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Steelseries Stratus vs Stratus XL

02-02-2015, 11:39 AM
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Steelseries Stratus vs Stratus XL

Hi guys.
I have a Steelseries "mini" (the original) and i'm interested about the big version (the XL). Anyone has tried both and can give his opinion?

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02-02-2015, 12:30 PM
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The bigger one is bigger. :-)

Not sure what else is going to be relevant. The software should be similar.

I like the teeny weeny one, personally. Fits in my bag better.

02-02-2015, 01:41 PM
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You can check the XL review in this site: http://afterpad.com/mfigamecontrollers

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02-02-2015, 01:55 PM
Steelseries Stratus vs Stratus XL

I have both. I prefer the XL by a wide margin. Feels like a real controller, and uses AA batteries. That said, if you aren't dead set on a Stratus XL, I'd say go with the full size Mad Catz CTRLi instead, especially if gaming on an iPhone or iPod touch. The clip that holds the device makes all the difference.
02-03-2015, 12:25 PM
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Thank You.
I'm interested about the feeling. I choose little steelseries because i want extreme portability. My doubt was about a second controller for using at home. I supposed the feeling was very better with big controller.
02-03-2015, 11:01 PM
i have both and i prefer xl over the mini one anytime.

built material in mini feels cheap, button sometimes unresponsive and require a little more pressing to make it work(sometimes). the placement of the buttons just dont seems right. except you have a very tiny hands then ill suggest go for the XL which the built is almost as good as ps4 n xbone controller.

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Last edited by redribbon; 02-03-2015 at 11:05 PM.
02-03-2015, 11:11 PM
The XL is a far better controller than the standard Stratus in every way, but the trigger issues make it difficult with certain games.

I'd recommend the Mad Catz or Hori controllers over the Stratus XL, though the Stratus XL is certainly not bad.

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