New iPhone game controllers for Apple’s iOS the first of many

“iOS 7 isn’t just a fresh lick of flat paint for the iPhone,” Vlad Savov reports for The Verge. “One of the significant changes Apple made under the hood of its latest mobile operating system was to open it up to third-party gaming accessories.”

“This week, a pair of the first Made for iPhone controllers are making their debuts, one from Logitech, dubbed the PowerShell, and the other from PowerA, called the Moga Ace Power [SRP US$100 for each],” Savov reports. “The two operate very similarly in wrapping around your device — fifth-generation iPod touches are supported as well as the iPhone — and providing analog controls for games that choose to support off-screen input. The ‘power’ in the two controllers’ names signposts the integrated batteries, 1500mAh on the Logitech and 1800mAh on the Moga unit, which will come in handy during extended gaming sessions.”

Read more in the full article here.

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    1. All the android ones are bluetooth and have an adjustable craddle for your device from what I’ve seen.

      Not that it matters the controller scene will be fragmented to high heaven for both android and iOS.

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