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Analogue control is a Pad idea.

Byline: Games With KEVIN LYNCH

GADGET OF THE WEEK

LOGITECH POWERSHELL

PS99 **

Since iOS 7 launched last year, iPhones have had controller support built into the operating system allowing for traditional means of playing games instead of using a touchscreen.

There have been few compatible devices, but the Powershell also includes a handy battery pack for when you're low on juice.

It works with the iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, and fifth-gen iPod Touch and your handset fits snuggly into the frame thanks to a pivoting lightning connector.

Slim, yet sturdy, it features a single analogue D-pad, but the downside of this is that it makes the Powershell redundant for 3D first person shooters, which is a real shame.

Worse still, the D-pad requires you to apply far too much pressure for an input to be registered, so driving games such as Asphalt 8 become a uncomfortable experience within a short space of time.

It's a real shame. With a great build, no Bluetooth hassle, plus a genuinely useful battery, the Powershell should have been a winner. Instead it hinders gameplay rather than improves it.
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Apr 4, 2014
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