Take your iOS gaming to the next level with the SteelSeries Stratus

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SteelSeries Stratus

So, I am moving up in the world, I am upgrading to an iPad air from my old iPad2. Better graphics, better weight, better gaming just to name a few advantages. Speaking of gaming, one area that the iOS devices lack in the gaming arena is a decent hand-held game controller. The SteelSeries Stratus hopes to change that. Unlike other iPhone controllers the Stratus is a standalone controller that does not have to be attached to the device, thus allowing it to be used by your iPhone as well as the iPad. With the following spec from the SteelSeries website:


  • iOS 7 or Later Plus the Following:
  • iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5
  • iPad mini, iPad Air, iPad 4th Gen
  • iPod touch (5th Generation)


  • 4 Pressure Sensitive Face Buttons
  • 4 Pressure Sensitive Shoulder Buttons
  • Dual Analog Sticks and 4-way D-pad
  • On/Off Switch and Pairing Button


  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • 10hrs of Battery Life
  • Charges via USB


  • Weight: 75 grams (0.165 lbs)
  • Height: 33 mm (1.3 in)
  • Width: 60 mm (2.66 in)
  • Length: 110 mm (4.33 in)

The Stratus has a similar form factor to an XBOX or Play Station controllers.
With a price of $79.99 from the SteelSeries web page the Stratus is on par price-wise with similar devices, but may be ahead of the game with versatility.

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  2. Wow this looks like a really cool controller. I love SteelSeries products, they really seem to be one of the big innovators in the gaming space. Looking forward to this product for my iPad!

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