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Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Logitech launches iphone Gamepad

Logitech’s new PowerShell Controller + Battery slaps a controller around your iPhone, bringing console-style game controls to iPhone gaming.
The £89.99 PowerShell Controller takes advantage of the new gamepad accessory support built into iOS 7, and launches with support for around 350 games including Galaxy on Fire 2 HD and Nitro.
“We designed this first-of-its-kind controller for a true console-gaming experience on an iOS 7 mobile device,” said Ehtisham Rabbani, general manager of the Logitech’s gaming business. “With gaming so pervasive on the mobile platform – it’s time to revolutionise the experience.”
A joypad for the iPhone 
The controller is like an extended case for the iPhone adding a D-pad, buttons and shoulder triggers, supporting the iPhone 5, iPhone 5S and fifth-generation iPod touch, but not the iPhone 5C or older models.
While locked inside the case, the power button, volume controls, camera, speaker and headphone jack remain accessible, along with charging support. The PowerShell also packs a 1,500mAh battery effectively doubling the battery life of the iPhone while connected.
“We see it as an incremental gaming device to augment your console experience on the go,” said Logitech’s chief executive Bracken Darrell. “It’s a great alternative to a console – you can’t lug a PS4 or Xbox One around with you as you travel.”
'A new market'
Darrell explained that mobile gaming formed part of Logitech’s three-pronged primary strategies going forward, joining its presence in PC gaming as well as its keyboard accessories for the iPad and other tablets.
“It’s a new market, and we’re very excited to be entering it with a strong product,” Darrell said.
The PowerShell Controller + Battery is available from today for £89.99 via the Logitech and Apple online stores.
Source: TheGuardian

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