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SteelSeries has released the Stratus Wireless Gaming Controller. It's designed for console-style gameplay on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch running iOS 7, as well as on your HD TV via AppleTV using AirPlay Mirroring from your iOS device with supported games.
iOS 7 features embedded controller support; and as a result a new platform of gaming is emerging. For the first time on iOS, developers can create games that use traditional console control schemes to provide for an immersive and challenging gaming experience on iOS devices.
The Stratus Controller from SteelSeries is the first Bluetooth controller for iOS devices. Its lightweight design has a comfortable grip with 10-plus hours of battery-life and features that are ideal for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch gaming, says Bruce Hawver, SteelSeries CEO. It features a familiar console-style layout with the a pressure-sensitive directional pad (D-pad), four pressure-sensitive action buttons and 4 pressure-sensitive shoulder buttons, in addition to dual analog sticks, a dedicated pairing button to connect to iOS devices via Bluetooth and a convenient on/off switch to save on power.
The Stratus charges with an included USB connection cable. The red LED indicator lights found in the middle of the controller display the number of controllers or player connections during multi-player gameplay — allowing up to four controllers to connect to a single device.
The SteelSeries Stratus Controller is available now for pre-order on SteelSeries.com at a manufacturer's suggested retail price of US$99.99.