SteelSeries Stratus Duo smartphone gaming controller

SteelSeries Stratus Duo smartphone gaming controller

SteelSeries has always rolled out quality peripherals for gamers over the years, and it looks like their scope has just expanded to include the latest full-size, multi-platform controller that is known as the Stratus Duo. With the Stratus Duo, gamers are able to swap between the low latency 2.4GHz wireless connection for gaming on Windows, and make the jump to Bluetooth for mobile gaming on Android, Oculus Go and Samsung VR platforms. How about that for flexibility?

Of course, apart from using the Stratus Duo via the 2.4GHz wireless and Bluetooth connections, there is also an option for a wired connection to boot. With its Bluetooth connection, the Stratus Duo will be able to support the likes of the Android, Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Go platforms. Gamers do not have to grapple with awkward touchscreen controls anymore, taking away precious screen space with their thumbs in the process when enjoying their favorite mobile games on an Android device. The Stratus Duo opens up a path for gamers to enjoy gaming on their Android device via Bluetooth, while PC gamers can always take advantage of the 2.4GHz wireless connection without the need for any kind of additional software required being setup.

The 2.4GHz wireless receiver delivers a solid, low latency plug-and-play connection so that one can truly enjoy an uninterrupted PC gaming experience. You would be happy to know that the controller is also Steam-enabled, allowing you to rest in your gaming chair and play thousands of controller-enabled Steam titles while enjoying full Steam Big Picture Mode and SteamLink support.

Console gamers will definitely fall in love with the Stratus Duo’s familiar size and layout that would make them feel at home instantly. It also boasts of a new trigger design that features Magnetic Hall Effect sensors so that triggers remain consistent and precise no matter how many times you press them. The controller arrives with high performance clickable analog joysticks that boast of minimal dead zones and smooth operation, and the lithium ion battery powering it is able to deliver more than 20 hours of play time, with a microUSB cable thrown into the mix. Expect the SteelSeries Status Duo to retail for $59.99/€69.99/$69.99 apiece.