iPhone Accessories

Logitech PowerShell iOS 7 Game Controller Now Available

After several rumors and leaks of the Logitech iOS 7 gaming controller, the company has officially released its PowerShell accessory. The controller case is packed with features including an integrated 1500 mAh battery that charges your device. The iPhone 5, iPhone 5s and 5th generation iPod touch can be inserted directly into the PowerShell Lightning connector.

Logitech iPhone 5 game pad

The announcement comes hot on the heels of the Moga Ace Power Gamepad launch, a competitor to the PowerShell and the first iOS 7 controller to become reality. Both units are retailing for $100 this holiday season, and work with any apps designed to support physical controllers running on iOS 7. Besides charging capabilities, the use of a Lightning connector instead of Bluetooth should enhance playability.

Coming Soon: MOGA Ace Power iOS 7 Game Controller

The latest portable game controller entry from MOGA is almost here. TouchArcade was able to grab a video preview of the Ace Power for iOS 7 devices after it was briefly posted to YouTube. The gaming accessory takes advantage of built-in support for game controllers found in Apple's most recent mobile operating system.

The device has a portable design that fits around the iPhone, adding a directional pad, two analog sticks, four action buttons and R1/R2 and L1/L2 buttons for console-like gameplay. MOGA Boost Technology means there's a rechargeable 1800 mAh battery inside the controller to increase battery life.

Fitbit Announces New Force Wristband with Real-time iOS 7 Notifications

Fitbit has followed up its popular Flex wristband with the Bluetooth 4.0 enabled Fitbit Force. The wireless activity accessory includes most of the same features as its predecessor, but adds a new OLED display. The Force accurately measures steps, distance, calories burned, and contains an altimeter to track how high you climb each day.

Fitbit Force

The Force is also equipped with a sleep monitoring and silent wake alarm that tracks how many hours you slept, and it allows users to stay motivated with online and mobile badges and leaderboards.

iPhone 5 Gamepad Accessory in the Works

Sure we've seen similar projects before, but now the real deal has been leaked by @evleaks. Logitech's gamepad accessory for the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s is coming soon, and it will look like the photo below.

Logitech leak gamepad

The iPhone fits securely inside the gaming-friendly case, making the setup appear similar to a PS Vita. Controls include a directional pad on the left, four action buttons, and two additional buttons on the corners of the gamepad. Logitech is no doubt taking advantage of new support for game controllers that Apple has built into iOS 7.

Apple Brings Back the Official iPhone Dock for $29

There was a time when Apple sold iPhone docks, but with the iPhone 5 the company decided to leave the dock business to third-party accessory manufacturers. Fast forward to now, and Apple has decided to offer two different Lightning connector docks for $29 each. One will be designed for the iPhone 5 and 5s, while the other will fit the colorful iPhone 5c.

iPhone 5s dock iPhone 5c

Made of white plastic, these new Apple docks look similar in appearance to the iPhone 4 and iPhone 3G docks, which are still available in the Apple Store online. The simple base connects via the Lightning port on the bottom of the iPhone, holding the device up. These updated Apple docks feature special audio porting for better clarity during speakerphone calls


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