Using the new Stratus Duo controller from SteelSeries, gamers can easily switch between playing a game on a PC and playing on an Android device.
The full-sized, multi-platform controller allows gamers to swap between the low-latency 2.4GHz wireless connection for gaming on Windows, and Bluetooth for mobile gaming on Android devices, including the Oculus Go and Samsung VR.
Gamers can use the Stratus Duo in multiple ways via 2.4GHz wireless, Bluetooth, and wired connections. With its Bluetooth connection, the Stratus Duo supports Android, Samsung Gear VR, and Oculus Go. Gamers don't have to struggle with awkward touchscreen controls while playing mobile games on their Android devices. There's no additional software needed for setup.
"The gaming ecosystem is continuing to evolve and grow beyond PC and consoles to include mobile devices and VR systems," says Tino Solberg, SteelSeries CTO. "The Stratus Duo allows gamers to easily navigate across several platforms through wireless and Bluetooth technology to create a truly seamless experience."
The 2.4GHz wireless receiver offers a solid, low latency plug-and-play connection for uninterrupted PC gaming. The controller is also Steam-enabled allowing users to play thousands of controller-enabled Steam games and enjoy full Steam Big Picture Mode and SteamLink support.
The Stratus Duo mirrors the familiar size and layout of console controllers, but sports an upgraded design from the Stratus XL with a new trigger design featuring Magnetic Hall Effect sensors that keeps triggers consistent and precise. The controller also includes high performance clickable analog joysticks that feature minimal dead zones and smooth operation.
The controller is powered by a lithium-ion battery that offers 20+ hours of play time and includes a 1.8-metre long micro USB cable.
The Stratus Duo is available for US$60. A SmartGrip adjustable phone mount that works with the Stratus Duo, easily clipping on to the device and holding the phone in place while gaming on the go, will be available soon for US$10.