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Logitech's 'PowerShell' iOS 7 Game Controller Now Available

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.

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12 months ago
No analog sticks fail.
Rating: 6 Votes
12 months ago
Unfortunate naming. I thought it was to do with Microsoft PowerShell!
Rating: 5 Votes
12 months ago
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.
Rating: 4 Votes
12 months ago
No analog sticks? The Moga one has them, so it's automatically better...
Rating: 4 Votes
12 months ago
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
Rating: 4 Votes
12 months ago
Nintendo should make one of these and bundle it with iMario.
Rating: 4 Votes
12 months ago

Very, very slow bt.. rather than lightning fast lightning.... No thanks.


Bluetooth worked just fine for the PS3. Why would it be any worse for the iPhone?
Rating: 4 Votes
12 months ago
I'm waiting for the complaints on how much RAM it has or doesn't have :D.

It looks like a good device but I'm sure people will find something to complain about.
Rating: 3 Votes
12 months ago

Lol, an iPhone is NOT a tv. It is itself the size of a controller. Thus, it makes sense to make the controller an extension of the iPhone. It does NOT make sense to treat it like a television & sit back and watch that tiny screen while playing on a detached controller. Sounds like a HORRIBLE experience. I'm glad Apple isn't allowing it. I can imagine the negative reviews...


That has absolutely nothing to do with your initial claim that BT was "slow, slow" and that it's a "horrible idea" to connect it via BT instead of the Lightning connector.

Also, you're simply wrong. Apple DO allow controllers that connect wirelessly to iOS devices, which the manufacturer can choose to design either as a detached controller, or as one that wraps around the phone.

I don't understand why you're so interested in giving your opinion on a matter you know absolutely nothing about.
Rating: 3 Votes
12 months ago
Lol at all the people screaming and crying over a first gen iPhone gaming controller.....

Doesn't take much to rile the group up here :rolleyes:

Props for actually getting these to market. We've heard about them for a while - nice to see they are actually working on them. I too would prefer an Apple designed/made iOS game controller, but I have no problem with the form factor or the lightning connector.

Would be nice to have a bluetooth one for gaming on iPhone AND iPad....but you still run into the issue of propping the device up while playing.....still seems like, unless you use a separate stand, you would need a different controller for each.

Give me one of these that collapses and has bluetooth capability so I can either plug my iPhone into it and play, or use it as a bluetooth controller for my iPad. Whoever does this the nicest looking and most solidly built wins.
Rating: 3 Votes

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