The competition among accessory makers continues as Logitech recently announced its new battery-equipped, Lightning-connected PowerShell Controller. Compatible with the iPhone 5S, iPhone 5, and fifth-gen iPod Touch, the $99.99 PowerShell Controller + Battery requires a device running iOS 7. Users insert their compatible device into the controller as they would a standard case and are granted access to analog, off-screen controls for more precise gaming.
The PowerShell comes equipped with a directional pad on the left side and A, B, X and Y face buttons on the right. The top of the controller also touts shoulder buttons. Users are offered full access to the power on-off, volume, camera, speakers, headphone jack and charging. The inclusion of a 1500 mAh battery increases longevity while playing which is also another bonus.
Titles that are compatible with the device currently include Bastion, Fast & Furious 6: The Game, MetalStorm Aces, Galaxy On Fire 2 HD and Nitro among others. The device is available through Logitech’s online store, the Apple Online Store and Best Buy’s website, with additional retailers carrying the device in December. The general manager of the Logitech gaming business, Ehtisham Rabbani, had the following to say regarding the matter:
We designed this controller to deliver a true console-gaming experience on an iOS 7 mobile device. With gaming so pervasive on the mobile platform — our research shows that 87 percent of iPhone and iPod touch users play games on their device — it's time to revolutionize the experience.
Will you be picking one up?