Many iPhone users play games on their devices. It could be as simple as a game of solitaire or more advanced games that would be easier with a controller. Two new cases that have just come out are designed to do just that – turn an iPhone into a controller. Gearburn reported about Logitech's PowerShell Controller + Battery case for the latest Apple smartphones.
The controller case has a directional pad on its left side that can control movement within a game, while four colored buttons are on the right side of the case for other gameplay functions. The iPhone sits in the middle of the case and owners can still access the on/off button and volume controls of their device. Additionally, the case has a 1,500 mAh battery to give gamers more charge.
“We designed this controller to deliver a true console-gaming experience on an iOS 7 mobile device,” Yousef Atwan of Logitech South Africa stated. “With gaming so pervasive on the mobile platform – our research shows that 87% of iPhone and iPod touch users play games on their device – it's time to revolutionize the experience.”
The PowerShell's competitor, the Moga Ace Power, offers PlayStation or XBox gamers a similar feel to console controllers. According to TouchArcade, the Ace Power adds dual analog sticks and trigger buttons on the back of the case to make the gameplay experience feel similar to that of a console. The case also allows users to charge the device while in use, which is handy when the battery begins to drain.
These cases aren't the best at protecting the iPhone from drops or broken screens, though, meaning that should someone get a case of the butterfingers while playing and drop his or her device, send it into iResQ, one of the leaders in iPhone repair services.