SteelSeries has introduced the Stratus XL iOS controller today at E3 2014.
Tino Soelberg, SteelSeries CTO:
“We have been working for well over a year now on perfecting the wireless controller experience for iOS devices. We have been incredibly impressed by the way the SteelSeries Stratus has been received by consumers so far and we are looking forward to introducing the Stratus XL to the iOS gaming community — who have been asking for a full-sized controller option. The Stratus XL was designed to meet their demands, delivered with the premium features and top-to-bottom quality expected from SteelSeries.
The Stratus XL wireless gaming controller features a console-style layout with a pressure-sensitive directional pad, 4 pressure-sensitive action buttons along with 4 shoulder buttons. In addition to dual analog sticks, Stratus XL includes a dedicated pairing button to connect to iOS devices via Bluetooth and an on/off switch to save on power. The Stratus XL is rated for 40 hours of gameplay with two standard AA batteries; a battery life indicator is located on the bottom of the device.
Similar to its sister Stratus device announced at CES 2014, the Stratus XL features red LED indicator lights in the middle of the controller that displays the number of controllers or player connected during multiplayer gameplay — allowing up to four controllers to connect to a single device.
The SteelSeries Xtratus XL Wireless Gaming Controller will be available later this year.