[section label=1. SteelSeries Stratus Now Available]
According to a recent press release from SteelSeries, the SteelSeries Stratus Wireless Gaming Controller is now available.
The SteelSeries Stratus, which we’ve recently checked out at CES 2014, is the long awaited update to the SteelSeries Free and unlike the SteelSeries Free’s limitations in iOS, the SteelSeries Stratus is is now fully MFi approved to work with the iOS platform. As a throwback to old-school controllers, the SteelSeries Stratus features a classic gamepad layout including 8 pressure sensitive buttons, dual analogue sticks, four way d-pad, and 10+ hours of battery life. It also comes with a cover that doubles as an extended grip when attached to the underside. The Stratus uses Bluetooth 2.1 wireless connection and four controllers can connect a single device simultaneously for multi-player gaming.
Currently, the only color option available at the SteelSeries store is black however, white should be available sometime down the line. The SteelSeries Stratus is now available at the SteelSeries Store for $79.99.
[section label=2. Press Release]
STEELSERIES STRATUS WIRELESS GAMING CONTROLLER NOW AVAILABLE FOR $79.99 / €79.99.
SteelSeries, a global leader in the gaming peripherals and accessories market, today revealed that the Stratus Wireless Gaming Controller, the only iOS controller that is wireless and that works with iPad®, iPhone®, and iPod touch® is now available at Apple stores and at Apple.com for $79.99/ €79.99. The device, introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) earlier this month, is specifically designed for console-style gameplay on iPad®, iPhone®, and iPod touch® running iOS 7 with supported, controller-enabled games.
“The media and consumer reaction to the announcement of the Stratus Controller at CES really demonstrated the power behind this product, and the new category of gaming we can enable by working together with Apple,” said Bruce Hawver, SteelSeries CEO. “More than ever, we see the power of this platform and we want to make every effort to make it accessible to as many consumers as possible. We have therefore worked closely with our retail partners and suppliers with the objective of lowering the retail price target without changing any of the terrific features of this product.”
“Since our inception, SteelSeries has been committed to not only making great and innovative products, but also to investing considerable time and resources into building a global gaming community. Working diligently with our suppliers to lower the MSRP, which we believe will help welcome a new world of gamers into this exciting space, allows us to stay true to our roots and provide consumers everywhere an exceptional value,” said Jacob Wolff-Petersen, SteelSeries Founder.
SteelSeries will honor the launch price of $79.99 / €79.99 on all pre-orders it has already taken for the controller on its websites globally.
For more information about the Stratus Controller, please visit http://steelseries.com/