Pick Up The SteelSeries Stratus XL Android Game Controller For $29 - October 2018

Amazon is selling the SteelSeries Stratus XL game controller right now for just $28.95. That is actually down from its normal price of around $59.99. That is a great price for a controller in the first place, but one that works on multiple platforms makes it an even bigger deal. This also brings the SteelSeries Stratus XL down to its lowest all-time price. Making it a fantastic time to pick one up. This is also not one of those "cheapo" controllers that's going to break pretty easily. Just take a look at the over 800 reviews of the Stratus XL, with an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

The SteelSeries Stratus XL is compatible with many different platforms, this includes Android (supports Android 3.1 and later, so it supports nearly everything), iOS, Windows 7 and later, Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive, Oculus and so much more. Of course, this is going to work better with stuff that actually supports a controller. This also works really well with the Big Picture mode that Steam has on its platform, so you can really play some pretty sweet games on the big screen using this controller. It will also work with the NVIDIA SHIELD TV so you can play games like Asphalt 9: Legends. It's a pretty fun game to play in the first place, but with a controller, it makes it much easier. Of course, the NVIDIA SHIELD TV does come with a controller, but if you opted not to get the version with a controller, the SHIELD TV controller is still around $50. And at under $30, this is a much better deal. SteelSeries has included home and back buttons, so if you are using this with an Android smartphone, you can easily go back and home in the interface of your smartphone or tablet.

SteelSeries offers a ton of customization with the Stratus XL, so you can set up the controller how you like for different games, which is also pretty important. From the directional pad, to the joy sticks, and everything in between. SteelSeries has also included some LED lights so you'll know when the battery is getting close to dying. The Stratus XL runs on two AA batteries, and SteelSeries touts that you can get around 40 hours of gameplay out of those two batteries. Of course, that is going to depend on how you use the controller.

This is also eligible for Amazon Prime's free shipping. Which includes free two-day shipping, and pretty cheap (usually $3.99) next-day shipping if you need it extra fast. However, if you are in one of the select areas that has Prime Now, this is also available and you can get it within a couple of hours, if you are in desperate need. If you are not an Amazon Prime member yet, you can sign up for a free trial of Amazon Prime. You'll get 30 days free (if you're a student, you get 6 months), and then it's $119/year (or $59/year for students). Prime members do get a whole lot more than just free shipping though, so be sure to check out the full benefits. That includes Amazon Prime Video, Twitch Prime, and even some benefits at Whole Foods.

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