SteelSeries Introduces Stratus XL; a full-size controller for iOS

E3 2014: After staying quiet for some time, SteelSeries has finally revealed new products. Starting off with Sentry eye tracking device, Sims 4 gaming peripherals and now Stratus XL gaming controller for iDevices. Stratus XL is a full-size controller designed for iPod Touch, iPad and iPhone. It is compatible with over 300 iOS games and delivers a more immersive gaming experience for mobile gamers.

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“We have been working for well over a year now on perfecting the wireless controller experience for iOS devices. We have been incredibly impressed by the way the SteelSeries Stratus has been received by consumers so far and we are looking forward to introducing the Stratus XL to the iOS gaming community – who have been asking for a full-sized controller option,” said Tino Soelberg, SteelSeries CTO.  “The Stratus XL was designed to meet their demands, delivered with the premium features and top-to-bottom quality expected from SteelSeries.”

SteelSeries Stratus XL

Stratus XL features a full-size controller layout with a pressure sensitive directional pad, 4 pressure sensitive action buttons, 4 shoulder buttons and dual analog sticks. The controller comes with a pairing button similar to the one found in Xbox 360’s controller. The pairing button allows the controller to be connected with the iOS device via Bluetooth. An on/off button is also included to save power when not in use.

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SteelSeries claims that Stratus XL will deliver up to 40 hours of gameplay with two standard AA batteries. A battery life indicator is also located underneath the controller. In addition to the battery life indicator, red LED indicator lights are present in the middle of the controller similar to the original Stratus. The red lights display the number of controllers connected to the iOS device. Up to 4 controllers can be connected to one device for multi-player gaming.

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SteelSeries Stratus XL wireless gaming controller will be available later this year but the price is not announced yet. For more information, please visit the product page.


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