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SteelSeries - Stratus Duo Wireless Gaming Controller for Windows, Android, and Select VR Headsets-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 13 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome game pad

    Posted
    Joee
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    Saw this when I stopped in one day and decided to give it a try. It's a nice mock Xbox 360 controller, though some might be put off with the joysticks being parallel to each other instead of offset. Been wanting a new game pad for my PC since I was still using a 20-ish year old Logitech Dual Action (mock PS2) controller. PC gaming hasn't made use of game pads much unless you do a lot on steam, so never had much reason to upgrade until I finally got myself GTA5. The difference between the two controllers is literally night and day. This feels heavy and solid in the hand, but not tiring to hold. The buttons are all responsive even with the wireless connection. The trigger buttons use Hall Effect magnetic sensors which give them much more precise input than traditional triggers, something my old pad didn't have. Playing GTA5, I can actually accelerate without burning the tires off and I can even drive at a specific speed without having to let off the trigger. Same with braking, no more squealing tires when slowing down (unless you mash the button). The Forward/Start and Back/Select buttons are recessed into the pad, it would have been nice if they were up a bit higher, I find myself hunting for them occasionally. The wireless connection was easy to set up with the included dongle. The unit will connect to your PC via bluetooth, but it may not see it there or in my case, it treats it like a normal game pad, you loose the nice trigger buttons. However, battery life is doubled with the wireless connection as compared to bluetooth, so us PC gamers can sit back and relax with 42 hours of game play. There is also a neat little button to press to see how much battery life you have. Still finding you're running out of juice? Just plug the included USB cable in to charge while you're playing. The game pad also turns itself off after a few minutes of non-use and is easily reconnected with the press of the home button or thumb buttons. This will not work with iOS devices, I already knew this going into it, but still would have been nice to have the option. It is supposed to connect to Android (I don't own one myself, so I can't test it) and they are pushing use for Fortnite really hard. Some other reviews I have read says they couldn't use it in Fortnite, but again I cannot verify this myself. I knocked one star for two reasons. First reason is NO RUMBLE. Even if not HD rumble, this is 2019, there is no reason a controller like this should not at least have rumble. The second reason I knocked a star is for the player select LEDS on the top. The controller is supposed to show what player you are by one of four LEDs, but since I have gotten this controller, it refuses to do that and just constantly blinks all four LEDs as if it's not connected. I remember something similar with 360 controllers on the 360 itself, but for the price of this controller, that is unacceptable. The Steelseries website doesn't even seem to have this controller listed when you go to look for help/trouble issues, so no firmware updates. I have watched review videos and even they seem to have the same issue. Overall, I'm still happy with this purchase as I was expecting to pay about the same amount for an older 360 controller and the separate USB dongle, but this at least has the updated trigger buttons and really long battery life. One thing I did notice that is sort of amusing are the ABXY buttons, while labled, are not colored in. Instead they are all black with a slight raised impression of the letter with a very small dab of what color the button should be next to the button. Not sure why they didn't just color them in or even make them light up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    3RD CONTROLLER FAILED WITHIN 4 DAYS

    Posted
    xMario209
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    I have no doubt this is a great controller. However, my left joystick failed within 4 days on my 1st controller. Best Buy took it back and replaced with another. Few days later I had joystick failure again. Best Buy took it back. Decided to give it a 3rd try, probably just a bad batch. Left joystick failed again and the right trigger was occasionally sticking. I really like the ergonomics on this controller, but what's the point when you need to buy a new one every few days??? Does Steelseries even have a quality control team?? I have video of all 3 failures and am HAPPY to share with everyone. Thank god Best Buy customer service is top notch!! Never buying a SteelSeries product again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Bluetooth capability is false

    Posted
    Mechamerlin
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    I bought this controller because had forgotten my XBox controller (bluetooth) and needed to get some game time in. I purchased this because of the BT capability and much to my surprise, connecting to my Windows gamer I had to use RF technology. And with limited USB ports, this controller pretty much became a paper weight. So it was a no go and took it back the same day I purchased. Too bad, it felt good, but I didn't need a hand massage, I needed it to perform.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great controller, very easy setup

    Posted
    Drowsy1234
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    I bought this controller for my PC, although being able to connect it to my mobile devices is a bonus. Very easy setup. Familiar layout, Windows 10 recognizes it as an Xbox controller. With that in mind it can be used with thousands of steam games along with many others. No rumble feedback, but the battery life is superb with 2.4 GHz wireless or Bluetooth. 2 thumbs up here

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Compromise

    Posted
    Clay
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    This gamepad is a fine mix of Xbox and PlayStation controllers. The feel of the grip is good. The buttons are responsive. And the triggers’ depression/actuation action is good. Device setup was seemless on my Windows PC. Have nothing bad to write about it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great controller

    Posted
    JFLo
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    my son says this is a great controller, fits the hands well, awesome reaction time and the wireless hook up was super fast and easy. His favorite controller

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    AMAZING SMASH BROS GAMEPLAY

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    ADRIA122
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    I got this controller mainly for smash ultimate and it is so comfortable and lightweight, I have been able to master King Dedede

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice wireless PC gamepad

    Posted
    JRLittle
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    The gamepad was easy to pair and was very responsive. I am going to try it with my VR headset next.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good controller

    Posted
    Sensay
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    Had issue at first but then updated windows driver then I was good! Smooth and good weight.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exellente

    Posted
    Jony
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    Use it on my desktop is great i just love it also works on apple tv

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    Posted
    bamajon1974
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    Nice wireless game pad. Works as advertised. Highly recommended!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    this controller is very good

    Posted
    Theo
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    i liked this controller very easy to use and battery life is longer

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to control

    Posted
    Pebbles
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    Its not hard to set up with the phone! Easy to grab!

    I would recommend this to a friend