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SteelSeries unveils world’s first standalone iOS 7 controller

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One of the major features of iOS 7 for Apple devices is the operating system’s built-in controller support which makes it easier than ever for developers to port console games over to mobile platforms while retaining their precise, gamepad-based control schemes.

Danish peripheral manufacturer SteelSeries recently unveiled the world’s first standalone iOS 7 gamepad during CES 2014 – the Stratus Wireless Gaming Controller. This gamepad is compatible with all Apple devices running iOS 7 or higher and will retail for $99.99/€99.99 when it’s released later this year.

The Stratus controller is said to boast ten hours of battery life and takes roughly two hours to fully charge via the included USB cable. All the gamepad’s buttons are pressure sensitive and up to four controllers can be simultaneously connected to a single Apple device in supported games.

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“The Stratus Wireless Controller, the first wireless gamepad controller ever to be supported in iOS 7, forever alters the mobile gaming landscape,” said Bruce Hawver, SteelSeries CEO. “With Stratus, gamers have easy and direct access to a growing roster of great games on iPad that were intended for an immersive, controller-enabled experience. We’re incredibly excited to be the first gaming peripherals company to develop a standalone controller for iOS devices and are thrilled to see an abundance of high quality game titles rolling out from publishers everyday.”

Here’s the debut commercial for the Stratus:

Head over here for more details about SteelSeries’ Stratus Wireless Controller along with pre-order information.


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