SteelSeries Free controller now available for pre-order, shipping later this week

by Jeff Causey on
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Last month we covered a new entrant to the gaming controller market, the SteelSeries Free. The device is a bluetooth-based controller that is multi-platform compatible, including Android devices. The SteelSeries Free includes two joysticks, a D-pad, and numerous buttons similar to many game controllers on the market. It does contain a rechargeable battery that is supposed to be good for up to 10 hours of continuous gameplay.

Those interested in placing a pre-order can now do so at the SteelSeries web site. Pricing is $79.99, though it is unclear whether that is a pre-order special. SteelSeries indicates the devices will start shipping this Friday, October 12th. If you are interested in grabbing one of these controllers, hit the source link to place your pre-order.

source: SteelSeries

SteelSeries Free Brings Android Gamers A Bluetooth-Based Gamepad Alternative

by Roy Alugbue on
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It’s no secret that Android gaming has been taking to another level, so it’s only fitting that we see new accessories being launched to help make the gaming experience a great one. A new controller that has been announced called the SteelSeries Free gaming controller is now on its way to those looking for another way to play their favorite games. The gamepad is a bluetooth-based controller that brings the standard button and analog sticks, but in a unified design. The cool thing is the device is capable of 10 hours of battery life in continuous gameplay or 20 hours of battery life in casual gaming. What’s even better is while the gamepad will have native support for games like GTA 3 or Max Payne, it will feature its own app called the SteelSeries Engine, which allows users to further customize their device to their liking.

While the gamepad has been announced, there is no word yet on its price and availability— and no, the device will not be free contrary to the gamepad’s name silly. Hit the source link for additional details and information.

source: Phandroid