these third party garbage controllers. Either Apple gets a clue and makes one or iOS gaming will continue to be the boring repetitive casual garbage it is now. :)
 
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