I’ve only recently become acquainted with SteelSeries products, but it’s quickly becoming apparent why so many PC gamers are in love with the company. The company announced yesterday two new products that are likely to make iPad and Android tablet owners desperate for a better way to game quite happy. The SteelSeries Free controller (pictured above) is an ultra-portable blue-tooth controller not terribly unlike the PowerA MOGA we previewed at E3.
The best part is that it is also designed for use with PC and Mac in mind. For those that don’t have an Xbox 360 wireless adapter or wired controller, this might be a good solution for those times when mouse and keyboard won’t cut it. For those that are airline warriors, you’ll be happy to know that the Free offers 20 hours of casual gaming, 10 hours of non-stop play and, in case you forget to turn it off, a power save mode that kicks in after 20 minutes of being idle.
There are games on both iOS and Android available right now that are compatible with the Free, including the popular Temple Run and ShadowGun.
Configuration can be handled for PC and Mac via the SteelSeries Engine and there will be an app available for mobile platforms. The SteelSeries Free is available now for $79.99.
Of course, you don’t want to annoy your fellow passengers with the music and sound effects from your epic conquests. Thankfully, the SteelSeries Flux headset will take care of that for you. Not only does this slim unit offer 40mm drivers (the same found on many full-size gaming headsets), but it includes a neat feature that allows another user to plug into either of the earcups to share the sound. The flux is also available now for $99.99.