Stratus Game Controller 1

When Apple updated its mobile operating system to iOS 7, one major feature that was added included the ability for developers to code their games with classic console control schemes so that players can use third-party controllers to play iOS games like they would on a console device. SteelSeries has just unveiled a new controller that puts you in the hot seat with full, dual-stick, D-pad, and XY button controls. Now, you can game like you want to with titles like Dead Trigger 2 and Asphalt 8.

The Stratus Wireless Gaming Controller features four shoulder buttons (L1,L2, etc.), four face buttons (A,B,X,Y), two analog sticks, and a D-pad. Buttons have been engineered with precision pressure sensitivity so that gamers will be able to emulate the console feel on iOS devices.

Stratus Game Controller 2

The controller was designed to be ultra portable, but features a protective cover that can be attached to the backside when in use, adding extra girth for proper game gripping.

The Stratus supports up to four-player games on a single screen. The glowing LED buttons on the face of the controller let you know which player you are. The controller uses Bluetooth technology to connect to your iOS device, freeing up your Lightning port to connect directly to a television set via the AV adapter so that you don’t have to worry about lag time from AirPlay connection. The rechargeable battery lasts up to 10 hours.

SteelSeries will launch the Stratus for $99 later this year. Visit the company’s website for more information.

[Via: Electronista]