Logitech PowerShell aiming to bring Console Gaming experience to your iThing

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by Mark Hodgkinson Nov 20, 2013 at 10:08 AM

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    Logitech PowerShell aiming to bring Console Gaming experience to your iThing
    Games peripherals specialist Logitech has launched its PowerShell Controller, bringing console controls to your iPhone 5 and iPod touch 5th gen.
    Curiously, there’s no listed support for the iPhone 5c, although we’ll get clarification from Logitech on that, and you need to be running iOS 7 for the device to work.

    Setting up is simply a case of inserting your compatible iDevice in to the shell as you would any standard case and then you’re ready to game with all the console comforts you’ve come to expect including a D-pad, shoulder triggers and face buttons.

    The benefits are obviously two-fold – you get the full screen gaming experience without on-screen buttons getting in the way and ‘proper’ controls to maximise the experience.
    iOS 7 is mandatory
    “We designed this controller to deliver a true console-gaming experience on an iOS 7 mobile device,” said Ehtisham Rabbani, general manager of the Logitech gaming business. “With gaming so pervasive on the mobile platform – our research shows that 87% of iPhone and iPod touch users play games on their device – it’s time to revolutionise the experience.”

    Logitech PowerShell Controller

    You shouldn’t need to worry about battery life and accessing your main controls as Logitech promises full access to the power on/off and volume buttons as well as the camera, speakers, headphone jack and charging. The controller also has a built-in 1500 mAh battery which they claim actually increases the battery capacity of your device and you can recharge both batteries without removing the phone from the controller
    It's not cheap!
    The controller is compatible with the iOS 7 game controller framework which currently includes titles Bastion, Fast & Furious 6: The Game, MetalStorm Aces, Galaxy On Fire 2 HD and Nitro among others available from the App Store.

    The PowerShell Controller can be pre-ordered from Logitech for a rather step price of £89.99 with delivery due in December 2013.

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