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SteelSeries Stratus XL, Bluetooth Wireless Gaming Controller for Windows + Android, Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive, and Oculus (Renewed)
SteelSeries Stratus XL, Bluetooth Wireless Gaming Controller for Windows + Android, Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive, and Oculus (Renewed)
SteelSeries Stratus XL, Bluetooth Wireless Gaming Controller for Windows + Android, Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive, and Oculus (Renewed)
SteelSeries Stratus XL, Bluetooth Wireless Gaming Controller for Windows + Android, Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive, and Oculus (Renewed)
SteelSeries Stratus XL, Bluetooth Wireless Gaming Controller for Windows + Android, Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive, and Oculus (Renewed)
SteelSeries Stratus XL, Bluetooth Wireless Gaming Controller for Windows + Android, Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive, and Oculus (Renewed)
SteelSeries Stratus XL, Bluetooth Wireless Gaming Controller for Windows + Android, Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive, and Oculus (Renewed)

SteelSeries Stratus XL, Bluetooth Wireless Gaming Controller for Windows + Android, Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive, and Oculus (Renewed)

SteelSeries Stratus XL, Bluetooth Wireless Gaming Controller for Windows + Android, Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive, and Oculus (Renewed)
SteelSeries Stratus XL, Bluetooth Wireless Gaming Controller for Windows + Android, Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive, and Oculus (Renewed)
SteelSeries Stratus XL, Bluetooth Wireless Gaming Controller for Windows + Android, Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive, and Oculus (Renewed)
SteelSeries Stratus XL, Bluetooth Wireless Gaming Controller for Windows + Android, Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive, and Oculus (Renewed)
SteelSeries Stratus XL, Bluetooth Wireless Gaming Controller for Windows + Android, Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive, and Oculus (Renewed)
SteelSeries Stratus XL, Bluetooth Wireless Gaming Controller for Windows + Android, Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive, and Oculus (Renewed)
SteelSeries Stratus XL, Bluetooth Wireless Gaming Controller for Windows + Android, Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive, and Oculus (Renewed)
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Features

  • This Certified Refurbished product is manufacturer refurbished, shows limited or no wear, and includes all relevant accessories plus a 90 days limited hardware warranty.
  • Home and Back buttons for seamless gaming on Android 3.1+ devices
  • Compatible with Windows 7 and up, as well as Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive, Oculus, and for use with thousands of controller-enabled games
  • Works great with Steam Big Picture mode for an immersive gaming experience
  • Leverages Microsoft's XInput and DirectInput for use on a variety of platforms

Description

Play over 2000 of your favorite full controller supported games through your Steam account with the new Stratus XL Wireless Gaming Controller for Windows and Android. The Stratus XL was designed to pull out of the box, connect to a PC, and start gaming. Play all of your controller enabled Steam games. It also works on all Android devices. *IF DEVICE IS NOT BLUETOOTH COMPATIBLE YOU WILL NEED A BLUETOOTH ADAPTER TO USE*


Product Dimensions 2.4 x 5.9 x 4.5 inches


Item Weight 12 ounces


Shipping Weight 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)


Manufacturer SteelSeries


ASIN B01M1GHE8R


Item model number 69050_CR


Batteries 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required.


Customer Reviews 3.7 out of 5 stars 231 ratings 3.7 out of 5 stars


Date first listed on Amazon September 19, 2016


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Features

  • This Certified Refurbished product is manufacturer refurbished, shows limited or no wear, and includes all relevant accessories plus a 90 days limited hardware warranty.
  • Home and Back buttons for seamless gaming on Android 3.1+ devices
  • Compatible with Windows 7 and up, as well as Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive, Oculus, and for use with thousands of controller-enabled games
  • Works great with Steam Big Picture mode for an immersive gaming experience
  • Leverages Microsoft's XInput and DirectInput for use on a variety of platforms

Description

Play over 2000 of your favorite full controller supported games through your Steam account with the new Stratus XL Wireless Gaming Controller for Windows and Android. The Stratus XL was designed to pull out of the box, connect to a PC, and start gaming. Play all of your controller enabled Steam games. It also works on all Android devices. *IF DEVICE IS NOT BLUETOOTH COMPATIBLE YOU WILL NEED A BLUETOOTH ADAPTER TO USE*


Product Dimensions 2.4 x 5.9 x 4.5 inches


Item Weight 12 ounces


Shipping Weight 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)


Manufacturer SteelSeries


ASIN B01M1GHE8R


Item model number 69050_CR


Batteries 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required.


Customer Reviews 3.7 out of 5 stars 231 ratings 3.7 out of 5 stars


Date first listed on Amazon September 19, 2016


Shipping

This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


Delivery

Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


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Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

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Features

  • This Certified Refurbished product is manufacturer refurbished, shows limited or no wear, and includes all relevant accessories plus a 90 days limited hardware warranty.
  • Home and Back buttons for seamless gaming on Android 3.1+ devices
  • Compatible with Windows 7 and up, as well as Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive, Oculus, and for use with thousands of controller-enabled games
  • Works great with Steam Big Picture mode for an immersive gaming experience
  • Leverages Microsoft's XInput and DirectInput for use on a variety of platforms

Description

Play over 2000 of your favorite full controller supported games through your Steam account with the new Stratus XL Wireless Gaming Controller for Windows and Android. The Stratus XL was designed to pull out of the box, connect to a PC, and start gaming. Play all of your controller enabled Steam games. It also works on all Android devices. *IF DEVICE IS NOT BLUETOOTH COMPATIBLE YOU WILL NEED A BLUETOOTH ADAPTER TO USE*


Product Dimensions 2.4 x 5.9 x 4.5 inches


Item Weight 12 ounces


Shipping Weight 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)


Manufacturer SteelSeries


ASIN B01M1GHE8R


Item model number 69050_CR


Batteries 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required.


Customer Reviews 3.7 out of 5 stars 231 ratings 3.7 out of 5 stars


Date first listed on Amazon September 19, 2016


abunda_amazon_reviews Note: This review is for the Refurb, purchased here from Amazon through a reputable seller. I've never wanted to like a controller more. It's clearly a well-thought-out and designed accessory, but connection problems and extremely temperamental triggers make it difficult to use. This is a beautiful contrast to the now-familiar Xbox and Sony controllers. Unlike most third-party designs, this feels great in-hand, with a resilient rubber/plastic finish and a very nice resistance to each of the triggers and joysticks. Initial connection/setup was a breeze, just be sure to grab the SteelSeries d/l from the manufacturer's website and update the firmware. My issues simply came about with frequent (1-2x daily per gaming session) connection drops, and quite frequent "ghost" triggers...i.e. in Rocket League, my vehicle would be moving slightly backward without any hands on the controller, or in the menu, the "Invite Friends" submenu would be constantly popping up, with the only recourse being to power cycle the thing. I just built my PC a couple months ago, and the tower is located about 2 feet from where I would typically use the controller, so I don't think LOS or Bluetooth signal was the issue. Even if this simply had a way to hard wire the controller via micro-USB to USB-A, I'd be thrilled and would use it all of the time. As such, it's relegated to the "I hope someone buys this for half of what I paid" pile. Still, I'll be keeping my eyes peeled for a second- or third-generation of this controller. It's so close to perfection. Right now, it's not even worth the $27 for a refurb. Fix the connectivity and false-sensitivity, add an optional wired configuration, and it would best all but the Xbox One Elite controller.;;Reviewed in the United States on April 10, 2017;;2.0 out of 5 stars;;I've never wanted to like a controller more.;;William L.;;/gp/customer-reviews/R216H59YO4JNHW/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B01M1GHE8R;;;Had this controller for about a month now.used it anywhere from 3-5times a week. Seems like every time I went to use it, the triggers (L2 & R2) Progressively got worse. Now it's to the point they don't work unless I push with entirely too much force. It was awesome for gaming until it got so bad I can't play my favorite game.;;Reviewed in the United States on April 4, 2017;;2.0 out of 5 stars;;Pay the extra $ and get the brand new one.;;Nick;;/gp/customer-reviews/R1M5Q2H2Z0MLY2/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B01M1GHE8R;;;I bought this for my Oculus Go, pairing was a little difficult, but after updating the firmware on it, it seemed to pair fine. Wouldn't pair with my Macbook Pro sadly. Just kept saying connection interrupted. Paired fine with my Windows laptop. Controller feels sturdy and well built for the price. The bumpers are a little awkward to press (the main reason for the 4 instead of 5 stars) but otherwise everything else seems fine.;;Reviewed in the United States on October 11, 2018;;4.0 out of 5 stars;;Pretty solid feeling controller, however was a little wonky when first pairing.;;Rory;;/gp/customer-reviews/RD98Q3UKIW2DJ/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B01M1GHE8R;;;I got this refurbished (in case you were wondering about the price). But even at $30, it's still a deal. Feels great. Nice and sturdy. Controls feel good. The dead zones are how they should be. And even the mouse mode is usable (which is more than I can say for some others I have). Nothing about it feels cheap. I did have some trouble getting it to work with RetroPie, until I enabled the 8bitdo firmware hack. Don't know why, but that fixed it. Would highly recommend.;;Reviewed in the United States on March 2, 2020;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Best $20 I've spent all year.;;David Foster;;/gp/customer-reviews/RYNACK6M0Z8OO/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B01M1GHE8R;;;While the controller works well with my S8, it absolutely refused to reliably pair with ANY of my Windows 10 machines. Clear BT settings, attempt to repair, never shows up in Add a Device. Try again, and again, and one in 10 times it will show up and then claimed to be paired in Windows yet the controller never actually pairs and just continues to blink. Power cycle as instructed, still no pair. Turns out there was a firmware update for the controller and you need to remove the batteries and plug in a microUSB. Of course this is not mentioned at all in the SSE bluetooth troubleshooting guide. After the firmware update, the controller did pair and then promptly broke my laptop trackpad. Apparently during installation a PS2 mouse (emulation I guess) is added and Windows will automatically disable trackpads when a mouse is plugged in. Had to go back into trackpad settings and re-enable when mouse is detected. Finally it is working tolerably. But then after all of this trouble, the controller seems slow with quite a bit of latency that it doesn't have with Android. Frustrating as on my S8 the controller is great, Windows 10, not so much.;;Reviewed in the United States on February 16, 2019;;3.0 out of 5 stars;;Great with Android, requires FW update for Win 10 BT and then still laggy;;Amazon Customer;;/gp/customer-reviews/R2FX7IMNHMSI5J/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B01M1GHE8R;;;If you are looking for a great deal then I can't argue, but make sure you test all of your games for spring thresholds for the triggers and buttons. Unfortunately it has been an issue with quality control selling these refurbished or recertified products. Much like in this case, I purchased the SteelSeries Stratus XL and it looked amazing without blemishes and wear, so far so good right? Then I tried it out on a few simple simulation titles and then a shooter, but what I should have done was test a race or driving simulator that bases the throttle mechanics on the depression threshold of the R1/2 and L1/2 triggers. The R2 trigger was faulty and did not acknowledge full contact within resulting in ineffective response and loss of contact in-game. The controller certainly responds effectively in all other areas safe for the R2 trigger issue. You see....if you don't fully test these items you are likely going to end up with some returned item that looks new enough to pass for a resale then you get screwed like me with gear that is inevitably useless. These models need to be pulled from the racks asap! For now I'm waiting on a new version or for a fix with this known mechanical issue with the triggers. I'll point out for any1 in the same boat, that the LOgitech F310 for $14 bucks is wired and works like a charm for a cheap temporary alternative, there are other manufactures for sure, but that's the one I got and that's the one I can vouch for if anyone's interested. It is not as comfy as the Stratus XL unfortunately, but for $14 and the fact that its wired and works 100% is enough for me. Just my .02;;Reviewed in the United States on March 22, 2019;;1.0 out of 5 stars;;Not tested properly! Buyer beware!;;Boss Hoss;;/gp/customer-reviews/RF0DFC0Z8DDOD/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B01M1GHE8R

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Top Amazon Reviews


2.0 out of 5 stars
By William L. - Reviewed in the United States on April 10, 2017
I've never wanted to like a controller more.
Note: This review is for the Refurb, purchased here from Amazon through a reputable seller. I've never wanted to like a controller more. It's clearly a well-thought-out and designed accessory, but connection problems and extremely temperamental triggers make it difficult to use. This is a beautiful contrast to the now-familiar Xbox and Sony controllers. Unlike most third-party designs, this feels great in-hand, with a resilient rubber/plastic finish and a very nice resistance to each of the triggers and joysticks. Initial connection/setup was a breeze, just be sure to grab the SteelSeries d/l from the manufacturer's website and update the firmware. My issues simply came about with frequent (1-2x daily per gaming session) connection drops, and quite frequent "ghost" triggers...i.e. in Rocket League, my vehicle would be moving slightly backward without any hands on the controller, or in the menu, the "Invite Friends" submenu would be constantly popping up, with the only recourse being to power cycle the thing. I just built my PC a couple months ago, and the tower is located about 2 feet from where I would typically use the controller, so I don't think LOS or Bluetooth signal was the issue. Even if this simply had a way to hard wire the controller via micro-USB to USB-A, I'd be thrilled and would use it all of the time. As such, it's relegated to the "I hope someone buys this for half of what I paid" pile. Still, I'll be keeping my eyes peeled for a second- or third-generation of this controller. It's so close to perfection. Right now, it's not even worth the $27 for a refurb. Fix the connectivity and false-sensitivity, add an optional wired configuration, and it would best all but the Xbox One Elite controller.

2.0 out of 5 stars
By Nick - Reviewed in the United States on April 4, 2017
Pay the extra $ and get the brand new one.
Had this controller for about a month now.used it anywhere from 3-5times a week. Seems like every time I went to use it, the triggers (L2 & R2) Progressively got worse. Now it's to the point they don't work unless I push with entirely too much force. It was awesome for gaming until it got so bad I can't play my favorite game.

4.0 out of 5 stars
By Rory - Reviewed in the United States on October 11, 2018
Pretty solid feeling controller, however was a little wonky when first pairing.
I bought this for my Oculus Go, pairing was a little difficult, but after updating the firmware on it, it seemed to pair fine. Wouldn't pair with my Macbook Pro sadly. Just kept saying connection interrupted. Paired fine with my Windows laptop. Controller feels sturdy and well built for the price. The bumpers are a little awkward to press (the main reason for the 4 instead of 5 stars) but otherwise everything else seems fine.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By David Foster - Reviewed in the United States on March 2, 2020
Best $20 I've spent all year.
I got this refurbished (in case you were wondering about the price). But even at $30, it's still a deal. Feels great. Nice and sturdy. Controls feel good. The dead zones are how they should be. And even the mouse mode is usable (which is more than I can say for some others I have). Nothing about it feels cheap. I did have some trouble getting it to work with RetroPie, until I enabled the 8bitdo firmware hack. Don't know why, but that fixed it. Would highly recommend.

3.0 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer - Reviewed in the United States on February 16, 2019
Great with Android, requires FW update for Win 10 BT and then still laggy
While the controller works well with my S8, it absolutely refused to reliably pair with ANY of my Windows 10 machines. Clear BT settings, attempt to repair, never shows up in Add a Device. Try again, and again, and one in 10 times it will show up and then claimed to be paired in Windows yet the controller never actually pairs and just continues to blink. Power cycle as instructed, still no pair. Turns out there was a firmware update for the controller and you need to remove the batteries and plug in a microUSB. Of course this is not mentioned at all in the SSE bluetooth troubleshooting guide. After the firmware update, the controller did pair and then promptly broke my laptop trackpad. Apparently during installation a PS2 mouse (emulation I guess) is added and Windows will automatically disable trackpads when a mouse is plugged in. Had to go back into trackpad settings and re-enable when mouse is detected. Finally it is working tolerably. But then after all of this trouble, the controller seems slow with quite a bit of latency that it doesn't have with Android. Frustrating as on my S8 the controller is great, Windows 10, not so much.

1.0 out of 5 stars
By Boss Hoss - Reviewed in the United States on March 22, 2019
Not tested properly! Buyer beware!
If you are looking for a great deal then I can't argue, but make sure you test all of your games for spring thresholds for the triggers and buttons. Unfortunately it has been an issue with quality control selling these refurbished or recertified products. Much like in this case, I purchased the SteelSeries Stratus XL and it looked amazing without blemishes and wear, so far so good right? Then I tried it out on a few simple simulation titles and then a shooter, but what I should have done was test a race or driving simulator that bases the throttle mechanics on the depression threshold of the R1/2 and L1/2 triggers. The R2 trigger was faulty and did not acknowledge full contact within resulting in ineffective response and loss of contact in-game. The controller certainly responds effectively in all other areas safe for the R2 trigger issue. You see....if you don't fully test these items you are likely going to end up with some returned item that looks new enough to pass for a resale then you get screwed like me with gear that is inevitably useless. These models need to be pulled from the racks asap! For now I'm waiting on a new version or for a fix with this known mechanical issue with the triggers. I'll point out for any1 in the same boat, that the LOgitech F310 for $14 bucks is wired and works like a charm for a cheap temporary alternative, there are other manufactures for sure, but that's the one I got and that's the one I can vouch for if anyone's interested. It is not as comfy as the Stratus XL unfortunately, but for $14 and the fact that its wired and works 100% is enough for me. Just my .02

Recent Reviews


2.0 out of 5 stars
By William L. - Reviewed in the United States on April 10, 2017
I've never wanted to like a controller more.
Note: This review is for the Refurb, purchased here from Amazon through a reputable seller. I've never wanted to like a controller more. It's clearly a well-thought-out and designed accessory, but connection problems and extremely temperamental triggers make it difficult to use. This is a beautiful contrast to the now-familiar Xbox and Sony controllers. Unlike most third-party designs, this feels great in-hand, with a resilient rubber/plastic finish and a very nice resistance to each of the triggers and joysticks. Initial connection/setup was a breeze, just be sure to grab the SteelSeries d/l from the manufacturer's website and update the firmware. My issues simply came about with frequent (1-2x daily per gaming session) connection drops, and quite frequent "ghost" triggers...i.e. in Rocket League, my vehicle would be moving slightly backward without any hands on the controller, or in the menu, the "Invite Friends" submenu would be constantly popping up, with the only recourse being to power cycle the thing. I just built my PC a couple months ago, and the tower is located about 2 feet from where I would typically use the controller, so I don't think LOS or Bluetooth signal was the issue. Even if this simply had a way to hard wire the controller via micro-USB to USB-A, I'd be thrilled and would use it all of the time. As such, it's relegated to the "I hope someone buys this for half of what I paid" pile. Still, I'll be keeping my eyes peeled for a second- or third-generation of this controller. It's so close to perfection. Right now, it's not even worth the $27 for a refurb. Fix the connectivity and false-sensitivity, add an optional wired configuration, and it would best all but the Xbox One Elite controller.

2.0 out of 5 stars
By Nick - Reviewed in the United States on April 4, 2017
Pay the extra $ and get the brand new one.
Had this controller for about a month now.used it anywhere from 3-5times a week. Seems like every time I went to use it, the triggers (L2 & R2) Progressively got worse. Now it's to the point they don't work unless I push with entirely too much force. It was awesome for gaming until it got so bad I can't play my favorite game.

4.0 out of 5 stars
By Rory - Reviewed in the United States on October 11, 2018
Pretty solid feeling controller, however was a little wonky when first pairing.
I bought this for my Oculus Go, pairing was a little difficult, but after updating the firmware on it, it seemed to pair fine. Wouldn't pair with my Macbook Pro sadly. Just kept saying connection interrupted. Paired fine with my Windows laptop. Controller feels sturdy and well built for the price. The bumpers are a little awkward to press (the main reason for the 4 instead of 5 stars) but otherwise everything else seems fine.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By David Foster - Reviewed in the United States on March 2, 2020
Best $20 I've spent all year.
I got this refurbished (in case you were wondering about the price). But even at $30, it's still a deal. Feels great. Nice and sturdy. Controls feel good. The dead zones are how they should be. And even the mouse mode is usable (which is more than I can say for some others I have). Nothing about it feels cheap. I did have some trouble getting it to work with RetroPie, until I enabled the 8bitdo firmware hack. Don't know why, but that fixed it. Would highly recommend.

3.0 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer - Reviewed in the United States on February 16, 2019
Great with Android, requires FW update for Win 10 BT and then still laggy
While the controller works well with my S8, it absolutely refused to reliably pair with ANY of my Windows 10 machines. Clear BT settings, attempt to repair, never shows up in Add a Device. Try again, and again, and one in 10 times it will show up and then claimed to be paired in Windows yet the controller never actually pairs and just continues to blink. Power cycle as instructed, still no pair. Turns out there was a firmware update for the controller and you need to remove the batteries and plug in a microUSB. Of course this is not mentioned at all in the SSE bluetooth troubleshooting guide. After the firmware update, the controller did pair and then promptly broke my laptop trackpad. Apparently during installation a PS2 mouse (emulation I guess) is added and Windows will automatically disable trackpads when a mouse is plugged in. Had to go back into trackpad settings and re-enable when mouse is detected. Finally it is working tolerably. But then after all of this trouble, the controller seems slow with quite a bit of latency that it doesn't have with Android. Frustrating as on my S8 the controller is great, Windows 10, not so much.

1.0 out of 5 stars
By Boss Hoss - Reviewed in the United States on March 22, 2019
Not tested properly! Buyer beware!
If you are looking for a great deal then I can't argue, but make sure you test all of your games for spring thresholds for the triggers and buttons. Unfortunately it has been an issue with quality control selling these refurbished or recertified products. Much like in this case, I purchased the SteelSeries Stratus XL and it looked amazing without blemishes and wear, so far so good right? Then I tried it out on a few simple simulation titles and then a shooter, but what I should have done was test a race or driving simulator that bases the throttle mechanics on the depression threshold of the R1/2 and L1/2 triggers. The R2 trigger was faulty and did not acknowledge full contact within resulting in ineffective response and loss of contact in-game. The controller certainly responds effectively in all other areas safe for the R2 trigger issue. You see....if you don't fully test these items you are likely going to end up with some returned item that looks new enough to pass for a resale then you get screwed like me with gear that is inevitably useless. These models need to be pulled from the racks asap! For now I'm waiting on a new version or for a fix with this known mechanical issue with the triggers. I'll point out for any1 in the same boat, that the LOgitech F310 for $14 bucks is wired and works like a charm for a cheap temporary alternative, there are other manufactures for sure, but that's the one I got and that's the one I can vouch for if anyone's interested. It is not as comfy as the Stratus XL unfortunately, but for $14 and the fact that its wired and works 100% is enough for me. Just my .02