Logitech PowerShell Controller + Battery: A tiny arcade snap-on case for iPhone and iPod (hands-on)

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Logitech PowerShell Controller + Battery: A tiny arcade snap-on case for iPhone and iPod (hands-on)

(Credit: Scott Stein/CNET)

Are you ready for iOS gaming to evolve to accept buttons? The long-rumored Logitech iOS game controller, the Logitech PowerShell Controller + Battery, is finally official and is available to order today for $99.99. And yes, it does look exactly like we expected. I got a chance to play with one myself at CNET’s offices to learn a little more about it.

Games in the App Store are already getting quite advanced, but when it comes to classic-style games, having real buttons would be a big help. And these controllers are finally here, just in time for holiday shoppers to debate whether an iPhone can be a real-deal Nintendo 3DS or PlayStation Vita replacement.

Along with the Moga Ace Power, the Logitech PowerShell is one of a new wave of snap-on game controllers for iOS 7 that allows any iPhone 5, 5S, 5C, or iPod Touch to tap into potentially hundreds of games that already work with it. (I’ll explain the “potential” part in a moment.)

Sound exciting? It is, but the PowerShell isn’t cheap, a… [Read more]

Logitech PowerShell Controller + Battery: A tiny arcade snap-on case for iPhone and iPod (hands-on)


Logitech PowerShell Controller + Battery: A tiny arcade snap-on case for iPhone and iPod (hands-on)

 

Logitech PowerShell Controller + Battery: A tiny arcade snap-on case for iPhone and iPod (hands-on)

 

Logitech PowerShell Controller + Battery: A tiny arcade snap-on case for iPhone and iPod (hands-on)

 

Logitech PowerShell Controller + Battery: A tiny arcade snap-on case for iPhone and iPod (hands-on)

 

Logitech PowerShell Controller + Battery: A tiny arcade snap-on case for iPhone and iPod (hands-on)

Logitech PowerShell Controller + Battery: A tiny arcade snap-on case for iPhone and iPod (hands-on)

Logitech PowerShell Controller + Battery: A tiny arcade snap-on case for iPhone and iPod (hands-on)

Logitech PowerShell Controller + Battery: A tiny arcade snap-on case for iPhone and iPod (hands-on)

Logitech PowerShell Controller + Battery: A tiny arcade snap-on case for iPhone and iPod (hands-on)

Logitech PowerShell Controller + Battery: A tiny arcade snap-on case for iPhone and iPod (hands-on)

Logitech PowerShell Controller + Battery: A tiny arcade snap-on case for iPhone and iPod (hands-on)

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