- About MacNews
- Category Reviews
- Tech Support
- Connect Tools
SteelSeries, a manufacturer of gaming peripheral, says the SteelSeries Free Mobile Wireless Controller along with the SteelSeries Flux Headset are available on the SteelSeries Web Shop.
The US$79.99 SteelSeries Free Mobile Wireless Controller is cross-platform compatible, meaning it can be used with a roster of games on a Mac, PC, iOS device and Android device. The $99.99 on-ear SteelSeries Flux Headset is designed to be folded-up and transportable. Available in black and white base colors, the SteelSeries Flux can also be completely customized to suit a users favorite colors and compatibility needs, via the SteelSeries Configurator, coming later this month.
The SteelSeries Free Mobile Wireless Controller sports a familiar, classic button layout similar to Nintendo and PlayStation controllers, which includes a D-Pad on the left, a four-button cluster on the right, select and start in the middle, two mini-analog sticks, and two shoulder buttons.
Its rechargeable, lithium-ion battery hosts an estimated 20 hours of casual gameplay and 10 hours of non-stop playtime. Its power-save mode will turn the controller off after 20 minutes of idle time.
Plugging in a Micro-USB cable to your computer or mobile device can charge the SteelSeries Free. It has play-and-charge functionality, which allows users to connect the cable, charge the battery, and keep playing via Bluetooth.
Mac and PC users will be able to remap and customize all 12 buttons to their liking via the SteelSeries Engine. Mobile users will be able to download the SteelSeries Engine App for assistance with device pairing, an electronic copy of the quick-start
The SteelSeries Flux Headset sports an adjustable, FluidFIT headband and SteelSeries sound isolating, SNDBlock ear cushions. It boasts 40mm premium-quality driver units.
Designed for portability, the Flux can fold up neatly in a couple of ways. The headset can fold up towards the band. In addition, each earcup can be rotated to fold the headset flat for storage or to show it off around your neck.
The Flux offers two interchangeable cable options, one for the Mac and mobile devices, and one for the PC. With two input jacks, one on each earcup, you can choose into which side the microphone cable can be plugged. The remaining input jack can be used to share your sound by simply plugging another headset into the Flux so multiple users can listen to the same device.