SteelSeries Releases the First MFi Bluetooth Game Controller
SteelSeries recently announced the first Apple authorized Bluetooth game controller for iOS devices named the Stratus Wireless Controller. The controller uses Apple’s extended layout, which gives you dual analog joysticks and an extra set of shoulder triggers on top of the d-pad, face buttons and single set of triggers on Apple’s standard layout. Furthermore, the controller looks much smaller than the other MFi controllers on the market and it lacks the built-in battery pack included on Logitech’s and Moga’s controllers.
The Stratus will be joining the other Apple authorized game controllers which hit the market since the introduction of Apple’s MFi program alongside iOS 7 earlier this year. Logitech’s PowerShell and Moga’s AcePower, both of which use Apple’s form-fitting design, let an iOS device dock directly into a recess in the controller and connect via a built-in Lightning connector. The new controller from SteelSeries is the first standalone controller that connects to any iOS device over Bluetooth, which means it will also support iPads.
The SteelSeries Stratus Controller is available to preorder today from the company’s website for $100.