Putting the Power in Your Hands

With the holiday season in full swing Logitech has come up with the perfect stocking stuffer just in time.  Late in November Logitech set out on a mission to bring a sleek design of analog controls to the iPhone.  Now available for purchase for only $100 is the Logitech PowerShell which is compatible with iPhone 5 and 5s as well as any fifth gen iPod running on iOS7.  After snapping on the PowerShell the user will have a right and left bumper, directional pad and four face buttons.  While many would think the PowerShell may drain the battery it is equipped with a 1500 mAh battery used as a backup to the battery of the iOS7 device it is attached to.  Also by connecting the charger it allows for simultaneous charge of both devices.  

While developers mentioned that nearly any game could be supported by the PowerShell, thanks to direct backing from Apple, some notable iOS games such as Fast and Furious 6, Nitro and MetalStorm Aces have been compatible with the PowerShell since launch.  Available at Best Buy or directly from Apple’s online store the PowerShell has seen great success with rave reviews making it a must have for gamers everywhere.  Look for Logitech to announce improvements in the new year and keep your eyes open for PowerShell compatible games in the App Store.

The PowerShell is a welcome addition to the gaming market and looks to be a more lightweight version to the iControlPad.  The iControlPad came out in 2007 and had a similar snap-on feature to that of the PowerShell.  The iControlPad is bigger than the PowerShell and equips two analog sticks as well as four directional buttons and four face buttons.  With the iControlPad being older than the PowerShell not all of the same games can be played on both.  To order an iControlPad or learn information go to iControlPad.com.  For more information on the PowerShell and how you can get it before the holiday season go to Best Buy or visit logitech.com.

from Douglas MacFaddin’s Video Game and Media Page http://dougmacfaddin.com/putting-the-power-in-your-hands/


Published by: Doug MacFaddin

Douglas Willis MacFaddin was born June 16, 1961 in the Miamisburg Hospital to Patricia Ann MacFaddin and Richard Willis MacFaddin. My mother’s maiden name is Morrison and she is the youngest of seven children who were raised in Lycippus, PA. My father was the second of four children and was a twin. He was raised in the town of Viola, DE. At the time of my birth, my father worked at the Mound Laboratories in Miamisburg, Ohio in research. Mound was an Atomic Energy Commission facility for nuclear weapon research during the Cold War. My mother made a home for our family. My father passed away in 1991 and my mother is currently living in Avon, CT. Doug MacFaddin is the oldest of five children (Doug, R. Stuart, Anne Marie, Megan and Mary (Heather)). I lived in Ohio for two years, spent the next seven years in Murrysville, PA (outside of Pittsburgh), moved to Little Silver, NJ and relocated my senior year in high school to Avon, CT. My four siblings currently live with their families in Avon, CT and are members of St. Ann’s Church. I attended Mother of Sorrows School in Murrysville, PA. In NJ, I attended Little Silver Point Road School, Markham Place School and Christian Brothers Academy (CBA) in Lincroft, NJ for three years. My senior year, I attended Avon High School and I then spent the next four years at Union College, Schenectady, NY. I received a BS in Industrial Economics and graduated in June 1983. While at Salomon Brothers, I was asked to attend a two-week seminar for Public Finance at the University of Michigan in 1986. In Little Silver, I was involved in Troop 126 where I achieved the rank of Life Scout and was both a Patrol Leader and a Senior Patrol Leader. I also was an alter boy at St. James Catholic Church and spent summers a the Ship Ahoy Beach Club in Seabright, NJ and caddying at the Rumson Country Club. At Christian Brothers Academy, I wrestled for the varsity squad for three years. I took second in the districts my junior year and went on to the regionals. I also ran on their cross country team freshman year and was part of the CBA Colt team that hasn’t lost a duel meet since 1973. My senior year at Avon, I won the wrestling States (S). I went on to wrestle at Union College and qualified for the Div III nationals twice (1981, 1982) and was co-captain both years. My senior year at Avon, CT, I also won the States (S) in pole vaulting. It was the first time Avon High School had a state champ in two sports in the same year. During my four years, I earned nine varsity letters between wrestling, track and football. In 1979, I was accepted into The National Honor & Merit Scholars Society. Upon graduating from Union College, I accepted a position at Salomon Brothers Inc in August 1983. I was an analyst in their Public Finance department at One New York Plaza. I lived in Park Slope, Brooklyn and spent the next four years working at Salomon Brothers. As a result of Black Monday, October 19, 1987 the Public Finance Department of Salomon Brothers was jettisoned to conserve capital. By November 1, 1987, I was working at Dean Witter Reynolds in the new Public Finance Department made up of many of my former Salomon Brother’s colleagues. The new Department was located on the 57th floor of 2 World Trade Center.

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