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Mobile gaming. Enhanced.

Abandon clumsy touchscreen controls. Command games with real control.

Classic Look. Familiar Feel.

Dual analog sticks, Dpad, 2 trigger buttons and the classic 4 buttons layout.

Multiplatform Control

Compatible with Android™ devices, PC, and Mac®.

Bluetooth Connectivity

Bluetooth connectivity provides a universal, reliable connection on all platforms.

Remap Buttons via Apps

PC, Mac®, and mobile versions of SteelSeries Engine provide complete customization.

Hours of Battery Life

Over 10+ hours of nonstop wireless play and 20+ hours of casual play time. (estimated)

Recharge while you play

The game continues while you charge for endless enjoyment.

Freedom to Play

Play when, where, and how you want without compromise: Freedom to Play
Buzz

Tap! Magazine

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Tera Time

"Perfect for those who like to play games on TV with your smartphone or tablet."

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TweakTown

"The FREE truly does deliver freedom in movement, freedom in compatibility, and freedom from lame touch controls on mobile devices. This bluetooth controller may be small in size, but it packs tons of fun and good times."

"SteelSeries is right on the mark with the FREE, and I can't stress enough, how intuitive and fun the experience has been."

Score: 96%

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The Independent

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GameZone

Score: 8/10

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Engadget

"The SteelSeries Free Mobile Gaming Controller (announced at CES as the Ion), for instance, is one of the smallest dual-analog gamepads we've ever palmed -- and it doesn't sacrifice much for its diminutive size, either. "

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Time Techland

"The 7 Coolest Gaming Ideas of CES 2012 Another CES has come and gone, so in case you missed all the hullabaloo, here's a look at seven of the coolest gaming ideas from the show."

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148Apps

Score: 4.5/5

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Hardware Heaven

"Decent build quality and a good compact design, the Free does exactly what it sets out to do."

Score: 8/10

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Colony of Gamers

Score: 4/5

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Tech Gaming

"Frugality be damned, the SteelSeries FREE Controller is an expensive, yet effective solution for smartphone gamers exasperated with virtual d-pad controls."

Score: 84/100

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Know Your Mobile

"We saw a number of mobile-related goodies but the most interesting and most promising of these was the SteelSeries Free, a wireless Bluetooth gamepad controller with a refreshingly simple and straightforward approach to making your mobile gaming experience more tactile and more enjoyable."

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The Verge

"This company wants to help you finish all of those unloved iPhone games"

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Gaming Ogre

Score: 7.3/10

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Digitally Downloaded

Score: 3.5/5

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Specifications

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Control the World

The SteelSeries Free Mobile Gaming Controller is a wireless Bluetooth controller designed for cross-platform use on PC/Mac®, Android® Smartphones and Tablets, iPod touch®, iPhone® and iPad®. This new breed of gaming controller brings together a compact and lightweight design with the industry’s best cross-platform capability.

Add in a classic, familiar layout and a rechargeable battery with 20hrs of casual playtime and you have the Freedom to Play.


Freedom to Play

Consumer entertainment is evolving. TV is watched on computers, games are played on tablets, and music is listened to on phones. Entertainment doesn’t stop at just one platform, it moves from the desk to the couch to a backpack, purse and pocket.

SteelSeries introduces the Freedom to Play. Every way, everywhere.

See more about SteelSeries Freedom to Play

Free Mobile Controller Travel Bag


Controller Layout

1. DPAD
2. Left Analog Stick
3. Right Analog Stick
4. Button 1
5. Button 2
6. Button 3
7. Button 4
8. Mode Select
9. Power Button & LED Indicator
10. Left Shoulder Button
11. Right Shoulder Button


Size & Weight

  • Length: 108mm
  • Width: 55mm
  • Thickness: 20mm
  • Weight: 54 grams

Free Mobile Controller: Measurements

Icon Cross Platform

Play anything. Anywhere.

Universal, Bluetooth connectivity means that you can game on your Android phones and tablets, and even your PC and Mac®. The SteelSeries Engine App is available on all platforms for maximum configurability.


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Android Compatibility

The controller is supported on the Android platform in games such as:

  • Grand Theft Auto 3
  • Shadowgun
  • RipTide GP
  • And more…

Additional compatibility can be found through Zeemote enabled apps

Also, please see our compatibility list for more details.



PC & Mac® Compatibilit

The SteelSeries Free is capable of mouse and keyboard emulation thanks to the SteelSeries Engine. This means that virtually every title on the Mac® and PC are fully compatible.

The SteelSeries Free is compatible with games like:

  • Trine™
  • Trine™ 2
  • Super Meat Boy
  • Burnout™ Paradise
  • GRID®
  • Call of Duty®: Black Ops
  • And more…

The classic, familiar layout also inspires instant nostalgia when you fire up your favorite emulators.


SteelSeries Engine App

Support from the PC version of SteelSeries Engine provides full remapping and configuration of the controller. To download the latest version, please visit SteelSeries.com/engine.

SteelSeries Engine configuration of the Free Mobile Controller


Battery Icon

Battery Life

The rechargeable battery is capable of 10+ hours of non-stop, wireless play while, with more casual use, can last over 20 hours.
Battery
Automatic power save feature will turn off the controller after 20 minutes of being idle when paired and 3 minutes when unpaired.



Charge and Play

With the SteelSeries Free you are never done gaming. At any point you can plug the provided USB cable in to charge the controller while you continue to enjoy your favorite games.

Free Mobile Controller: USB Connection

Setup

This guide shows you how to connect or pair the SteelSeries Free with different devices.

Plug the USB cable in the Free and a USB port to charge.

You can start pairing while it's charging.

Click the device you would like to pair your Free with.

Check out SteelSeries Engine App for easier pairing.

Let's turn on the Free. Hold A button for 3 seconds.

If you do it right, the LED should start blinking.

The LED determines which mode your Free is in

Please click the blink pattern you see on your Free

Single blink

Double blink

Let's change the mode

Turn off the Free by pressing the A button for 3 seconds.

Turn it on by pressing A and B buttons for 3 seconds.

Now you should have a "single blink" pattern.

Get your Android phone or tablet.

Touch "Settings".

Look for "Bluetooth", or "Wireless Controls".

Touch to turn on Bluetooth.

Look for "Zeemote: SteelSeries FREE".

Select it. Almost done!

If a code prompt is displayed, enter "0000".

Your Free is now paired.

Let's turn on the Free. Hold A button for 3 seconds.

If you do it right, the LED should start blinking.

The LED determines which mode your Free is in

Please click the blink pattern you see on your Free

Let's change the mode

Turn off the Free by pressing A button for 3 seconds.

Turn it on by pressing A and B buttons for 3 seconds.

Now you should have a "double blink" pattern.

Get your iPhone / iPod / iPad.

Select US keyboard by tapping the globe button.

Touch "Settings".

Look for "Bluetooth".

Turn it on if it's OFF.

Look for "Zeemote: SteelSeries FREE".

Select it. Almost done!

If a code prompt is displayed, refer to these key mappings.

Your Free should be paired now.

The on-screen keyboard disappears while the Free is connected.

Disconnect or power off the Free to enable the on-screen keyboard.

Let's turn on the Free. Hold A button for 3 seconds.

If you do it right, the LED should start blinking.

The LED determines which mode your Free is in

Please click the blink pattern you see on your Free

Let's change the mode

Turn off the Free by pressing A button for 3 seconds.

Turn it on by pressing A and B buttons for 3 seconds.

Now you should have a "single blink" pattern.

Go to your Windows desktop.

Click "Start".

Type "Bluetooth".

Click "Add a Bluetooth device".

Look for "Zeemote: SteelSeries FREE".

Select the Free and Click "Next".

If asked, enter PIN code on the computer "0000".

You can also download SteelSeries Engine for unlimited game compatibility and additional features.

Let's turn on the Free. Hold A button for 3 seconds.

If you do it right, the LED should start blinking.

The LED determines which mode your Free is in

Please click the blink pattern you see on your Free

Let's change the mode

Turn off the Free by pressing A button for 3 seconds.

Turn it on by pressing A and B buttons for 3 seconds.

Now you should have a "single blink" pattern.

Go to your Mac desktop.

Click "Spotlight".

Type in "System Preferences".

Click "System Preferences".

Click "Bluetooth".

Tick "ON" and "Discoverable".

Click "Set Up New Device".

Look For "Zeemote: SteelSeries FREE".

Select the Free and Click "Continue".

If asked, enter PIN code on the computer "0000".

You can also download SteelSeries Engine for unlimited game compatibility and additional features.

Your Free is now ready to use. Click here to replay this guide.

Please visit our compatible game list.

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