SteelSeries Stratus Wireless Gaming Controller

SteelSeries Stratus Wireless Gaming Controller

£59.95

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 3 reviews

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Product Information

  • Overview

    SteelSeries Stratus Wireless Gaming Controller is a console-like gaming controller designed for use with iOS devices. The ultimate portable gaming accessory, Stratus supports hundreds of games already released and every controller-enabled game coming to the iTunes App Store in the future.

    Superior gaming performance

    Stratus delivers superior gaming performance thanks to its pressure-sensitive buttons, Bluetooth pairing with over 10 hours of battery life, dual analogue sticks and multiplayer support for up to four controllers.

  • Highlights

    • Bluetooth 2.1 enables easy pairing as well as multiplayer functionality
    • Extended battery life, with over 10 hours of play time
    • Pressure-sensitive D-pad
    • Dual analogue joysticks
    • Four pressure-sensitive shoulder buttons
    • Four pressure-sensitive ABXY action buttons
    • LED indicator lights display battery level, mode status and multiplayer indicator
    • Protective cover makes transport easy and doubles as an underside grip
  • Did you notice?

    The controller features Bluetooth technology, allowing for easy pairing and multiplayer functionality.
  • Apple Recommends For

    Playing games on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with the convenience and comfort of a console-like gaming controller.
  • What's in the Box?

    • SteelSeries Stratus Wireless Gaming Controller
    • Cover/grip enhancer
    • Micro USB charging cable
    • Quickstart guide
    • Carry bag
  • Tech Specs

    • Height: 6 cm/2.36 in.
    • Width: 3.4 cm/1.3 in.
    • Weight: 75 g
    • Length: 11 cm/4.33 in.
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: 69017
    • UPC or EAN No.: 5707119022613

    Warranty

    • Note: Apple's One-Year Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Non-Apple-branded products may have the benefit of a manufacturer's warranty provided by the product manufacturer — please see your product box and literature for details. Benefits under the manufacturer's warranty are in addition to rights provided by consumer law. For details, click here.

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Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (4.5 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Just Brilliant

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great controller. I use it to play the new Monster Hunter game and its perfect. It currently doesn't work for FIFA 14 but I hope i Great controller. I use it to play the new Monster Hunter game and its perfect. It currently doesn't work for FIFA 14 but I hope it works for the new FIFA. It fits in the hands so easy and buttons are easy to press. It does take a bit of getting used to if you're regularly playing on an xbox due to the size difference.

    • Written by from Leyland

    1 of 2 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Just Brilliant
  • Transformed my ios gaming experience.

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    I have been using this for a month now and can honestly say it's transformed my ios gaming. As a gamer of 25 years (I'm 39) I've b I have been using this for a month now and can honestly say it's transformed my ios gaming. As a gamer of 25 years (I'm 39) I've been following these controllers for a while. I'm glad I opted for the stratus, it's small...really small but comfortable and has all the buttons you need. It comes with a case which clicks on the back to fill out the controller. On a full charge I get about 8-10 hours.
    Now why 4 stars?
    It doesn't pair as quick or reliable as say an xbox controller, saying that it pairs in roughly 30 secs but can take up to a minute and this needs to be fixed.
    All in all this is a small issue and my overall experience has been superb and now I really hope apple release an App Store for the Apple TV.
    Ps download oceanhorn THE best game I have played on my iPad and it supports ios controllers.

    • Written by from longniddry

    3 of 5 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Transformed my ios gaming experience.
  • Under-rated

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Quite a bit has been written about Apple's MFI controller programme. It's been a bit half-hearted, so much so that many games whic Quite a bit has been written about Apple's MFI controller programme. It's been a bit half-hearted, so much so that many games which could support it don't, or have half baked support (I'm looking at you Call of Duty).

    I am a big fan of ipad games done correctly. The immediacy and convenience is just perfect for a busy lifestyle. I have loads of games installed on my ipad and, although many have clever control setups, the control offered by a physical controller can make a game easier or more enjoyable.

    I have been holding out to see how the MFI programme develops but gave in to temptation one day when I was walking past my local Apple store and decided to buy a Steelseries Stratus controller in white.

    I have read a number of quite unflattering reviews of these controllers and have decided to put the opposing case having used it for a while.

    Although the controller is small I found it quite easy to use, especially if you fit the plastic cover on the bottom to give it a bit of extra depth, connection is quick and simple (it connected to both my ipad and iPhone, no problems at all).

    Inside the box you get a cover to protect the sticks when taking it out with you, and a zipped cloth bag to put it in, also a micro USB charge cable.

    Layout wise think of the controller works like a mini xbox or ps3 controller.

    I was a bit worried about the build quality of some of the buttons when I first got it, but having hammered it for a while it is holding up without any complaints thus far.

    Moving onto games, MFi support done well like in Oceanhorn, are a joy to use and the controller transforms the games. I've played hours on this with the Stratus, no disconnections, no problem, Those done poorly can be a pain, eg. call of duty can a be a pain to start off (eg you don't know it's connected as the Stratus doesn't show any player led lit), though once you've got it working it does work fine.

    Finally price. If it were a bit cheaper it would be perfect (and an equivalent xbox 360 controller is cheaper, but not Bluetooth). What you do get though is a high quality USB charge lead (much better than say Panasonic now bundle with their expensive digital cameras these days), a cover/ base (which I had no problem fitting on the top or the bottom of the device), and a neat touch of a carry bag. You also get an extremely portable gaming controller - not ideal for those with excessively big hands, but perfect for me and my backpack!!

    • Written by from Leicester

    8 of 12 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Under-rated

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