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Realizing rival accessory maker Stratus has shaved $20 off its ‘Made for iPhone’ (MFi) wireless iOS 7 controller dubbed SteelSeries, Logitech has decided to play along and bring its overpriced PowerShell down to $70. The Logitech accessory now undercuts Stratus by a cool $10 as the PowerShell is now $30 cheaper versus its original price of $99.

It’s a limited time offer so hurry up because the sale ends February 1, 2014 (they should have made it permanent). So is this controller now a good value? Read on…

If you were going to buy a PowerShell or a SteelSeries, keep in mind that Logitech’s is a form-fitting controller – as in, you actually plugs into your device’s Lightning port so the two become much like the PlayStation Vita. This is perfect if you want to play games on the go on your iPhone or iPod touch using physical buttons.

There’s a 1500 mAh battery inside that’ll charge your iOS device when docked.

The SteelSeries, on the other hand, is a regular-looking controller that connects to an iOS device wirelessly, via Bluetooth, making it more suitable for playing games from the comfort of your couch, especially if you’re going to be streaming games to an Apple TV via AirPlay.

The PowerShell includes regular action buttons, shoulder bumpers and a directional pad and comes with an adapter allowing you to connect headphones to the accessory.

If Razer thought about selling its upcoming Kazuyo MFi controller for $99, I guess they’re going to rethink their pricing strategy. Clearly, folks are not eager to shell a hundred bucks for an iPhone controller when Sony’s DualShock 4 retails for $60 and Microsoft’s Xbox One controller for as low as $60.

Jailbroken folks can simply install the $1.99 Controllers for All tweak and pair a DualShock (or any other Bluetooth-enabled controller) with your iOS device.

How’s that for value for money?

  • Valinor

    Bought a ps4 controller for my ipad :p
    Works great with gta:sa and riptide 2
    All i need is to be able to play fifa, then it will be perfect

    • Dontwannaknow

      Yeah. If FIFA 13, 14 supported, my 30$ worth ps3 controller will be perfect with my iPad.

  • Hermès Vainstar Chu

    that is long

  • xSeriouSx

    Hurry up and get ripped off! Or wait it out longer and watch it shave off another $30 by next month…

  • ✪ aidan harris ✪

    $70 in the US £89.99 in the UK. Ouch! I’d rather by a PS3 controller or for that money buy another Apple TV…

  • jose carlos

    I know what I’m talking about when I say Devs,Company’s etc. all play a GREED game, when it comes to app or hardware for apple devices.Over charging and using the HYPOCRITICAL term just business.

  • Wyeth Dion

    I would rather buy a Stratus as taking my iPhone out of its case and putting it back in is a 10 minute process (LifeProof Nuud). Better yet, I’ll buy a DualShock 4 for $60 at most, and then get Controllers for All.

  • John714

    Sony executives says he is very suprised to see PS 3 controllers sale’s spike in the past two weeks.