SteelSeries Stratus XL iOS Controller Revealed At E3 2014

SteelSeries Stratus XL iOS Controller Revealed At E3 2014

SteelSeries has announced the Stratus XL at E3 2014 – a full sized console-style gaming controller compatible with iPad, iPhone and iPod touch devices. Expanding upon the company’s previous Stratus controller design, which was pocket-sized for portability, the Stratus XL offers a more comfortable, immersive gaming experience on mobile devices.

 

“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.”

The SteelSeries Stratus XL features a pressure-sensitive D-pad, as well as four pressure-sensitive face buttons, two pressure-sensitive shoulder buttons and two trigger buttons. The Stratus XL also features dual analog sticks and Bluetooth pairing to connect to iOS devices, and boasts 40 hours of battery life with two standard AA batteries.

 

For more information on the SteelSeries Stratus XL iOS controller, check out the full press release below.

SteelSeries Stratus XL iOS Controller Press Release

SteelSeries Introduces a Large Format iOS Controller To Gamers

The Full-Sized Controller Advances Console Style Gaming on iPad® and More

 

LOS ANGELES (E3 2014) – June 9, 2014SteelSeries, a global gaming peripherals leader, today introduced Stratus XL, a full-sized console-style gaming controller designed for iPad®, iPhone®, and iPod touch®. Compatible with a growing roster of controller-enabled games found in the App Store, gamers now have their choice of either a full-sized or pocket-sized wireless controller from SteelSeries for a more immersive gaming experience on their iOS devices.

 

“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.”

 

Greater Control

The Stratus XL Wireless Gaming Controller features a console-style layout with a pressure-sensitive directional pad (D-pad), 4 pressure-sensitive action buttons along with a total of 4 shoulder buttons – 2 pressure-sensitive top shoulder buttons and 2 analog trigger bottom shoulder buttons. In addition to dual analog sticks, Stratus XL includes a dedicated pairing button to connect to iOS devices via Bluetooth and a convenient on/off switch to save on power.  The Stratus XL will deliver an estimated 40 hours of gameplay with two standard AA batteries; a battery life indicator is located on the underside of the device.

 

Similar to the Stratus, the highly-rated wireless iOS controller that launched earlier this year at CES, the new controller features red LED indicator lights found in the middle of the controller that displays the number of controllers or players connected during multi-player gameplay – allowing up to 4 controllers to connect to a single device.  

 

Pricing & Availability

The SteelSeries Stratus XL Wireless Gaming Controller will be available later this year on SteelSeries.com and at other retailers. For more information about the Stratus XL Controller, please visit http://steelseries.com/stratusxl.

 

About SteelSeries

SteelSeries is a leading manufacturer of top quality gaming peripherals from headsets, keyboards and mice to controllers, surfaces and software. For more than a decade, SteelSeries has been on the forefront of designing and creating gear for gamers. The company’s continued innovation also comes in collaboration with the world’s leading professional gaming teams and partners. SteelSeries is a global brand that continues to support the growth of competitive gaming tournaments and electronic sports leagues through professional team sponsorships, partnerships and community support. For more information, please visit http://steelseries.com.

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