If you are a gamer, you know that touch screen might not be the perfect interface for most high end games. The traditional Dpads and joystick are better suited for the task. Keeping the needs of such gaming enthusiasts in mind, Logitech has launched Power Shell Game controller for iOS 7 in India priced at Rs. 8,995. The gaming controller will plug in the charging port with lightning connector and thus will work on iPhone 5, iPhone 5s and iPod Touch 5th Generation. As the name suggest, the controller is equipped with a 1500 mAh battery, which can be used to charge your iPhone battery via lightning connector while gaming.
Dimensions: 200 mm x 63 mm x 21 mm
Weight: 120 Grams
Platform Compatibility: iOS 7
Package Content: Headphone Extender, iPod Touch Adapter, Controller Charging Cable, Controller
System Requirement: iPhone 5, iPhone 5s or iPod touch (5th generation)
Logitech Powershell iPhone 5, 5S Gaming Console + Battery Backup Accessory Hands on, Quick Review, Features [Video]
Design and Build
The Logitech PowerShell is quite light and comfortable to hold while gaming. The rear surface has matte finish with some added texture to provide nice grip, even when your hands get sweaty. Once you fix your iPhone or iPod Touch inside, the PowerShell will sync automatically.
A headphone adapter is also present at the bottom corner, which allows you to plug in your choice of headphones for game sound and also for attending calls. Camera and other features also remain accessible after you plug in your device.
The elongated body design does render it unfit for your pants pocket, but you can accommodate it in your travel gear without much trouble. The buttons provide good feedback and feel durable. Overall, this plastic and rubber controller is quite sturdy.
Logitech has kept the button setup simple. The Controller has only one D-Pad without analog sticks along with 4 conventional face buttons. The number of button is lesser than what we have seen on some other iOS 7 game controllers, but it wont be an issue for compatible games. There is an additional button which when pressed will enable the 1500 mAh battery inside to charge your iOS device.
The face buttons and D-Pad were responsive and the buttons will provide different output according to the pressure that you apply on them, which is a very handy feature in a game controller. While playing games, all the onscreen controls disappeared which enhanced our gaming experience.
Logitech PowerShell Controller + Battery Photo Gallery
Logitech has presented a durable and efficient Controller to enhance your iPhone gaming experience. Moreover, your smartphone features like camera, Dialer, etc remain accessible even after you plug it in. You can browse through the complete list of compatible games, and if you can spot several games you like to play in the list, you won’t be disappointed with Logitech PowerShell Controller.