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Logitech has officially announced their iOS 7 gaming controller, the PowerShell.

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The PowerShell peripheral will be compatible with the iPod Touch, iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5. The device comes complete with a 1500mAh battery which enables you to keep your device(s) charged while using it.

The PowerShell sports shoulder trigger buttons, X B Y & A buttons, and a D-Pad. There are no analogue sticks included, unlike the recently announced MOGA Ace Power.

Logitech revealed that due to their research, they have discovered that 87% of iPhone and iPod Touch users play games on their device.  A handful of iOS games have been optimised for use with the PowerShell. These titles include MetalStorm Aces, Galaxy on Fire 2, Nitro, Bastion and Fast & Furious 6.

You can now pre-order the Logitech PowerShell for £89.99. Orders are expected to be shipped out next month.

With so many gadgets depending on battery power nowadays, there are all kinds of devices about to help extend the life of said gadgets.

Sandberg were kind enough to send me out one of their 2000 mAh Foldable Battery Dock’s for review.

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The packaging that the device arrived in is easy on the eye, contains all of the information you need, and allows you to get a good view of the product you are getting.  First off you notice the dock itself through the clear plastic window on the front of the box.  You also information regarding a 5 year warranty, the mAh of the battery, and images of the dock with it is folded out.  Flipping the box over, you have information about what the dock id and what devices it works with – this information is available in several languages.  The box itself is sealed with a magnet sealed flap that opens up and takes you straight to the device.  There is no fiddly packaging to deal with in order to remove the device for the first time.  Under the dock in the packaging is where you will find the USB Mini USB cable, and on the flap of the packaging there is a thing pocket that the instruction manual is stored in.

I was surprised at how lightweight the dock is when I removed it from the packaging (200g).  Size wise, the dock is definitely something that you could keep in your pocket or handbag.  You have the Sandberg logo on the top of the dock just above where the LED lights are located.  You have an LED to indicate when the dock is charging, as well as indicators to show how much the dock is charged by – one for 25, 50, 75 & 100%.  If you flip the dock over, you have another Sandberg logo on the part of the dock that folds up and around in order for you to attach your iPhone/iPod to.

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When it comes to charging the dock, it doesn’t really take too long to charge the device to full power – around 2-3 hours by AC adapter, and 4-5 via PC USB.  The dock provides a decent charge to your device also, depending on how charged the dock is in the first place.

Because of the style of the dock, it is very easy to use both whilst out and about, as well as when you are home.  It sits quite nicely on the desk or on a table beside the sofa – no more having to leave my phone on PC desk whilst watching TV!  For the price you pay also (around £29 on Amazon UK), you will get more than your moneys worth.

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Overall, the dock is very impressive.  It is small, lightweight, and compact enough to take everywhere that it may be needed.  It does what it says it should do, and more!  This is definitely something that will get used on a daily basis both in, and outside my household.

I was over the moon to finally receive a Nuvo Pro Game Grip from the guys over at Nuvo Gadgets. Lets take a look at and in the box to see what awaits me!

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The box itself is very nice to look at. It is a lot smaller than I thought it would be, which definitely isn’t a bad thing. The design is very nice to look at too. You get a nice mixture of colours, an image of the Game Grip, along with some info about the device. The information provided on the front of the box sums up the device quite well – it turns your iPhone 4/4S and iPod 4G into a pocket arcade machine, you can use the buttons provided if you would prefer to, no additional software or apps are needed to use it and it is a plug and play device.

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The back of the box does a great job of telling us what the key features are with an embossed list of features that include dual shock, arcade buttons, charges your iPhone/iPod, enhanced sound, LED indicator, and textured grip. There is also a list of recommended games for you to try using the device with, so that is handy if you are stuck for ideas, as well a larger list of specifications.

Removing the device from the box you are greeted with a foam insert that adds protection to the game grip whilst it is packaged. You also have a Mini USB Cable that is used to charge the device, the Game Grip itself, 4 x Arcade Buttons and an Instruction Manual.

On the Game Grip itself you will find 4 buttons – Power, Volume +/- and Battery Indicator. On the back of the device you have two speakers, the Nuvo Pro Game Grip logo, and the LED indicator that shows you the battery life. On the bottom of the device you have the port to plug in the mini USB cable to charge the battery and a 3.5mm jack port for headphones.

I am really looking forward to getting to grips (no pun intended) with this device and will have a review up for you soon!

Hey guys!

The postman has just been (Wednesday) and dropped of the newest gadget on my review list, the Nuvo Pro Game Grip from Nuvo Gadgets!

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The Game Grip turns your iPhone 4/4S and iPod 4th Generation into a handheld gaming device.

I’ll have an unboxing post up for your reading pleasure soon!