Steel Series Takes a Bite of Apple With its New Controller

The Steel Series Stratus Duo has gone iOS—well, not technically, but essentially. The new controller from Steel Series for gaming on Apple devices is actually called the Nimbus Plus, and it’s an improvement over its predecessor. When you get right down to it though, the Nimbus Plus is just an Apple-ised version of the Stratus Duo—not that that’s a bad thing.

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Apple Steel Series Game Controller

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The Nimbus Plus comes with new features for Apple gaming, most notably clickable joysticks, super responsive triggers, and a battery that offers 50 hours of playtime (a 10-hour improvement over the previous model). The Nimbus Plus connects via the Lightning connector and is fully licensed with Apple so it was granted the Made for iPhone certification as it meets all the standards established by the tech company. As it is made for Apple products, it takes full advantage of the features found on Apple hardware, such as button mapping. The controller comes with a mount for gaming on an iPhone and will let you play games from the Apple Arcade across the whole range of Apple products, including the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV.

Apple Steel Series Game Controller back

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“With its iPhone Mount and an amazing 50 hours of battery life,” says Craig Olsen, President of Worldwide Mobile for Steel Series, “Nimbus Plus is the ideal companion to games on the App Store and Apple Arcade that feature controller support such as Sneaky Sasquatch, Butter Royale and Crossy Road Castle. We’ve added many other new features, making Nimbus Plus the new global standard in mobile gaming performance.”

Apple Steel Series Game Controller with apps

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The Steel Series Nimbus Plus wireless gaming controller is selling for USD$70 on Apple’s site and is also available on Steel Series’ site as well. If you’re looking for an Apple-supported controller, then you’ll want to spring for this one.

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Apple Steel Series Game Controller top view

Apple Steel Series Game Controller side view

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