SteelSeries Stratus Wireless Gaming Controller

SteelSeries Stratus Wireless Gaming Controller

$79.95

3.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 20 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

    74 of 89 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

    61 of 75 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

    47 of 65 people found this useful

    Was this useful? High quality MFi controller
  • Absolutely not worth the price.

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    This item is of ludicrously cheap build quality. It is flimsy, poorly manufactured, and a terrible failure for an otherwise fine This item is of ludicrously cheap build quality. It is flimsy, poorly manufactured, and a terrible failure for an otherwise fine company. I actually can't believe the other reviews. They are far too generous and understanding. I RMA'd mine literally the same day that I received it.

    Upon unboxing, both of the sticks wobbled noticeably. There was a considerable zone of zero responsiveness wherein both sticks would rattle back and forth if the controller were lightly shaken. Both of the shoulder buttons (L2 and R2) were mushy and unresponsive. Upon depressing either, after an audible click and actuation of the mechanism, neither button would respond. Both needed significant manual pressure past the point of actuation before they would perform the programmed action. In most games, this is shooting, acceleration, or an otherwise utterly important function.

    The controls, otherwise, work. That is expected. Nothing to write home about, and not worth anything if several of the buttons DON'T work properly.

    The only upside to this item is its portability. It is very compact, and even comes with a protective plastic casing that snaps onto the front of the pad to protect it, or the rear of it to serve as a makeshift grip. The plastic casing, however, as others have noted, is useless. It does not sit in place, despite the obvious clip on either side of it and on the controller. In fact, it moves during use, very slightly, and does not securely fasten to either side of the pad. One user recommended using a rubber band to keep the cover on.

    Really?

    Who in their right mind would design this and sell it for $80? This item is of questionable value at less than half of that price.

    You are not paying for a quality item. You are paying for Apple endorsement. It is preposterous.

    I would pay $80 for an extremely well-crafted (read: metal & dense plastic, mechanical keys with responsive actuators, no frills, lights, or other gimmicks) controller.

    THIS IS NOT THAT CONTROLLER.

    • Written by from Evansville

    1 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Absolutely not worth the price.
  • Must get for mobile gamers

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    This device is the ultimate gaming device, I really love using this thing.

    The only con I can really give it is that it's case This device is the ultimate gaming device, I really love using this thing.

    The only con I can really give it is that it's case is hard to use-when you get the controller it comes with the case on the front when I pulled it out of the box it stayed on, but when I took it off and tried to put it on the back of the controller (for optional grip) it would just not stay, after tampering with it for a while it started to stay on, and now after having for a couple of months never have any problems with the case and it clips on firmly front and back. Can't play some games without it. Awesome 5 stars

    • Written by from Hamilton

    2 of 2 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Must get for mobile gamers
  • I doesn't work with IOS 8

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    I played monster hunter on iPad. After I updated my device to IOS 8, it got bad lag. I can't play that game any more.

    • Written by from 京都郡みやこ町

    0 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? I doesn't work with IOS 8

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