Logitech gamepad ios 7

iOS 7 includes some pretty exciting new provisions to cater to gamers, including new gamepad support that developers can take advantage of. A number of developers have already baked gamepad support into their updated app releases.

Although an officially certified iOS 7 compatible controller has yet to hit the market, many hardware manufactures have expressed interest in the feature. Logitech is one of the hardware developers interested in iOS 7 gamepad support, and its new gamepad was just leaked by popular mobile phone website evleaks.

I’m not sure about the ergonomics of this thing, but I personally can’t wait to try it. This is Apple’s first real direct challenge to traditional handheld powers Sony and Nintendo. It’ll be interesting to see how it’s received.

I do wish Apple would go ahead and make its own controller, as it would be no doubt second to none. In the meantime, we’ll have to make do with 3rd party controllers like the one shown above. What do you think?

  • jocastro

    ow wow, i wouldn’t mind buying it..

  • The thing that I feel will make this a sure successor against PSP and other handheld game device is that the games for iPhones are pretty easy on your pockets.

    • Abdl

      Heavy in the pocket thou

    • xSeriouSx

      By “easy on your pocket” you mean less interactive and IAP-infected? Someyhing doesn’t sound right…

  • This is great. At least until the iPhone 6 comes out with a new design factor…

    • chumawumba

      That how they make more money

    • sylvan

      hey Sebastien,hope you doing well, I need your advice on which keyboard case should I get for my ipad 3, am kindda debating between Belkin Ultimate Wireless Keyboard or zaggkeys profolio or profolio + , what you think??

  • chumawumba

    Can’t wait!

  • I can’t play NDS4iOS like this, man.

    • Core

      i cant play NDS4iOS at all mainly because its crap

      • not a spark

        I’m surprised that drastic hasn’t been ported to iOS as its optimized for ARM

      • Core

        because its not worth it any user can pick up a android and buy the app and start playing. on ios the user usally needs to jailbreak which isnt always avalible for the latest version

      • TheSlenderMan

        Dude NDS4ioS is downloadable and usable WITHOUT jail breaking, and it works fine, just as fine as GBA4iOS.

      • Core

        We are talking about Drastic

  • Redwan Mohammed

    i just wished they had analog instead of those ancient ass controlls.

  • Fabio Rodrigues

    but it still missing another directional pad, very good looking but not very functional for me for example

    • ConduciveMammal

      Yeah, having to reach the finger/thumb over to the screen to rotate the game camera will be a bitch on this thing

  • Joseph Thebigragu Plaza

    Looks amazing. I didn’t see a price though and I wonder if this will work with a full body zagg; it should, but I’m curious.

  • Wow, that is a big, honking beast. Wish it accordian’d in the middle to save space.

  • Steve Jobs

    Sickkkkkkk 😀

  • bigtalk

    bout time.. but i also want compatibility with PS3 controller

  • Jonathan

    Could an iPod 5 go in there as well?

  • bn326160

    maybe 2 analogs?

    • bigtalk

      thats a must

      • bn326160

        We want a controller to replace the on-screen analogs!

  • Andrew von Pikrt

    Depends on pricing, but its a great idea. Portable & highly usable. Well done.

    • bigtalk

      no more than $50

      • Core

        expect 150 or more

  • Johnny True

    Imagine if it has some battery! Would be great!

  • Moi

    I’m saved

  • sadaN

    OFF TOPIC: does anybody know how to make Birthdays appear in the notification center in IOS 7?

    Whenever I had someone’s birthday added in their contact, it would start showing up in NC the previous day, now no matter what I do, I just won’t get any sort of alert.

    Thanks

    • bigtalk

      just set a calendar event and call it “birthday”

      • sadaN

        Ok, but then I’ll have to set up an event for each birthday and tell it to repeat every year, which is far from elegant, and the way it’s meant to be.

        Is there any way to make use of information that is already present in the contacts?

        Thanks for the attention.

      • sadaN

        Ive just realised it wont let me know one day in advance like iOS 6, just on tha actual day.

        Thanks

  • So big, So ugly

  • wow

  • TF

    Why’re the buttons so high up WTF?

  • momerathe

    wot no dual analog?

  • Taf Khan

    Looks very nice, I like the way the iPhone fits into the shell of the controller, looks more like a hand held console.

    How much and when can I have? Soon I hope!

    This controller, plus jailbreak on iOS 7 and a good MAME emulator = Good Oldskool Gaming.

  • ConduciveMammal

    It doesn’t look much better than using the phone with the exception of physical buttons. I find the iPhone difficult to play just because of the position of my fingers against its rectangular form, this controller doesn’t solve that at all. Oh well, maybe next time.

  • Dan

    imo, no dual analog = fail

    Pretty much a standard these days

    • StarViruZ

      Maybe is complicated (or just fail) to optimize analog controls, sure except the shitty Xperia Play’s analog controls.

      • Dan

        Huh? all consoles have dual analog, there’s a reason for that.

  • Markus Hudobnik

    Why aren’t there any analogs?

    Can’t wait to play emulators with a controller like this. Obviously after a jailbreak comes out too.

  • JaeM1llz

    I don’t like the design. I had one for my iPhone4 that was shaped like a PS3 controller, much better design IMO.

  • James

    looks pretty sweet.

  • BoardDWorld

    That is a designers nightmare. It is massive and clunky looking, absolutely nothing innovative. By utilising the area above and below the screen it could have been a lot less wide for a start.

  • StarViruZ

    Could also be available for ipad, ipad mini and “3.5 devices (i4S, i4)?

  • djstout

    I want one now!!!! Can’t wait to play fifa and other games on it!

  • flowjbx

    LIKE IT BUT THEY SHOULD ADD THE ANALOG BETTER!!!!!

  • Adil Hussain

    This’ll be only good when playing at home, its too bulky to take out anywhere on the bus/train whatever. Lets hope they aren’t really expensive

  • Matt

    I’m digging the ABXY button but I wish it had an analog stick(s)

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