SteelSeries' Stratus XL is an Xbox One-like gaming controller for your Android device
the more compact existing options don't feel all that comfortable for hardcore gaming. But vendors of third-party control pads could also be accused of overcomplicating their efforts thus far, with limited compatibility having been a major stumbling block.While the mobile gaming market has really taken off through the App Store and Google Play, there's been less enthusiasm for third-party controllers. This is likely attributable to the fact that carrying such a peripheral around is not exactly convenient, and many of
The SteelSeries Stratus XL isn't bogged down by some of the issues that have afflicted other gaming controllers, though. It takes a very console-esque approach, borrowing much of its design from the Xbox One controller, and with Bluetooth connectivity, should hook up to your PC, Android device, Amazon Fire TV or comparable setup with consummate ease.
There's an 8-way directional-pad, four shoulder buttons and four action buttons -- the typical arrangement of most higher-end controllers. There are two joysticks thrown into the mix as well, along with Start / Select / Home buttons, and LED light indicators.
Not only does the Stratus XL look the part, but it's also priced quite reasonably as well. Dropping next month, it'll cost $59.99 or €59.99. We'd have to test it out before passing any definitive judgements, but at face value, it looks more than fit for purpose.
The question is, would you buy it?
source: Android Authority