SteelSeries Stratus Wireless Gaming Controller

SteelSeries Stratus Wireless Gaming Controller

$79.95

3.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 12 reviews

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Product Information

  • Overview

    The SteelSeries Stratus Wireless Gaming Controller delivers outstanding, yet portable console-like gaming controls on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. The first of this controller type to be Apple certified, Stratus supports hundreds of games already released and every controller-enabled game coming to the iTunes App Store in the future.

    Stratus delivers superior gaming performance thanks to its pressure sensitive buttons, Bluetooth connectivity with more than 10 hours of battery life, dual analog sticks, and multiplayer support for up to four controllers. The cover makes transport easy and also doubles as an underside grip.

  • Highlights

    • Bluetooth 2.1 allows easy pairing as well as support for up to four players
    • Extended battery life, with more than 10 hours of play time for marathon gaming sessions
    • Ultimate precision and control thanks to a pressure sensitive D-pad, two analog joysticks, four pressure-sensitive shoulder buttons, four pressure-sensitive ABXY action buttons
    • Four LED indicator lights display battery level, mode status, and multiplayer activity
    • Protective cover stores on back of controller for added grip comfort
  • Did you notice?

    Joysticks, shoulder buttons, and ABXY action buttons deliver precise control.
  • Apple Recommends For

    Get a console-like gaming experience on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.
  • What's in the Box?

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

    • Height: 2.36 in./6 cm
    • Width: 1.3 in./3.4 cm
    • Weight: 2.64 oz./75 g
    • Length: 4.33 in./11 cm
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: 69016
    • UPC or EAN No.: 813810018017

    Warranty

    • Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
    • Warranty: One year

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Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (3.5 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • The final piece of the puzzle!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Pros:
    - Build Quality
    - Dual Analog Sticks
    - Compact Size
    - Comfortable Design

    Cons:
    - Protective cover simply non functio Pros:
    - Build Quality
    - Dual Analog Sticks
    - Compact Size
    - Comfortable Design

    Cons:
    - Protective cover simply non functional
    - No AC Adapter
    - Non intuitive battery indicator

    This was exactly what the iPad was needing to make it the ultimate mobile gaming system. What sets this apart from the other two controllers in the market is the dual analog sticks which makes twin stick shooters a pleasure. The smaller size makes it very portable as well. Although the protective cover that it comes with does not attach to the device as advertised. This would be a big issue if not were for the zippered bag it comes with. Also it comes with an USB charge cable but not an adapter. Of course I had one, but still would have been nice.

    • Written by from Orlando

    50 of 58 people found this useful

    Was this useful? The final piece of the puzzle!
  • Almost exactly what I always wanted

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pros:
    -Built in battery uses USB cable to charge.
    -Very portable and comes with a nice zipper bag.
    -Responsive, and well built Pros:
    -Built in battery uses USB cable to charge.
    -Very portable and comes with a nice zipper bag.
    -Responsive, and well built
    -Bluetooth connection very simple

    Cons:
    -Size is seems a little too small for the large number of control.
    -Cover/Back piece does not attach well.

    At first I was taken back by the small size of the device, seeing photos I figured it would be comparable to any console controller. It's size is more closely related to the original NES controller. Luckily I don't have monster hands, so I can use the controller quite comfortably. Also, the smaller size is also a benefit since it doesn't take up much space in my bag.

    I have already enjoyed the controller playing Battle Supremacy. I am new to the game, but using the controller allowed me to be competitive against players who have earned far more powerful tank upgrades. Basically, for some games this will be a huge benefit over touch screen controls for players.

    Connection to the iPad was easy, less hassle than any other Bluetooth device I've paired.

    Lastly, my biggest complaint. The clear cover does not attach well... or at all. Seems like it should pop on and off, but there is no pop. It does not stay on as a cover, and takes too much work to get it to remain on the back of the controller. iPad covers built by 3rd parties prior to the release of an iPad attach well in almost all cases... how can a manufacturer of both items not mold the cover properly?

    I am sure better devices may become available with time. However, I've wanted this device for years. And have been disappointed with the iCade/8Bitty compatibility.

    • Written by from Geneva

    39 of 47 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Almost exactly what I always wanted
  • High quality MFi controller

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    This controller is an excellent accessory addition for your iOS 7 device!
    Pros:
    Well constructed
    Pairing with my iPad was seaml This controller is an excellent accessory addition for your iOS 7 device!
    Pros:
    Well constructed
    Pairing with my iPad was seamless
    Rather comfortable in the hands, more so than it would seem (feels like a GameBoy Micro)

    Cons:
    Does not work with the Mac at all (even though it is not advertised as such, it simply won't connect)
    The so called "cover" that is included with the controller simply will not stay on. This is the reason for 4 stars and not 5. It will stay on the back side barely, and function to add grips to the controller, but it will not stay on the front to protect the buttons.

    All around, I would recommend this controller highly! I look forward to giving it plenty of use down the road.

    • Written by from AUSTIN

    29 of 37 people found this useful

    Was this useful? High quality MFi controller
  • Ultra portable and high quality

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Soon after I bought this item, found out that steelseries has announced a full sized controller. So, I repacked this and was ready Soon after I bought this item, found out that steelseries has announced a full sized controller. So, I repacked this and was ready to return it as I was within the 14 days returning policy. However, as soon as I put this in the box I started missing it as I was staring at my xbox 360 controller. I thought, I bought steelseries controller essentially for my iPad. I am not going to carry a console around with me when I am on a business tour, I just want my iPad to give me a one hour break from reality. And it is not necessarily important that the controller has to be as big as my xbox 360. Portability and responsiveness to gaming made me not return this product. That being said, I wished the controller should be well within $40 as it looks like a toy. However, this controller beats the other controllers in the market in looks and practicality.

    I am surely expecting to use it a lot in the long run.

    • Written by from Scarborough
    Was this useful? Ultra portable and high quality
  • so so !!!

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    I bought this controller last week and I was excited finally I can use my iPad as a console, but that was not the case.
    the contr I bought this controller last week and I was excited finally I can use my iPad as a console, but that was not the case.
    the controller is poorly built for the price offered, a ps4 or an xbox one controller's quality is far better than this controller.
    surprisingly the size of it was not a problem for me and I have big hands, its responsive and cool to use, but my biggest problem with it was the limited number of games you can play using it, I was exited cause finally I can play Final Fantasy Tactics and The world ends with you using this controller but it was not the case cause it does not support them which was a big disappointment for me, in the end I returned it cause I have no use for it as I mentioned before it does not support the games I have.

    • Written by from London

    1 of 3 people found this useful

    Was this useful? so so !!!
  • Small, a little cramped, but worth is for portability and convenience

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I have average sized hands for a 6 foot tall guy. Can't palm a basketball, but close. Can palm a size 5 soccer ball no problem.
    I have average sized hands for a 6 foot tall guy. Can't palm a basketball, but close. Can palm a size 5 soccer ball no problem.

    That said, I really like my Stratus. Love playing GTA San Andreas with it, with a clean GUI on the screen, precise driving and looking control. The iPad suddenly feels like a home console plus more.

    I really like the controller. Sure, the cover is loose, but I put a rubber band around it and throw it in my bag. Easy. This thing goes where I go. Very convenient. I don't think I want a larger controller, but I'm not doing long gaming sessions on my iPad. I can use all the buttons without issue; took a little time to adjust.

    Tried Knights of the Old Republic too. Works great!

    Wish it was cheaper so more people would jump in an enjoy.

    • Written by from San Francisco

    5 of 5 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Small, a little cramped, but worth is for portability and convenience

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