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The Logitech Powershell's biggest issue remains its price. At $100, lacking dual joysticks and an additional two shoulder buttons is unacceptable. Throw in the ridiculous headphone elbow adapter, and the product gets even worse. quote


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    6.1
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    5.2
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7.0
CNET Jan 16, 2014

If you're a desperate retro gamer and don't mind being an early adopter -- and don't like analog sticks -- the Powershell might be for you. That's a pretty narrow subset. It's not a dream gaming device right now. I'd wait.

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5.0
PC Mag Dec 23, 2013

The Logitech PowerShell Controller + Battery is a good idea for an iPhone case with a disappointing execution.

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5.0
TrustedReviews Feb 7, 2014

The missing analogue sticks, small catalogue of compatible games and price makes the Logitech PowerShell an iOS 7 controller to avoid.

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4.0
TechRadar Feb 7, 2014

The fact is this: if you care enough to buy a $100 iOS controller, you care enough to want a second analog stick. Or a first one, for that matter. This lacks features that are essential to its target audience, and thus is fundamentally flawed.

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3.0
AppleInsider Dec 22, 2013

The Logitech Powershell's biggest issue remains its price. At $100, lacking dual joysticks and an additional two shoulder buttons is unacceptable. Throw in the ridiculous headphone elbow adapter, and the product gets even worse.

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7.0
Destructoid Dec 16, 2013

In the end though, you need to make the choice between a lack of analogs entirely in the Shell and the implementation of two in the MOGA, and almost every time I'm going to side with the latter. If the Powershell drops in price though, it's a solid option for a subset of iOS titles.

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7.0
9to5Mac Dec 20, 2013

For casual gamers that don’t have a problem sticking to the supported games, the PowerShell won’t disappoint despite a few shortcomings.

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Engadget Nov 20, 2013

All said, it's a solid little gamepad, but it does have one other oddity: plugging headphones into the device requires a strange angled adapter, which snakes through the gamepad's case to the iPhone's native headphone jack. Weird.

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CNET Nov 20, 2013

The PowerShell's case feels compact with a soft rubberlike finish, made with the type of polish you'd expect out of an iOS accessory. The buttons and triggers felt very solid, too ... I like how it feels when I hold it, too. If the PowerShell had analog pads, it would be perfect.

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Tom's Guide Nov 20, 2013

Overall, the Logitech PowerShell offers a smooth gaming experience, an attractive design and is capable of charging your iPhone on the go. But for $99.99 we'd prefer a controller that includes analog sticks, too.

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GigaOM Nov 20, 2013

Gaming controls adorn the left and right side of your iPhone or iPod touch: There’s a D-pad, shoulder triggers and action buttons for gaming. Since the controller doesn’t fold up — the competing Moga unit does — this won’t fit in a pocket.

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SlashGear Nov 20, 2013

As you might hope for a hundred-dollar controller, the keys are sturdy and firm, with just the right sort of response under your fingertip. If you’ve tried a recent Logitech pad for PC, they’ll be very familiar.

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Kotaku Nov 20, 2013

The whole thing is pretty light, despite its size. Better still, there's a firmness to it that's satisfying, especially when compared to the cheap feel of MOGA's newly-released Ace Power controller.

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Time Nov 20, 2013

While Logitech’s controller only comes with a directional pad, four face buttons and two bumper buttons, Moga’s controller adds two analog pads and an extra pair of triggers on top.

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PC Advisor Nov 25, 2013

The PowerShell has an integrated 1500mAh battery, to increase gaming time of the connected phone. This is approximately the same capacity as the batteries used in the iPhone 5 and 5s (1440mAh and ~1560mAh respectively).

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TechRadar Nov 20, 2013

In our brief hands on session, the D-pad and buttons on the PowerShell Controller seemed reliable enough. We'll need more time to make sure that the controls are free from game killing lag though.

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