With the holiday season in full swing Logitech has come up with the perfect stocking stuffer just in time. Late in November Logitech set out on a mission to bring a sleek design of analog controls to the iPhone. Now available for purchase for only $100 is the Logitech PowerShell which is compatible with iPhone 5 and 5s as well as any fifth gen iPod running on iOS7. After snapping on the PowerShell the user will have a right and left bumper, directional pad and four face buttons. While many would think the PowerShell may drain the battery it is equipped with a 1500 mAh battery used as a backup to the battery of the iOS7 device it is attached to. Also by connecting the charger it allows for simultaneous charge of both devices.
While developers mentioned that nearly any game could be supported by the PowerShell, thanks to direct backing from Apple, some notable iOS games such as Fast and Furious 6, Nitro and MetalStorm Aces have been compatible with the PowerShell since launch. Available at Best Buy or directly from Apple’s online store the PowerShell has seen great success with rave reviews making it a must have for gamers everywhere. Look for Logitech to announce improvements in the new year and keep your eyes open for PowerShell compatible games in the App Store.
The PowerShell is a welcome addition to the gaming market and looks to be a more lightweight version to the iControlPad. The iControlPad came out in 2007 and had a similar snap-on feature to that of the PowerShell. The iControlPad is bigger than the PowerShell and equips two analog sticks as well as four directional buttons and four face buttons. With the iControlPad being older than the PowerShell not all of the same games can be played on both. To order an iControlPad or learn information go to iControlPad.com. For more information on the PowerShell and how you can get it before the holiday season go to Best Buy or visit logitech.com.
from Douglas MacFaddin’s Video Game and Media Page http://dougmacfaddin.com/putting-the-power-in-your-hands/