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SteelSeries Doubles Down On Mobile Gaming - The Stratus XL Wireless Gaming Controller Launches

Gaming Peripherals Leader Launches Advanced Console-Style Gaming on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch

SteelSeries, the global gaming peripherals leader, today announced the Stratus XL, the first full-sized console-style gaming controller designed for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, is available now. With the Stratus and Stratus XL gamers will have a console-style experience and choice of controller that they desire.

Introduced earlier this year, the SteelSeries Stratus was one of the first wireless controllers to come to market for gaming on iOS devices. Its pocket-sized form factor brought a better-controlled and more immersive experience to iPhone and iPad gameplay. With the new Stratus XL, gamers now have the option to play games with a wireless controller that is small and portable or one that is full-sized. The Stratus XL mirrors the familiar, comfortable size and layout of console controllers and features a pressure-sensitive directional pad (D-pad), four pressure-sensitive action buttons and a total of four shoulder buttons, including two pressure-sensitive top shoulder buttons and two analog bottom trigger buttons. In addition to dual analog sticks, the Stratus XL includes a dedicated pairing button to connect to iOS devices via Bluetooth. Powered by AA batteries, the Stratus XL will deliver an estimated 40 hours of gameplay.

“We are excited for the advancements that Apple has brought to mobile gaming and we are doubling down our bet on its future with the introduction of the Stratus XL for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch,” said Ehtisham Rabbani, SteelSeries CEO.

For gamers who are looking for that full-sized controller experience on their iPhone or iPad, the Stratus XL operates with hundreds of compatible titles including the new FIFA 15 Ultimate Team as well as Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Limbo, Transworld Endless Skater, Crimsonland HD, Wayward Souls, Minecraft, Oceanhorn and more.

The SteelSeries Stratus XL is available now at the Apple Online Store ( and at Apple stores for $69.99.

About SteelSeries

SteelSeries is a gaming brand that leads the market in building peripherals with quality, innovation and purpose. The company’s passion has been the driving force behind many first-to-market innovations and technologies that continue to become the industry standard and have-to-have requirements of gamers. The global brand continues to support the growth of competitive gaming tournaments and electronic sports leagues through professional team sponsorships, partnerships and community support. The company surrounds itself with the passion and the commitment to being the best. It is with this mentality that SteelSeries chooses to partner with some of world’s most respected and recognized brands that work together to push the growth and evolution of the gaming industry into an even greater proposition.

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For SteelSeries PR:
Tori Pugliese

Chicago, IL, Dec. 9, 2014