A prompt release and a lower price? That's what we like to hear.
At CES earlier this month, SteelSeries introduced us to its new Stratus Wireless Gaming Controller. We got a lovely demo from the guys at SteelSeries who told us the controller was already up for pre-order for $99. Unfortunately, the company wasn't able to tell us when it would actually be available.
Well, it turns out, the launch was a lot closer than we thought. The company officially released the controller today. Not only that, but SteelSeries has shaved a few dollars off the price tag, too. The company doesn't give much of a reason for the price drop other than it wanted to make it accessible to as many people as possible.
"We have therefore worked closely with our retail partners and suppliers with the objective of lowering the retail price target without changing any of the terrific features of this product."
We definitely balked at the price of the Stratus when we first heard about it, so the drop is definitely welcome. Over all, we felt that the device would be better suited for iPad gaming than iPhone gaming, as the Stratus doesn't actually hold your phone like competing products (such as the MOGA), so you'll be propping your iOS device up on the table in front of you as you play. Might as well prop up your iPad in its case as opposed to your iPhone.