The SteelSeries Stratus XL is a wireless Bluetooth controller with support for PC, Android devices and Virtual Reality headsets. Powered by 2 AA-batteries.
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Pro Comfortable to hold
This is a full sized controller, and feels similar to the Xbox controllers. Its curves help it fit comfortably in your hand, and the controller doesn't become uncomfortable to hold even for extended periods of time.
Pro Simple setup for both Android and Windows
Setup on Android is as simple as pressing the pairing button on top, and pairing it to your Android device like any other Bluetooth accessory. Windows setup is slightly trickier, but still easily manageable for nearly anyone.
Pro Great joysticks
The joysticks are indented on top, giving your thumb extra grip. The texture is also grippy, making the grip that much better. In addition, these joysticks can be pushed in like on console controllers which acts like an additional button.
Pro 40 hours of gameplay per 2xAA battiers
On a single pair of AA batteries you can expect 40 hours of game time. There are 4 lights on the front that indicate the battery life which will blink when there is about 20 minutes of battery life left.
Pro LED status lights
The 4 dots in the bar near the top of the controller are 4 LED lights which give you pairing information, as well as indicate battery life.
Unlike many of the other controllers mentioned here, this one doesn't fold, and it isn't flat so it can't easily fit into a pocket. You'll need a purse, murse, backpack or satchel to carry it around which makes this a less attractive option if you'll be gaming on the go.
Con Uses AA batteries
Instead of an incorporated battery which can be recharged via a cable, this controller uses disposable batteries. You'll need to keep some on hand, and this will add to the overall cost over a length of time instead of simply being able to recharge the controller.